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Monday, 24 October 2016

Khaja/ Chiroti


INGREDIENTS:
1 cup maida / all purpose flour
4 tblsp ghee
Pinch of salt
Pinch of saffron colour(optional)
Oil for deep frying

FOR THE FILLING:
1/4 cup ghee
1 tblsp rice flour

FOR THE SUGAR SYRUP:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tsp cardamom pdr

PROCEDURE:

  • In a bowl take maida , ghee and crumble well
  • Slowly add water and knead to a pliable dough,dough should be medium soft
  • Knead the dough till you get the smooth texture
  • Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and let it rest for 1 hour
  • Mix ghee and rice flour in a bowl and keep ready for the filling
  • In a kadai take sugar,water and boil it till you get one thread consistency
  • Add cardamom pdr to the syrup and keep
  • Devide the dough into portions and make balls
  • Roll each ball into thin roti ,apply  the ghee and rice flour mixture all over the roti 
  • Roll other rotis and repeat the same poceedure,keeping  one roti over the other (4 to 5 rotis)
  • Roll it tightly into a cylinder,cut into 1 inch pieces 
  • Dust them in maida and press them down on the vertical side ,then roll them out to get a long strip as shown in the picture 
  • Heat oil ,fry the prepared khaja on a medium flame till it becomes crisp and brown
  • Drop them into  the prepared sugar syrup,gently press in so that it soaks sugar syrup
  • Let it soak for 2-3 mins ,then remove and put it on a plate
  • Store in an air tight container once it comes to room temperature !!! 





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