Gujiya | Sweet Khoa dumpling | Gujiya in Holi

  Cooking Time: 45min (Need rest for 1 hour in between)

Item Quantity
Maida 1 and 1/2 Cups
Khoa 1 Cup
Semolina or Suji  2 Tablespoons
Powdered Sugar  3/4 Cup
Normal Milk (Optional)  2 Tablespoons
Dry Fruits 1/4 Cup
Rose essence 3 to 4 drops
Cardamom or elaichi 1 Teaspoon
Salt 2 Pinch
Butter Or Ghee 5 Tablespoons
Oil Deep Fry

  1. On the day of Holi, Indian people used to make Gujiya. Let's start with an easy recipe of Gujiya.  Begin with kneading the dough, take a maida or all-purpose flour, rose water, salt and 3 spoons of ghee in it. 
  2. Mix all ingredients well and make the dough by gradually adding the water in it. We need a medium dough, not so thick not so thin. Cover it and keep it aside for 15 min.
  3. Let's make a filling in it. Roast the khoa in a dry pan, with a half spoon of ghee. Roast it till it becomes a little golden.
  4. Finely chop the dry fruits whatever you like, add a half spoon of ghee and roast the dry fruits in it. 
  5. Roast the semolina or Suji in a spoon full of ghee or salted butter. Let it sit, till it all of them of above cools down completely.
  6. Now take a mixing bowl, add roasted khoa, powdered sugar, cardamom or elaichi, dry fruits and semolina in it. Mix it well together.
  7. Now, take a portion of dough and roll it out thinly, and cut it by cookie cutter and cut the circles out of it. Separate all the cuts and add a spoon full of filling in it and fold it in half-circle, to cove the filling.
  8. Press the edges properly, and we are ready to deep fry it, if we want to have some design, plz watch the referrals short video and we will get the idea about easy design we can make on this dumpling. If we want we can apply some milk at the edges for sticking it properly.
  9. We can make the design of it like the fork one, or press it by fingers only.
  10. Now deep fry it on medium heat and till it becomes golden from both the sides.

We can skip the semolina part, but its prefered cause it will add its more texture to the filling.

This very testy sweet contains 250 calories. This is very testy sweet and needs only a few ingredients to make. The process is lengthy but the final product is very tasty.

These are very sweet dumpling made on the day of Holy generally, but its very famous and we can have it any time.

Basically, Khoya or Khoa is made from either dried whole milk or milk thickened by heating in an open iron pan.

In North Indian, these are very famous dumplings and available on all seasons in all sweet marts. In the homemade Gujiya only Khoa goes in with rich dry fruits, usually, people did not prefer to use suji or semolina in it. 

In Maharashtra, it's known as Kranji, but all ingredients are different from Gujiya. But the way of making and shape is the same as Gujiya. 

Try this tasty recipe at home and don't forget to comment to us, your experience with these dumplings.

Referral Video:

Gujiya design