#Diwali Snacks: Try Popular Sweet Deep-Fried Dumpling Gujiya At Home

Gujiya Recipe
Gujiya Recipe

Gujiya are nothing but a sweet deep-fried dumpling made with maida stuffed with a mixture of sweetened khoya and dried fruits

Gujiya Recipe

Prep Time: 45 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Hii Foodies!!! How are you all??? For the sweet diwali snacking you can surely make gujiya. Gujiya are nothing but a sweet deep-fried dumpling made with maida (all purpose flour) stuffed with a mixture of sweetened khoya and dried fruits, and fried in ghee. This North Indian dessert is truly delicious and can be made easily. Although you need a little patience and time to make this tasty dish, believe us the outcome is simply awesome. The best thing about this yummy filling is the combination of sweet and crispy outer coating. Another best thing is if you don’t want to fry then you can bake and even make them in an air fryer.  So try any of the versions of Gujiya and share with family and friends at this diwali get together.

Scroll down to get the recipe of Gujiya

Gujiya Recipe Ingredients

  •  4 cups Maida
  • Ghee for dough and frying
  • 200 g or 1 cup Khoya
  •  2 cups finely grated Dry Coconut
  •  1/2 cup chopped dry fruits (Cashews, almonds, pistachios, raisins)
  •  200 g Powdered Sugar or as required
  • 2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • Gujiya Mould (optional)
Gujiya Recipe Ingredients - 4 cups Maida
Gujiya Recipe Ingredients – 4 cups Maida
Gujiya Recipe Ingredients - Dry Fruits
Gujiya Recipe Ingredients – Dry Fruits

Preparation before Gujiya Recipe

· Prepare Dough: For the dough mix melted ghee with all purpose flour and rub with your palms. Knead a soft dough using water. Cover and keep aside.

· Prepare Stuffing: Break the khoya into small pieces and fry till pinkish in color add 200 g powdered sugar . Let it cool and then add grated coconut, 1/2 cup chopped dry fruits and cardamom powder.

· Take 6 to 7 green cardamoms powdered in a mortar-pestle.

Preparation before Gujiya Recipe - Prepare Dough
Preparation before Gujiya Recipe – Prepare Dough

Gujiya Recipe: Step By Step

1. Knead the dough for a minute.

2. Divide it into equal pieces. Roll each part in your palms to make balls. Cover with a moist kitchen towel.

3. Roll each ball with the rolling pin to a small circle about 4 inch disc and by the time you start filling keep all the rolled discs in a plate covered with damp cloth.

4. Now use a gujiya mould and keep the rolled disc in it and fill it with 1 tsp of filling. Apply the sealant on the borders and press the mould and remove the extra dough from around. Remove the gujiya from the mould and store in a plate covered with damp cloth.

Gujiya Recipe Step 3 and 4
Gujiya Recipe Step 3 and 4

5. If you don’t have gujiya mould then take a round disk and with your fingertip, apply water all over the circumference edge. Place about 1 tbsp of the khoya stuffing on one side of the circle, keeping edges empty. Carefully, bring together both the edges and join. Gently press the edges and make pleated design at the edges.

6. When all the gujiya are filled, heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan.

Gujiya Recipe Step 5 and 6
Gujiya Recipe Step 5 and 6

7. Deep fry the gujiyas on medium low flame till golden brown.

Gujiya Recipe Step 7
Gujiya Recipe Step 7

8. Let the gujiyas cool and your Gujiya is ready to serve and store in an airtight container.

Gujiya Recipe Step 8
Gujiya Recipe Step 8

Recipe Tips

1. The dough should be stiff enough.

2. While rolling the dough, keep the remaining dough covered.

3. Carefully watch the temperature of ghee while frying. These should be fried on medium heat, at the right temperature.

4. Never overfill the Gujiyas as they will break open on frying.

Nutrition Value of Gujiya

Value Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories249
Calories from Fat81
Fat9g14%
Saturated Fat6g38%
Cholesterol13mg4%
Sodium30mg1%
Potassium87mg2%
Carbohydrates36g12%
Fiber1g4%
Sugar10g11%
Protein4g8%
Vitamin A45IU1%
Vitamin C0.6mg1%
Calcium75mg8%
Iron1.5mg 8%
Nutrition Value of Gujiya

* Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet and Nutrition value is a rough estimate for Gujiya.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Gujiya good for health?

No!! It is deep fried and not recommended for healthy eating.

What is Gujiya made of?

Gujiya is fried snack made by a dough made of maida (all purpose flour) and khoya and dry fruit stuffing.

Can Gujiya be baked?

Yes!! It can be baked also.

Does Gujiya help in weight gain?

Yes!! If you eat in large amounts it can help you gain weight.

Can Gujiya eaten in fast?

No!! It is not eaten in fast.

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