Khaja is a traditional sweet pastry from the Indian sub-continent. It is a layered deep fried sweet with a filling of nuts that is deep fried.
Sieve the flour, there should be no lumps.
Add milk, ghee and salt to it. Mix it well.
Use little water and knead the dough. It should be of thick consistency. Cover with a thin cloth and keep it aside.
Mix sugar and water in a thick bottom pan and keep it to boil, put the saffron strands and cardamom powder for a good aroma. Boil it for seven minutes, you should get a string consistency.
Grate the cashew and almonds. Mix the ghee and rice flour together, add the grated nuts to it. This is the filling.
To make khajas: Take a ball of the dough, roll into a thin sheet. Spread the filling over it. Roll it tightly, cut it into discs.
Take each disc, you can either flatten it with your palm or roll it lightly.
Heat oil in a pan. Put a few rolled discs in it and deep fry until golden in colour. Remove them on a tissue paper and repeat the same for all the discs.
Put the fried discs in sugar syrup for two minutes, remove and keep them aside.
Khaja is ready to serve.
Heat oil in a pan, once it is hot, deep fry on medium heat. Frying on high heat will not cook it properly from inside.