Kaanole Recipe (Maharashtrian Steamed Wheat Flour Sweet)

Maharashtrian steamed sweet wheat flour delicacy

Poonam Bachhav
Kaanole Recipe (Maharashtrian Steamed Wheat Flour Sweet)
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Kaanole are steamed sweet delicacy from Maharashtrian Cuisine. Made from whole wheat flour and Jaggery, this sweet dish is prepared especially on the occasion of Naag Panchami in my family since ages. A dough is made with whole wheat flour , Jaggery syrup and oil and rolled out and made into small triangle shape kaanole and then steamed in the cooker. Kaanole Recipe (Maharashtrian Steamed Wheat Flour Sweet) is served piping hot with the Appe Payasa.

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Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

50 M


8 Servings


  • 1-1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 cup Jaggery , grated
  • 1 tablespoon Sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • Salt , a pinch

How to make Kaanole Recipe (Maharashtrian Steamed Wheat Flour Sweet)

  1. To prepare Kaanole Recipe (Maharashtrian Steamed Wheat Flour Sweet), in a bowl take grated Jaggery and add some warm water to it to dissolve the Jaggery. Stir well. Filter the jaggery dissolved water for impurities if any.

  2. Take wheat flour in a another bowl, add suji and a pinch of salt and oil to the flour and using this Jaggery water, knead into a soft dough. Add more water if needed while kneading the dough.

  3. Cover the dough and keep aside for 10-15 minutes.

  4. Pinch a small portion of the dough and make a ball shape.

  5. Roll it out using a rolling pin to a circular shape by applying few drops of oil on the rolling board.

  6. Now apply oil and fold it to half , again apply some oil and then fold one more time to form a triangle or cone shape.

  7. Make all the Kaanole in similar way and keep them in a greased container and cook in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles, oe steam them in an idli steamer for 20 minutes or till done.

  8. Serve Kaanole Recipe (Maharashtrian Steamed Wheat Flour Sweet) with either green chilli pickle or along with Appe Payasa.

Kaanole Recipe (Maharashtrian Steamed Wheat Flour Sweet) is part of the Recipe Contest: Lost Recipes From Ancestral Kitchens