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Salivate over this visual treat - the making of Khaja- crisp croissants full of juicy sugary syrup - unique to the Gangetic plains of Bihar, for over 2000 years. On the streets of the state capital, Patna, the batter of wheat flour, mawa and oil is flattened, rolled into layered pockets and deep fried in oil. The crisp croissants are then soaked in sugar syrup known as 'pak' before being cooled to serve. Khaja as a dessert has travelled across borders to Bangladesh and also finds different avatars across Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.