Thursday, October 15, 2009

Diwali Wishes with Khova Kajjikayalu

Khova kajjikayalu is a traditional andhra delight made with Khova (thickened milk, mava) filled with grated coconut. Although the process of making these is time consuming the results is this rich heavenly sweet that is so tempting and simply melts  in the mouth.


Ingredients:
400g Khova (Mava)
100g (or less) Sugar
2 coconuts grated
2 cups Jaggery
1 tsp cardamom powdered

Method:
1. In a large pan melt the jaggery with half a cup water on medium flame mixing occasionally It will first liquify and then start to reduce after some time. this will be a slow process and can take a while. When the jaggery starts to reduce stir in the grated coconut and cook on low flame until the whole mixture comes together and is reduced and all the sweetness is infused into the coconut. Add the powdered cardmom and take off the flame and let cool. When it is cool enough make balls of this and keep aside. (These can be eaten as is and is called "kobbari Louz" in telugu). Now proceed with the step 2 to make khova kajjikayalu.


2. Mix the khoa and sugar in a large pan and heat on low flame while stirring occasionally. If you like it less sweeter adjust the amount of sugar. The mixture starts to melt and slowly thickens again. This whole process may take anywhere from 20-30 min considering the quantities we started off with. As the Khova thickens into a chapathi dough consistency take off the flame. Le the mixture cool a little bit. If it cools completely it may be hard to mould so start making the khova kajjikayalu when it is just enough heat to handle.


3. Take spoon fulls of cooked khova into the palm or onto a plastic sheet and press to make small puri shaped half cm thick circles about 3 inch diameter. Place the kobbari louz you made in step 1 in the middle and cover it with the khova and use your palm to shape them into balls or laddus. The delightful Khova kajjikayalu are ready to serve. 





These can be stored airtight for about a week.  Enjoy!






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26 comments:

  1. Looks yummy and delicious!!!Wish u & ur family happy & prosperous diwali.

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  2. Never had this sweet, nice recipe raje,will surely give it a try...wish u and ur family a very happy & a prosperous diwali..hope it brings u lots of happiness & luck

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  3. Wow.. I have never had this before.. :) looks so tempting. Wish you a lovely and safe Diwali too.

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  4. Looks yummy Raje... nice recipe... Happy Diwali to you and your family... enjoy !!!

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  5. Hi Raji,

    Thanks for your comments. Me and my co-sister like this recipe. We will try once. Happy Diwali...

    Thanks,
    padmaja.

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  6. Love these so much, looks perfect for me...guess diwali is already there in the air. Happy Diwali wishes to you and ur entire family.

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  7. Happy Diwali! Khova kajji (for short) looks nice!

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  8. Nice recipe..Happy Diwali to uuuu.

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  9. this is awesome...i love sweets...this looks amazing..and step by step snaps are so easy to understand.. :) i dont know what is khova/mava n where to get it.. i know it might be a stupid question to ask...have seen it in several blogs...

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  10. mmm. khova kajjikayalu!! very authentic dish. looks so tempting and delicious!! A very happy Diwali to you and your family!!

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  11. Yummy kajjikayalu, looks really fabilous..Happy diwali wishes to u and ur family Raje..

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  12. Hi! I guess all traditional delicacies are a little time consuming but worth indulging into. These look so beautiful. A rich combo of Khoya and coconut.

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  13. Oh yummy dish...Pls come and collect ur awards from my blog.

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  14. Hi all Thank you for your lovely comments. This indeed is very authentic dish and many people dont make at home due to time consuming process in making khoya in the first place.
    Lena - You can buy khova in any Indian grocery stores, it is also called Khoya or Mava. It is a very condensed form of milk after boiling it almost till it turns solid. can be made at home too with milk using this process of slow boiling but one has to start with very large quantities of milk. I used here store bought Khova, since we have available in local Indian groceries here in NJ and that made the procedure a little simpler.

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  15. Raje, Thats a totally new dish for me.... Sounds like a great idea and super-duper dish...

    Wish u a very happy safe and prosperous Deepavali!

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  16. Sree, Thanks so much for the awards dear. Will post it soon!

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  17. Nice yummy treat....Happy Diwali dear...

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  18. khova kajjikayalu,Delicious & different recipe

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  19. khova kajjikayalu.Yummy one.Happy Diwali Raje

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  20. wow what atraditional dish perfect for the festivel looks great and so tempting HAPPY DEEPAVALI TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

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  21. Wishing U and Ur Family Happy Diwali
    they look really tempting......thank you for the lovely entry for the event

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  22. Hey Dear!!!
    Collect your award from my blog!!

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  23. Wow Raje nice recipe i never prepare this.very nice will try one day.

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