Khaja recipe: This is a traditional layered Andhra cuisine sweet recipe prepared with all purpose flour. This recipe is similar in texture to Badusha, but it is shaped like a tapeworm and dipped in sugar syrup before serving. It is mainly prepared during the festive season and shared with friends and family.
South Indian cuisine is mainly popular for its breakfast and obviously sweet or sweet dishes. one such delicacy from andhra cuisine is khaja recipe or khaja sweet which is mainly prepared during festivals. It is also known as Andhra Chiroti due to its taste and texture.
As I mentioned earlier, khaja recipe is also known as mini layered chiroti recipe but khaja mithai is much easier than traditional chiroti recipe. I personally haven’t tried chiroti but my next mission is to make that recipe. Anyway, khaja sweets recipe is quite easy and you may have to be extra cautious while deep frying. It is sweet layered and needs to be cooked evenly during deep frying. Hence it is best deep fried in low to medium heat oil and the heat should reach all the layers. Also once it is completely deep fried, it should be immediately dipped in sugar syrup so that it can absorb the sweetness.
Apart from this, I would like to give some easy tips and variations while preparing the khaja recipe. Firstly, kneading the dough is very important and I would recommend adding ghee to the maida before kneading. This will help the Khaja sweets to have a crisp and flaky texture. Second, the sugar syrup should have a stringy consistency and the syrup should be hot while the dessert sinks. Ideally sugar syrup and frying should be done together. Lastly, deep fry the khaja sweets in batches and don’t put too much in the frying pan. Be patient even while deep frying and keep the flame low to medium.
- Preparation Time:10 MINUTES
- Cook Time:30 MINUTES
- TOTAL TIME:40 MINUTES
- How many people: 20 pieces
- Course: Dessert
- Cuisine: Andhra
- Keyword:Khaja Recipe
Ingredient need to make khaja recipe
For the dough:
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tbsp ghee
- ¼ cup water
- Oil (for frying)
For Sugar Syrup:
- 1½ cups sugar
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ tsp cardamom powder
- 1 tsp lemon juice
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Method of making khaja recipe
Sugar Syrup Recipe:
- Firstly, take 1½ cup sugar and ¼ cup water and prepare sugar syrup.
- Stir well, so that the sugar melts completely.
- Boil sugar syrup until 1 string consistency is achieved.
- furthermore, add tsp cardamom powder and 1 tsp lemon juice.
- Adding lemon juice prevents the sugar syrup from crystallizing.
- Mix well. Cover and keep the sugar syrup aside.
Khaja Preparation Recipe:
- Firstly, in a large bowl take 1 cup all purpose flour and add 2 tbsp ghee.
- Crumble and form a well-moistened dough.
- Now add cup water and knead the dough for 5 minutes.
- Add water as required and knead to a smooth and soft dough.
- Grease the dough with oil. Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.
- After keeping the dough aside for 15 minutes, knead gently.
- Dust the dough with all purpose flour and roll with a rolling pin.
- Roll and dust as thin as possible.
- Now cut the sides to make one big square/rectangle.
- Start rolling tight from one side.
- Dust the flour layer on each roll and prevent it from sticking to each other.
- As you reach the end, brush the corner with water and roll. The water helps prevent it from opening while frying.
- Roll the cylinder tightly to remove any air gaps.
- Cut it into 1-inch pieces or the size of your choice.
- Flatten the pieces slightly with your finger without spoiling the layers.
- Fry the khaja in medium hot oil.
- Fry on low flame. It takes about 3 minutes.
- Now continue frying on medium flame. Fry it till it becomes crisp and golden in colour.
- Drain on kitchen paper to remove excess oil.
- Immediately drop the fried khaja into the hot sugar syrup.
- Soak them in the syrup for 5 minutes.
- Finally, enjoy by storing madata khaja in an air tight container for 10-15 days.
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