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"kakara" / Fried Stuffed Dumplings

"kakara" / Fried Stuffed Dumplings
  • Prep time
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  • Serves12 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeIndian
  • Good for breakfast , Brunch , Dinner

About this recipe

Celebrations are like traditional threads which bind together different cultures & people in bonds of love & joy. Odisha celebrates many colorful festivals through out the year. The village life here mainly centers around agriculture. So you will find an intimate relationship of festivals with the numerous agricultural operations that take place. Raja-Sankranti(Swing festival) is such a festival that inaugurates the agricultural span on the arrival of Monsoon. Raja celebration is incomplete without "Pithas".."Poda Pitha" is a must at every house which is made of rice-flour,jaggery,coconut etc Mom prepared Kakara pitha & Jau Pitha today. Yesterday she prepared "poda pitha" too & i realized lately that i have finished everything without clicking . :( So today i clicked first ,then ate. Here sharing recipe of "Suji Kakara" which are a fried variety.

Ingredients for "kakara" / Fried Stuffed Dumplings

  • 2 cups Semolina
  • 1 tbsp Clarified butter /ghee/sunflower oil
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsps Jaggery
  • 2 tbsps Fennel
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1.5 cups Grated coconut
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • Sunflower oil for frying

How to cook "kakara" / Fried Stuffed Dumplings

  1. Boil water in a pan ,add salt & fennel to it. When water about to start boiling ,add semolina stirring slowly at low flame.
  2. Cover with a lid and let it cook for 2 minute till you get a dough kind structure. Cool it a bit.When it's warm ,add ghee and knead for 3 minute to get a smooth dough.
  3. In the mean time in a pan add coconut,cardamom powder.Heat the pan at low flame and add sugar to it. Stir and cook for 4 to 5 minute.Cool it and use this for filling.
  4. Now make 12 equally sized ball out of the dough.Take one dough and flat on your palm into a disc .Add coconut stuffing to it and close the end. Flatten the stuffed ball a little into a circular disc using your fingers.
  5. Heat oil in a pan or kadhai. Fry them at medium flame until they are golden brown both the side. Serve warm .
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