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I am little late in posting Vinayaka Chavithi recipes :)  I did not have much time to post them in detail.  Here is the celebration of Vinayaka Chavithi/Ganesh Pooja we did this year.  There is no need for an occasion to do this delicious treat, its perfect anytime of the year.  It is absolutely delicious as a coffee or tea time snack. 

Karjikai/Karjikayi/Kajjikai/kajjikayalu is a traditional sweet prepared during diwali and Ganesh pooja. It is prepared by making small balls made out of all-purpose flour.  The small balls are rolled into thin puris and filled with a variety of fillings and deep fried.  This can be stored for even 20 days in an air-tight container and it stays fresh.  There are different variations in the filling and every one follows their family recipe or tweaks it according to their liking. Whatever the name and variation they are super delicious with light crispy layer and delicious sweet filling.  I bet you can't stop by eating one.  I made 2 types of Karjikai with different filling before the day of Vinayaka Chavithi.  On the Vinayaka Chavithi day I made modak and seasoned bean with rice flour dumplings (Sundal with undrallu).  I hope y'all will enjoy this Karjikai.  As requested by everyone stay tuned for Layered fried dumplings with different filling....:)


with coconut filling

Ingredients :

Ingredients for outer layer :

Maida/All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Fine sooji/ Semolina - 1/8 cup
Rice flour - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Salt  - A pinch
Hot ghee or oil - 1/2 tbsp (I used Ghee/Brown butter)

For the filling: (Coconut filling)

Dry Coconut - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1/4 powdered cup
Cashew nuts - 5 chopped finely  ( You can also use any nuts, dry fruits like raisins as well)
Poppy seeds - 1/2 tsp (slightly roasted in dry pan)
Cardamom a pinch

You also use these fillings for making Karjikai

1. Sesame Seed Jaggery filling
2. Roasted Channa dhal filling

Method :


Note :

1. You can store the sweet in airtight container.  It stays good for 10 to 15 days.

Perspectivemedley  – (September 24, 2012 at 11:30 PM)  

looks yummmiee and delicious :) Beautiful clicks!!

Unknown  – (September 24, 2012 at 11:45 PM)  

Beautiful is the word for this post :)!

Hamaree Rasoi  – (September 24, 2012 at 11:48 PM)  

Simply outstanding post. Dumplings look awesome.

Angie's Recipes  – (September 24, 2012 at 11:56 PM)  

These fried dumplings look fantastic!

Madhavi  – (September 25, 2012 at 1:15 AM)  


AparnaRajeshkumar  – (September 25, 2012 at 2:40 AM)  

your photos are just mindblowing :) not able to close my eyes :) stunning photography

great-secret-of-life  – (September 25, 2012 at 4:11 AM)  

This is something I wanted to try for long time.. after seeing ur post almost tempted to now

Nisha  – (September 26, 2012 at 1:00 AM)  

Lovely pics and nice recipe. Necklace that Ganeshji is wearing is beautiful

Priya Suresh  – (September 26, 2012 at 4:59 AM)  

Such a crispy and super addictive fried beauties,my kind of food.

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