Traditional Indian Recipes


Kajjikayalu is one of the popular traditional sweet recipes that are prepared during festivals like Ugadi, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, etc. and also during special occasions. Kajjikayalu is usually prepared in a crescent shape with sweet filling of dry coconut, sugar, cardamom powder, cashew nut, putnalu pappu and semolina. Today, I am posting kajjikalu as a rectangular shaped sweet with a decorative topping of clove and also with sprinkles of sugar syrup on it.

Enjoy preparing, serving and sharing this rectangular shaped Kajjikayalu this Ugadi.s 2 (3)


Maida                                                  500 gms

Ghee                                                    4-5 tbsp

Salt to taste

Oil for deep frying

For Filling:

Dry coconut grated                         200 gms

Semolina                                              1 cup

Sugar                                                      1.5 cup

Cardamom powder                           1 tsp

Cashew nut (finely chopped)        3 tbsp

Putnalu pappu                                    2 tbsp

For sugar syrup:

Sugar                                                      1 cup

Water                                                     ¼ cup

Procedure for preparing Kajjikayalu:

  1. Mix the Maida, salt, ghee and enough water to make the dough and cover the dough for 15 minutes.
  2. Make small balls out of the dough.SAM_6456
  3. Heat a pan, add ghee 1tbsp, add the dry grated coconut and roast over medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Remove and keep aside.
  4. In the same pan add 1 tbsp ghee, add Semolina and roast over medium flame for 7-8 minutes or till it turns light pink. Put off the flame, cool it and keep it aside.
  5. Powder the sugar and mix with the Semolina, dry grated coconut, cardamom powder, cashew nut and putnalu pappu. The filling is ready.SAM_6463
  6. Roll each maida ball with the rolling pin into thin puri shape.
  7. Fill a tbsp of the filling in the centre and fold from 4 sides.s 2 (5) s 2 (6) s 2 (7) s 2 (8) s 2 (10)
  8. Place a clove in the centre.s 2 (12)s 2 (13)
  9. Heat oil in a kadai for deep frying. Drop the kajjikayalu into the oil slowly and deep fry them until you get golden brown Kajjikayalu. Place the kajjikayalu on kitchen paper.
  10. As the kajjikayalu is done a nice aroma of the clove comes out and it has a nice flavour and tastes good.
  11. For sugar syrup – boil both water and sugar till you get 1-stir consistency. Sprinkle the kajjikayalu with sugar syrup.
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Tasty and delicious Kajjikayalu is Ready

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