Gujia

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GujiaGujia: Gujia a cuisine of North India particularly Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan is a sweet dumpling made with suji / Maida flour / wheat flour and stuffed with khoya.

The packaging of a gujia is very much like that of a samosa, however the gujia has a very distinct shape. The gujia is filled with a mixture of grated and roasted dry fruits, khoya, coconuts and to add a grainy texture, a little suji (coarse ground wheat flour).

Ingredients (serves 10-12):

For the Filling:

  • 500 gms Khoya
  • 1/2 tsp green Cardamom Powder
  • 25 gms chopped Almonds
  • 25 gms Raisins
  • 25 gms dried Coconut, shredded
  • 350 gms Sugar, powdered

For the Cover:

  • 500 gms Maida (All purpose flour)
  • 6 tbsp Oil / Ghee (melted)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Water – as required to knead the dough
  • Oil, for frying

Method:

  • Sieve the maida flour with the salt.
  • Mix in the 6 tbsp oil with the maida.
  • Knead the dough well.
  • Add in some water and knead lightly.
  • Keep adding water as required and knead into soft but tight dough.
  • Cover with a damp cloth.
  • Set aside.
  • Mash and fry the khoya in a frying pan till light brown in colour.
  • Add in the powdered sugar and cardamom powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Add in the almonds, cashews, coconut and raisins.
  • Fry for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Allow it to cool to the room temperature.
  • Divide the dough into 20 similar balls.
  • Roll out each dough ball into a small round of about 4 inch diameter.
  • Fill half the round with the khoya mixture, fold it and seal the round, twisting the edges inwards.
  • Take care that the filling does not ooze out.
  • Prepare all the gujia‘s in the similar manner.
  • Heat the oil for frying in a deep kadhai.
  • Deep fry the gujia‘s in batches on a medium flame, till golden brown.
  • Drain and remove.
  • Serve the gujia’s at room temperature.

Notes:

  • Gujia’s can be stored in an airtight glass jar, for 2 weeks.
  • Gujia molds can also be used to prepare the gujia. While using molds, place the rolled dough ball in a greased gujia mold and fill a tbsp of filling mixture on one side. Moisten the edges of the round and fold one side of the mold over the other. Remove the excess dough edges and reuse.

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