KarjiKai (Karanji)



  1. Mava(milk solids)-100gms
  2. Rava(semolina)-1/3 cup
  3. Ghee (for the dough)1tsp
  4. Powdered sugar-1/4 cup
  5. Powdered elaichi-1/2 tsp
  6. Badam(almond) chopped-2
  7.  Pista(Pistachio) chopped-1
  8. Nutmeg-1/4tsp
  9. Maida-1 1/2 cup
  10. Ghee-for frying

     For the garnish:-

  1. Sugar-1/2 cup
  2. Saffron colour
  3. Silver warq


  • Roast mava in a kadai for 3-4 min.
  • Roast rava separately till it turns light brown.
  • When it cools,mix with powdered sugar,elaichi,almonds,pistachio and nutmeg and add roasted mava to it.Mix well.
  • Take maida and knead it into medium dough adding one tbsp ghee to it.Divide this dough into 30 equal portions.
  • Roll out each portion into a small circle.Stuff it with the mava mixture and shape it into the form of karanjis.Make more such karanjis.
  • Heat ghee in a kadai and deep fry the karanjis till they turn golden brown.
  • For the garnish,make sugar syrup of one-string consistency with one-third cup of water.Add saffron colour.Arrange the karanjis on a sieve and pour the syrup on it.Decorate with silver warq and serve.

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