A very popular dessert from Bihar named Khaja, consisting of 52 layers has won the internet and is being sold in the United States for rs 7500 per kg. Yes, you read that right, salty and sweet dessert named Khaja made from flour, sugar and cardamom is the king of the desert and even more so is loved by all.
Khaja is also known as Khajjaka has been believed to be originated from former state Oudh and Agra, and presently this dessert is served in many providences of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Orissa. It is believed to be one of the offerings in the Jagannath temple Puri and differs in size and taste from place to place.
Khajas from Silao and Rajgir in Bihar is said to be made in thin pastry lining sheet and the ones which are viable in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are made of the thicker pastry sheet and is deep-fried in ghee until crispy and sweet.
As the sweet is in demand so much, the price of making Khaja in India, and then to courier 1 kg of Khajja to us costs about Rs 7500 and that it’s not just one person ordering but many doing so.
Moreover, it is also said that the popular desert and king of deserts Khaja was liked by the former Indian prime minister Atal Bihar Bajpayee and even the home minister Amit Shah discussed his love for the desert which has an international audience wanting the special sweet all over.
To make Khaja at home all you need is 2 cups of flour, half cup ghee, 1 cup of sugar, half cup water and ghee for frying with cardamom powder. Well, if you think, Khaja can be spoilt, you can store Khaja in an air tight container, and you are good to go!