Sunday, 24 March 2013


On holi, enjoy famous Indian sweet Gujiya in baked and fried versions with yummy 
Dahi Bhallas :-)


For the dough:

200 gm all-purpose flour
4-5 tbsp melted ghee/oil
1-2 tbsp powdered sugar
Warm water as required
Oil for deep frying

For the Filling:

1/2 cup fresh grated coconut/desiccated coconut
1/2 cup suji/semolina
1/2 cup chopped nuts
2 tbsp raisins
1/3 cup sugar (add more according to your taste)
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
A pinch of saffron, crushed
1 tablespoon Ghee


  • Mix flour, sugar and oil by rubbing lightly using your fingers to get a crumbly texture. Use warm water to make firm dough. Cover with a wet cloth and keep aside.
  • Now heat ghee in a pan, fry nuts for few seconds and keep them aside. (do not turn brown)
  • In same pan roast suji and coconut till light brown color. Now mix in sugar, cardamom powder, raisins, saffron and roasted nuts. Allow the mixture to cool. 
  • Knead the dough and divide the dough into 12-14 equal sized balls.
  • Roll these balls out into circles about 4-5" wide. (or depends on size of your gujiya cutter)
  • Put a heaped tbsp of filling in the centre of each circle and fold over into a semi-circle.
  • Wet the edges and pleat them or use gujiya cutter or use fork to seal. Make all gujiyas and keep aside. (I used gujiya cutter)
  • Heat oil on a medium flame and deep fry the gujiyas to brown color and keep aside.
  • Serve at room temp with yummy dahi bhalle.
For baked version: 
  • Preheat oven to 180 C and spread foil on baking tray and grease it with oil.
  • Brush melted ghee on gujiyas and bake for 15-20 min till light brown color.
  • Cool them and keep in airtight container.

  • In place of semolina you can use khoya or increase coconut filling by ½ cup, depends on your choice.
  • I am afraid to use khoya from market so completely avoid it. 
  • Baked gujiyas will be little crunchy than fried gujiya, I like baked ones as they have less oil.


  1. Preeti, gujiya looks so delicious, pass me some I think I will go for the fried ones!

  2. gujiya looks really delicious... i could have them all!!

  3. Thanks Meena & Rafeeda ... u r most welcome :)

  4. Yummy and lovely gujiya..Happy to follow u..
    do visit my space Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

  5. gujiya looks delicious and would like to try the baked version

  6. Wow.. Nice clicks & perfect looking gujiya.. My grand mom used to make something similar to this.. We call this 'Somavasu'

  7. Gujiyas look so delicious, Preeti!

  8. Oh Wow Preeti, These look so perfect! Can I come over? :)

  9. Gujiya looks perfect and yummy....

  10. Happy New Year and Happy Holi. perfect gujias.

  11. Looks like a masterpiece! Happy Holi wishes