Deep-fried gram flour fritters dipped in jaggery syrup – a snack which is well liked all over India This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Main Ingredients Gram flour (besan), Salt
Cuisine Indian
Course Mithais
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Khaja

  • 1 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • to taste Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Hot oil
  • to deep fry Oil
  • 3/4 cup Jaggery , chopped
  • 3 teaspoons Dried ginger powder
  • 2 tablespoons White sesame seeds , toasted


  1. Take gram flour in a bowl, add salt and hot oil and mix well. Add water, little by little, and knead into a stiff dough.
  2. Divide the dough into equal portions and shape each into conical cylinders. This is khaja.
  3. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, slide in the khajas and deep-fry on medium low heat till golden brown in colour. Drain and set aside.
  4. Heat jaggery in a non-stick pan, once the jaggery melts add ginger powder and sesame seeds, and mix well. Switch of the heat.
  5. Add the fried khaja to the jaggery mixture and mix well. Transfer onto a plate and keep mixing until the jaggery cools down completely.
  6. Separate each khaja piece. Store in an air tight container and serve as required.