Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gujiya (Sweet-Stuffed Puris)

The past few days have been very hectic and I have been taking it easy on the blog front. Starting today, I plan to post recipes regularly.
I am little late in posting the recipe for this yummy sweet which is a traditional festive fare for Holi. My hubby teased me that my post is before time for Holi 2012 !!!. I love this Festival of colours and am tad disappointed that that this year it was a lacklustre affair.Due to various reasons not only did I miss enjoying the vibrant merry-making & blast but also skipped making the sweet.I got nostalgic about all the joyous times the celebrations were in the past years and decided to make the sweet ! I used a gujiya mold to make the sweet; it can also be done without the mold following the same procedure except that in place of mold,the filling needs to be kept on one side of the rolled dough and the other side folded in to a triangle and trimmed/shaped !




For the Dough:- (Yield:- 7 medium sized gujiyas)
  • All purpose Flour - 150 gms (approx)
  • Ghee- 2 tbsp
  • Water - as required
  • Oil - for deep frying
For the Filling:-
  • Mawa (Khoya/Milk Solids) - 50 to 60 gms
  • Powdered Sugar - as per taste
  • Rose essence - 2 to 3 drops
  • Cardamom - 4-5 pods, powdered
  • Raisins -little
How:-

The Mold



Lightly mix the sieved flour and ghee till it resembles a crumble mixture. Cover and set aside for an hour. with a little water knead into a firm dough and cover with a damp muslin cloth.


Gently roast the mawa on very low heat till it becomes light brown. Once it cools mix the sugar, rose essence, caredamom powder and raisins.


Roll the dough in to thin puris, place it on top of the mould and place the filling on both sides. Now close the mold tightly and trim the edges with a knife.







Finish rest of the dough with the filling.




Deep fry over low heat carefully without bursting it. Store it in sealed dry containers ! Enjoy


Linking it to Kankana's Hearth & Soul Blog Hop # 41 & Akila's DNSW:G and also to her other event Celebrate Sweets - Stuffed Sweets
Hearth and Soul Hop at Sunshine and Smile      

40 comments:

  1. Gujiya looks perfect and tempting! Nice recipe!

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  2. Kalakara machi! awesome priya...drooool

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  3. Hi! Hats off! Dhool! Very lovely and mouthwatering too.

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  4. Woww i want to have some gujiyas rite now,soooo irresistible..

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  5. Perfectly made dear- liked your version!

    US Masala

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  6. Looks perfect and yummy!

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  7. Perfectly made,lovely and delicious snack.

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  8. I love these cute little treats, they look like Indian empenadas. What a clever idea to use the genius gadgets to form them so perfectly!
    Thanks for sharing:DDD

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  9. they look so perfect and tempting

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  10. What a delightful treat! I am sure these would not last long at my house. Thanks for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and soul Hop.

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  11. Ohh this looks very appetizing :-) Cute gujiyas!!

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  12. Yummy gujiyas . I too prepared them a few weeks back due to holi. Yours look great.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  13. The gujiyas look so yummy and cute.

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  14. sweet suffed puris looks awesome. love it.

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  15. That plate looks so festive.Gujjiya looks delicious with mixture.

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  16. delicious Gujjiyas. These are one of my favorite sweets

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  17. Looks perfect and sure it must have tasted great

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  18. lovely gujjiyas, I love khova Mmm must be very delicious

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  19. Thanks for ur step by step pictures and delicious too.

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  20. khoya filling is my fav .. delicious looking gujjiya :)
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  21. delicious sweet snack looks wonderful

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  22. Looks lovely. Well explained

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  23. This looks wonderful & delicious.Nice one!!!

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  24. I loved the mold, Have to buy it:) nice shapes. We make gujiya with different stuffing!

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  25. Totaly Yum Priya, Want to visit you soon :)
    And Am glad you liked the award - had you esp in mind when I made that up, my soul sister - please also collect the sisterhood award and do display on your blog :) xoxo

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  26. I also say soul sister, because top of the world is really one of the most fav songs which I dare to sing, if ever challenged to sing an English song :) and I was so happy to see its revival in Shrek 4 - what an awesome way to introduce the younger generation (who are blessed with such crappy stuff they call music) to an old gem!

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  27. the filling is too good!...u made them perfectly!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  28. I have been wanting to do this for a long time and u tempt me a lot..

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  29. Looks perfect!!! :)
    I too made gujiya for holi but didn't get time to take pictures and post :(....maybe next year!!

    Thanks
    Ankita
    http://eat-hearty.blogspot.com

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  30. hmmm...i like my gujia sealed with my hands...
    i usually make it with my instant khoya made in microwave and the filling is a bit different. Gujia from my hometown ( banaras) is famous and we love making it for special occasions....i made it for holi too and it's time to fry some more as i have some of the filling in the fridge...thanks for reminding :)
    Loved you gujia ...

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  31. Beautiful Gujiyas. Where did you get the metal Molds for the Gujiya.

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