How to make Baked Karanji - Healthier version of karanji – baked instead of deep-fried – but just as tasty.

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Main Ingredients : Whole wheat flour (atta) (आटा), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Mithais

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Baked Karanji

The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

For more recipes related to Baked Karanji checkout Atta Besan Laddoo, Atte ki Pinni, Atte ka Sheera, Churi . You can also find more Mithais recipes like Besan Burfi, Kesariya Kachori, Khajur Ghughra, Churma Laddoo.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Baked Karanji Recipe

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1 cup

  • Ghee 2-3 tablespoons + for greasing

  • Scraped coconut 1½ cups

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 cup

  • Green cardamom powder ½ teaspoon

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Preheat oven at 180ºC. Grease a baking tray with ghee.

Step 2

Take flour in a bowl. Add ghee and sufficient water and knead into a stiff dough. Set aside.

Step 3

Heat a non-stick pan. Add coconut and jaggery, mix well and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Step 4

Add cardamom powder and poppy seeds and mix well. Transfer in a bowl and cool to room temperature.

Step 5

Divide dough into equal portions, apply some ghee and roll out into thick discs. Put a spoonful of coconut mixture on one side, bring the other side over it, press edges and pinch the edges to give a pattern.

Step 6

Place the karanjis on the greased tray, put tray in the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Step 7

Serve hot.