Karanji/ Ghughra/ Gujia

The most favourite Diwali sweet made with whole foods, oil free, dairy free and processed sugar free.

Ingredients

For the filling

  • ½ cup desiccated coconut/ dried coconut
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • ½ cup kharek powder
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • ½ tsp nutmeg (jaiphal) powder

Method:

Roast the cashews, almonds and pistachios till light golden. You will know its done when fragrant. Cool down and coarsely powder them. Add the desiccated coconut, raisins, kharek, cardamom powder, nutmeg powder. Set aside in an airtight container.

For the dough

Ingredients

Method:

Mix all the ingredients well. Knead soft dough with hot water and let it for 30 minutes, covered. Take a small golf size ball of the dough and roll it in thin circles. Fill with the prepared filling and fold the karenji into half. Apply water along the edges and seal it tight. Using a fork, secure the edges by making imprints of the fork. Bake in an oven at 180˚- 200˚C. Bake till golden on both the sides. Store in an airtight container.