How to make Karjeekai -

Coorgi style sweet karanjis

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Semolina, Refined Flour

Cuisine : Karnataka

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Karjeekai Recipe Card


Karnataka cuisine comprises of many vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes that are full of flavour and taste. It is one of the oldest surviving cuisines and its origins can be traced back to the Iron Age. 
The varieties in Karnataka cuisine have influenced the neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra. The cuisine also reflects influences from these four neighbouring states on its food habits. 
Being a coastal state, coconut is grown in abundance. Needless to say coconut in its various forms like oil, milk, fresh and dried coconut is put to excellent use in its cuisine.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Karjeekai Recipe

  • Semolina 1 cup

  • Refined Flour 1 1/2 cups

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Cashewnuts powdered 100 grams

  • Powdered sugar 1 1/2 cups

  • Dry coconut (khopra) grated 1 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 1 tablespoon

  • Raisins 2 tablespoons

  • Salt a pinch

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Dry roast semolina on medium heat till lightly browned. Set aside to cool.

Step 2

Heat one tablespoon of ghee in a pan and sauté cashewnuts, raisins, dry coconut and poppy seeds till a nice aroma is given out and the mixture turns a light brown.

Step 3

Remove from heat, add sugar and mix well. Set aside to cool.

Step 4

Mix roasted semolina, refined flour, salt and the remaining ghee and knead into a soft dough with sufficient water.

Step 5

Cover with a damp cloth and rest the dough for about half an hour.

Step 6

Divide the dough into marble sized balls.

Step 7

Roll out each ball into small puris.

Step 8

Place a little of the filling on side of the puris, fold the other side over and seal the edges firmly.

Step 9

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and fry the stuffed puris, a few at a time, to a light golden brown.

Step 10

Turn them gently from time to time so that they are evenly done.

Step 11

Drain and place them on an absorbent paper.

Step 12

Store when completely cooled in airtight containers for not more than a fortnight.

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