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.


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


  • 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.


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

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

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

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

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  5. Sweet looks very yummy, perfectly made.

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

  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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