Among all the festivals that we have in our country, the grandest is Diwali. The entire country is lit up. Families prepare delicious delicacies and indulge heartily. Of the numerous sweets that are prepared, the most popular is Karanji, especially in the state of Maharashtra. In Northern states, it is popular as Gujiya.
It is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet snack recipe with a sweet coconut stuffing and a crispy crust. Rawa Khopra Karanji is stuffed with desiccated coconut, sugar and milk. It alternatively can also have Khopra or Puttani filling. In north states, Gujiya is filled with Khawa. You’d find this being prepared in households not just during Diwali but also during other festivals and special occasions.