Salty Khaja /

Diwali Dishes


  • 2 cups plain flour (maida)
  • 1 tbsp. ghee
  • 1/4 tsp. ajwain (omam) seeds
  • salt to taste
  • warm water to make dough
  • ghee for deep frying


Mix the ghee and salt in the flour. Add water little by little to make a smooth pliable dough. Make small thin rounds (4" diameter) out of all the dough. Prick them on both sides with a fork. Allow to dry a bit for 20-30 minutes. Deep fry in hot ghee till done to a tinge of brown only. Do not over fry of the khajas will lose their whiteness. Drain and allow to cool completely before storing.

Making Time

30 minutes


25-30 pieces