Try out this Gujia recipe this Holi and make your Holi celebrations more colorful.

Gujia Recipe

'Holi' is one of the most popular and exciting festivals celebrated in India. This festival is characterized by the tossing of colors on each other as part of the celebration. No festival is complete without the preparation of exquisitely yummy food and Holi is no exception. During this amazing occasion, a host of recipes is prepared and shared among friends and family. Different communities prepare their own array of dishes in addition to the traditional Holi recipes. These dishes, with their mouth-watering aromas and rich flavors, make Holi all the more enjoyable. One such traditional and important dish, which is much loved and mainly prepared on this occasion, is Gujia. Gujia is a sweet fried pastry prepared with various delicious ingredients. There are many recipe methods for gujhiya, as certain communities prepare it in their own style. Strictly vegetarian, Gujias require only a minimum of 30 minutes and minimum efforts for its preparation. Read on to find out the various recipe methods for preparing gujhiya.

How To Make Gujia

Recipe 1

  • Maida – 500 g
  • Khoya – 1 kg
  • Sugar – 500 g
  • Almonds – 200 g
  • Raisins – 3 tbsp
  • Water – 200 ml
  • Cooking oil – 6 tbsp
Method Of Preparation
  • Chop the almonds and keep it aside.
  • In a bowl, add maida and oil together and mix properly with your fingers to make a soft dough.
  • Knead the dough and use water if required.
  • Once done, cover the dough with a damp cloth.
  • Using a frying pan, deep fry the khoya until it turns light brown in color.
  • Mix sugar, raisins and chopped almonds with the khoya.
  • Fry the mixture again and then keep it aside for it to cool down.
  • Using the kneaded dough you can prepare small-sized chapatis.
  • Place half part of chapatti with the khoya mixture.
  • Fold the chapatti neatly, closing off all the open edges.
  • Deep fry the Gujia on low flame.
  • Remove the Gujia and strain the oil using a sieve.
Recipe 2

  • Maida – 1 cup
  • Semolina flour – 1 tbsp
  • Water – 1/3 cup
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Whipped cream – ½ cup
  • Milk powder – 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp
  • Coconut powder – ¼ cup
  • Almonds (sliced) – ¼ cup
  • Melon seeds – 2 tbsp
Method Of Preparation
  • In a large bowl, mix maida, semolina flour and oil together. Add water into the mixture to make a soft dough. Cover the mixture with a wet cloth and leave it aside.
  • In a frying pan and mix milk powder and cream until you get a fine consistency.
  • At a medium flame, cook the mixture for a while until the contents begin to pull away from the sides and become a loose dough.
  • Be sure to stir continuously to avoid lumps.
  • Remove the pan from the flame and add almonds, sugar, coconut, cardamom powder and melon seeds into the mixture. Blend the contents well together and keep it aside for it to cool down.
  • Take a small bowl and add maida and water and mix them together to form a paste.
  • Knead the dough again and divide it into small balls.
  • Prepare rotis with these balls. Each roti should be 4 inch in diameter.
  • Dip into the flour paste with a cooking brush or with your finger and spread it around each of the edges of the roti.
  • Take about 1 to ½ tbsp of the filling mixture and place it on half of one roti.
  • Fold the roti and seal the edges of the roti together.
  • Fry the Gujia in oil at medium heat until it turns golden brown.
You can also add grated chocolate into the filling mixture for more taste. These can be dipped in sugar syrup also. As Gujias tend to be oily, place them in paper towels to remove excess oil. You can serve about 10 to 20 Gujias in a plate once they have cooled down.