Matar Karanji /Gujiya Recipe (Maharashtrian Deep Fried Savoury Pastry)

Matar Karanji/ Gujiya is an indulgent Maharashtrian snack made using seasonal fresh green peas. Green peas and fresh coconut along with a few other spices are stuffed in a crisp flour pastry and then deep fried till golden brown. Matar Karanji is usually served as a tea time snack but you can make mini, bite sized karanjis and serve them as a party appetizer or snack.

Spicy Matar karanji tastes great on its own but you can serve them with Raw Mango & Coconut Chutney or any chutney of choice at your Diwali or Holi parties

If you like this recipe, here are more variations of Karanji recipe

  1. Maharashtrian Karanji Recipe (Gujiya)
  2. Chocolate Coconut Gujiya Recipe
  3. Semolina Gujiya Recipe
  4. Karigadubu – Karnataka Style Karanji recipe