Hello Dearies!! Diwali came and left with us wanting the festivity more. In my effort to learn a new faral/Snack item every year, this year it was a healthy nut butter stuffed baked karanji.
You will need;(Makes about 10-12 karanji's)
2 Store bought Pastry sheets.
2 Tbspns Almond Butter
1 Cup Dry coconut
1/4th cup roasted sooji/Semolina
Elaichi as per taste
Almond powder/meal 2 tbspn
Sugar as per taste
Little milk to seal the edges.
To make the stuffing
Roast the dry coconut and sooji separately on a low flame for 3-5 mins each, remove it in a bowl. Add the almond butter, Elaichi powder, almond meal and sugar and mix well. make small portions of this mix with a spoon for equal measure of stuffing
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Thaw and roll the pastry sheet into a dough. Make small balls out of this dough and make small poori. Stuff it with the above stuffing and apply little milk to seal the edges. Use fork to make design and press firmly. Remove the excess dough and use again. Similarly make the remaining karanjis. These can be made without the mold too.
Place the karanjis on a parchment paper on a baking tray and bake at 350°C for twenty to twenty five minutes. Cool, store in an airtight container. These don't keep fresh for long, so eat it in 3-4 days.