Khaja is a traditional Indian dessert. Chef Ajay Chopra shares the recipe for this layered dessert. This dessert infused with saffron is crispy, crusty and yummy. Do try this recipe at home

- Indian


- 1-2

Cooking Time

-45-55 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 8-10 Min


  • 1 cup of sugar & ½ cup of water
  • Saffron strands
  • FOR Khaja Dough
  • 4.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp maida
  • 1 cup of water
  • FOR Boondi
  • Gram flour
  • Water
  • FOR garnish
  • Chopped pistachio


  1. 1

    In a pan, add water, sugar.
  2. 2

    saffron strand and let it cook until it turns sticky.
  3. 3

    In a bowl, add all-purpose flour, melted ghee, cardamom powder, cinnamon powder and black pepper powder.
  4. 4

    Add water and prepare a dough.
  5. 5

    Cover the dough and keep it aside for 15 - 20 minutes.
  6. 6

    In another bowl, add ghee, refined flour and mix it well.
  7. 7

    Roll out the dough and add the refined flour mixture.
  8. 8

    Dust it with flour and roll it out.
  9. 9

    Roll out the second sheet of dough, add the dough log in it and roll it again.
  10. 10

    Cut it into pieces and pinch it from sides.
  11. 11

    Fry it in medium hot oil until it turns golden brown.
  12. 12

    Dip the Khaja in sugar syrup and leave it to coat for a minute.
  13. 13

    For boondi, in a bowl, add water, gram flour and mix it well.
  14. 14

    Pour the batter into a perforated spoon and let it drop into the oil forming boondies.
  15. 15

    Fry them and add it in the sugar syrup.
  16. 16

    Garnish with chopped pistachio and serve.
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Chef Ajay Chopra is a master of progressive Indian cuisine. During his stint in the UK, he was voted one of the eight best Indian chefs of London. Not only has he helped change the perception of Indian cuisine in the proverbial West, he has earned a huge fanbase for his contemporary take of traditional Indian dishes. Chopra has also been a judge on MasterChef India, and has anchored some of LF’s most successful shows.

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