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Sweeten your Diwali celebrations with Chef Ranveer Brar’s Choco Coconut Karanji recipe

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As the vibrant festival of lights, Diwali, draws near, the atmosphere in households across India is filled with eager anticipation. Diwali is a time of joy, family, and, of course, indulgence in delicious sweets. This year, renowned Chef Ranveer Brar has crafted a special recipe to elevate the festive experience — presenting the Choco Coconut Karanji.

In the intricate tapestry of Indian celebrations, no event is truly complete without the sensory delight of sweets. Chef Ranveer Brar’s Choco Coconut Karanji is a unique and delightful addition to the traditional Diwali spread, promising to add a personal touch to your festivities.

This delectable treat combines the richness of chocolate with the nutty goodness of almonds, creating a symphony of flavors that dance on your taste buds. The use of Hershey’s Spreads Cocoa with Almond and Hershey’s Chocolate Flavoured Syrup adds a velvety texture and a depth of flavor that sets this recipe apart.


  • 15-20 fresh dough sheets
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Handful of raisins
  • 30 gm chopped nuts like (pista, almonds, cashews)
  • 2 tbsp Hershey’s Spreads Cocoa with Almond
  • 4-5 dates cooked & pureed
  • 5 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp milk powder
  • 2 tbsp Hershey’s Chocolate Flavoured Syrup


  • In a pan, add ghee, raisins & nuts and fry for 30 secs.
  • Add in Hershey’s Spreads Cocoa with Almond, desiccated coconut & Hershey’s Chocolate Flavoured Syrup and cook for 2 mins. add milk powder.
  • Remove it into a bowl so that it cools faster
  • Mix well and set the stuffing aside
  • Take 15-20 ready-made fresh dough sheets
  • Hold one of the circles in hand and place a ½ tsp of stuffing at the center and seal the ends with water to give it a karanji shape
  • Use a fork to give it a unique design at the edges
  • Repeat this process with the remaining dough. Make a batch of karanjis and keep them ready
  • Heat oil for deep frying.
  • Drop in the karanjis and deep fry until golden
  • Rest the fried karanjis on a wire rack and allow to cool completely
  • Drizzle some Hershey’s Chocolate Flavoured Syrup on top
  • Serve them any time of the day

Whether enjoyed with a cup of chai in the afternoon or presented as a dessert after a lavish Diwali feast, Chef Ranveer Brar’s Choco Coconut Karanji is a versatile delight. Its unique blend of textures and flavors makes it a standout addition to the festive table.

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