Karanji is one of the popular dishes prepared
especially for Diwali. Explore the article and get as easy recipe for
On the occasion of Diwali people all over the country
prepare best dishes at their home. There are so many varieties of Diwali
dishes that it is difficult of decide what to make and what not!
However, the salty and yummy Dahi-bhalle and the sweet and scrumptious
Karanji are the two special dishes that do not have a substitute on
Diwali. Karanji, also known as Gujiya and pirikiya is a dish that is
famous all over the country especially in north India. Though
preparation of Karanji requires little time and effort, the taste is
worth all the patience. One major advantage of Karanji is that it can be
stored for weeks and used as dessert as well as snacks. Incase, you have
still not tasted Karanji, this Diwali give it a try. Here is the recipe.
- 1 cup grated dry coconut
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 pinch nutmeg powder
- 1 pinch dry ginger powder
- 4 elaichi
- 2 tsp maida
- 2 tsp poppy seeds
- 2 tbsp mixed dry fruit pieces
- 1 cup maida
- 1 tsp ghee (butter)
- salt (pinch)
- warm milk (for doughing)
In order to prepare Karanji, you will have to first prepare dough and
then prepare the stuffing. Once you are done with both of them, you
simply need to fill the stuffing and deep fry the Karanji.
Mix 1 cup maida, 1 tbsp ghee, a pinch of salt and warm milk to prepare
the dough, try to keep the dough a little hard.
1. Roast dry coconut.
2. Roast maida in ghee.
3. Roast poppy seeds.
4. Mix all the above ingredients and mill them finely.
1. Roll small oval shaped puris from the hard dough.
2. Now place the prepared stuffing in the middle of it.
3. Stick both the corners of the puri by applying some water or milk so
that it will seal properly. Remember not to apply too much of water as
it will not seal properly.
4. Deep fry it till it becomes brownish color.
5. Serve it hot or cold as you wish.