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Gujiya or Karanji is a sweet pastry that is filled with a mixture of grated coconut, milk solids, dry fruits, and sugar or jaggery. The pastry is then sealed by crimping the edges and is usually deep-fried until it turns golden brown in colour.
Using MILKMAID makes the filling easier to make, and you wouldn’t have to worry about the quality and freshness of unpacked ingredients from the market.
To make Gujiya, you will need a few key ingredients such as all-purpose flour, ghee or oil, water, and the filling ingredients with MILKMAID. The flour is first mixed with ghee or oil to create a crumbly texture. Water is then added to the mixture to form a dough, which is then rolled out into small circles. The filling mixture is placed in the centre of each circle and the edges are crimped to seal the Gujiya.
Once the gujiya is prepared, it is usually deep-fried until it turns golden brown in colour. The fried gujiya is then drained on a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
Gujiya is a delicious and indulgent dessert that is perfect for special occasions and festivities like Holi. You can also give this a novel twist that kids will love! Once you go through the regular gujiya recipe below, head over to Chocolate Gujiya recipe where the filling will be made with cocoa mixture!