It is Holi in India today, as I am not in India to celebrate the colourful festival, I decided to make the snack well loved and eaten during this colorful day.... Gujiya...
2 cups of all purpose flour
1 cup minus 3 tbsp water
4 tbsp Ghee
1 box of Ricotta Cheese （or Khoya/mawa 200-300 gm）
3 tbsp roasted almonds （chopped）
3 tbsp roasted peanuts （chopped）
3 tbsp shredded Coconut
2 tbsp roasted sesame
3 tbsp raisin （chopped）
5-6 tbsp brown/white sugar
1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
Oil for frying
Knead together flour, water and ghee into a firm dough, and let it sit for 20 minutes.
If using cardamom seeds, grind it into powder using coffee grinder, chop all dried fruits.
Pour the Ricotta cheese into a cooking pan, at medium heat, keep stirring and cooking the cheese until it turn slightly brownish and pink. It takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour time to reach this color and consistency.
Blend in the chopped dried fruits,cardamom powder and sugar.
P/s: If Khoya/Mawa is being used, this process of drying cheese could be omit, just directly heat up grated khoya/mawa and mix in chopped dried fruits.
This is how you wrap Gujiya :
Deep fry at medium heat until golden in color.
Serve with hot masala chai... and good treat right after a colorful play!
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