Saturday, June 23, 2012

Baked Dry Fruits Ghugras

You all know, Ghugras or Karanji or Gujiyas are usually fried . But today I am sharing non fried or baked ghugras with the sweet filling of dry fruits. Baked ghungra are delectable snack with soft crunchy shell that directly melts into the mouth.  Ghungras have many names in every home and they have their own filling recipes.Traditionally Ghugras are made using the moulds, since I did not have it, managed to give its proper shape .For the fun session with your children, you can use any  shape of moulds to make these ghugras. Ghugras are the best known snack during tea time.
So give it a try and let me know about its taste....
Check the "Mawa Ghugras/Gujiyas" recipe too


For Outer Shell
  • All purpose flour - 2 cups
  • Chilled butter ( should be able to mix in the flour) -1/4 cup
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Water - 4 to 5 tbsp 
  • Milk wash

For the Sweet  Dry fruit Filling ( See the above image)
  • Almonds (coarsely grinded) - 1/4 cup
  • Cashewnuts (coarsely grinded) - 1/4 cup
  • Pistachios (coarsely grinded) - 1/4 cup
  • Dates, chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Truity fruity - 1/4 cup
  • Powdered sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Coconut powder - 1/2 cup
  • Angeer, chopped - 1/4 cup (optional)
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp

  • Combine all purpose flour, chilled butter and salt into one bowl.
  • Mix well and prepare the tight dough.
  • If required add little amount of water while preparing the dough.
  • Cover the dough and keep aside to rest for 30 minutes.
  • In another bowl, combine all the above mentioned ingredients of the filling. Mix well and keep aside.
  • Divide the dough into 20 equal portions and roll out each portion into 3 inch of diameter circle.
  • Place the filling mixture in the centre.
  • Apply water to one side of the cover and seal them properly. For the simple design, you can just press fork on the sealed side. (See in the images)
  • If using ghugra moulds, once you place the filling mixture. Close the mould carefully and press it lightly.
  • Then gently open the mould and remove the ghugra.
  • Repeat the same process to make the remaining ghugras.
  • Arrange the ghugras on the  baking tray  lined with parchment paper. Brush the each ghugra with the milk wash and bake them on 330 F for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Keep an eye once the 15 minutes is over. When the ghugra gets light golden in colour, you can take them out of the oven.
  • Filling can be burnt if you  exceed  the baking time above 20 minutes.... Just A Warning
  • Enjoy baked ghugra as much you can during your favourite tea time.

Linking to:
Ongoing Event - " Lets Party - Fusion food by Surabhi Nayak of My Cook Book"


  1. Hi Pranjali ,

    Ghugras looks crispy and

    its ingredients are highly nutritious:)

    Healthy Snacks Pranjali...

    Keep on :)

  2. that looks sooo good.. my hubby and i love ghujias i think should give this a try !!!

  3. this looks very delicious. I have never tried to bake it.

  4. Excellent and definitely a guilt free ghugras.

  5. wow.. baked kujhias.. sounds good..

  6. helathy snack.....looking crispy :)

  7. Hey, Would you like to send this to "Let's Party - Fusion Food" Event ongoing in my space till July 14th? Thanks!