Sunday, May 14, 2006


Happy Mothers Day Mom and all mothers out there!

I always like eating sweets since my childhood. I am born with sweet tooth. Whenever we used to come home from school, our mom used to have something for the other ready for us. She used to make huge batch of sweets like kajaalu,laddoos, burfis and store them in steel dabbas on the top shelf of the kitchen (so that we can't reach them :)). She used to give us one of these sweets and some khaara like atukulu, boondi. I hated her rationing us on the number of sweets that we ate when we were children, but now when I think about that I think it was good practice otherwise I would have eating all my share at once :). It taught us how to save and enjoy them the stuff for long time without getting bored.


For the Kajaalu:

  • All Purpose Flour - 4 cups
  • Vanaspati/Ghee(melted) - 1/2 cup
  • Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp

For the Syrup:

  • Sugar - 2 cups
  • Water - 1 cup


  • Mix all purpose flour and baking powder and sift them together atleast two times. This will make sure that baking powder and flour and mixed will.
  • Heat vanaspati or ghee till it melts and add to the flour. Mix well till it forms like breadcrumbs.
  • Add water to this flour mixture and mix till it forms to chapati dough consistency. Let this dough rest for 30 mins.
  • Divide this dough into lemon sized parts.
  • Take a ball and roll into a very thin puri.
  • Fold this puri up one inch from one end and then fold it on the other side. Repeat this process till you reach the other end of puri.
  • Now you will have one inch strip of folded puri. Fold the either ends of this strip to the center and press to form a depression. This the raw kajaa :).
  • Repeat this process for all the other dough balls.
  • Heat oil in a wok and deep fry these kajaalu in this oil on low fire till they turn brown. You can fry the kajaalu in batches of two or three.
  • Add sugar and water in a bowl and heat it till it forms one string consistency syrup.
  • Now add kajaalu to this syrup and make sure they are well coated.
  • Take the coated kajaalu from the syrup and arrange them in a plate.

Enjoy tasty Kajaalu :).


Anonymous Lera said...

wow, it looks absolutely yummm,been a long time since I got to taste.

May 14, 2006 11:24 PM  
Blogger Tanuja said...

Hi CT,

Welcome to blogger's world:)

Mee kaajalu channa bhagunayi:)

May 15, 2006 12:18 AM  
Blogger Puspha said...

That looks very nice. Happy mother's day to u too.

May 15, 2006 3:14 AM  
Blogger Cooking Theory said...

Thanks Lera, do try them they are not tough to make.:)

Thanks Tanuja and Pushpha.

May 15, 2006 7:33 AM  
Blogger Vineela said...

Welcome to food blogging.KAJA LOOKS YUMMY.i will give it a try.

May 15, 2006 1:33 PM  
Anonymous santhi said...

I always thoughtthis is one thing you SHOULD buy in a sweet shop..
apparently that is not the case..

Lovely looking kajalu CT

May 15, 2006 6:10 PM  
Blogger Menu Today said...

Hi CT,
Kajaalu looks yummy!!!!!!!

May 15, 2006 8:41 PM  
Blogger Cooking Theory said...

Thanks Vineela. Do give them a try and let me know how they come.

Thanks Santhi. They are not at all tough to make. Can be made at home.

Thanks Menu Today.:)

May 15, 2006 9:22 PM  
Blogger Shankari said...

my mom did the same thing, she always rationed the snacks she gave us and we used to call it miltary regime (LOL)

May 16, 2006 6:01 PM  
Blogger archana said...

Welcome aboard, enjoy!!!!

May 24, 2006 11:33 AM  
Blogger indianadoc said...

Hi Kajaalu...Nakku kaavaali!!

June 28, 2006 8:56 AM  
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