Monday, 9 November 2015

Mawa Gujiya recipe | Karanji recipe | Sweet dumplings recipe

              Light a lamp of love !
              Blast a chain of sorrow !
              Shoot a rocket of prosperity !
              Fire a flowerpot of happiness !
                                                       By Anonymous

Wishing you all a glowing Diwali and a glowing life !

Diwali....the light , the sparkle , the crackers . Sit quietly . Close your eyes . Withdraw the senses . Fix the mind on illumination of soul  and enjoy the true essence of diwali !

This gorgeous festival of snacks , sweets , crackers and feast ,where old and young meet each other with delight . This Diwali , I am presenting you with a conventional Diwali sweet called Gujiya.

Gujiyas are known by several names in different parts of India . Like Ghughra in Gujarat , Karanji in Maharashtra , Karachika in Tamil Nadu , and so on.
Recipe is almost  similar for all with slight variation as per the region.

Mawa Gujiya | Sweet dumplings

Recipe by Shivani Saxena
Prep time: 35 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yields : 20 to 22 Gujiya

For pastry dough
  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • pinch salt
  • As required Water
For Filling
  • 2.5 cups Mawa / dried whole milk
  • 1 cup dessicated coconut powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup  chopped raisins and cashew nuts
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder

  • For frying Vegetable Oil

Cooking Directions
  1. To make pastry dough

  2. In a bowl , take all purpose flour , vegetable oil , salt. Start adding water to the flour but little at a time . We want a firm yet soft dough . Knead the dough well.

  3. Once the dough is ready , let it rest for 25 minutes by covering it with damp cloth . 

  4. To make filling

  5. In a thick bottomed pan , take dried whole milk ( mawa ) and cook for 3 to 5 minutes on medium flame till it changes colour to light brown.

  6. Take mawa off heat and let it cool completely.

  7. Add sugar , raisins and cahew nuts , dessicated coconut and cardamom powder to it . Mix well and your filling is ready .

  8. Steps to make Gujiya

  9. Make small balls of dough and cover them with damp cloth . Take one ball at a time . With the help of rolling pin , roll it into a circle of approxi mately 4 " t 5 " diameter .

  10. Fill 1 tbsp filling inside the circle . Apply water on one half of the flattened ball and seal the sides properly.

  11. Fold into pleats by pressing and folding it . Seal it properly to avoid tearing of Gujiya while frying . Place Gujiya below damp cloth toa void drying .

  12. Repeat the procedure and make remaining Gujiya .

  13. Now take vegeatble oil in athick bottomed pan .Place it on low flame .

  14. Place Gujiya carefully in it . Add 2 -3 Gujiya in hot oil at a time . Dont overcrowd the oil .

  15. Fry the Gujiya till outer crust is golden and crisp .

  16. Take the Gujiya out of oil and on absorbent paper . Once cold , Gujiya can be stored in airtight container for approximately 1 week.
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