Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Kajjikayalu -- Andhra Sweet

Kajjikayalu is a famous and traditional sweet of andhra.These are deep fried with crispy outer shell and a sweet filling inside it.There are several fillings that go inside the shells, whereas I am posting the version of sooji, coconut , sugar and a pinch of cardamom.
 


Ingredients:

For shells

Maida - 2 cups
Salt a pinch
Heated ghee - 2 spoon
Water to knead the dough

For the Filling

Sooji Rava - 2 cup
Powdered Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Grated Dried coconut - 1 cup
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Cashews - 5 nos
Raisins - 5 nos
Almonds - 5 nos

Oil for Deep frying

Preparation

  • To make the dough, take the maida, salt and ghee in a vessel.Mix well by slowly adding water to the dough and make it thick.
  • Keep it aside for 30 mins by surrounding the dough with a wet cloth.
  • In mean time take a frying pan add ghee,fry rava and keep it aside
  • In the same pan fry the granted dried coconut on medium flame and keep it aside
  • Chop the cashews,almonds into small pieces and roast them along with raisins and 1 spoon ghee and keep it aside.
  • Now for the filling mix sugar,cardamom powder,roasted coconut,fried cashews,almonds,raisins,fried rava.
  • Make the dough into small balls.Using rolling stick flatten the balls into thin puri

  • Place the flattened dough on the kajjikaya presser. Place 2-3 tsp of filling mixture inside and close it
  • Remove extra dough from the sides of presser

  • Now remove the kajjikayalu from the presser and deep fry in oil
  • Yummy kajjikayalu are ready and they can be stored for 3-4 weeks.

14 comments:

  1. Omg, looks tempting and wonderful eggplant rolls...Sooo inviting!

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  2. Keka unnayyi...kekooooooo kekaaaa..I think you can invite em to your home to taste all your delicious items.

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  3. Very addictive kajjikayalu, feel like having some..

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  4. Ahh..I love these very much..you made them beautifully :)

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  5. Sweet looks very yummy, perfectly made.

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  6. my fav..mom use to make for diwali and holi every year..looks so great

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  7. Great...came out absolutely perfect..
    In North India we call them Gujiya..a must home-made sweet for Holi and Diwali celebration..

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