Monday, March 21, 2011

GUJIA-Happy Holi

Happy Holi

Gujia i is a sweet Indian dumpling, filled with an almond and raisin mixture. It is a traditional dessert of north India. 

Gujia recipe is associated with the festival of Holi


Ingredients:

For Crust:

1 cup all purpose flour (plain flour or maida)
1 tablespoon sooji (semolina flour)
2 tablespoons oil
1/3 cup lukewarm water or as needed

 For Filling:


Sooji-2tsp
Milk powder-little  

Coconut powder-2tsp
sliced almonds
cardamom powder
sugar

Garnish:


1/2 cup sugar
1/4 Water
cardamom powder
2 tablespoons sliced almonds and pistachios
Oil to fry

Method:


Crust:


  • Mix flour, sooji, and oil in a bowl, make a soft dough adding water slowley as needed.until soft
  • Set the dough aside and cover it with a damp cloth. Let the dough sit for at least ten minutes.


Filling:




  •  Turn on heat and add  little ghee add sooji ,coconut, almonds,sugar, and cardamom powder. Mix together well.
  • After cooling, the mixture. Keep aside.

Making the Gujias:



  • Knead the dough again for a minute.
  • Divide the dough into  equal parts and roll into balls with the palms of your hands.
  • Roll each ball into about 4-inch diameter  (like a poori or chappati).
  • Dip your finger in the water and spread it around the rim of the rolled dough, but just on the half the circle.
  • Take the rolled dough in your palm and put about 1-1/2 tablespoons of the filling mixture in the center and fold it into a semi-circle. Now press the edges together with your fingers.
  •  Make sure the edges are completely sealed otherwise they will open while frying and oil will get in and filling will come out.



Garnishing:


  • Boil the sugar and water on medium heat until syrup is about one thread or 230 degrees (Fahrenheit) on a candy thermometer.
  • Dip the gujias into the syrup making sure they are coated with syrup all around.
  • Place the gujias on a wire rack to allow the extra syrup drain.
  • Garnish the gujias with sliced almonds and pistachios while the gujhias are still moist with syrup.
Gujias will be dry in an hour.Enjoy ....H appy Diwali 

12 comments:

  1. Really a yummy sweet for holi...With full of nuts it looks rich....

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  2. This makes me drool..rich and yummy sweet

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  3. So tempting !!! absolutely delicious !!

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  4. Gorgeous and mouthwatering gujiya.Happy Holi to you Sheena.

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  5. Wish you Happy Holi too..gujiya looks mouth watering ...so yum

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  6. Hope you had a wonderful holi. Gujiya looks awesome.

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  7. Happy Holi! Looks yummy and nutty...


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  8. Happy holi to u too.lovely sweet just looking like our somas.

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  9. lovely recipe with awesome presentation..
    Tasty Appetite

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  10. Looks like our somasi..Great work dear.. Enna vittutu neenga mattum saapteengala..

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  11. Great looking gujiyas dear..liked your version!

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  12. so tempting ...my long time pending recipe ...hope to do it soon ...

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