How to Make Kova Kajikayalu Sweet
Kova kajikayalu is a south Indian recipe made using cream milk, sugar, ghee and Bombay rava. This dessert recipe is an interesting dish to serve on occasions and festivals. Making kova kajikayalu is so easy at home that even a first timer can make them very well.
Another similar sweet snack made on little bit similar process called karanji or kova kajikayalu are the sweets stuffed deep fried snacks. These are made during festivals. Traditionally these are made with dried copra which lends a unique aroma and taste to the kajikayalu. They can also be made with fresh coconut or desiccated coconut, if using fresh coconut it has to be roasted well and the shelf life is lesser.
Now coming to our kova kajikayalu ingredients
• Cream milk – 4 cups
• Sugar – 5 cups
• Ghee – 1 cup
• Bombay rava – 1 cup
In a heavy bottomed vessel add cream milk (4 cups), sugar (5 cups) and mix it well.
Then add Bombay rava (1 cup) and ghee (1 cup).
With addition of ghee, milk curdles and forms a white precipitate (i.e., it forms into a white solid substance which looks like curd).
Stir and mix it well. Cook on a low flame, stir constantly to prevent burning.
Meanwhile grease a pan with some ghee.
After short while, it becomes a thick mass and will begin to leave the sides of the pan.
Now switch off the stove.
Transfer the kova to the greased plate.
Smooth the top evenly.
Allow the kova to become cool completely.
After the kova is cooled, make tight balls.
While making balls apply ghee to your hands so that the balls will be soft and comes round in shape.
Now keep the ball in the kajikayala mould and press it, so that the kova will comes into kajikayala shape.
Make sure you press down well and the edges stick up well.
While pressing remove extra kova for the perfect shape.
Repeat the same process for the remaning kova.
Transfer the kova kajikayalu to a serving bowl.
Sweet and delicious kova kajikayalu are ready
Taste of this kova kajikayalu is simply divine! Enjoy!
Set them aside to cool completely. Store them in an airtight container and serve.
Adjust sugar to suit your taste.
Sodium – 31mg
Potassium – 142mg
Total carbs – 4g
Dietary fiber – 1g
Sugars – 3g
Protein – 2g