Mawa Gujiya – A traditional Indian festive sweet
Recipe Type: Dessert
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Serves: 25 gujiyas
A delicious deep fried treat made with solid milk and coconut stuffing. Too though to eat just one!
  • for the stuffing
  • 1-1/2 cups grated mawa/khoya
  • ½ cup grated coconut
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbs cardamom powder
  • ½ cup grated nuts (cashew, almond, pistachio or whatever you have at home)
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • for the dough
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tbs ghee/butter
  • water for kneading
  • vegetable oil for deep frying
  1. In a bowl, mix the flour and ghee until it’s crumbly.
  2. Add little water and knead for a short while to make the dough soft (do not knead for too long).
  3. Cover it with a kitchen towel and let it rest for 15 mins.
  4. For the stuffing, heat a non-stick pan and cook the grated mawa for about 2 minutes.
  5. Pour it in a bowl and let it cool down.
  6. Mix all the other stuffing ingredients to the bowl and keep it aside.
  7. To make the gujiyas, you could either use a mold or use the old school way, like I did.
  8. Take some dough, make a ball and roll it very thin (do not add any flour as you roll the dough).
  9. Take a cookie cutter or anything else that will help you cut few circles out of the dough (I used a 3-inch cookie cutter).
  10. Put 1tsp filling in the tiny circle, fold it half and use a fork to press the edges.
  11. In a pan or wok, fry enough oil for deep frying these gujiyas.
  12. The key thing to remember is that do not make the oil too hot. It should be medium hot and fry these until they’re light golden brown in color.
  13. Let it cool before you bite into it.. it’s tough to wait, trust me! I love it when its warm.. but it tastes good even when it’s cooled to room temperature.
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