Kakara / Fried Stuffed Dumplings

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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 . ūüôĀ So today i clicked first ,then ate. Here sharing recipe of "Suji Kakara" which are a fried variety.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Served AsBreakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Servings 12


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


  • Boil water in a pan ,add salt & fennel to it. When water about to start boiling ,add semolina stirring slowly at low flame.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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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