Kaja

Kaja

First time i made these Kaja’s.I learned this recipe from MIL,she makes it very delicious.During deepavali festival it is a must sweet in the home.Here goes the recipe..

Ingredients:
All Purpose flour/ Maida -2cups
Butter- 50grams,melted 
Baking Soda a pinch
Sugar – 11/2 grams
Maida – 1 tbsp for dusting
Gram flour – 2 tbsp, for filling in the middle of the kaja.

Preparation:

For the dough:
Shift Soda along with the flour in a  bowl. Add the melted butter and crumble well. Then slowly add water and knead to a pliable dough. It should be softness but not to stiff. Knead till you get soft dough.Cover the dough a wet cloth and let it rest for 1 hour. Once 1 hour done, knead again and divide to equal size balls. 


For the Sugar Syrup:
Meanwhile,take the sugar in a pan. Add water till the sugar covers and  then bring it to a boil. Cook till you get a consistency of one thread. This you can confirm, by touching the syrup with your thumb and index finger, when you will find one thread forming. Switch off the hob.

For Making the Kaja:

Dust the dough with maida and roll the first ball like a chapati.Then roll out the second ball to the same size.
On the first rolled out chapati, apply melted butter and gram flour. Spread evenly all over. Now take the second chapati and place on the second. Press firmly.Again brush with butter and gram flour on the top.Starting from top,fold it like a roll.
Then cut into small pieces of 1 inch size.Press them down on the vertical side, then roll them out to get a long strip. 
Heat a pan with oil.Once its hot,bring it to Sim flame and drop in the rolled out Kaja’s gently. Turn to the other side to cook evenly.Repeat this to entire Kaja’s .
Once they are done, drain the Kaja’s and drop them into sugar syrup. Gently press in so that , it soaks the sugar. Let it soak for 2 to 5 Min’s, then remove and spread for it to cool.Enjoy!


These stays good up to 2weeks in a airtight box.

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