Food Recipe: Karanji

Try Karanji this sunday.

Karanji stuffed with dry coconut, semolina and poppy seeds, is a traditional sweet, commonly prepared during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Ganesh Chaturthi may have been over just a couple of days ago but who is stopping you from trying this lovely delicacy at home anyway? Savour the delicious recipe of Karanji and chant ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’.



  • 1 cup maida
  • 3 tsp ghee
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • 3 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • chopped almonds
  • raisins
  • salt
  • oil
  • ½ cardomom powder



  • Firstly, prepare a dough. Then mix mix salt, maida and ghee in a bowl. Add warm milk and salt to make a smooth dough.
  • For stuffing, cook the coconut, sugar, milk, chopped almonds and raisins, cardamom powder and poppy seeds in milk. Boil till the milk evaporates.
  • Divide the dough and make flat round pancakes. Add the stuffing in middle and close the corners. After stuffing all the gujias or karanji, heat oil in a frying pan.
  • Fry the karanjis for 2-3 minutes till the colour becomes golden brown.
  • Take out and place in tissue paper to avoid having extra oil. Let it cool.
  • Karanji is ready to eat.

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