Khajuri, Nepali cookies
Khajuri is one of the famous Nepali cookies made especially during the festival of Chhath Parva and even during Tihar. It is mostly used for the holy offering and besides that, it is one of the cookies that most of the Nepalese favors. Although the process of making Khajuri is length and might seem difficult, the result is amazing and worth the effort.
Here is one of the ways of making Khajuri.
1 kg maida (all purpose flour)
250 g ghee (clarified butter)
Sugar to taste
1 and half teaspoon green cardamom powder
Sunflower oil for deep frying
Water as required
First of all, take a big mixing bowl and put the flour into it. Take a pan and heat the clarified butter. Add the heated clarified butter to the flour and mix it. Keep kneading it until the white color of the flour changes into light yellow. Now, add sugar according to your taste and cardamom powder (to enhance smell and flavor of the khajuri) and knead it well but do not form smooth dough. Then, sprinkle some water with your hand and take little amount of the dough into your hand and give it the shape of the khajuri. When you have enough of the khajuris, heat a pan and add oil to it. When the oil is heated, add the khajuris into it one by one and deep fry it over low heat. When the khajuri changes to light brown in color, remove it from oil and absorb the excess oil with paper towel. Repeat the process with the remaining dough. Serve it hot or cold or simply let it cool and store it in an air tight container. Enjoy your khajuri with tea whenever you want.
It is usually popular among kids for its sweet taste.