Mawa karanji (Diwali Sweet) Video by Tarla Dalal

Mawa karanji (Diwali Sweet) Video by Tarla Dalal

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Karanji just got even more luxurious! Try this version of Karanji, which features a stuffing of mawa perked up with myriad nuts and dried fruits. You will love the rich, milky aroma, the softness of the mawa and the crunch of the nuts in this delectable mithai. It is a perfect recipe to add to your Diwali plans, as its richness gels with the festive melee. You can preserve the Mawa Karanji in an airtight container at room temperature for two days.

Recipe Description for Mawa Karanji, Gujiya Recipe

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Makes 12 servings
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For Mawa Karanji
1 cup crumbled mawa (khoya)
1 cup plain flour (maida)
1 tbsp melted ghee
a pinch of salt
2 tbsp raisins (kismis)
2 tbsp almond slivers
2 tbsp pistachio slivers
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
a few saffron (kesar) strands
ghee for deep-frying


For mawa karanji

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}mawa karanji{/span}, combine plain flour, ghee and salt in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a firm dough using enough water.
  2. Cover the dough with a lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Combine the mawa, raisins, almonds, pistachios, sugar, cardamom powder and saffron in a deep bowl and mix well using your hands.
  4. Divide the stuffing into 12 equal portions and keep aside.
  5. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
  6. Roll out a portion of the dough into a 175 mm. (3") diameter circle without using any flour for rolling.
  7. Place a portion of the stuffing in the centre, fold it over to make a semi-circle and press the sides well.
  8. Twist the sides of the karanji inwards to form pleats.
  9. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to make 11 more karanjis.
  10. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry a few karanjis at a time, on a medium flame, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  11. Serve the {span class="bold1"}mawa karanji{/span} immediately or cool completely and store in an air-tight container for 2 days.
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