Coconut Karanji

Coconut karanji
Coconut karanji

 

Hi friends,

Holi is around the corner and everyone is busy in preparations.I absolutely love this festival of colors as it’s full of fun, colors, desserts, and snacks.Holi is celebrated on two days, the first day is Holika Dehan and the second day is dhuliwandan.Many sweets, snacks, and drinks are made for celebrations.I like mostly all the sweets made for Holi including coconut karanji, Puran Poli,malpuwa, and  thandai.My mother used to make coconut karanji on holi, which is my most favorite.Our holi was incomplete without this crispy outside and melt in mouth inside karanjis.Coconut karanji is famously known as a Gujiya as well can be made by using the variety of stuffings.

Today I’m posting an easy recipe to make this coconut karanji/ Gujiya made by stuffing dry coconut inside it. It can be made using freshly grated coconut as well, but it will have less shelf life than dry coconut karanji. I have started making this sweet coconut karanji since last few years and now after many trials, it’s turning perfect. (Actually it’s not that difficult, but it gets perfect with practice.)This sweet needs extra care while making it, to avoid burst while frying.(The dumpling might burst while frying because of hard or very soft outer cover.)Make sure to knead the perfect dough of outer cover and follow all steps in the recipe and fold karanji slowly.

Give a try to karanji recipe this holi and provide your feedbacks in the comments section. Wish you Happy Holi.


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Coconut Karanji
Course Desserts
Cuisine Indian
Servings
4
Ingredients
Course Desserts
Cuisine Indian
Servings
4
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix maida and semolina in one bowl and sieve the mixture.
  2. Add salt to taste in maida mixture and mix well.
  3. Heat pan and pour ghee in it.o
  4. Once ghee melts pour it into maida mixture and mix well.
  5. Add very less water and knead the hard dough of maida.
  6. Cover it with a wet cloth and keep it aside for 30 min.
  7. Dry roast almonds and cashews in one pan and grind to fine powder.
  8. Grind sugar to get the fine powder.
  9. Roast grated coconut in a pan with the spoon full of ghee.Keep very low flame while roasting to avoid burning.
  10. Mix roasted coconut, Powdered sugar and dry fruits powder to make stuffing mixture of karanji.
  11. Take maida dough of a berry size and make small puri of it using rolling pin.
  12. Place 1 teaspoon of coconut mixture on it and close ends of puri carefully. if needed use water to stick all ends properly.
  13. Heat oil in a pan and add this coconut karanji in hot oil slowly and let it fry on one side.Then turn slowly to another side for frying.
  14. Crispy and melt in mouth karanji are ready.Let it get cool and store it in an airtight container.

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