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Sajjappa | Sojjapalu | Traditional Karnataka Sweet Recipe

Ingredients For Dough:

  • 1 cup semolina / Fine sooji

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 1/2 tbsp ghee

  • Water as required


Mix & make a stiff dough, cover & let the dough rest for an hour.

Ingredients For Stuffing:

  • 3 tbsp poppy seeds

  • 3 tbsp semolina / Fine sooji

  • 1 1/4 cup jaggery

  • 1 1/4 cup dry coconut

  • 4 - 5 tbsp water

  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder 

  • Oil for frying 


  1. Heat the pan, dry roast poppy seeds & semolina / Fine sooji. Transfer and keep that aside.

  2. In the same pan add jaggery and melt, then add coconut powder. Mix & cook.

  3. Add water, cardamom powder, roasted poppy seeds & semolina. Mix well and let it cool down completely.

  4. Knead the dough well again divide into lime sized balls and roll them out like regular puris. 

  5. Place 1 1/2 tbsp coconut stuffing in the middle and close all sides. Roll gently into a small puri.

  6. Heat the oil and deep fry sajjappa until golden brown on medium heat.

Skip water if you are using fresh coconut. 
For more crispy sajjappas use only semolina / Fine sooji instead of all-purpose flour.


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