Khira Gaja
Khira Gaja is a traditional Odia sweet. Chef Ajay Chopra shares the recipe for this deep-fried Orissan delight. This sweet made on special occasions is a delicious and traditional recipe.
Khira Gaja

- Indian


- 1-2

Cooking Time

-22-25 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 5 Min


  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup Khoya
  • 1 cup Chenna
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • Soda bicarbonate
  • Water
  • Oil for frying
  • FOR Spice Mix
  • 5 green cardamom
  • 1 black cardamom
  • ½ tsp fennel
  • Pinch of Nutmeg


  1. 1

    In a pan, add water, bay leaves, sugar and let it cook until it turns sticky.
  2. 2

    In a plate, add chenna, khoya and mix it well.
  3. 3

    Add refined flour, ghee, soda bicarbonate and prepare a dough.
  4. 4

    Add the spice mix in the dough and mix it well.
  5. 5

    Roll the dough in a cylindrical shape and deep fry until it turns golden.
  6. 6

    Dip the Khira Gaja in the sugar syrup and leave it to soak.
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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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