Recipe: Khaja
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Last Updated: Monday, June 07, 2010, 23:28
  

A must during wedding celebrations, Khaja is a tempting dessert from Bihar.

Ingredients:

4 cups Maida
1 cup ghee
1 cup sugar
1 cup water for the sugar syrup
Ghee for deep frying
Green cardamom for sugar syrup

Procedure:

Take 31/2 cups of flour and put ½ cup ghee in it. Mix it well and use water to make a soft dough.

Take the remaining ghee and add rest of the ½ cup maida in it and make a paste of it. Keep it aside.

Now make two big chapattis of the flour dough. Spread the maida and ghee paste on one of them and put the second chapatti on the first one, put little bit more of the paste.

Start rolling both chapattis from one end so that one is layered inside the other.

Now you`ve a long roll, cut this roll about one inch each with a knife. Keep all the pieces aside.

Take one at a time and press it with your finger a little side ways and the flatten it with a rolling pin.

Deep fry this pieces in medium heat until they are golden brown.
Keep the sugar syrup ready by boiling the sugar and water together.

Add cardamom now. Make sure the sugar syrup is thick in its consistency.

Put the fried pieces one at a time in syrup and take it out immediately.

Eat them when they become cold and crisp.


First Published: Monday, June 07, 2010, 23:28


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