Friday, October 14, 2011

Madatha Kaja

Kaja is sweet made from refined maida flour, sugar,ghee and baking soda . It is made and eaten all throughout India though it is known by different names. Kaja of Kakinada, a coastal town of Andhra Pradesh, is very famous and well known for its delicious texture and tremendous taste.The specialty of Kaja is that it is dry and smooth from the outside and full of sugar syrup, and spices on the inside and is very juicy. It melts as soon as we puts it in our mouth.Usually and traditionally these incredible sweet is prepared by  using a rice flour-ghee paste by stacking chappathis rolled with the dough and cut as small pieces, but i went for easy preparation, i rolled a large chappathi and rolled them with riceflour-ghee paste just to make small kajas, thats why mine looks as mini kajas and we could stop munching them.


2cups Maida
2tbsp Ghee
1/4tsp Baking soda
3cups Sugar
Water
Oil for deepfrying
2tbsp Rice flour
2tsp Melted ghee
Few silvered almonds
Cardamom powder

Take the maida,ghee,baking soda in a bowl, slowly add water and knead as a soft dough,keep aside for 10minutes closed with a damp cloth..meanwhile make the sugar syrup by taking sugar and enough water in a large vessel, bring to boil and stir until the sugar syrup turns as one string consistency..Make a paste with rice flour and ghee,keep aside..

Now roll the dough as a like a single large thin chappathi..spread the riceflour paste generously over the rolled chappathi and roll them..cut and remove the edges..cut the roll as small 1 inch pieces..finish the dough the same way until they get finished..

Heat oil for deepfrying, drop gently the pieces and fry until they turn golden brown, drop immediately to the sugar syrup,wait for few minutes and remove the fried kajas from the syrup, springle some cardamom powder over the fried kajas and drop again in sugar syrup for the second time,leave them again for few minutes..Remove them from sugar syrup and arrange in a wax paper until they get cool completely..

Serve with silvered almonds..


44 comments:

  1. Wow! It looks very delicious! I'd love to gobble them up!

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  2. I think this is same as "Khaja" made in Bihar ..I was looking for its recipe . Thanks for sharing.

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  3. wow too good not heard abt this one..

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  4. Wow they look so pretty and perfect Priya...I am sure ur kids loved these :)

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  5. Wow Priya! That looks fantastic,love to have a bite.

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  6. Luks delicious.Wonder how simple Ingredients make a delectable sweet. Luv the click.Like the recipe.YUMMMM.

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  7. Wow..so Diwali preps has started at your blog..looking forward to it!

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  8. I have nevr ehad this but have ate in my sisters places as her hubby is from Andhra an this looks so good.

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  9. Started ur deepavali sweetsaa?? looks so delicious:)

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  10. These look so perfectly done...I too have prepared it once before...It's one of my favorite sweets

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  11. Cute and yummy kajas remind me my native place,lovely recipe.

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  12. name is new to me but recipe is yum easy to make .try it on this diwali

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  13. name is new to me but recipe is yum easy to make .try it on this diwali

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  14. Cute looking but a tasty treat to all...delicious!!

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  15. Its new to me..Sounds delicious..

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  16. wow, thats a local delicacy here.. And i lived in kakinada for more than 3 years, love that kaja too. these look delish

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  17. Have heard of kaja..But never seen or tasted it or never knew they were sooo...good!!! Bookmarked..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  18. hey priya...that looks so tempting...I can finish that whole plate in no time..yumm

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  19. One of my favorite sweet....love the color and clicks....

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  20. Love the recipe and how nicely you presented them.

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  21. Deliciously tempting sweet Priya.. You could link this to the festival event happening at out space...
    Krithi's Kitchen
    Event: Serve It - Festival Potluck

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  22. same here you cn trust on me to finish that whole plate of khaja.

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  23. this is new to me Priya...never had this before...looks so yummy and tempting...def my kids will love this..wanna try this for diwali...thanx for sharing !!!

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  24. You always have awesome looking stuff that I have never tried... I want to try these..

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  25. wow dear yummy....looks great n delicious.

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  26. new to me, they look great and pretty..

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  27. can never have enough of these....rolling out a big chapathi is good idea!

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  28. Looks super tempting..will surely try this..yum

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  29. une superbe recette bravo
    bonne soirée

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  30. First time in the morning your recipes are welcoming me daily in facebook when I switch on my lappy. Love this one. looks very delicious.

    Cheers,
    Uma
    My Kitchen Experiments

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  31. Very yummy looking one Priya, looks so tempting.

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  32. Wish I could have a piece of this yummy delicious snack...actually, I could finish the whole plate:DDD

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  33. Just left a comment...disappeared, don't know what happened. I did want you to know how much I love the yummy delicious snack!

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  35. wat a pretty little treat n easy too...thanks for sharing priya..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  36. Never tasted this delicacy! Looks like badushah!

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  37. never heard of these..looks fabulous... thanks for sharing...

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  38. Never tasted a khaja, would love to try it sometime.

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  39. Sometimes or most of the times we think alike Priya. I was planning to make it for Diwali as well. Looks Great

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  40. kaja looks so juicy and yummy! delicious...!

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  41. I ve tasted this once, looks like badusha! Good one!

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