Gujiya Recipe – Easy Step By Step Gujiya Recipe
This is an Indian dessert which is made up of a Puff Pastry with a filling of Khoya/ Mawa.
Servings Prep Time
8-10persons 2-3hours
Cook Time
1hour
Servings Prep Time
8-10persons 2-3hours
Cook Time
1hour
Ingredients
Dough Ingredients
Filling Ingredients
Instructions
How to knead the dough
  1. Add all dry ingredients at once , like baking powder, salt. Mix everything well.
  2. Add warm oil and mix very well. At this state, you will be able to make balls out of dry flour.
  3. At this point, add water little by little to form a nice and soft flaky dough. In any case, your dough must not be hard niether too soft/ sticky.
How to make the filling
  1. On medium flame, roast the Khoya until it becomes dry and golden brown in colour. Stir it continuously otehrwise it may burn. Take non-stick to avoid burning. Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Now,Mix all the ingredients listed in the ingredient list of stuffing with the Khoya. Prepare the mixture and cover it avoid flies.
How to fold Gujiya/ How to make Gujiya shape
  1. Make a cylindrical roll from the dough. Cut equal size of balls .Place it in a container after making them smooth and round using palm of your hands.
  2. Roll it 1/2 inch thick and approximately and in the form of a circle 4-5 inches in diameter.
  3. Using your fingertip, apply some water at the edges to make sure perfect sealing.
  4. Take a tablespoon and half of stuffing, Place it at the centre and , leave the edges clean and carefully bring the edges together both sides. Press a little at the sides to seal it perfectly. Avoid over-filling so that they do not break while frying.
  5. Use a fork or a Gujiya Maker. -With a fork, press the edges a little bit to give a design and also ensuring the seal. – If you have a Gujiya Mould/cutter then put the Gujiya inside the mould and push it at the edges. Open the mould and take out the Gujiya which will now have a certain design as like the cutter has. You can also use pizza cutter around the edges, but really carefully. It may explode in oil. This method is perfect you are going to bake it.
  6. Make at least 5-6 Gujiyas at a time. Make sure you cover them while making. If they dry out then they may break while deep-frying.
How to deep- fry the Gujiyas
  1. Heat the oil at moderate temperature. Check the oil by dropping a small piece of dough. – If the piece settle down , the oil is still not good enough. – If the piece comes up with a gradual speed , the oil is moderately hot which is what we want. – If the piece comes up fast, its too hot, let it cool up a bit.
  2. In moderately hot oil, drop 3-4 Gujiyas at once, and immediately simmer the heat.
  3. Do not overcrowd the oil, this will make the temperature fall down which we do not want.
  4. Keep stirring the Gujiyas in the pot, and fry them evenly from both sides.
  5. You don’t have to make them golden brown. Pinkish colour is good. It will take 3-4 minutes . Now, this is something all you have to do.
How to make Baked Gujiya Recipe
  1. After making the Gujiya, brush them well with oil. Place them in a baking tray.
  2. Place the Gujiyas in an oven for 20-30 minutes at 200 degree celsius which is 390 degress Fahrenhiet. Make sure you keep a check on them as every oven works slightly differently.
How to make Gujiya dipped in Sugar Syrup
  1. To make Sugar Syrup, Take 300gm of sugar and 150gm of water (1/4 cup). Put them in a pot and heat it for 10 minutes.
  2. Once the glaze becomes to boil, check using your fingertip and thumb if it is forming two strings then your Sugar Syrup is ready.
  3. Dip your Fried/baked Gujiyas in the Syrup. Enjoy the deliciousness. You can freeze them for a longer shelf life. Warm them a bit in a microwave or Oven or have it chilled.