Olya Naralachi Karanji (maharashtrian Fried Sweet With Fresh Coconut Filling)
Karanji is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet. Usually made during Diwali or festive season. This is very similar to Gujiya made in Northern India. Probably the only difference is usage of Khoya. In Maharashtrian karanji the filling is made up of fresh coconut, jaggery and flavored with Cardamom powder. For a longer shelf-life you may use dry or desiccated coconut and sugar. I usually prefer making karanji using fresh coconut for a superior taste. making karanji is quite a time consuming process but if you love sweet savory snacks all the effort is worthwhile. This is one of the most easy recipes, do try preparing karanji this way and let me know how it turned out.