Karanji/ Gujia

September 18, 2020


-50 grams organic oats flour

-50 grams organic quinoa flour

-15 grams tapioca flour

-1 pinch salt

-Water (to make dough)

For filling

-20 grams freshly grated coconut

-10 kimia dates

-1/2 tsp cardamom and nutmeg powder

-1 pinch salt


Step 1

Mix the flours with salt. Add water and knead a stiff and thick dough. Rest it for 5 minutes.

Step 2

In the meanwhile prepare the filling. Mix deseeded, chopped kimia dates with fresh coconut and add a pinch of salt. You can sautee this mixture in a pan for 5 minutes if you prefer a roasted coconut flour.

Step 3

Divide the dough into emall equal balls. Roll each ball into a small poor. Place 1 tbsp of filling in the center of the poor. Fold it over so that is resembles a gujia/ karanji shape. Apply water to seal the edge and cut the extra dough using a cutter.

Step 4

Preheat oven for 5 minutes at 180 degrees. Bake the karanjis for 20 minutes at 180 degrees. Turn them over once for even baking.

Health Benefits

This recipe is a healthier version of a famous festive sweet. Refined wheat flour contianing gluten is replaced with organic oats and quinoa flour. Date paste imprts natural sweetness and it also has nutritional benefits, as being a rich source of Iron as well as fiber. Also baking cuts down the use of almost all the fat involved in the making. Cooking oil has been found to cause Insulin resistance and diabetes.

Recipe Created By
Ria Jain

One of iThrive's biggest focus is to teach anyone how to harness the healing power of food. In order to do this, we have been creating innovative and delicious recipes that are filling, tasty and full of healing benefits. This one is just one of those recipes.

Ria Jain
Functional Nutritionist

Ria has a Master’s in Nutrition and Dietetics and is in a permanent research mode and keeps the rest of us at iThrive (Previously ThriveFNC) updated with her latest findings in the field of Nutrition. Her articles on iThrive's blog are an expression of her research findings. We really don’t know what we’d do without her support and her focus.