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Friday, December 19, 2008

KaRjika (Somaasi) - Sweet

This sweet is prepared and made garland to offer to Lord Ganesh on Sankashta Chaturti day generally in Karnataka
Maida (All purpose flour) - 2 cups
Grated dry coconut - 1.5 cups
Sugar - 1 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tspn
Vanaspati - 4 tspn
Oil for deep frying

Preparation Method

In a sauce pan heat the vanaspati.
In a steel or glass bowl put maida and add the hot vanaspati.
Mix slowly since its vhot
Now add water and make a soft dough.
For stuffing
In a bowl, put grated dry coconut, sugar and cardamom powder mix well and keep aside.
Now make small balls and spread the dough like puris
Stuff this coconut mixer in the center and close the edges without leaving space.
Heat the oil in a pan and deep fry it on both sides. Keep in a low flame.
Karjika is ready to serve.


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