Gujiya (Deep fried half-moon shaped sweet dumplings)

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“This is a special dish prepared for Holi( the festival of colours) which falls on March 28th this year. Happy Holi to everyone!”
2hrs 30mins
50 dumplings

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the dough: Take the flour, ghee, milk and water in a pot.
  2. Knead the mixture until it becomes thick.
  3. After kneading, make small dumplings out of the dough (approx. 50 pcs.).
  4. Keep aside for atleast 30 minutes.
  5. For the stuffing: Mix all the ingredients mentioned for the stuffing and then rub the mixture by hand by using the palm of your hands.
  6. Take the dough dumplings one by one and flatten them on a flat surface by using a roller.
  7. Roll out to approximately 4 inches in diameter.
  8. Place a soup spoon full of mixture on top of each flat dough surface and fold the flattened dough into a half-moon shape.
  9. Press from all corners to seal by dipping your fingers in water and pressing the corners.
  10. Method for cooking: Take a deep frying pan.
  11. Put ghee and allow it to heat till smoking point.
  12. Deep fry each dumpling till golden brown, remove and place on a kitchen towel to drain the oil.
  13. Allow to cool.
  14. Assemble the whole portion of fried dumplings.
  15. Put on a large platter and serve.

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