Maharashtrian Diwali Recipe (Faraal)-Karanji


A Favourite among all the sweets for a maharashtrian during Diwali. It is a sweet crispy stuffing with coconut and nuts and it is a delicacy that is on the top of the list during the festivities

Ingredients for the dough:

  • Maida – 1 cup
  • Rava – 1/4th cup
  • Warm Milk – ½ cup
  • Pinch of salt 

For the filling:

  • Dry grated cocnut – 1 cup
  • Roasted assorted nuts – 1/4th cup
  • Powdered sugar – 1 cup
  • Poppy seeds – 1 tea spoon
  • Powdered cardamom – ½ tea spoon


  • 2 teaspoon rice
  • 2 teaspoon ghee
  • Oil for frying


  1. Heat 2 tea spoon of ghee and add it to the flour, rava, salt in a bowl mix well till it becomes like bread crumbs
  2. Pour in warm milk slowly to reach a medium consistent dough not too hard or not too soft
  3. Cover it for 30 mins

For the filling:

  1. Dry roast the rava, poppy seeds for 5 minutes till it turns light brown
  2. Add sugar, cardamom and roasted nuts to that mixture and mix well
  3. Turn the heat to very low and add the grated dry coconut to the mix
  4. Keep aside

To make the Karanji:

  1. Take the dough and knead it well and divide them into 4 parts
  2. Roll each one like a tin round pastry and carefully add the filling in the middle
  3. Fold it delicately and seal it at the edges with milk
  4. Make a design with fork at the folded edges
  5. Carefully fry the karanjis in hot oil till crisp and golden brown



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