Holi is coming up and we cannot keep calm! This is one of the most celebrated festivals in India and from youth to old, everyone eagerly awaits throughout the year for this festival of color. However, no celebration is complete without traditional food and delectable. Holi is no exception. Gujiya is one such dish that we all have grown up eating since our childhood days during Holi. No Holi celebration is complete without making this tasty dish. So, if your grand mom or mom is not around and you’re craving for those childhood memories of Gujiyas made by them, then here is for you a quick recipe for Holi. Eat it yourself or share it with your friends and family, live your childhood memories this Holi. And if you’re a health fanatic then there is a twist in this age-old Gujiya recipe, check it out.
Recipe for Holi – The secret behind a perfect Gujiya
Making a perfect gujiya like your mom and grandma is not so difficult job if you know the right proportions and knead the perfect dough. Along with all the ingredients that we have listed down below, add a dash of love to it and your perfect recipe for Holi 2019 will be ready in no time.
What is Gujiya?
In case you are from South India, you might not be aware of Gujiya. It is nothing but a traditional Holi sweet that is popular in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan. It’s more or less similar to a dumpling where the crisp outer layer is made out of maida and the inner fillings are made out of Khoya, coconut and loaded with dry fruits. If you are creative enough, you can bring in variations in the fillings by using a combination of mawa, dry fruits, baked gujiyas etc. However, our favorite is the timeless classic gujiyas. The recipe of it is given below —
Traditional Gujiya Recipe
Flour – 2 cups
Butter – 1 cup
Water to knead the dough
Sugar or jaggery – 2 cups
Khoya – 1 cup
Dry fruits finely chopped – ½ cup
Cardamom powder – 1 teaspoon
Ghee – 1 tablespoon
1. Take the flour in a vessel, add the ghee and mix well.
2. Pour water slowly and keep kneading.
3. The crispness of the outer layer depends on how the dough is kneaded. So, remember to knead the dough nicely.
4. Keep it aside.
5. Saute the khoya over heat for a minute or two.
6. Then add sugar or jaggery, cardamom powder, and all the chopped dry fruits.
7. Cook for a minute and turn of the heat. Let it cool for a while.
8. Take a small portion of the dough and roll it out.
9. Put the fillings and then seal the edges of the covering. You can either make shapes at the edges with hand or use a fancy cookie cutter to make the designs.
10. Make all the gujiyas this way and keep aside.
11. In a deep bottom pan, heat the groundnut oil. Alternatively, you can use ghee as well.
12. Deep fry all the gujiyas in it until the color changes to golden brown.
13. Make sugar syrup by boiling sugar water. Once you get the desired consistency keep it aside.
14. Take out the fried gujiyas and dip it in the sugar syrup once and take it out.
15. Serve in a plate and garnish with some chopped dry fruits on top.
Do try it out and let us know how it turned out. From the team of Mesmara we wish all our readers a colorful Happy Holi.
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