Gujiya Recipe, Mawa Gujiya Recipe
Recipe type: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 20 pieces
Gujiya Recipe or mawa gujiya recipe - A sweet deep fried pastry filled with mawa/desiccated coconut filling.
For pastry or dough for Gujia
  • Maida / All purpose flour : 1 cup
  • Ghee / Clarified butter : 2 tbsp
  • Water : 1/3 cup
For sweet mawa filling for Gujiya
  • Khoya / Khova : 50 grams
  • Coconut powder (dessicated) : 2 tbsp
  • Sugar powder : 1/2 cup
  • Dry Fruits : 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder : 1/4 tsp
Other ingrediets
  • Oil: 3 cups for frying
To make pastry or dough for Gujia
  1. In a bowl take mainda/all purpose flour.
  2. Add ghee/clarified butter to madia and mix well both the ingredients.
  3. Add water to flour and knead into dough. (Note: add little water at a time and knead so that dough does not get too soft )
  4. Once the dough is kneaded cover the dough with damn cloth and keep aside for 25 min to rest.
To make sweet mawa filling for Gujiya
  1. In pan take the mawa/khoya and cook for about 2 min or till the khoya changes its color.
  2. Turn off the gas. Once the khoya cools down transfer it in a bowl.
  3. Now in the khoya add powdered sugar, dry fruits, dry coconut powder and cardamon powder mix well.
  4. The stuffing or filling for gujiya is ready.
Steps to fold gujiya without gujiya mold
  1. Once the dough is rested for about 25 min it is time to roll out gujiya.
  2. Make small round equal balls out of dough and cover it with damn cloth.
  3. Now take one round ball and place it on the rolling board and with the help of the rolling pin roll it to a flat puri like shape approx 3-4 inch in diameter.
  4. Cut the puri with the help of katori / cookie cutter. This way your gujjiya will have equal size.
  5. Fill the stuffing inside. Don't add too much of filling just add a tbsp.
  6. In corners apply some water and seal the sides properly.
  7. Fold into pleats the edge by pressing and folding it. This way gujiya will get sealed properly. You can also use ready made gujiya mould or shaper.
  8. Now repeat the same process for remaining gujiya and cover them with damn cloth.
To deep fry the gujiyas
  1. Heat oil in a frying pan and once hot place gujiya carefully in it.
  2. Fry the gujiya on low flame so that the outer crust is nice crisp.
  3. Remove the gujiya on kitchen napkin/paper towel once they become golden in color.
  4. Let the gujiya gets cool down. Sweet mawa filled gujiya are ready now.
  5. You can store the gujiyas in air tight container.
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