Sunday, February 28, 2010


Holi-the festival of colours, water, fun and joy. And when it comes to sweets, gujiya is the first thing that comes to one's mind in holi.
It's been long when we used to be at home on holi and mom used to make this special dish to savour on holi. Somehow, I never liked the gujiyas sold in the market. So this time I thought to try my hand on making it all by myself. Of course, it couldn't have been possible without my dear sister :)
Though making gujiyas does take time and effort, but the taste of this scrumptious dish is worth all the effort. Here's the recipe for the same :

Serves : 20-24 pieces

Ingredients :

1) 250 grams Maida
2) 1 Small Katori castor sugar
2) 5-6 tbl spoon refined oil
3) Half glass water
4) Few Raisins, finely chopped Almond, Chironji(Cudpahnut) and Cardamom
5) 200 grams Khoya
6) 2-3 spoons roasted Suji
7) 3 spoons grated coconut

Method :

1) Fry the khoya in a pan till golden brown.

2) Mix the fried khoya with sugar, suji, coconut, almonds, raisins, cardamom and chironji as shown below and set it aside.

2) Now take maida and keep putting some oil and mix it till the mixture starts showing out soft bubbles. Now add water and knead into a soft dough.(Tip: Once the dough starts leaving oil in your hand, it is ready to be used)

3) Roll out the kneaded dough into small chappatis (Tip : Keep the sides a little thinner than the centre)

4) Divide the dough into small balls and roll each ball into a small round of 4 inch diameter. Fill half the chappati with the khoya mixture, fold it and seal the round with a little water. Decorate the ends by twisting the edges inwards as shown below:
Take care that the filling does not ooze out.

5) Now deep fry the gujiyas in oil on medium flame till golden brown (Tip : If the gujiyas are not sealed properly, they might open up while frying, so be careful if they open out, remove them immediately)

6) Take them out with a sieve type ladle and drain the oil completely.
Your gujiyas are ready to eat!!

Enjoy the gujiyas and wish you all a very happy Holi!!


  1. Looks yummy n delicious!!!!! You have simply ruled out any possibilities of excuses from my side when Im in the capital next!!!! ;).. btw, where are comments from those who tasted these lovely gujiyas?

  2. Mr.Gopal....dont worry I am here to comment :D.. I had Bikanerwala Ghujia yday morning and then Rashi's. Frankly this Ghujia was pleasant and tasty and it def prompted me to take the second one (which was not the case with Bikanerwala's). Am going to have my 2nd round this evening :). Your bad luck Gopal :D

  3. Thanks Gopal....:)

    And Mr. Pearlson, I hope you enjoyed ur second round too :)
    Hope you had a gr8 holi....sorry Gopal, you missed both the gujiya and the colors this holi :(

  4. Lovely Rashi -So you have some comments in your blog already :-)
    Seriously your cooking has improved drastically.Way to go!

    You have to make me some delicacies wen we meet and i will make you eat some of my food forcibly :-)...all love to you..Rma

  5. What the hell is this "ss" instead of my name !!!

  6. @Rma : beta, to wat did u compare my latest cooking skills with??? :)

    waise even i was wondering who is this ss, until i read the complete msg.

  7. will I get to taste some??? I reallyyyyyyyyyyyyy want them!
    Good going Rashi!