Friday, June 17, 2011

Rajasthani Gujhiya - राजस्थानी गुझिया (Rajasthani Sweet Pastry Snack)

Hello Friends,

Another Blogging Marathon week. It is BM # 6 and I am doing Regional Specials again and will be posting 7 days of Rajasthani Delicacies. Today is Day 2 and here is my Rajasthani Special for the same.

Usually, Gujhiyas are made on any festival, but specially on Holi. Enjoy !!!

Rajasthani Gujhiya - राजस्थानी गुझिया (Rajasthani Sweet Pastry Snack)

Ingredients
For the outer Layer dough
Maida (all Purpose Flour) - 2 cups
Ghee or Oil - 2 tbsps
Baking Powder - 1 tsp (Optional, I just saw someone adding and added and liked, but traditionally you don't)
Salt - per taste
Warm Water - about 3/4 to 1 cup water
Oil - for deep frying gujhiyas
For Filling
Mawa/Khoa (Reduced Milks) - 1 cup
Mixed Toasted Nuts - 1 cup (I used a combo of Broken Cashew, Pistachio and Almonds)
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Kesar (Saffron Strands) - few for garnishing and mixing in the filling.
Preparation

  • Mix everything for the dough except water well.
  • Add warm water, little by little and mix it into a hard dough.
  • Cover and let it rest for about an hour.
  • Meanwhile, take a non-stick pan.
  • Add ghee and fry mawa (khoa) till it is nice and aromatic (light golden). Make sure it is not too darkened as it will get cooked a little in oil too.
  • Take it off the heat and mix everything else for the filling and let it cool a bit.
  • Heat the oil in a wok or deep bottomed pan.
  • Pinch a small lemon sized ball from the dough and roll it into a circular shape (about 3-4 inches in diameter), depending on the mould you are using. If you are not using a mould, that is fine, then too, you can roll it into a 3-4 inch diameter circle.
  • Now, place a big spoonful (about 1-2 tbsps) of filling in the middle. Eyeball the filling as you will know based on your circle, how much it will take comfortable.
  • Apply little water on the edges of the circle and now fold the circle with filling in half (just as you see in my picture).
  • Make all the dough into gujhiyas like this. 
  • Now, slwly slide your gujhiyas in hot oil till (based on your kadahi - wok size, you can make multiples in one batch). 
  • Deep fry them in medium heat, so that it is cooked well and to perfection (golden).
  • Drain them on paper towel.
  • Put them in serving dish and garnish with saffron strands and some nuts. You can also garnish with silver foil, if you have any.
  • You can make up to 20 gujhiyas (varies depending on the size and all) from these ingredients.

Serving
Enjoy them as a snack anytime. It is not too sweet, so can be had literally anytime. Even with your evening tea or coffee :)


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43 comments:

Suma Gandlur said...

Love these ghujiyas in all forms, I should say.
BTW, baking powder is optional, right? Manam kajjikayalaku veyam kadha.

Raji said...

Yum Priya...looks very inviting...always love the filling.

Mélange said...

Omg..Your gujhiyas tempt me terribly..Must check..bookmarked.!

Usha said...

Yummy.. just finished my late lunch and would not mind having couple of these finish off a complete meal! :)

Nitha said...

Looks tempting.. Looking at the thumbnail pic in the feed, I though this was something spicy..

Sobha Shyam said...

Its sure a yummy snack..will love to try this out :)

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PriyaVaasu said...

yummy!!!

PriyaVaasu said...

yummy!!!

Priya said...

Wow ghujiyas looks elegant and delicious, feel like finishing them rite now..

Saras said...

Love to have any time..looks perfect

Archana Vivek said...

Yummy yummy.They look so good and crispy..wow.

DD said...

mouth watery recipe,looks crunchy :)
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Vardhini said...

Looks good Priya :)

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Cooking Foodie said...

Love gujiyas! yours look lovely...golden brown and puffed!

julie said...

I love these gujiyas a lot..yummy snack always
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divya said...

Wowwww... looks so delicious and tempting..

Nimi SunilKumar said...

Wow these ghujiyas look super yummy!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply heavenly and mouthwatering gujjiyas dear. Can't stop drooling over them.

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rekhas kitchen said...

OMG hummm priya what to say I am just looking at your pic. superb I am going to try this so tempting recipe...

Vardhini said...

Perfect Gujhiya's Priya.

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Rinku Naveen said...

Yummy yumm recipe..Ghujiyas are a perfect tea time snack

Pushpa said...

Ghujiyas look mouthwatering and delicious.

Hari Chandana said...

Looks yummy !!
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Paaka Shaale said...

The gijiyas look perfect Priya!!! One word for these is Awesome!!!

Jayashree said...

Looks delicious.

kaveri said...

Delicious Gujiyas...love them!

ente pachakasala said...

yummy will try this soon

Deeksha said...

perfect and delicious ghujiyas...

sonu said...

gujiyas are looking delish...so inviting !

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely delicious one. Very nicely made.

Aarthi said...

perfect dish

Archana said...

Lovely ghujiyas. I love sweets so pass on some here dear they are irresistible.

Laxmi said...

Yummy.. Clear intructions to follow. Would love to try..

indosungod said...

I have tasted these and they are delicious. I'd like to give these a try some time.

Priya Sreeram said...

Priya gujiyas look very inviting ! loved the nuts & saffron in them

Santosh Bangar said...

ur gujia rember of holi when we were in u.p. lovely and yum

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy looking gujhiyas deliciously done Priya

Nupur said...

That's an impressive array of tempting desserts you have been posting! These look so good.

Srivalli said...

Looks so great Priya..love these gujiyas in any form..

Anu Nandu said...

Wow - these are hard to make and you have done a perfect job here. Love these - mail me some!

aipi said...

Oh my gosh, I just had dinner but would love to have both of those delicious looking gujiyas ~ too good Priya :)
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Mom Chef said...

Love gujiyas with any filling.. yours looks perrrrfect !!

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Sin-A-Mon (Monika) said...

very tempting

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