Gujia or Gujiya | How to make Gujia or Gujiya

By Padma Rekha  |  13th Nov 2015  |  
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About Gujia or Gujiya Recipe

Gujia is deep fried pastry filled with Kova and dry fruits such as dry coconut and cashewnuts and almonds. There are many variations in making this recipe, in Andhra Pradesh we make this with a different filling. We use grated dry coconut with suji and nuts and we do not dip them in sugar syrup and we call this as Kajjikayalu. Gujia is a traditional dish in North India. They make this sweet for Holi and Diwali. Here the stuffing and the preparation method is different than a South Indian recipe. Gujiya recipe is a North Indian desert made with Khoya. It is popular in Rajasthan, Bihar, UP, MP and Delhi. While Gujiya recipe is easily available in all sweet shops, it is particularly relished during Holi time, especially bhang Gujiya. Like all popular recipes, Gujiya recipe also has many variations. There is chocolate Gujiya, Jam Gujiya even fresh fruit Gujiya .BetterButter gives the Gujiya recipe a big thumbs up. try other Holi recipes . Betterbutter is best platform to find Gujia recipe, gujia recipe with suji, Gujia in English Gujia recipe in Holi and how to make perfect Gujia recipe step by step.

Gujia or Gujiya

Ingredients to make Gujia or Gujiya

  • all purpose flour (maida)- 2 cups
  • ghee- 3 tbsp
  • A pinch of salt
  • oil for deep frying
  • For the Filling:
  • Kova/khoya/mawa (unsweetend)- 2 and 1/2 cup grated and lightly fried
  • Grated dry coconut- 4 tsp
  • cashewnuts-15 finely choped
  • almonds- 15 finely chopped (blanched and chopped)
  • cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Powder sugar- 1/2 cup
  • For the sugar Syrup:
  • sugar- 1 cup
  • water- 1/4 cup

How to make Gujia or Gujiya

  1. Sift the flour, salt and ghee into a mixing bowl, rub it well to bring it to a bread crumb texture. Add a little cold water and knead into a stiff dough, cover with a moist cloth and set aside.
  2. Take the kova, choped cashewnuts, choped almonds, grated dry coconut, cardamom powder, powdered sugar and mix well to combine every thing, set aside.
  3. Start to heat the oil in deep frying pan on a low flame. Divide the dough into small balls and press them into small puris.
  4. Place two spoons of filling in the center, apply little water on the edges with your finger and fold the puris in half like a half moon. Make all the puris like this and set aside.
  5. Now make the sugar syrup with 1 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup water. (This syrup should be like that of gulab jamun syrup.)
  6. In the meanwhile deep fry the stuffed gujias in hot oil on a low heat till they turn golden in colour.
  7. Remove the fried gujias from oil and drop them into the sugar syrup. (Note that the sugar syrup should be hot when you drop fried gujias into it.)
  8. Nicely coat with the syrup and leave them for a while for 1-2 seconds and remove them from the sugar syrup (make sure that the sugar syrup should coat all sides). Now place them on a serving plate.
  9. Gujias become dry with in one hour so you can store them in an air tight container for 1 month.

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sana Tungekar4 years ago

sounds simple to try though they can be dne without sugar syrup too

Parul Bhatt4 years ago

Hi Padma, Khoya is a milk product and normally it will get spoilt within 3-4 days if kept at room temperature. If you refrigerate also it will be good for a week or so. this is my experience. Please let me know how you store for 1 month?. Thanks .

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