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Kheer-er Goja / Khira Gaja - Indian Sweet Recipes

Course Sweets
Cuisine Odisha, West Bengal


  • Mawa - 1/2 cup
  • Maida - 1/2 cup
  • Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cardamom Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil-to deep fry
  • Sugar - 200 gm
  • Water -150 ml
  • Vinegar - 1 tbs


  • In a bowl mix together mawa, maida, baking powder and cardamom powder.
  • Rub all the ingredients until it makes a crumbly flour.
  • Add little water to make a stiff dough.
  • Pat the dough into a disc with your palm.
  • Slice it into two.
  • Place one portion on the other and pat it again into a disc.
  • Repeat this process 4 times.
  • Now shape the dough into a cuboid.
  • Slice the rectangle into smaller cuboids.
  • Heat oil and deep fry the pieces in medium flame until nicely browned on all the sides.
  • By the time you start kneading the dough, in another stove mix sugar and water in a pan and bring it to boil.
  • Allow it to boil until it reaches one thread consistency.
  • Add vinegar and remove from flame and set aside.
  • Once the gajas are fried, add them to the warm syrup and let them soak in for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the syrup and arrange on a plate and allow them to cool down.
  • Store in airtight jar.