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Health Benefits of Tapeswaram Khaja

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Explore the amazing health benefits, nutritional facts and interesting insights about Tapeswaram Khaja ! Our traditional Tapeswaram Khaja has a lot of advantages and purposes in adding it to regular diet since ancient times, one will be surprised to know the health benefits of Tapeswaram Khaja and here in this article we discuss all of it. If you are a Tapeswaram Khaja lover do try it from Kandrafoods, organic and homemade Tapeswaram Khaja maker.

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Nutritional Value

  • Energy - 120 cal
  • Protein - 2.4 g - 1%
  • Carbohydrates - 98 g - 36%
  • Fiber - 1g - 4%
  • Fat - 18g - 90%
  • Cholesterol - 16 mg - 5%
  • Vitamin D - 0.4 mg - 0%
  • Calcium - 2 mg - 0%
  • Iron - 3mg - 6%
  • Potassium - 30 mg - 1%
  • Sodium - 1 mg - 0%
  • Wheat is rich in fiber and helps with digestion and improves gut health.
  • The mineral content helps bone health and the vitamins make it the best source of energy.
  • Ghee helps absorb nutrients and can improve the immune system as it contains antioxidants. It can also relieve digestion issues.
  • Cardamom powder has antibacterial properties that can kill mouth bacteria and prevent bad breath.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps with digestion.


  • The first-ever pastries were made by ancient Egyptians known as Baklava and Filo which were prepared with grain meal, honey, fruits and spices.
  • Other similar Khaja variations are Kakinada Khaja and Flower Khaja.
  • In the mid-16th-century many pastry recipes began famous in European countries.
  • Frybread was the first fried pastry it originated from the southwestern United States.
  • Every continent worldwide except Antarctica has grown the wheat crop.
  • A similar variation of Khaja from Nepal is considered as an important sweet to celebrate Chhat puja.
  • It is said that the layered and sugar-glazed look of Tapeswaram Khaja is similar to another popular pastry of India, Badusha.


Suggested consumable by age groups

  • A significant quantity of one to two pieces of Tapeswaram Khaja can be consumed by all age groups.

Good times to eat:

  • It is perfect as an evening snack.

Eat along with:

  • It can be eaten as it is or alongside any Indian snacks.

When not to eat or eat more often:

  • Diabetic patients should avoid.

Story/History of recipe

Khaja in general is a fried pastry of India popular in places like Bihar, Andhra, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and a few parts of Nepal. Tapeswaram Khaja is a special sweet from Andhra Pradesh. It is originally from a village called Tapeswaram, situated near Kakinada, a city of Andhra. Hence, this sweet is also known as Madatha Khaja. Traditionally, Khajas are prepared by frying the dough in ghee and later dipping the fried pieces in sugar syrup. Unlike other variations of Khaja, Tapeswaram Khaja has a layered texture that can quickly absorb in the sugar syrup when it is soaked in. This amazing sweet is perfect to prepare for any festival like Diwali and Christmas.

Recipe Ingredients, Preparation Steps and Occasions Served

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    The following are the ingredients needed to prepare Tapeswaram Khaja,

    • Maida or Wheat flour - 1 cup
    • Sugar - 1 ½ cup 
    • Cardamom powder - 1 teaspoon
    • Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon
    • Ghee - 2 tablespoons
    • Water - ½ cup
    • Oil as required for frying.

    Preparation Steps

    1. In a mixing bowl, add one cup of maida and a quarter cup of water, two tablespoons of ghee and mix well. 
    2. Knead it into a soft dough and add a little more water if required.
    3. Add a teaspoon of oil, cover it and let it rest for a few minutes.
    4. In a pan, add sugar and water as required to immerse the sugar.
    5. Keep stirring to prepare the sugar syrup.
    6. Add cardamom powder and lemon juice, wait until it reaches one string consistency and switch off the flame.
    7. On a flat surface or counter-top flatten the dough into a thin sheet with a rolling pin after dusting it with flour.
    8. Cut the sides to form a square-shaped sheet.
    9. Start rolling into thin rolls and cut them into small squares. These thin rolls will give the layers.
    10. Slightly press in the middle of the squares and keep it aside.
    11. Heat a wide-bottomed pan with oil for deep fry. 
    12. Fry the pieces until they float up and turn a light brown color.
    13. Strain the oil and place it on a tissue cloth. 
    14. Drop these fried pieces in the sugar syrup. 
    15. Make sure that the sugar syrup is covered in the pieces and let it soak for a couple of minutes.
    16. Remove and transfer it to a plate and it is ready to eat.
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