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Sweet dishes of Odisha are quite popular across India(and outside).Khasta Gaja is a crispy Odia sweet, served as a snack or dessert.Which is also offered to Lord Jagannath in the holy Temple of Puri located in Odisha, India in his madhyanna dhup(Midday meal served to the lord).It is a combination of flour,ghee and fennel seeds dough,which deep fried in ghee and then dipped in sugar syrup.It is very delicious to taste and best for festivals and occasions.  INGREDIENTS:- All purpose flour(maida)-1 cup Wheat flour(Atta)-1 cup Ghee/butter/oil-1/4 cup Fennel seeds-1 tsp Salt-1/2 tsp Oil for frying FOR SUGAR SYRUP- Sugar-1 & 1/2 cups Water-1 & 1/2 cups Cardamom powder-1 tsp(optional) METHOD- 1-In a big bowl take flours,salt and fennel seeds.Then pour the warm ghee/butter/oil in it slowly and with your fingertips rub the ghee in the flour to get a breadcrumb like consistency about 8-10 mins.The whole mixture should lump together gathered. 2-Add li