Kajjikayalu is a deep-fried sweet dish made from different types of fillings. This recipe uses copra, dry nuts like cashew nuts and almonds, dry grapes and sugar powder as the filling. Karjikai and karanji are some of the other names of this sweet food. Kajjikayalu is a traditional dish many make on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Because the filling has dry nuts and grapes, children, in particular, like this kajjikayalu. What's more, these same elements in the filling also increase the nutritional value of the food.

To enjoy this sweet preparation over a period of time, usually three weeks, store kajjikayulu in an air-tight container.

Here is the link for kajjikayalu / karanji made from copra-sesame seeds-jaggery filling.

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Quantity: 7-8


For Shell / Skin of Kajjikayalu

1. Maida 1/4 cup
2. Chiroti rava 1/4 cup
3. Butter 1/2 tablespoon
4. Water, about 2 tablespoons
5. Oil for deep frying

For the filling:

1. Dry coconut / copra gratings, lightly packed,1/4 cup
2. Cashews, almonds, dry grapes, cut into pieces, 1/4 cup
3. Kasa kasa / poppy seeds / khus khus / gasagase 1 teaspoon
4. Sugar powder 1/4 cup
5. Cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

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Kajjikayalu - How to make the Dough?

1. Add butter to the maida and rava.

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2. Make dough that is slightly soft, adding water slowly to the maida-rava-butter mixture.

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If the dough is hard, add few more teaspoons of water and mix again.

Knead the dough for 1-2 minutes.
3. Kajjikayalu, karjikai or karanji dough is ready.

Cover the dough with a wet cotton cloth.

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Keep aside for 20-30 minutes.

How to make the Copra-Dry Nuts-Sugar Filling?

1. Mix all the filling ingredients.

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Kajjikayalu copra-dry nuts-sugar filling is ready.

If you do not want to use nut pieces, grind them to coarse powder and add to the sugar powder.

How to make Kajjikayalu?

1. For the steps on rolling the dough, placing the filling, making the raw kajjikayalu and frying the same, please refer:

Common Cooking Steps - How to make Kajjikayalu / Karanji / Gujiya
2. Kajjikayalu / karjikai / karanji is ready.

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TIPS Kajjikayalu / Karjikai / Karanji
1. Use dry nuts like walnuts, hazelnuts and or pista in addition to or in lieu of the dry nuts listed above.
2. You can add cardamom while making the sugar powder, so you do not have to grind the cardamom powder separately.