Khaja is a delicious flaky and crispy baklava-like sweet Indian dessert which is made with a layered flour dough and sugar.


  1. 2 cup all purpose flour
  2. 1/4 cup  melted butter
  3. Water
  4. 1/2 cup sugar
  5. 3 tablespoon oil for the dough
  6. Oil for frying


  1. Combine all purpose flour with oil and a little water and knead into a soft dough
  2. Divide the dough into four equal parts
  3. With a rolling pin flatten each part into a rectangular shape
  4. Brush the flattened dough with butter and then roll tighly into a swiss roll shape
  5. Repeat this process with the remaining parts
  6. With a knife, cut the the roll into approximately 2 cm in length
  7. Flatten each piece into a rectangular shape with a rolling pin 
  8. Heat oil in a frying pan
  9. Fry the khaja on medium heat until they turn to a light golden brown colour
  10. Drain on a paper towel
  11. Put the sugar in a large plate and dip the khaja one by one in the sugar and put aside
  12. Serve as a dessert

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