Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Khasta Gujias : Holi special


Ingredients -

All purpose flour (Maida) - 1/2 kg
Clarified butter or ghee - 1 cup or  8-9 tbsp
Warm water - enough for the dough
Maida - 2 tbsp mixed in 1/2 cup water
Oil - for frying




For the filling -


Mawa - 1/2 kg
Semolina (optional) - 1/2 cup
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Cashew nuts chopped - 1 cup
Almonds chopped - 1 cup
Raisins chopped - 1 cup
Chirounji  (charoli nuts) - 3-4 tbsp
Green cardamom crushed - 5-6
Ground sugar - 2 cup




Method -

 
1. Sieve maida in a large bowl and mix ghee in it 

    thoroughly, using your fingers.
2. Knead a smooth  and tight dough using enough 
    water and  keep it to rest, covering with a wet muslin
    cloth.


 For the filling -
 
1. Take a karahi and fry the mawa till light golden colour.

     Fry the semolina also in a separate karahi . Let it cool
     down.
2. Grind the sugar and mix every ingredient nicely listed 

    for the filling.
 
How to proceed -

1. Take small balls out of the dough and roll it about 

    4 inch diameter like a puri with a rolling pin.
2. Put 1 table spoon full of the filling in the middle,
    wet it on the edges, just the outer rim, using batter
    (maida mixed in water)  and close it. 
3. Put it in a gujhia mould and press it, remove the extra
    dough from the mould, it will come out in a ghujia shape,
    make sure the edges are sealed so it does not break while
    frying.
4. Make all in the same manner, keep it covered.
5. Heat a deep frying pan and fry all the gujia till golden 

    brown on a low - medium heat.
6. Serve it on this special occasion and enjoy it with family 

    and friends.




                                        

 














2 comments:

  1. Holi always reminds me of the gujiyas that I used to have at my friends' and neighbours' houses. Your gujiyas look so tempting. Have a great holi.

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  2. Thank you so much Sadaf.... Wish u a Happy Holi too!!!

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