Gujia is a sweet dish which is made in India during many festivals like Diwali or Holi etc. Its a kind of dumpling which is made with Maida (Flour) and stuffed with Khoya and dry fruits. This dish is similar to Samosas but different in shape and stuffing. Its a good treat for kids during summer holidays - as this is easy to make and can be stored for few days in air tight container.
Ghee or Oil for frying
| ||For the crust|| |
| ||Maida/All purpose flour - 500 gms|| |
| ||Ghee melted or Oil - 6 tbsp|| |
| ||For the filling|| |
| || Khoya - about 500 gms|| |
| ||Cardamom powder - ½ tsp|| |
| ||Almonds chopped - ¼ Cup|| |
| ||Cashews chopped - ¼ Cup|| |
| ||Raisins - ¼ Cup|| |
| ||Dried Coconut - ¼ Cup|| |
| || Castor Sugar - 350 gms or to taste|| |
• Mix six table spoons of melted Ghee or Oil to the Maida. Mix well in hand so that the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
• Now add little Water at a time and mix well to form a soft but tight dough.
• Cover it with a damp cloth and set it aside.
• Next mash the khoya and fry it in a pan till light brown.
• To this add the Sugar and Cardamom Powder and mix well.
• Add Almonds, Cashews, Coconut and Raisins and mix well.
• Lastly fry for 2-3 minutes and remove from heat. Let it cool.
• Divide the dough into small balls and roll these balls into a small round of 4 inch diameter.
• Fill half the round with Khoya mixture, fold it and seal the round.
• Take care to keep just enough filling so that it does not ooze out.
• Prepare all the Gujias and spread on a cloth or a big thali/plate.
• Heat Ghee/Oil in a pan and deep fry the Gujias in batches on medium heat till golden brown in colour.
• Then drain and remove and store it in air tight container.
• Gujia moulds also can be used to make these Gujias.