Thursday, August 27, 2009

Kayi Kadabu / Karchikayi

Kayi Kadabu also known as Karchikayi or karjikai is another favorite sweet of Lord Ganesha.

This sweet is very simple to prepare. The stuffing can be prepared with various ingredients.
The one where coconut is used for stuffing is called Kayi Kadabu.
I have used fresh grated coconut for the stuffing. You can use Dry grates coconut if you wish to preserve the sweet for long.

How to prepare Kayi Kadabu?
For the stuffing:
1. Fresh Grated Coconut - 1 cup
2. Jaggery( powdered) - 3/4 cup
3. Poppy seeds - 2 tsp
4. Cardamom powder - 1 tsp

For Kadabu cover
1. All purpose flour - 1 cup
2. Salt - 1/4 tsp
3. Baking Soda - a pinch
3. Cooking Oil - 3 tsp
4. Oil for frying

For the stuffing

1. Heat the poppy seeds on a pan for 2 mins or until they turn slightly brownish.
2. Mix the grated fresh coconut, jaggery, cardamom powder and the poppy seeds.

For the cover
1.Mix the all purpose flour, soda, salt and oil. Add water and make a thick dough.
2. Knead the dough well.
3. Divide the dough into small balls of 1 inch diameter.
4. Take a small portion of the dough and using wooden stick roll it into a oval shape. Apply all- purpose flour to prevent the dough from sticking to the stick.
5. Take a portion of the stuffing and place it in the center of the oval shaped dough.
6. Fold the dough into half and seal using milk/water.

7. Deep fry the kadabu until they are golden brow

1 comment:

Ranjana(Shaarvani) said...

This looks yummy..
I am gonna try it.