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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Kajjikaya/Gujjiyas

Kajjikayalu is famous andhra sweet which is made for dusheera or diwali.The main ingredients for the stuffing are the sooji/semolina/bombay rava,sugar,dry coconut and deep fried.I made this for dusheera and made few changes like adding dry dates and roasted chickpeas instead of poppy seeds to the filling.
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Ingredients:-
Maida 500gms
Bombay rava/semolina 500 gms
Salt 1/2 tsp
Milk 1 cup
For filling:-
Bombay rava/semolina 500 gms
Nuvullu/Sesame 200 gms
Poppy seeds 100 gms (as i don't get khus khus here i used putnalu pappu/roasted chickpeas)
Dry coconut 1 (finely grated)
Dry fruits (cashewnuts,raisins or any dry fruit of your choice)
Dry dates 10 (finely chopped)
Elachi 5
Oil for deep frying
Method:-
Dry roast rava,sesame and poppy seeds separately.As i have used putnalu,i crushed it.
Mix all the fillings and keep aside.
Mix maida,rava and salt thoroughly.Add milk and make a dough similar to puri dough but not too soft.Keep aside for half an hour.
Roll each ball into thin puri with rolling pin.
Spread 1 tablespoon of the filling on the each puri and apply little water on the edges of the puri and fold it to half.Press the edges firmly.If you have the mould than it is very easy to make this.
Heat enough oil for deep frying and drop kajjikayalu slowly into the oil one at time and can fry 3-4 at one go.Turn them carefully on to the other side and fry till light brown in colour.
Deep fry on medium heat.

19 comments:

  1. yummy gujiyas saritha...nice filling....
    and this is ur 150th post dear..congrats for it...

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  2. It seems very inviting!
    Best wishes from Italy

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  3. We call this gujjiyas as somas, i love this, had it long back...

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  4. diwali had already started in the blogosphere..isn't it??looks yumy

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  5. I can imagine biting into them and the filling is so so yumm.

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  6. I love this. My favorite diwali snack too...

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  7. Saritha, this sweet is my all time fav sweet! We call it somas. Looks tempting, dear!

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  8. looks too good saritha and it's my fav. too mmmm tempting

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  9. Wow....that's an favorite....love that yum filling....looks perfect...

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  10. Love this so much... have been planning to make some next week for Diwali... looks very tempting :)

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  11. Looks like a yummy appetizer and snack esp during festivals!

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  12. looks good and must be yummy!

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  13. THis looks very delicious...I will also be making this for Diwali :)

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  14. hey yummy gujiya...we generally make it on holi.

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