Holi is one of the most loved and thrilling Hindu festivals. People of all age groups look forward to celebrating Holi every year, with excitement. We celebrate Holi with colors, dance, Bollywood and traditional songs, and lots of delicious sweets. If you are looking to perform puja for Holi from the comfort of your home, then Online Temple can help you with our best online puja services.
One such popular sweet for Holi is Gujiya. Holi feels incomplete without some relishing homemade Gujiya. Gujiya is a deep-fried sweet dish and has a shape like that of momos, the outer layer is crispy, and the filling is sweet with khoya, coconut, and dry fruits. Let’s dive into details on how you can make delicious Gujiyas at your home.
Ingredients Required for Gujiya
Gujiya consists of dough with a crispy outer layer, and the fillings inside, sweet and delightful. Here are the ingredients which we will need to complete this recipe.
Ingredients for Dough
- 2 cup Refined Wheat Flour (Maida)
- 3 tablespoon Ghee
- ½ tablespoon Salt
- Water for kneading
- Oil for Frying
Ingredients for Filling
- 1 cup Mawa/Khoya
- 2 tablespoon Ghee
- ¾ cup Semolina (Suji)
- 1½ cup of dry fruits, like cashew, almonds, and raisins
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ tablespoon Cardamom powder (Elaichi)
Process of Making Gujiya
Process for Dough
- Collect all the ingredients for the dough in a bowl.
- Use lukewarm water for kneading the dough. Make sure the dough is firm and soft at the same time.
- Cover the dough with a clean cloth and leave it for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, let us work on the filling.
Process for Filling
- Take the Khoya in a pan and stir it on a medium flame till it turns into a brownish color.
- Add ghee and sooji to the pan and roast them well.
- Add tiny pieces of coconut and chopped dry fruits in a separate pan, heat them on a low flame, and mix them well.
- Mix the roasted khoya with the coconuts and dry fruits, and toss them well
- Transfer the mixture into a bowl and let them cool down.
- After that, add the powdered sugar and cardamom powder and mix them thoroughly.
Shaping & Frying Gujiyas
- Make small balls of dough and roll them into thick circles.
- Wet the edges of these circles with water and add the filling, covering half of the circle
- Fold the other half in a way that filling is covered inside, and press the edges of the dough together, so the fillings don’t fall out.
- Pinch and twist the edges to make it into a design. To make this step more manageable, you can use a mould.
- Fill up each gujiyas in the same way.
- Heat oil in a cauldron(kadhai) on a medium flame
- When the oil is ready, add guijyas to deep fry them.
- Don’t forget to turn them upside down, so they get the golden brown color from both sides.
- In the end, lift them out and place them in absorbent paper.
Delightful Gujiyas are now ready. Since it is a homemade sweet, the first thing to do with Gujiya is to take out some pieces of Gujiyas and offer them to gods in your home temple. You are free to enjoy Gujiyas now, and you can fill up a jar from Gujiyas and eat them for a few more days, even after Holi. Best wishes for the upcoming Holi. You can book online puja services at reasonable rates from Online Temple.