Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Holi -- Karanji/Gujiya

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...


For Wrapper:
2 cups of all purpose flour
1 cup minus 3 tbsp water
4 tbsp Ghee

For filling:
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

Ingredients needed

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!

中文版,For Chinese,Click --》印度甜角


  1. For awhile I thought they are curry puffs. Very new recipe to me..looks so aunthentic..delicious! ;)

    Btw, Happy Holi :)

  2. hi.. yeah.. its the same shape and preparation, the only difference is the filling!! interesting coincidence right?

  3. They look lovely, exactly the type I would like to try:)

    Life and travelling


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