Friday, 30 October 2015

Kajjikayalu - How to make Kajjikayalu Recipe in Telugu

Kajjikayalu Recipe or Kobbari kajji kayalu also known as karjikai, Kariyalu or Garijelu in Telugu. Lets learn how to make kajjikayalu recipe in telugu-andhra style. It is a famous south indian recipe sweet usually prepared during festivals or on any happy occasions. It is one of the Diwali special sweet recipes. It has become popular in North India too they call it Gujiya or Karanji recipe in marathi, Karigadabu in Karnataka. 

kajjikayalu recipe - karjikai recipe
Kajjikayalu with coconut

Kajjikayalu can be made in various varieties with different stuffing's such as grated coconut, groundnut powder, sesame powder, dry fruit powder etc. For sweetness we can make this with jaggery or sugar, both tastes awesome, I have used Kobbari(Coconut) as stuffing and is the key ingredient for this recipe.

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Ingredients for Kajjikayalu Recipe or karjikai

Dough Ingredients:
1. All purpose flour (Maida) - 250 gms
2. Oil - 2 tbsps and For deep frying
3. Salt - A pinch
4. Water - To knead

Ingredients for Kajjikayalu stuffing:
1. Dry Grated Coconut/kobbari - 1/4 cup (Make sure the coconut is not too moist and not too hard)
2. Sugar - 1/2 cup
3. Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp

Dough Preparation:

1. Mix all purpose flour, oil(2tsps), salt, water and knead it to a soft dough
2. Cover with a lid and keep it aside for about 30 mins

Filling Preparation:

1. Take a pan and dry roast the dry grated coconut, when nice aroma comes and the coconut powder is about to change its colour, dish out the coconut powder into a plate
2. When coconut powder cools down completely then only we need to add sugar and cardamom powder and mix well.

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How to make Kajjikayalu Recipe in Telugu or Karjikai Recipe

1. Take the kneaded dough and divide it to small lemon sized balls
2. Take a dough ball and roll it to thin poori using rolling pin
3. Put 1 tbsp of the filling stuff which we have prepared in the centre of the poori
4. Fold the opposite end over the filling and close the poori to form a half moon shaped poori
5. Press the edges firmly so that the filling might not ooze out
6. Take a kadai and heat oil for deep frying
7. Fry 3 to 4 at a time till they turn to golden brown colour

8. Drain excess oil on a tissue paper and allow it to cool down
9. You can enjoy this Recipe either when they are hot or cold
Kobbari Kajjikayalu recipe is ready, it can be stored in an air tight container and they stay good for almost 2 to 3 weeks

how to make kajjikayalu recipe in telugu
Kobbari kajjikayalu