Gujiya is a sweet usually made during Holi festival. Traditionally sweets are made in India on any auspicious occasion, be it a festival or a celebration or a family re-union.. sweet is a must. Gujiyas are made with a variety of fillings like dessicated coconut, dry fruits, mawa etc etc....
My favourite sweet is mawa gujiya from Pulla Reddy Sweets in Andhra Pradesh which is a speciality Nothing can beat the taste of this gujiya. I am so happy that my gujiyas were quite similar in taste.
Mawa .... 1 cup or as required
APF / maida ...... 2-3 cups
Milk ................ 1/4 cup or as needed to knead the dough.
Cardamom powder .... 1/4 tsp
Desi ghee ........... 2 tbsps for moin (mixing in the dough)
Salt .................... 1 pinch
Icing sugar ........ 2 tsps
Sugar .............. 1 cup for making the syrup
Desi ghee or oil ... for frying the gujiyas.
Rose petals .. fresh or dry (optional)
Silver Varq ... for garnishing
I have used ready mawa. If you want to make it at home see the recipe - HERE
1.Take the flour in a large bowl and mix a pinch of salt, 2 tsps icing sugar, 2 tbsps desi ghee.
2. Knead it with milk to make a soft dough. Cover and set aside at least for an hour.
3. Take small portion of dough and roll it into a round shape.
4. Spoon a little mawa as required and fold it into a semi circle.
8. When the sugar syrup is boiled to one string consistency, tip in the fried gujiyas. Let them soak for few minutes until well coated.