As Diwali approaches, your home is sparkling from a thorough Diwali cleaning and you start feeling that wonderful sense of new beginnings, the thrill of celebration and the happiness that comes from being around friends and family.
And part of the joy is feeding them, and yourself, some delicious treats. Whether they are kaju katlis, badam barfis, or every deep fried, golden, crunchy snack your heart can dream up, Diwali treats are special and Diwali Gujiyas are high up on most lists.
We tried out this recipe today to add to our Diwali arsenal of tempting treats and they turned out amazing. Easy to make, crunchy, golden parcels with a delicious, fragrant filling. Try these out!
500 gms Flour
500 gms Khoya
1/2 cup powdered Sugar
6-7 Cardamom, ground
1/4 cup Oil
Lots of oil for frying
Knead the flour into a slightly tough dough. To do this, first knead the flour with the oil and then add a little water if required. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and let it rest.
Now place a kadai/ wok on low flame and when the pan heats up, start cooking the khoya. Continue stirring till the khoya turns pinkish. This will take about 30 to 40 mins. Once it changes color, take it off the heat and wait for it to cool and then add the powdered sugar and cardamom. This mixture will be the delicious stuffing for the crispy little pastry.
Divide the dough into small portions and roll out them out to size slightly larger than a puri, about 3 1/2 inches. Use a small spoon to place some of the stuffing on the center of each of the puris. Fold the puri in half and use a little water on your finger tip as a glue one side of the puri to seal the parcel together. You could use a ready mould too if you have one or feel inclined to buying one.
Heat the oil for frying in a large kadai and fry the Gujiya till golden in color.