Gujiya Recipe: How To Make Mawa Gujiya At Home

By: Sowmya Subramanian

Gujiya is a traditional North Indian sweet recipe that is prepared for many festivals or in general for all functions. The gujiyas are deep fried pastries with a sweet filling inside. It is also called karanji; the only difference being the filling. Gujiya is also made in South India with a coconut-jaggery filling and is called kajjikayallu or karjikai.

The mawa/khoya gujya is crisp and flaky on the outside and contains a filling made from khoya, sooji, sugar and dry fruits. The gujiya is a tedious and time-consuming delicacy and the important thing is to get the dough perfectly right. It is a long procedure and hence must be planned meticulously, before making this sweet at home.

If you are keen on preparing this delicious sweet at home, continue reading the step-by-step procedure along with the images and a video on how to make mawa gujiya.

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Gujiya Recipe | How To Make Mawa Gujiya At Home | Mawa Karanji Recipe | Fried Khoya GuJiya Recipe
Gujiya Recipe | How To Make Mawa Gujiya At Home | Mawa Karanji Recipe | Fried Khoya Gujiya Recipe
Prep Time
1 Hours
Cook Time
2 Hours
Total Time
3 Hours

Recipe By: Priyanka Tyagi

Recipe Type: Sweets

Serves: 12 pieces

Ingredients
  • Ghee - 5 tbsp

    All purpose flour (maida) - 2 cups

    Salt - 1/2 tsp

    Water - 1/2 cup

    Semolina (sooji) - 1/2 cup

    Khoya (mawa) - 200 g

    Chopped cashew nuts - 1/2 cup

    Chopped almonds - 1/2 cup

    Raisins - 15-18

    Powdered sugar - 3/4th cup

    Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

    Oil for frying

    Gujiya mould

Red Rice Kanda Poha
How to Prepare
  • 1. Take maida in a big bowl and add 3 tablespoon of ghee to it.

    2. Mix well and then add 1/4th cup of water, little by little, to knead it into a slight stiff dough.

    3. Add 2 to 3 drops of ghee and knead again.

    4. Cover it with a moist kitchen cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.

    5. Meanwhile, pour sooji in a heated pan and dry roast it on medium flame, till it turns light brown. Keep it aside for it to cool down.

    6. Then, add khoya to a heated pan.

    7. Add half a teaspoon of ghee and stir well.

    8. Stir continuously to avoid burning and cook until the khoya leaves the sides of the pan and starts to collect in the centre.

    9. Remove it off the stove and allow it to cool down completely.

    10. Pour half a tablespoon of ghee to a heated pan.

    11. Add the chopped cashew nuts, almonds and raisins to it.

    12. Stir well till the dry fruits are roasted.

    13. Remove it off the stove and allow it to cool down properly.

    14. Take the cooled khoya in a bowl and add the roasted sooji to it.

    15. Further, add the roasted dry fruits and cardamom powder to it. Remember, all the ingredients of the filling should be cooled completely before you add sugar.

    16. Add powdered sugar to it and mix thoroughly.

    17. Grease your hands with oil.

    18. Take a little of the dough and roll it between your palms to get a smooth round ball and shape it like a peda.

    19. Roll the dough into flat pooris using a rolling pin.

    20. Meanwhile, grease the gujiya mould with oil.

    21. Place the flat dough poori in it.

    22. Add the khoya mixture as a filling and apply water to all sides of the dough, so that it seals properly.

    23. Close the mould and press the sides of it.

    24. Remove the excess dough and add it to the remaining dough.

    25. Press the sides again and carefully open and remove the gujiya out of the mould.

    26. Cover the gujiya with a cloth.

    27. Meanwhile, heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan on a medium flame for frying.

    28. You can test if the oil is of the right temperature by taking a little dough and dropping it into the oil. If it immediately floats on top instead of sinking, it means that the oil is hot enough.

    29. Gently put a few pieces of the gujiya to fry on a medium flame.

    30. Fry them until they turn golden light brown and carefully flip them over to cook on the other side. (Each gujiya set might take about 10-15 minutes to cook.)

    31. Once done, transfer them on to a serving plate.

Instructions
  • 1.Add just enough water while making the dough to get a stiff, tough dough. It should not be too sticky.
  • 2.The dough must be covered with a moist cloth to avoid it from drying.
  • 3.The sooji must be roasted until the raw smell of the sooji is gone.
  • 4.While rolling the dough flat with the rolling pin, keep the remaining dough covered. If not, it might turn dry.
  • 5.The size of the dough rolled must be an inch bigger than the mould. This allows it to get a proper shape of the gujiya.
  • 6.Make sure you don't add too much filling, otherwise the gujiya might break while frying.
  • 7.Water must be added to the edges of the dough before closing the mould to seal it properly.
  • 8.This sweet can be made with other fillings as well.
  • 9.It can also be dipped in sugar syrup after frying.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 piece
  • Calories - 200
  • Fat - 8 g
  • Protein - 2 g
  • Carbohydrates - 30 g
  • Sugar - 18 g
  • Fibre - 1 g
  • Iron - 8%
  • Vitamin A - 2%

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE GUJIYA

1. Take maida in a big bowl and add 3 tablespoon of ghee to it.

gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe

2. Mix well and then add 1/4th cup of water, little by little, to knead it into a slight stiff dough.

gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe

3. Add 2 to 3 drops of ghee and knead again.

gujiya recipe

4. Cover it with a moist kitchen cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.

gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe

5. Meanwhile, pour sooji in a heated pan and dry roast it on medium flame, till it turns light brown. Keep it aside for it to cool down.

gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe

6. Then, add khoya to a heated pan.

gujiya recipe

7. Add half a teaspoon of ghee and stir well.

gujiya recipe

8. Stir continuously to avoid burning and cook until the khoya leaves the sides of the pan and starts to collect in the centre.

gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe

9. Remove it off the stove and allow it to cool down completely.

gujiya recipe

10. Pour half a tablespoon of ghee to a heated pan.

gujiya recipe

11. Add the chopped cashew nuts, almonds and raisins to it.

gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe

12. Stir well till the dry fruits are roasted.

gujiya recipe

13. Remove it from the stove and allow it to cool down properly.

gujiya recipe

14. Take the cooled khoya in a bowl and add the roasted sooji to it.

gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe

15. Further, add the roasted dry fruits and cardamom powder to it. Remember, all the ingredients of the filling should be cooled completely before you add sugar.

gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe

16. Add powdered sugar to it and mix thoroughly.

gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe

17. Grease your hands with oil.

gujiya recipe

18. Take a little of the dough and roll it between your palms to get a smooth round ball and shape it like a peda.

gujiya recipe

19. Roll the dough into flat pooris using a rolling pin.

gujiya recipe

20. Meanwhile, grease the gujiya mould with oil.

gujiya recipe

21. Place the flat dough poori in it.

gujiya recipe

22. Add the khoya mixture as a filling and apply water to all sides of the dough, so that it seals properly.

gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe

23. Close the mould and press the sides of it.

gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe

24. Remove the excess dough and add it to the remaining dough.

gujiya recipe

25. Press the sides again and carefully open and remove the gujiya out of the mould.

gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe

26. Cover the gujiya with a cloth.

gujiya recipe

27. Meanwhile, heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan on a medium flame for frying.

gujiya recipe

28. You can test if the oil is of the right temperature by taking a little dough and dropping it into the oil. If it immediately floats on top instead of sinking, it means that the oil is hot enough.

gujiya recipe

29. Gently put a few pieces of the gujiya to fry on a medium flame.

gujiya recipe

30. Fry them until they turn golden light brown and carefully flip them over to cook on the other side. (Each gujiya set might take about 10-15 minutes to cook.)

gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe

31. Once done, transfer them on to a serving plate.

gujiya recipe
gujiya recipe
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