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Madatha Kaaja/ Thapeshwaram Khaja Yum
Andhra Madatha Kaaja is a traditional sweet that is made in Thapeshwaram and it is called Thapeshwaram Kaaja. They were flaky and very juicy and absolutely delicious.
Madatha Kaaja/ Thapeshwaram Khaja
Course dessert
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time
30 minutes

Cook Time
30 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 + 2 ~ 3 cups tbsps All purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Shortening Vegetable
  • ½ cup Yogurt
  • a pinch Salt
  • cups Sugar
  • ½ tsp Cardamom Ground
  • 2 tbsps Ghee – melted
Course dessert
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 + 2 ~ 3 cups tbsps All purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Shortening Vegetable
  • ½ cup Yogurt
  • a pinch Salt
  • cups Sugar
  • ½ tsp Cardamom Ground
  • 2 tbsps Ghee – melted
Madatha Kaaja/ Thapeshwaram Khaja
Instructions
  1. Make the dough: Combine flour, salt and shortening in a mixing bowl. Mix them together until the mixture resembles crumbs.
  2. Add yogurt and enough water to form a pliable dough. Knead for 2~3 minutes, then cover with a damp kitchen towel and set it aside for at least 15~20 minutes.
  3. Make the Sugar syrup: Combine sugar and just enough water to cover the sugar in a sauce pan. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer until single thread consistency is reached. Which means when you take a drop of the syrup between your thumb and forefinger and stretch — sugar should make a single thread. Keep the syrup warm.
  4. Make Kaajas: In a small bowl, combine 2~3tbsp flour and the melted ghee to form a paste.
  5. Divide the dough into small lemon size balls and roll it out into a thin roti/ disc. Place it on a clean work surface. Brush the flour+ghee mixture on top of the roti.
  6. Now roll another dough ball into roti/ disc and carefully place it on top of the first roti. Roll this into a tight log. Then cut the log into ½” thick pieces. Gently roll out each piece to form a slightly flattened oval shaped dough. Don’t smash the layers too much.
  7. Heat oil for deep frying. Fry the kaajas on medium flame in batches until golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, remove kaajas from oil and place them into the sugar syrup. Soak for about 1~2 minutes and then place them onto a plate to dry completely.
Recipe Notes

Thapeshwaram Khaja
Thapeshwaram Khaja

Store in an airtight container for about 7~10 days.

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