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Recipe for Gujia

Recipe for Gujia

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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.

Makes:

20

Preparation Time:

20 mins

Cooking Time:

40-60 mins

Ingredients:

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
 

Method:

• 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.


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