Malaai gaji is a dessert that resembles gulab jamun but tastes different. My grandmother used to make this for festivals. An Andhra dessert with a mix of sweet and salt it is easily made with few ingredients.
What you need
Maida – 3 cups
Sugar – 3 cups
Vanaspathi – 1cup
Curd – 1 cup
Oil – for frying
Salt a pinch
Mix maida, vanaspathi, curd, salt and 1 cup of sugar without water.
Keep aside for 10 minutes.
Boil the remaining two cups of sugar in water to get a single string consistency. Make small balls of the dough and deep fry on a low flame, until they turn golden brown.
Soak the fried gajis in the sugar syrup for 10 minutes.
Remove and serve.
Deepthi Abiraman is an assistant professor of food technology and management. She loves to taste and experiment with food.