Khaja is a traditional multi-layered, crispy dessert from the Silao and Rajgir regions of Bihar. In fact, the Silao Khaja was recently granted GI tag.
This sweet is believed to have originated from the Gangetic plains of Bihar dating back to 2,000 B.C. It is quite similar to the middle-eastern Baklava.
Khaja is made from all-purpose flour, deep-fried and then soaked in flavourful sugar syrup. Khaja absorbs the sweetness of sugar syrup but still retains its crispiness.
The multi-layered Khaja is crispy, sweet and just melts in your mouth.