Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mawa Gujiya - Wishing You All a Happy Holi

Mawa Gujiya is the very popular snack prepared during  holi occasion. These gujiyas are the sweet pastry, filled with khoy and dryfruits. 

For pastry
  • All purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Semolina -  1 tbsp
  • Ghee - 3 tbsp
  • Milk(optional, water can be used) - 3 tbsp or more
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Oil for frying

For filling
  • Whole milk Ricotta cheese - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Unsweetened dry coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Sugar - 3/4  cup
  • Raisins - 10 to 12
  • Pistachios,chopped - 10
  • Almonds ,chopped - 10
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp

For making filling
  • Drain all the water from  ricotta cheese using cheesecloth.
  • Mix ricotta cheese and sugar in the thick bottomed pan and place it on  medium flame.
  • This mixture will turn liquidy,stir well for about 20 minutes or till this mixture becomes thick.
  • When the mixture is thick,turn off the flame.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients and mix everything well.
  • Let the filling mixture cool down .

For making pastry
  • Take  wide bowl and in that combine all the mentioned ingredients of the pastry , mix well and prepare soft dough using milk.
  • Divide the dough into 10 equal parts and make a small balls.
  • Flatten  each small balls into small  round circle. At the centre of the circle, place 1 tbsp of filling mixture.
  • Apply milk or water at the edges of the flatten dough.Fold the half side of the circle over the another side to form a crescent and press to seal the edges.
  • Edges can be folded in any patterns as per your choice.
  • Heat the oil in the frying pan and deep fry all the gujiyas until they turn light golden in colour on both the sides. Cool down the gujiyas and store it in air tight container.


  1. Mouth watering. This pushes me to make this quick :)

  2. I love sweet snacks.. this one looks apt.. nice clicks
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  3. Mawa gujiya with ricotta cheese sounds great, looks yumm n perfectly done :-)

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  5. Great snack!! Loved the filling!!

  6. Very nice. I'm yet to try my hands at gujiya!

  7. TQVM for dropping by @ my place.. What does Mawa Gujiya means? Physically looks like curry puff... BUT d filling is something new to me.. Should try this out..

  8. wow Gujiya.....sounds scrumptiously tasty.. i will make it some day.... i also glad to follow you.....

  9. wow gujiya.. sounds scrumptiously tasty... i am also glad to follow you....

  10. Perfect looking gujiya....we use dry coconut or fresh coconut as the stuffing u used....yum....

  11. Yum this ...looks so perfect n tempting .. thanks for visiting my blog..keep in touch :)

  12. beautifully made the stuffing which made with ricotta ...thanks for visiting my space..i liked all ur collection ...very nice ...following u

  13. this is holi sepcial .looks tempting

  14. 1st time visiting your blog. We called it "KARIPAP" is the filling is potato!!!!!

  15. Looks delicious ,will surely book mark this recipe