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Monday, October 24, 2011

Kajjikayalu | Somas | Karanji


Happy Diwali.... 

Kajjikayalu are traditional sweets which doesn't need an introduction in south Indian house hold.This festive dish is made of maida & some sweet stuffing in it. A little time taking dish but you can forget all the efforts once you taste them.
As a tradition for Diwali at my mom's place we make gulab jaamun, kajjikayalu or gavvalu (sweet & savory). She says this tradition has come from my grand mother to my mom & now to me.I learnt this recipe from my mom while helping her making them.
This recipe needs a kajjikaya peeta, but I have given a step by step instructions for this which can help in making them without peeta.




Yields 27 kajjikayalu.
Ingredients
11/2 cup all purpose flour
2 Tbs oil 
pinch of salt 
Little water
Oil for frying
For stuffing 
1 Cup channa dal
1 Cup grated coconut
1 Cup sugar 
2 Tbs cardamon powder 

 
 
How to make ???

Mixing flour
Take bowl add flour, oil, salt & little water at a time till the flour comes together like a ball.Allow it to set for 15mins & then roll small balls as shown above & keep them aside.

Stuffing
Heat a pan and add channa dal to it. Dry fry dal till you get a nice aroma from channa dal.
 
Grind coarsely  channa dal, coconut powder ,sugar & cardamon powder.

Mean while heat oil for frying.
Take a maida ball & roll it to a round shape.Add a spoonfull of stuffing powder.

Then close it in to half.

 Now fold ends as shown in the figure.


Then press edges with a fork.


As our oil is ready for cooking place slowly kajjikayalu in oil.Fry them in medium heat.


Once they are done remove from oil & place them on a tissue paper.Same process repeats for rest of all kajjikay's.


I was left with 1/2 cup of stuffing powder which I rolled them to ravva ladoo's. 


Note:
1. Don't fry them on high flame. 
2. Fold the ends carefully or the stuffing will spill in oil & messes all kajjikaya's. 
3. Be careful while handling heated oil. 

25 comments:

  1. Somas look simply delicious and fulfilling. Wonderfully prepared for te festive occasion.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  2. perfectly made somas.. the filling is good.. Happy Diwali..

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  3. Loved the samosa filling...looks great Happy deepavali to you and your family..

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  4. Happy Diwali wishes to u and ur family :)
    somas looks delicious :)

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  5. Somas looks fabulous and super crunchy..Happy diwali wishes..

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  6. One of my fav rice...looks delicious n yumm

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  7. Somas look so perfect and yumm.. Nice way to use the left over filling to make ladoos.

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  8. These look delish!!! Love the filling...happy & prosperous diwali to u too!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  9. Somas looks simply superb. Happy Diwali to you and your family!!!

    Cheers,
    Uma
    My Kitchen Experiments

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  10. Perfect Somas..My favourite one..thanks for the method..Wish you a very happy diwali

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  11. Diwali Wishes dear..
    Somas looks lovely n filling yummy!!

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  12. Somasi luks yumm Dear.Dear Blogger Friend,Wish U a Warm and Happy Diwali.Enjoy the Festivities with taste-filled delights,Safe and Delicious Moments - Regards, Christy Gerald

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  13. Delicious and perfectly made. Happy Deepavali to you and your family.

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  14. Somas luks so gud,hope u had wonderful diwali

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  15. somas looks so good and perfect...belated Diwali Wishes!!

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  16. wonderful treats :) Hope you had an awesome deepavali celebration :)

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  17. They look so delectable n perfect - great presentation too!

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  18. haven t tried yet..now I am impressed..thanks dear..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  19. somas are new to me, they look so cute , tempting and delicious..

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  20. Somas looking delicious and perfectly made,following you dear.Please do drop at my space.
    Cheers
    Nalini

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  21. Ladoos are simply great..Nice pictures :)

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