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KHASTA GAJA(INDIAN FRIED PASTRY)

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Sweet dishes of Odisha are quite popular across India(and outside).Khasta Gaja is a crispy Odia sweet, served as a snack or dessert.Which is also offered to Lord Jagannath in the holy Temple of Puri located in Odisha, India in his madhyanna dhup(Midday meal served to the lord).It is a combination of flour,ghee and fennel seeds dough,which deep fried in ghee and then dipped in sugar syrup.It is very delicious to taste and best for festivals and occasions. 






INGREDIENTS:-

All purpose flour(maida)-1 cup
Wheat flour(Atta)-1 cup
Ghee/butter/oil-1/4 cup
Fennel seeds-1 tsp
Salt-1/2 tsp
Oil for frying

FOR SUGAR SYRUP-

Sugar-1 & 1/2 cups
Water-1 & 1/2 cups
Cardamom powder-1 tsp(optional)

METHOD-

1-In a big bowl take flours,salt and fennel seeds.Then pour the warm ghee/butter/oil in it slowly and with your fingertips rub the ghee in the flour to get a breadcrumb like consistency about 8-10 mins.The whole mixture should lump together gathered.
2-Add little water,begin to knead adding wat…