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Double Chocolate Karanji/ Gujiya

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Double Chocolate KaranjiTraditional Karanjis in a new avatar. Celebrate this Diwali with this yummy recipe :)







Makes – 24 Karanjis (small)
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 40 mins

For Dough:

  • All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 1 Cup
  • Clarified Butter (Ghee) – 2 Tbsp
  • Salt – pinch
  • Water – as required to make a tight dough

For Chocolate Ganache:

  • Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips – 1/4 Cup
  • Heavy Cream – 1/3 Cup

For Stuffing:

  • Heavy Cream – 1/3 Cup
  • Milk Powder – 1/2 Cup
  • Chopped Nuts (Pista, almonds, cashews) – 1/3 Cup
  • Cocoa Powder – 1 Tbsp
  • Powdered Sugar – 1/3 Cup
  • Clarified Butter (Ghee) – 2 Tbsp

For Frying

  • Oil – for deep Frying


For Dough:

  • Into a mixing bow, add flour, salt, ghee and mix well until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
  • Gradually add little water and make a stiff and smooth dough.
  • Apply leftover few drops of ghee onto the prepared dough. Cover and rest until ready with the stuffing and Chocolate Ganache.

For Stuffing:

  • In a pan, add ghee, add in the nuts and fry for 30 secs.
  • Add in the heavy cream, cocoa powder and fry for 2 mins or until the ghee oozes out from the mixture.
  • Remove it into a bowl so that it cools faster.
  • To the cool mixture add in the powdered sugar.
  • Mix well and set the stuffing aside.

For Chocolate Ganache:

  • Heat a sauce pan, add in heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Do not let it boil.
  • Add the cream into the chocolate chips. Leave it for 2 mins.
  • Stir the mixture after 2 mins to get a smooth chocolate ganache.
  • Cool it to room temperature until ready to use.

For Outer layer.

  • Divide the dough into 4 portions and roll with dry flour into medium thick roti. (do not make it thin otherwise chocolate oozes out.)
  • Cut into 3 inch diameter circles using a cutter or back of a glass.
  • Hold one of the circles in hand and place a tsp of stuffing at the center and seal the ends to give it a karanji shape.
  • Repeat this process with the remaining dough. Make a batch of karanjis and keep them ready.

For Frying:

  • Heat oil for deep  frying.
  • Into the medium hot oil, drop in the karanjis and deep fry until golden.(About 7 mins)
  • Fry the Karanjis in batches.
  • Rest the fries karanjis on a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  • Pour some chocolate ganache on top using a fork or a piping bag.
  • Serve them any time of the day.



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