Baked Moong Dal Karanji Recipe Card

Baked Moong Dal Karanji Recipe Card

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Baked Moong Dal Karanji

Ingredients for Baked Moong Dal Karanji Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 2 cups

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 1/4 cup

  • Ghee 4 tablespoons

  • Milk 3 tablespoons

  • Saffron (kesar) a pinch

  • Stuffing

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) soaked for ½ hour and boiled 1 cup

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Assorted nuts (almonds, cashew nuts, walnuts) chopped 2-3 tablespoons

  • Raisins 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Nutmeg grated 1/4 teaspoon

  • Khoya/mawa 1/4 cup

  • Sugar 1/2 cup

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 2 tablespoons

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 160°C. Sieve together refined flour and semolina in a bowl. Add 4 tablespoons ghee and knead into a stiff dough using ¼ cup milk.

Step 2

To make stuffing, heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add assorted nuts and raisins and sauté for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add green gram, mix and sauté for 5-7 minutes. Add cardamom powder, grated nutmeg, khoya¸ sugar and semolina.

Step 4

Mix well and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, transfer into a bowl and set aside to cool.

Step 5

Divide dough into equal portions shaped into small pedas. Roll out pedas into small puris.

Step 6

Put a small portion of the prepared stuffing in the centre. Apply little milk on the edges, fold over and close to make a crescent shape.

Step 7

Press the edges and seal by folding the edges in a design manner, similar way a gujiya is made. Similarly make remaining karanjis.

Step 8

Brush baking tray with little ghee and place karanjis on it. Brush them with little ghee and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Step 9

Heat 3 tablespoons milk in a small non-stick pan. Add saffron and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.

Step 10

Brush karanjis with saffron milk after 12 minutes and bake again for 6-7 minutes. Cool, store in an airtight container.

Img and  Recipe Courtsey:sanjeevkapoor.com

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