How to make Steamed Vegetable Karanji - SK Khazana -

These karanjis are not stuffed but make a very tasty snack

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Carrot (गाजर), Purple cabbage (परपल कैबेज / लाल बंदगोभी)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian, Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Steamed Vegetable Karanji - SK Khazana

Steamed Vegetable Karanji - SK Khazana Recipe Card


Hindi: gajar
If there is one vegetable that is truly a nutritional hero then it is bound to be the carrot. A goldmine of nutrients, this is the reason they can be even termed as worth the other ‘karat’ (as in gold)! Ranging in colours from orange, black, pink to red, yellow and white, this delicious vegetable is within the reach of rich and poor alike and is rightly called the universal root. The best role that this winter vegetable can play – chomp on one as it is an excellent snack!

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Steamed Vegetable Karanji - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Carrot grated 1 small

  • Purple cabbage shredded 1/2 small

  • Cabbage shredded 1/2 small

  • Oil 1½ tablespoons + for greasing

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Green chillies chopped 2-3

  • Curry leaves chopped 7-8

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Rice flour 1 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Coconut chutney to serve


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add cumin seeds, split black gram, green chillies, curry leaves and onion, mix and sauté till the onion turns translucent.

Step 2

Add carrot, purple cabbage and cabbage, mix and sauté for 2 minutes. Add 1½ cups water and mix well. Add salt, mix and cook till the mixture comes to a boil.

Step 3

Add rice flour and turmeric powder and mix till dough is formed. Add coriander leaves, mix well and cook for 1 minute. Transfer into a bowl and allow to cool slightly.

Step 4

Grease a karanji mould with oil, take a portion of the dough and place it into the mould and spread it evenly. Press the mould to get the shape of a karanji. Make more karanjis similarly.

Step 5

Heat sufficient water in the lower section of a steamer, place the karanjis on the perforated plate, put the lid on and steam for 10 minutes.

Step 6

Keep the karanjis on a serving plate and serve hot with coconut chutney.

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