How to make Delicious Coconut Gujiya this festive season at home
Learn how to make tasty Coconut Gujiya Recipe at home.
Picture deep-fried dumplings filled with a delicious mixture of grated mawa, coconut, sugar, ghee, and dry fruits. Well, that’s none other than the coconut gujiya. Shaped usually like half-moon with its stuffing waiting to burst open on one side and the sealed curve on another side, gujiya unwraps itself in the mouth leading to a burst of explosion of traditional Indian flavors.
Originating from Indian subcontinent, the gujiya also known as karanji a rich treat for your taste buds while also proving to be a delightful way to satiate those midday sweet cravings.
This sweet melt-in-the-mouth treat enveloped within a crispy flour pastry is an essential part of many celebratory rituals in India, especially Diwali and Holi. Crisp and flaky gujiyas are traditionally prepared with Maida. Several studies have found Maida to be an unhealthy flour choice for regular consumption. While it is true that sweets are a guilty indulgence we all enjoy every once in a while, your favorite piping hot gujiyas don’t have to be unhealthy at all.
In fact, what if all it takes to turn the carbohydrate-rich maida gujiyas into healthier gujiyas was changing one ingredient? Just changing one ingredient can help you substitute regular maida gujiyas with something more wholesome. That magical ingredient is nothing but whole wheat flour!
Whole wheat flour is full of fiber and protein, which makes it the perfect choice to make rich, irresistible gujiyas for your entire family. With the help of this recipe, you can swap out maida with whole wheat flour and prepare the perfect treat for festivals such as Holi and Diwali. No festival is complete without this traditional Indian dessert which is best served with a bowl of milk kheer.
Coconut Gujiya recipe Recipe Information
- Type of Recipe: Dessert
- Cuisine: North Indian
- Preparation Time: 20 minutes
- Serves: 4
- Calories: 140
- 1 cup Mawa Grated
- 1 cup Desiccated Coconut
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2 tbsp Pista Chopped
- 1 ½ cup Aashirvaad Atta
- 1 tsp Aashirvaad Salt
- 2 tbsp Aashirvaad Ghee
- ½ cup Water
- Oil for Frying
- Sugar Syrup
How to Prepare Coconut Gujiya at Home?
- In a pan add in mawa , desiccated coconut , sugar and cook the mixture for 5-6 mins until the sugar dissolves
- Add in pista and mix well and keep it aside
- Now make the dough using Aashirvaad Atta, Aashirvaad Salt, ghee, water and ensure its a smooth dough
- Take small portion of the dough and make a small roundel and place the filling on one side and apply water on the edges
- Make a half-moon shape and start folding the edges in pleats like a gujiya
- Dry the gujiya’s in oil on a low flame until golden brown
- Soak the Gujiya’s in sugar syrup for 10 mins and garnish and serve.