Khaja is a dessert loved by Lord Jagannath. Refined wheat flour with sugar is made into layered dough, with or without dry fruit or other stuffing, and lightly fried in oil to make khaja. Khajas are known for their puffiness. At first, the butter is of wheat flour, mawa and oil. It is then deep fried until crisp. Then a sugar syrup is made which is known as "Paga". The crisp croissants are then soaked in the sugar syrup until they absorb the sugar syrup. Generally Khajas are dry from outside with sugar syrup. Its one of the favorite mahaprasad items. These can be kept for more than a month in tight containers.
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