Khaja Recipe -The typical Unique Odia Sweet recipe and one prasad from 56 bhoga of Lord Jagannath recipe #Chhapabhoga #Jagannath #Odisha #OdiaFood

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It is prepared in the kitchen of the Jagannath Temple of Puri daily for being served as prasad.

IngredientsKhaja

1. refined flour (maida)-4 cups
2. pure ghee-2tsp
3. sugar-2cup
4. refine oil/Ghee for frying
5. Salt to taste- 1/2 tsp

Procedure:

For Maida Dough:
1.In a large mixing bowl add flour and oil mix it well, then slowly add water to make stiff dough.
2.Knead it for 10-15 minutes or until it’s smooth and set aside for 5 to 10 minutes.In a large mixing bowl add flour and oil mix it well, then slowly add water to make stiff dough.
3.Knead it for 10-15 minutes or until it’s smooth and set aside for 5 to 10 minutes.
For Sugar Syrup:

  1. Mix the sugar and water in a heavy-bottomed pan and set up to boil, on a medium flame.
  2. A scum will be formed on the surface. Remove this by skimming the syrup with a spoon or straining it through a metal sieve.
  3. Put back to boil.Keep testing the syrup to check its consistency. To do this dip a wooden spatula in the syrup and lift out.

For Khaja:

  1. Now roll the dough into a rectangular shape with the thicknes of a chpati (roti).
  2. Then spread the ghee+flour paste evenly over the rectangular surface.
  3. Now roll the rectangular dough from one side to give it a rope like shape. Then cut it into one inch size pieces. Roll each piece again to make about 5 inch long khaja.
  4. Now heat oil in a frying pan and deep fry the pieces of khaja on medium to low flame. After the frying is over,  dip the khajas into it (one at a time) and take out.
  5. Serve after the same becomes cold.


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