Matar Karanji /Gujiya Recipe (Maharashtrian Deep Fried Savoury Pastry)

Matar Karanji/ Gujiya is an indulgent Maharashtrian snack made using seasonal fresh green peas. Green peas and fresh coconut along with a few other spices are stuffed in a crisp flour pastry and then deep fried till golden brown. Matar Karanji is usually served as a tea time snack but you can make mini, bite sized karanjis and serve them as a party appetizer or snack.  All Purpose Flour (Maida), Sooji (Semolina/ Rava), Salt, Ghee, Water, Green peas (Matar), Fresh coconut, Green Chillies, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Asafoetida (hing), Ajwain (Carom seeds), Coriander (Dhania) Leaves, Mint Leaves (Pudina), Lemon juice, Salt, Oil   For the cover: 1-1/2 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida) 3 tablespoon Sooji (Semolina/ Rava) 1/2 teaspoon Salt 3 tablespoons Ghee Water , as required For the filling: 2 cups Green peas (Matar) , blanched and water drained off completely 1/2 cup Fresh coconut , grated 2 Green Chillies , chopped or as required 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds (Jeera) , roasted 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing) 2 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds) Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , Handful, chopped Mint Leaves (Pudina) , Handful, chopped 1 teaspoon Lemon juice , (adjust) Salt , as required Oil , for deep frying     15   45     To begin making the Matar Karanji first make the dough for the covering.