Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Gujiya

Gujiya is a special sweet dish prepared during Holi. Holi is a "festival of colours" celebrated in India. Its a festival which has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of 'good' over 'bad'. The spring season, during which the weather changes, is believed to cause viral fever and cold. Thus, the playful throwing of the coloured powders has a medicinal significance: the colours are traditionally made of Neem, Kumkum, Haldi (Turmeric), Bilva.


Makes 16 Gujiyas

Ingredients


For filling
1/2 tin Milkmaid
150 gm Coconut (fresh scraped)
25 gms Fine Semolina
2 tbsp. Almonds (chopped)
2 tbsp. Cashewnuts (chopped)
2 tbsp. Raisins
1/4 tsp. Cardamom powder

For Dough
125 gm Maida (All purpose flour)
20 ml (4 tbsp) Oil
1/4 Cup Water

Oil to deep fry

Method

Roast Semolina, and mix together all other ingredients for the filling. Cook till mixture is dry.

To prepare dough, rub oil into maida, add water and make into dough. Knead the dough till pliable. Keep aside covered with moist cloth for 5 - 10 minutes.

Knead dough once again. Divide into 16 balls. Roll each ball into a round shape of about 4 - 5 inches. Roll it very thin.

Divide the fillings into 16 parts so that the filling will be equally distributed.

Place filling, fold over and shape into Gujiya joining the edges with water.

Deep fry in hot oil till golden brown.


Enjoy!!

7 comments:

Megha said...

Ohhh.......they are so tempting...Feel like eating all of themm:)

rekhas kitchen said...

Hi first time to your place you have a nice place with wonderful recipes I have bookmarked some recipes from you will try and let you know tanks a lot for these great recipes each and every recipe of yours looks so so so awesome

Ramya Kiran said...

Megha and Rekha, thank you so much for your lovely comments :)
Do visit again!

Happy cook said...

Just the thought of biting to one of them makes me drool here.

Sanika N said...

Hey Ramya Happy Holi to u n ur family...yeah gujias look mouth-watering...Your blog is very nice

Sharmilee! :) said...

Havent heard of this name...but looks yummy. Happy Holi!!

Sia said...

ah, golden beauties! if only someone would send big box of gujiyas to me;) ~hints, hints~

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