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


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:

Milk powder-little  

Coconut powder-2tsp
sliced almonds
cardamom powder


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



  • 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.


  •  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.


  • 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 


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

  2. This makes me and yummy sweet

  3. So tempting !!! absolutely delicious !!

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

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

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

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

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

  9. lovely recipe with awesome presentation..
    Tasty Appetite

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

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

    US Masala

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