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sindhi khorak
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Khorak-Sindhi sweet

Khorak/Majoon is a traditional sweet loaded with nuts.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: khora sindhi sweet, khorak, khurak, majoon, sindhi, sindhi sweet, traditional sindhi sweets
Servings: 12
Author: Gaurav

Equipment

  • saucepan
  • Frying pan (prefer cast iron or carbon steel)
  • baking tray

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup or 125 gms flour
  • ½ cup or 125 gms ghee or clarified butter
  • ½ cup or 125 ml water
  • ¾ cup or 175 gms jaggery/gud or you may use ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup or 60 gm mixed nuts cashews,almonds,walnuts,raisins chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon Khuskhus/poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoon desiccated coconut
  • 3-4 cardamoms seeds only
  • 1 tbps gond edible gum / Gond katira (optional)

Instructions

  • (optional step) Heat 2 tablespoon ghee in a pan,add pieces of gum/gond and cook until they are golden brown. Keep the pieces of gum/gond aside, keep the ghee for later use in the recipe. Crush the pieces of gum/gond once cool.
  • In a pan,add flour and cook on low or medium flame stirring continuously until light brown, this will take around 10-12 minutes.
  • Add ghee to roasted flour and stir well. Let it cook on a low flame.
  • Keep stirring so that it it is evenly cooked and gets a good brown hue.
  • Add poppy seeds and crushed gond/gum.Mix well.
  • Add the desiccated coconut, chopped nuts, along with cardamom powder to the flour.
  • Heat water in a sauce pan. Add jaggery/ sugar to it. Let it boil until you get one taar chashni. When you touch the liquid, it should feel sticky. This step can be done in parallel to making the flour mixture.
  • Add jaggery/ sugar syrup to the khorak mixture. Cook for 1-2 minutes on a medium heat.
  • Turn off the heat once the jaggery/sugar syrup has been absorbed.
  • Grease a tray and set the khorak mix by spreading evenly with a spatula. Alternatively, you can line a tray with baking sheet and set it. Mark incisions to cut into slices.Garnish with thinly chopped nuts or raisins as per your choice.
  • Let this set for 2-3 hours and cut into required shapes.

Notes

Note: You can also replace jaggery with sugar.
Jaggery and poppy seeds are added as this sweet is made at onset of winter for Diwali.These ingredients are heat inducing so increase immunity of the body naturally against changing cold weather.Please check with the doctor ,before including in your diet,in case of any allergies or medical conditions.