- 2 cups all-purpose flour/maida 260 grams
- 4 tablespoons ghee melted
- water to knead the dough, around 1/2 cup
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 2 tablespoons chopped raisins golden raisins preferred
- 4-5 tablespoons finely chopped nuts like almond, cashew
- 1/3 cup desiccated coconut powder 26 grams
- 1.5 cups grated mawa/khoya milk solids, 187 grams, I used frozen
- 1 tablespoon milk 15 ml
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon fine sugar 130 grams, or adjust to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
- oil or ghee for frying, I use a mix of both
- 2 tablespoon flour mixed with 3 tablespoon water, to seal the gujiya
Make the dough:
- Take flour in a large bowl. Add melted ghee to flour. Mix ghee with the flour using your fingers.
- Start adding water little by little and knead to form a slightly stiff dough.
- Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 to 45 minutes.
Make the filling:
- To make the filling, heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a pan on medium heat. Add chopped raisins and nuts and fry for 2 minutes until fragrant.
- Then to the same pan add coconut and roast for 2 minutes until lightly fragrant. Transfer to a bowl.
- Now to the same pan, add grated mawa. Lower the heat to low and roast for 5 to 6 minutes until mawa turns light golden in color.
- Transfer the roasted mawa to a blender, add 1 tablespoon of milk and blend so that it becomes smooth. You don’t need to add milk or do this step if using fresh mawa. The frozen mawa used here is quite dry so add a little milk to it.
- Transfer the mawa to a large bowl. Let it cool down a little. Then mix in the nuts, raisins, coconut powder, sugar and cardamom powder.
- Filling is ready, it should be a little moist and not completely dry.
- Meanwhile, mix 2 tablespoons flour with 3 tablespoons water in a small bowl. This mixture will be used to seal the gujiyas.
Making the gujiya:
- Divide dough into equal balls after it has rested. Keep it covered all the time as you roll each ball one by one.
- Meanwhile also heat oil or ghee in a Kadai on medium-low heat to fry the gujiya. You can use a mix of oil and ghee.
- Roll each ball into a small circle of 5 to 6-inch diameter.
- Place it on top of the gujiya mould. Apply the flour-water paste all around.
- Fill 1 tablespoon filling inside, do not overfill
- Press the two ends together to seal the gujiya mould. Remove the excess dough from the sides.
- Make all gujiyas in a similar way. Keep the excess removed dough in one place and use it to make more gujiyas later.
- Keep all gujiyas covered the whole time with a damp cloth/paper towel so that they don’t dry out before frying.
- Once the gujiyas are filled and oil is hot enough, fry them on medium-low heat until light golden brown in colour. The first batch will take time, around 10-12 minutes. Only fry on low heat.
- Next batches will fry in 6-7 minutes as the oil gets little hotter. But resist the temptation to fry at high heat. Fry the remaining gujiyas similarly.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container once cooled.
- If you want, you can make a 1 string consistency sugar syrup and do it.