Homemade Gujiyas for Holi (Step-by-step recipe)| How to Make Gujiyas

by Rachna
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Holis of my childhood were incomplete without my mother’s gujiyas. 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 savoured over the next few days. You must try this easy gujiya recipe.

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Here is my gujiya recipe:

Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 45 minutes Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes Servings 15

Ingredients

  • For the crust:
  • 2 cup maida/all-purpose flour I used one wholewheat flour and 1 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

Instructions

  1. Take the ingredients for a crust and mix.
  2. Add cold water and knead to a stiff dough.
  3. Cover with a damp cloth and keep for half an hour.
  4. Now fry the khoya in ghee for about 10-15 minutes till it is golden. Fry on a low heat.
  5. Let the mixture cool down completely. Now add the chopped dry fruits and powdered sugar and mix well.
  6. To make gujiyas, roll out the dough into a circle. Make a fold in the half.
  7. Put a tablespoon of filling in the center and close each gujiya. You can make a pattern when closing the ends.
  8. Make all the gujiyas in this manner.
  9. Now heat oil/ghee and deep fry them on medium flame till they are golden brown.
  10. Take them off and serve hot or cold. They are delicious.

Recipe Notes

You can use any combination of dry fruits. Chironji tastes quite good in this.

If you want your gujiyas richer, you can fry them in ghee. If you want them low calorie, you can bake them or Airfry them.

You can also make khoya at home by reducing full-fat milk till all the moisture has dried up.

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Homemade Gujiyas for Holi

This is a sweet pastry filled with nuts and condensed milk mawa which is delicious and especially served around Holi.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine North Indian/ UP
Servings 15

Ingredients
  

  • For the crust:
  • 2 cup maida/all-purpose flour I used one wholewheat flour and 1 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

Instructions
 

  • Take the ingredients for a crust and mix.
  • Add cold water and knead to a stiff dough.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and keep for half an hour.
  • Now fry the khoya in ghee for about 10-15 minutes till it is golden. Fry on a low heat.
  • Let the mixture cool down completely. Now add the chopped dry fruits and powdered sugar and mix well.
  • To make gujiyas, roll out the dough into a circle. Make a fold in the half.
  • Put a tablespoon of filling in the center and close each gujiya. You can make a pattern when closing the ends.
  • Make all the gujiyas in this manner.
  • Now heat oil/ghee and deep fry them on medium flame till they are golden brown.
  • Take them off and serve hot or cold. They are delicious.

Notes

You can use any combination of dry fruits. Chironji tastes quite good in this.
If you want your gujiyas richer, you can fry them in ghee. If you want them low calorie, you can bake them.
You can also make khoya at home by reducing full-fat milk till all the moisture has dried up.
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Take the refined flour and whole wheat flour together with salt.

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Add melted ghee to the flours.

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Now knead with cold water to form a stiff dough. Keep aside covered with a damp towel.

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To make the filling, fry the khoya in ghee till it is pretty and golden.

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To the cooled khoya add chopped dry fruits and powdered sugar. 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.

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Don’t fill too much filling or the gujiya may break while frying.  

Keep the gujiyas covered by a damp towel before frying.

Heat some vegetable oil/ghee in a kadhai/wok. Fry a few gujhiyas on medium-low heat at a time till they are golden brown on both sides and well cooked.

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Take them out. Cool and store in an airtight container. Gujiyas will easily last a week or two if they last that long. Enjoy this sweet treat whenever you like and make this special Holi recipe at home.

Let me know how it tasted.

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Bhagyashree -

Muuh mein paani aa gaya…
Yummy Rachna
Happy Holi to you and yours….

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Rachna -

Thanks, Bhagyashree. Wish you the same.

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Smita -

Aaah! We made it this tuesday…Holi is incomplete without them na 😀

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Rachna -

Bilkul. Happy Holi to you too.

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Bikramjit -

Yum yum yum ..I have to go to work now 🙁

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Rachna -

Oh. 🙁 Go out and find some gujhiyas to eat this Holi. Happy Holi.

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itzzzjuzcynthia -

Yummy, I am going to try this. Happy Holi to you

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Rachna -

Thanks. Wish you the same. Hope you like it.

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Shailaja/ The Moving Quill -

YUM! They look delicious! I am going to invite myself over one of these days 😉

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Rachna -

Thanks! I would be elated if you come. 🙂

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Shailaja/ The Moving Quill -

Be careful what you wish for 😉

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nabanita21 -

Rachna I want to live near your place!! So that I can come over every time you post recipes 😉

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Rachna -

hahaha How did the cake baking go?

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nabanita21 -

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 !

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Rachna -

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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nabanita21 -

Oh and Happy Holi Rachna to you , Gurudev and your wonderful boys 🙂

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Rachna -

Thanks so much. Wish you, Shobhit and everyone at home a great Holi.

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B k chowla -

I don’t know how Gujiyas are made.
Yes,I know they are very tasty

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Rachna -

Now you know how they are made. 🙂

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Sandhya Kumar -

It is long time since I made this! Children are grown ups now….so, no snacks at all! Will do it again soon!

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Rachna -

Hope you do, Sandhya!

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Alok Singhal -

They are a hot favorites during celebrations in North India…I had written to a friend about the same few days back on the blog.

Good to see your family enjoying it.

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Natasha Sinha -

Thanks to your blogpost and my Ma’s ritual of making Gujiyas eversince we were kids in making this today. But looks like I got too much khoya! 1 kg!!!

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