It is a popular sweet prepared in the kitchen of the Jagannath Temple of Puri daily for being served as prasad. I this as a part of prasad for Diwali puja this year.
- Maida : 2 cups
- Pure ghee : 1/2 cups
- Sugar : 1 1/2 cup
- Water: 1 1/2 cup
- oil: for frying
- Salt to taste
Make a paste of ghee and flour by mixing half a cup of ghee with equal quantity of flour. Keep this paste aside.
Add a pinch of salt and three teaspoon of ghee to the remaining flour.
Mix thoroughly till its done.To know that the flour is ready take a handful of the flour and close your fist tightly. When you open your fist the flour should hold the shape.
Then add water slowly to make a stiff dough and not a watery one.
Knead it further till the dough gets smoothened.
Roll the dough into a rectangular shape with the thicknes of a chpati (roti).
Then spread the ghee+flour paste evenly over the rectangular surface.
Now roll the rectangular dough from one side to give it a rope like shape.
Then cut it into one inch size pieces.
Roll each piece again to make about 5 inch long khaja.
Now heat oil in a frying pan and deep fry the pieces of khaja on medium to low flame.
After the frying is over, prepare a syrup of sugar with water.
For this add sugar to boiling water and continuously go on stirring till you get a sticky syrup.
Now dip the khajas into it (one at a time) and take out.
Serve after the same becomes cold.
Again mine were not the prettiest but were good enough to be enjoyed. So Go ahead and try this out.
Have a happy and safe Diwali
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