How to make Khaja -

Deep-fried gram flour fritters dipped in jaggery syrup – a snack which is well liked all over India

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Gram flour (besan) (बेसन), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

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Khaja Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Khaja Recipe

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Hot oil 3 tablespoons

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Jaggery , chopped 3/4 cup

  • Dried ginger powder 3 teaspoons

  • White sesame seeds , toasted 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Take gram flour in a bowl, add salt and hot oil and mix well. Add water, little by little, and knead into a stiff dough.

Step 2

Divide the dough into equal portions and shape each into conical cylinders. This is khaja.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, slide in the khajas and deep-fry on medium low heat till golden brown in colour. Drain and set aside.

Step 4

Heat jaggery in a non-stick pan, once the jaggery melts add ginger powder and sesame seeds, and mix well. Switch of the heat.

Step 5

Add the fried khaja to the jaggery mixture and mix well. Transfer onto a plate and keep mixing until the jaggery cools down completely.

Step 6

Separate each khaja piece. Store in an air tight container and serve as required.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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