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March 21, 2016

Gujiya Recipe – Holi Recipes

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Gujiya recipe
Holi festival is around the corner.When I was looking for Holi special recipes, I found Gujiya is a must to do recipe for this festival. When I browsed for the recipe, I found it was very similar to Sweet samosa/Karanji , Chandrakala and Suryakala sweet recipes. Of course there are some slight variations between each of them. So this time I tried an Authentic North Indian style Gujiya following the recipe shared by Sandhya Soni, a member of Facebook’s Chef at large group.Here is the link. It came out very well. I was very happy & satisfied with the result. Sendhil & Raksha loved it too. So I thought of sharing this wonderful recipe as my contribution to Holi festival recipes. I used khoya/mawa for gujiya filling as mentioned in the original recipe. If you wish to try without khoya, you can replace it with dessicated coconut and powdered nuts.Please refer my Sweet samosa recipe to know its procedure. Try it and share with your friends and relatives on HOLI day !! Have a colorful celebration.Lets see how to make Gujiya recipe with mawa fillingHappy
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Gujiya recipe

Gujiya recipe

Gujiya recipe How to make gujiya with khoya/mawa filling - Holi festival recipes
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Yields 8-10 
Prep time: 30 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 50 Minutes

1 cup = 200ml
  • Maida - 1 cup
  • Melted ghee - 1.5 tbsp ( at room temp)
  • Water - as needed
For filling
  • Unsweetened khoya - 1/2 cup  ( I used Amul)
  • Powdered sugar - 1/2 - 3/4 cup ( based on taste)
  • Chopped nuts - 2 tbsp ( badam, cashew,pista)
  • Roasted sooji - 3 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry

  • Take a wide bowl and add the flour.Add the melted ghee at room temperature and mix the flour.After the ghee is well mixed with the flour, add water little by little and make a smooth dough. Knead the dough for 5 minutes and rest it for 30 minutes. Cover the dough with a wet cloth.
Gujiya recipe
Gujiya recipe
  • In the mean time,make the filling. Take the unsweetened khoya in a non-stick kadai. Heat the khoya in medium flame and mix until it leaves the pan and starts to rotate with the ladle. The color of khoya will turn golden brown. This process takes around 10 minutes or more. So do it patiently in low to medium flame.Remove in a plate. Dry roast the sooji well. Collect in another plate.
  • Gujiya recipe
  • Let the cooked khoya  & roasted rava cool down completely. Now mix the finely chopped nuts, powdered sugar, khoya and rava very well till the mixture looks crumbly.Add cardamom powder,mix well. Stuffing is ready.
Gujiya recipe
Gujiya recipe
  • Now take the dough and roll it to a cylinder.Make balls of equal size.Roll the ball into small poori and keep a tbsp of stuffing in the center.Apply water on the corners and fold the poori into a half moon shape. Now fold the edges as shown in the pic OR press the corners with a fork.
Gujiya recipe
Gujiya recipe
Gujiya recipe
  • Heat oil and drop a pinch of batter. If it rises to the top and does not brown, oil heat is just right. Now keep the flame low to medium and drop the gujiya.Deep frying the gujiya patiently in low to medium flame give you really crispy gujiyas. So do not  hurry up while frying. Do not over crowd the kadai. Fry 2-3 gujiyas based on the size of kadai. Deep fry them in batches.
Gujiya recipe
  • Cook the gujiya patiently on both sides by flipping now and then. Once the bubbles cease and gujiya turn golden brown, remove them in a tissue. Drain the excess oil and serve hot OR store them in an air tight box after it comes to room temperature.It stays good for a week !! But to enjoy its best taste, eat it on the same day of preparation.Enjoy !
Gujiya recipe


  • Adjust the quantity of powdered sugar based on your taste buds.
  • Deep frying in medium flame for long time gives a crispy gujiya.
  • For best taste, serve gujiya as soon as you prepare them.
  • Another important point is “Rolling” .Roll the dough like a thick poori. It should be thick in the centre and slightly thin in the corners. If u make it very thin , stuffing will ooze out in the oil while deep frying and the oil becomes a waste . Please be careful .I had experienced thisSad . If u make it too thick , it takes more time to cook and spiral corners may not be cooked properly.To avoid this disaster , first make one , deep fry in little oil. If u get it right , proceed making the remaining ones.Else adjust the rolling and try again.This will surely help.
  • Suppose if the stuffing ooze out in oil , immediately switch off the stove and remove the sweet. Strain the oil and reuse it.
Enjoy these yummy Gujiya & Thandai on HOLI Day and have a great celebration !
Gujiya recipe

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