Pheni Or Khaja

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Pheni Or Khaja


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 35 Min


Serves : 4
  • For Dough.. maida- 1cup

  • Salt - 1/2tsp

  • Ghee- 1tbsp

  • Water- to knead almost 1/2cup

  • For paste.... Maida- 3tbsp

  • Ghee- 1.5tbsp

  • For sugar syrup.... Sugar- 1cup

  • Water- 3/4cup

  • Green cardamom powder- 1tsp

  • Ghee- 1.5cup for deep frying


  • In a big mixing bowl add maida, salt, ghee and mix properly. It should get a crumbly texture. Then knead a soft dough by adding water slowly
  • In a kadai add sugar and water and allow to boil. Maje a thick sugar syrup to one string consistenty. Add cardamom powder and mix. Keep this syrup warm
  • Roll out the dough into a rentagular or square roti, about 1mm thick
  • Apply the above paste on the roti evenly
  • Now roll the roti to a log
  • Cut the log into 1inch piece and roll 4 to 5 inch long pheni or khaja
  • Heat ghee in a kadai fry 2 to 3 khaja at a time..
  • Reduce the flame to very slow. In this process khaja will be cooked from in side also.
  • Remove from ghee and keep aside
  • Now put the khaja in sugar syrup to have a coat and keep on a colander
  • You can soak it sugar syrup to have a soft khaja
  • Cool the khaja and store in an airtight container