Fried, sweet, deliciousness in a handheld treat. Khaja is amazing and exactly what you need.
Khaja is absolutely delicious. It’s like a significantly more delicate alternative to shakarpare, if you ask me. It’s light, flaky, crisp, and so delightfully sweet. Perfect for nearly any occasion and stores easily in an airtight container for about 2 weeks. So the way I see it, it’s worth making a triple batch and eating the sinful delight over the next two weeks of your life.
Being Indian means several cups of tea a day, and each cup of tea is accompanied by a nibble, sweet or savory, that’s up to the drinker. Personally, I prefer a sweet treat to go with tea, which means my house is never short of a bikkie or 10. That said, sadly, the last time I made khaja it barely made it a week before we were out and sad to be without khaja.
Khaja isn’t terribly difficult to make but it does take a little practice, so take your time and don’t worry, it’ll be delicious no matter what. The one thing to keep in mind is that you want to work out all of the air bubbles, otherwise it will fall apart during rolling. The only other note is to simply put the sugar syrup back on the stove on low heat if it starts to harden. Also, as always, use fresh cardamom instead of prepackaged powdered cardamom. The difference between fresh ground spices and pre-ground spices is HUGE!
Love desserts as much as we do? Try these:
20 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories163
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 1.9g 10%
- Cholesterol 3mg 1%
- Potassium 8mg 1%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
- Sugars 15g
- Protein 0.7g 2%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.