Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Holi is the most colorful festival of India and Gujiya is a most popular sweet of holi.You can't imagine holi without Gujiya....let's cook.

For dough -    1 cup (250 gm) all purpose flour
                       6 tbl spoon oil
                       1 teaspoon baking powder( it gives crispiness to gujia)
For filling  -     Half cup milk
                      1 tbl spoon roasted sooji(semolina)
                       Half cup milk powder
                       15 sliced almond $ 10 sliced cashews
                       8 tbl spoon coconut powder
                       4 tbl spoon sugar
                       Rose water/cardamom powder.
For sugar syrup-1an 1/2 cup sugar
                          1/2  cup water.
Oil for deep frying.

How to prepare:

  • Mix well all purpose flour,baking powder and oil in a bowl.
  • Add water slowly and knead into a soft,smooth but tight dough.
  • Cover with damp cloth,set aside for 10-15 mints.
Sugar syrup
  • Add water and sugar in pan on high flame,boil it for 10 mints.Syrup should be of one thread.

  • Add milk,milk powder and roasted sooji in a pan on medium heat,stir for 5 mints then add sugar.Khoya is ready.
  • Add sliced almonds,cashews,coconut and 1-2 drop rose water in khoya,mix it well,let this mixture cool down for 5 mints.
  • Divide the dough into 10-15 equal pieces ,make small balls,press it hard and roll each ball in a 3 inch diameter like small puri.
  • Fill each puri with khoya mixture,fold it in a semi-circle form(half moon).
  • Press hard the outer edges,twisting the edges inwards with the help of index finger.
  • Make sure that the ends of gujiya are properly sealed.
  • Keep all the gujiyas in a tray.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium flame,fry 4-5 gujias at a time(it depends on your oil and pan size).
  • When golden brown in colors,drain and remove.Now Gujiya is ready.
  • If you need extra sweetness in gujiya,dip the gujiya in sugar syrup,drain and serve.

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