Gujiya

Happy Holi..Everyone..!Better late than never…!😋

Gujiya is a snack specially prepared during the Holi festival. Towards the north of India, it is known as gujiya whereas towards the South, it is called as Ada.

Recipe:
Serves 3

Ingredients:

  • All purpose flour: 1 cup
  • Wheat flour: 1/4 cup
  • Salt: 1 tspn
  • Water as required
  • Vegetable oil to deep fry

For the filling:

  • Coconut: 1/2 cup, grated
  • Ghee: 2 tspn
  • Cashew nut: 4-5 broken
  • Peanut butter: 1 tbspn
  • Banana: 1 chopped

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix the flour and salt.
  2. Add water as required, and knead it with hand until it has a consistency of a roti or puri dough.
  3. Let it rest for a while(until the filling is prepared).
  4. Filling: In a pan, add ghee and roast the cashews.Add the rest of the ingredients for the filling and saute well.Keep it aside and let it cool.
  5. Make small balls of the dough. Spread it with hand or a rolling pin. Cut it with a round cookies cutter. Place one spoonful filling onto it and fold and press the edges.
  6. Make a design by pinching and twisting all along the sealed edges or use a dumpling mould.
  7. Similarly, repeat the same with the other balls.
  8. In a kadai, pour vegetable oil as required to deep fry the gujiyas. 
  9. Once the oil is hot, fry them until it turns golden brown all over.
  10. Place it on a kitchen tissue paper.
  11. Serve it hot with chocolate syrup.

Tips: 

Usually, once deep fried, gujiya is dipped in sugar syrup and then served. (Why not a twist with chocolate syrup in gujiya..😋)

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