Khaja is a sweet delicacy of Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal states in eastern India. Bihar ( Hindi:बिहार Urdu: بہار bɪhaːr) is a state in eastern India. Orissa (ଓଡ଼ିଶା is a state located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. West Bengal ( Bengali: পশ্চিমবঙ্গ Poshchim Bônggo poʃtʃim bɔŋgo is a state in eastern India.
Refined wheat flour, sugar and edible oils are the chief ingredients of khaja. Wheat ( Triticum spp is a worldwide cultivated grass from the Levant area of the Middle East. Flour is a powder made of Cereal grains It is the key ingredient of Bread, which is a staple food in many countries and therefore the availability Sugar is a class of edible Crystalline substances mainly Sucrose, Lactose, and Fructose.
It is believed that, even 2000 years before, khajas were prepared in the fertile land on the southern side of the Gangetic Plains of Bihar and in Orissa. The Indo-Gangetic Plain also known as the Northern plains and the North Indian River Plain is a large and fertile plain encompassing most of northern and eastern India, These areas which are home to khaja, once comprised the central part of Maurya and Gupta empires. The Maurya Empire ( 322 – 185 BCE) ruled by the Mauryan dynasty was a geographically extensive and powerful political and military An empire (from the Latin " Imperium " denoting military Command within the ancient Roman government) is a State that
Presently, khajas are prepared and sold in the city of Patna, Gaya, Baharampur and several other places across the states of Bihar and West Bengal, yet Khajas of Silao and Rajgir areas have a distinct superiority over khajas of all other places. Paṭnā ( Hindi: पटना is the capital of the Indian state of Bihar, and one of the oldest continuously inhabited Gaya[[http //gayabihnicin/]] is a city in Bihar, India, and it is also the headquarters of Gaya District. For the settlement in Bangladesh see Baharampur Bangladesh. WikipediaWikiProject Indian cities for details --> Baharampur WikipediaWikiProject Indian cities for details --> Silao is a city and a notified area in Nalanda district in the Indian state of WikipediaWikiProject Indian cities for details --> Rajgir is a city and a notified area in Nalanda district in the Indian state of Silao and Rajgir are the places where one can get puffy khaja, which melts in the mouth.
From Bihar Khajas have traveled to some other parts of India, including Andhra Pradesh. Khaja of Kakinada, a coastal town of Andhra Pradesh, is famous. WikipediaWikiProject Indian cities for details --> Kakinada ( Telugu: కాకినాడ is a city and a Municipal corporation in East Khaja of Tapeswaram is also famous. First, a paste is made out of wheat flour, mawa, and oil. Then it is deep fried until crisp. Then a sugar syrup is made which is known as "Pak". The crisp croissants are then soaked in the sugar syrup until they absorb the sugar syrup. The specialty of Kakinada Khaja is that it is dry from outside and full of sugar syrup from inside and is juicy. It melts as soon as one puts it in one's mouth.