You're in for a real treat with these bite-sized goodies! Worth every minute of making them, they're impressive as they are delicious. They are filled with irresistible coconut, semolina, and dried fruit stuffing.

Karanji: Flaky Pastry Stuffed With Sweet Coconut Filling [Vegan]

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For the Stuffing:

  • 1/4 cup of fine semolina
  • 1 cup of dessicated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon of charoli nuts or any other nut of choice
  • 2 teaspoons of poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of raisins
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • 6 tablespoons of powdered sugar, adjust to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon of vegan butter

For the Pastry Shell:

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon of vegan butter
  • Salt, to taste
  • Water as required to knead the dough


For the Stuffing:

  • Heat a heavy bottom skillet over medium heat, dry roast semolina until crisp and fragrant. Set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add vegan butter, once hot enough, add charoli nuts, cook for 30 seconds until they turn slightly darker.
  • Next, add poppy seeds, cook for another minute.
  • Add the desiccated coconut, roast until it turns golden brown.
  • Add the roasted semolina and mix everything well. Transfer to another bowl and let the mixture cool completely.

For the Pastry Shell:

  • Combine flour, butter, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Add water a little at a time, knead to form a smooth and fir ,dough. The dough s hould not be too soft or too hard. Cover with a damp napkin and set aside for an hour.

To Make the Karanji:

  • Transfer the dough to the work surface, divide it into equal portions (about walnut sized)
  • Take out one portion, dust it in flour, roll it out very thin about 4 inches in diameter.
  • Transfer the rolled dough, fill a tablespoon with filling. Apple water around the edge to seal it. Seal with a fork. Do this for all of them.
  • Form a traditional half moon shape.
  • Deep fry your treats in medium heat, in batches. Flip them until golden.
  • Transfer to a tray lined with parchment paper to drain off excess oil.

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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 247 | Carbs: 22g | Fat: 15g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 6mg | Sugar: 12g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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