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.