Kaja Sweet | Madatha Kaja | Tapeswaram khaja-How to make-Step by step photos & Video


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Cuisine Style: Andhra Pradesh | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | To Serve: 2 | Type: Sweets, Snacks

Kaja, khaja, tapeswaram kaja or Madatha Kaja is a Traditional Andhra sweet which has crispy layered sweet. This is generally made from Maida (plain flour). We added grated pistachios and almonds, ghee & rice flour for the fillings.

Ingredients

Outer layer

  • All purpose flour / Maida / Wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Ghee [clarified butter] - 2 tbsp
  • Milk – 2 tbsp [Boiled, cooled] [Optional]
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Water as need
  • Oil for deep frying

Filling

  • Rice flour - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee [clarified butter] - 2 tbsp
  • Almonds and pistachios [grated] - 2 tbsp

Sugar Syrup

  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Water - ½ cup
  • Rose essence - 1 tsp or green cardamom - 3 or green cardamom powder - 1 tsp

Preparation

  • Sieve Maida/ All purpose flour without lumps.
  • In a bowl add Maida, ghee, milk and salt mix well.
  • Then add water slowly to make the soft dough.
  • Cover the bowl with cotton cloth then leave it for 5 min.
  • Sprinkle flour, place the dough on chapathi stone then roll out into large thin chapatti.
  • In a bowl add rice flour & ghee mix well. Then add grated almonds and pistachios gently mix & keep aside.
  • Add rice flour mixture then spread evenly all over the chapatti.
  • Then fold the chapatti tightly then cut into diamond shape.
  • Then take each piece & gently press or roll out.
  • For sugar syrup:- Add water & sugar in a pan mix gently & let it dissolves.
  • Then add cardamom & let it boil & leave it for 7 min for string consistency then cut off heat.
  • Heat oil & ghee or vanaspati in a pan, deep fry on medium hot oil.
  • Once fried flip over & cook another side.
  • Once balls turned golden brown & crispy take it out. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  • Immediately place in to the sugar syrup & leave it for 2 min. Then take it out & cool it in room temperature.
  • Once sugar syrup fully absorbed & totally dried store it in an airtight container & use within 10 days

How to make sweet kaja video

Simple sweet kaja video

How to make sweet kaja -Step by step photos

Maida / all purpose flourMaida or all purpose flour

Sieve the flourSieve the flour

Add gheeAdd ghee

Add pinch of saltAdd pinch of salt

Add water mix well make soft doughAdd water mix well make soft dough

Boil milk let it cool [Apr 5 tbsp]Boil milk let it cool

Add 2 tbsp milk mix wellAdd 2 tbsp milk mix well

Add more water knead itAdd more water knead it

Dough is ready cover it leave it for 5 minDough is ready cover it leave it for 5 min

In a bowl add rice flourIn a bowl add rice flour

Add 1 tbsp ghee mix wellAdd 1 tbsp ghee

Grate almonds and pistachiosGrate almonds and pistachios

Add grated nuts mix wellAdd grated nuts mix well

Place ghee rice flour mixture spread evenlyPlace ghee rice flour mixture spread evenly

Now its ready to foldNow its ready to fold

Fold tightlyFold tightly

Cut into small piecesCut into small pieces

Press gentlyPress gently

Now we can see the layers and fillingsNow we can see the layers and fillings

Heat ghee and oil in a pan for deep fryingHeat ghee and oil in a pan for deep frying

Put prepared pieces in medium hot oil & deep fryPut prepared pieces in medium hot oil & deep fry

Half fried let it fry till golden brown & crispHalf fried let it fry till golden brown & crisp

For sugar syrup:- Add sugar and water mix well then boil it for 7 min till one string consistency then cut off heatFor sugar syrup:- Add sugar and water mix well then boil it for 7 min till one string consistency then cut off heat

Now its ready take it outNow its ready take it out

Place fried kaja pieces to the sugar syrup & leave it for 2 to 3 minPlace fried kaja pieces to the sugar syrup & leave it for 2 to 3 min

After 2 min take it out from sugar syrup then let it cool in room temperatureAfter 2 min take it out from sugar syrup then let it cool in room temperature

Layered & nuts filled sweet crispy kaja rollLayered & nuts filled sweet crispy kaja roll

Teepi kajalu- traditional andhra style kaja sweet is readyTeepi kajalu traditional andhra style kaja sweet is ready

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