I have spent my childhood in karnataka and this was always prepared for chaturthi by amma. I loved it so much that amma started preparing this for most of the festivals. Here is a very simple version of karchikai
All purpose flour 1/2 cup
Fried gram dhal 4 tbsp
Sugar 1/4 cup or a little more
Dessicated coconut 3 tbsp
Salt a pinch
Oil for deep frying
Tak ethe flour in a wide mouthed vessel. Add salt and the required amount of water to knead it into a stiff dough. Apply oil to this . close it and leave it for 1 hr or so.
Meanwhile grind gram dhal, sugar, coconut and cardamom together into a coarse powder and keep aside.
Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying
Make small balls from the dough. Roll each into a small puri. Keep 1 tbsp of filling inside(on one half of the puri)
Apply milk to the edges and seal it into a half circle
Make all the karaji's like this and keep aside
Now when the oil has sufficiently heated deep fry one by one till they turn golden brown on one side, flip it and let it fry till the other side browns as well
Drain the deep fried karanji's on an absorbent paper.
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Labels: deep fried, indian sweet, stuffed food