Khaja is a sweet snack made from flour and sugar. Though it is made in almost all states in India but the delicacy roots from Silao village of Bihar.It is made from all-purpose flour and sugar, deep-fried and dipped into hot sugar syrup.Due to its great taste it is offered as Prasad to God and Goddesses in temple.
4 cups Maida
1 cup ghee
1 cup sugar
1 cup water for the sugar syrup
Ghee for deep frying
Green cardamom for sugar syrup
- In a mixing bowl take 3 and 1/2 cups of al-purpose flour and put ½ cup ghee in it. Mix it well till there is no lumps in the dry mixture
- Add required amount of water to make a soft dough. Make sure that the dough is neither very hard nor very soft. Take the remaining ghee and add rest of the ½ cup maid in a small bowl and make a paste of it.
- Now make two big chapattis of the dough. Spread the maida and ghee paste on one of them and put the second chapatti on the first one, put little bit more of the paste. Start rolling both chapattis from one end in such a way that one is layered inside the other.
- Now cut this long roll in to one inch pieces with a knife. Keep all the pieces aside.
- Take one at a time and press it with your finger a little sideways and slightly flatten it with a rolling pin.
- Deep fry this pieces in medium heat until they are golden brown.
- Make sugar syrup by boiling the sugar and water together and add cardamom powder. Make sure the sugar syrup is thick in its consistency.
- Put the fried pieces one at a time in syrup and take it out immediately. Let the Khaja cool and crisp. Eat them when they become cold and crisp.