Kajjaya

A sweet dish prepared using Rice  and Jaggery. This sweet has been immortalized by the famous Kannada song “Bisi Bisi Kajjaya, Bisi Bisi Kajjaya maadi koduve naanu…” sung by Annavru Dr. Rajkumar in Havina Hede movie. This dish is prepared on Ananthapadmanabha vratha for naivedya / blessed food.

Time Required: 20 Minutes + Soaking Time

Kajjaya

Ingredients:
2 Cups Raw Rice
2 Cups Jaggery
¼ Cup Gasagase / Poppy seeds
¼ Cup Maida / Refined flour
1tsp Cardamom powder
Oil for deep-frying

Method:
Soak Rice for 6 hours, seive and spread it on a cloth and let it dry. Grind Rice to a powder and sieve the powder.

Add water to Jaggery and make syrup. To check the consistency of the syrup, drop some syrup into some water. It should sink down and settle at the bottom in the form of a ball. Remove the syrup from heat and add the rice powder, Gasagage and Maida, stirring continuously. Ensure that no lumps are formed. When the mixture is cool knead the mixture. The consistency of the dough should be similar to that of Chapathi dough. Divide into small balls and press each ball on the palms and deep fry till brown.

Kajjaya

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