Nutritional Facts of Karanji Recipe, Rava Maharashtrian Karanji, Calories in Karanji Recipe, Rava Maharashtrian Karanji

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Karanji have?

One Karanji gives 126 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 48 calories, proteins account for 6 calorie and remaining calories come from fat which is 73 calories.  One Karanji provides about 6 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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Maharashtrian karanji | crispy rava karanji | Indian style coconut karanji is one of the best known traditional sweets of Maharashtra, the Karanji is a delightful treat of deep-fried plain flour shells loaded with a sweet and succulent filling of coconut, semolina, spices and nuts. Learn hot to make crispy rava karanji. 

To make karanji, first make the stuffing. Heat a broad non-stick pan and dry roast the coconut on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove in a bowl and keep aside. In the same broad non-stick pan, heat the ghee, add the rava and sauté on a medium flame for 4 minutes. Add the poppy seeds and dry fruits and sauté on a medium flame for 3 minutes. Add the roasted coconut and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl and keep aside to cool for at least 15 minutes. Add the powdered sugar and cardamom powder and mix well. Keep aside. For the dough, combine maida, ghee and salt and using enough water make a semi-stiff dough. Finally make the karanji. Roll a portion of the dough into a 125 mm. (5”) diameter circle without using any flour for rolling. Place approx. 1 tbsp of the stuffing in the centre. Fold it over to make a semi-circle and press the sides well. Take a sharp knife or a cutter and cut the edges to make it even. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry a few karanjis at a time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper. Cool and serve. 

As the crunchy shell gives way to the sweet stuffing in Maharashtrian karanji, you are greeted by shades of spice, the crunch of nuts and of course, the delightfully flaky mouth-feel of roasted coconut and rava.

This rich Indian style coconut karanji is ideal to make for festivals like 
Diwali. Cool and store the Karanji in an airtight container, where it will stay good for at least 15 days.

Tips for karanji. 1. You should add bubbling hot ghee to the plain flour while making the dough for the shell, in order to get the correct crispness of the karanji. 2. When rolling each portion of the dough, make sure the remaining dough is covered with a plate, else it will dry up and crack while rolling. 3. After placing the stuffing, seal the corners of the Karanji well before deep-frying, else the stuffing will seep into the oil!

You can also try other popular Maharashtrian sweets like Nariyal Vadi , Modak and Gulgule.


Enjoy karanji recipe | Maharashtrian karanji | crispy rava karanji | Indian style coconut karanji | with step by step photos. 

Is Karanji healthy?

No, Karanji is not healthy as this is deep fried.


How to burn 126 calories that come from one Karanji?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         38  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          13  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         17  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         22  mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual

Value per karanji% Daily Values
Energy126 cal6%
Protein1.4 g3%
Carbohydrates11.9 g4%
Fiber0.1 g0%
Fat8.1 g12%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A62.8 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.3 mg3%
Vitamin C0.1 mg0%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)3 mcg2%
Calcium8.2 mg1%
Iron0.4 mg2%
Magnesium8.8 mg3%
Phosphorus19.9 mg3%
Sodium1.4 mg0%
Potassium11.2 mg0%
Zinc0.1 mg1%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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