Homemade Gujhiyas for Holi

Homemade Gujhiyas for Holi

Holis of my childhood were incomplete without my mother’s gujhiyas. I really looked forward to them. Normally, I don’t find time to make them for Holi. But this year, I planned ahead and finally got a batch done last evening. The kids loved them hot off the kadhai. There are more to be savored over the next few days. Here is my recipe:

For 15 medium sized gujhiyas


For the crust:

2 cups maida/all-purpose flour (I used one cup wholewheat flour and 1 cup maida)

2 tbsp. ghee/clarified butter 1 pinch salt

Some cold water to knead the dough

For the filling:

200 gm. khoya (unsweetened) (I bought but you can make your own by reducing full-fat milk)

2 tsp. ghee

1/2 cup chopped dry fruits (almonds, cashews and raisins; you can use pretty much what you like)

3 tbsp. sugar powdered or to taste

Recipe: gujhiya gujhiya gujhiya For the filling: gujhiya gujhiya This is your filling. Now make small balls from the dough. Roll each out in a circle. Put one tbsp. filling in the center of the rolled out circle. Seal the edges by applying a bit of water. Now, tuck the edges in to form a curly pattern.

Don’t fill too much filling or the gujhiya may break while frying. Once all the gujhiyas are ready in this manner, keep them covered by damp towel. gujhiya Heat some vegetable oil in a kadhai/wok. Fry a few gujhiyas at a time till they are golden brown on both sides and well cooked. gujhiya Take them out. Cool and store in an airtight container. They will easily last a week or two if they last that long. Enjoy this sweet treat whenever you like and especially this Holi.

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22 thoughts on “Homemade Gujhiyas for Holi

      1. It was okay ..the sugar was a little less…next time I need to use a little more 🙂 I was scared it would turn out to be like a stone but thankfully it was okay !

        1. Wow, that’s fabulous. Cake baking is always tricky. Even with recipes, first time is a trial. The only saving grace is you can adjust according to taste. 🙂

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