December 10, 2012

Gujia

I'm excited about this week's Blogging Marathon because my theme for this week is "Traditional Dishes" and since I have my mom here with me, I was really able to make the dishes the traditional way. Valli wanted us to choose 3 dishes from the 10 she listed. I had only made 1 or 2 dishes out these 10 and so I was game to try the rest.

With the help of my mom, I was able to make 3 sweet and savory dishes that we thoroughly enjoyed. So now you know that for the next 3 days there are going to be calorie-rich delicious treats on my site.

For the first day, I have these sinfully delicious "Gujias" which are basically pastries filled with sweet, crunchy khova mixture and as if this is not sweet enough, they are then dipped in more sugar syrup. Juicy, decadent and absolutely heavenly, gujias are not for the weak-hearted and sugar-phobic. They are definitely a treat that are meant to be eaten once in a while.
I used a combination of recipes from Majula's Kitchen and Padma's Plantain Leaf.

Ingredients:
For the Pastry:
All purpose flour/ Maida - 1cup
Semolina/ Sooji - 2tbsp
Oil - 2tbsp
Salt - a pinch

For the Filling:
Khova - 2cups, grated (I used Nanak brand frozen khova)
Sugar - ½cup
Dry Grated Coconut - ¼cup
Almonds & Cashews - ¼cup, finely chopped
Ground Cardamom - ½tsp

For the Sugar Syrup:
Sugar - 1cup
Water - ¼cup
 
Method:
  • Make the Pastry: Mix all the ingredients under pastry into a smooth and firm dough adding enough lukewarm water. Cover with damp cloth and set aside for at least 15 minutes.
  • Make the Filling: Lightly fry khova, remove from heat and add all the other ingredients. Mix well and set aside.
  • Make the Sugar Syrup: Combine water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for a minute or until the mixture thickens a little. Keep the syrup on very low flame and ready for the gujias.
  • To Make Gujias: Heat oil for deep frying in a wide mouthed pan. 
  • Divide the dough into small golf size balls. Roll each roll into a disc. Put about 1-2 tbsp filling in the middle. Wet the edge with water and fold the dough over the filling. Press the edge close and use a fork to mark the closed edge to ensure that the filling doesn't leak out when frying.
  • Gently add the prepared gujias in hot oil and fry on medium low flame until golden brown on all sides. Remove and drain on a paper towel. Then put them in the sugar syrup for 2-3 minutes, flip around so they are evenly coated with sugar syrup. Remove and let cool before digging in.
Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 23.
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17 comments:

  1. Beautiful presentation..Who can resist to this pretty looking cute gujiyas, excellent.

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  2. Wow Pavani... The sugar dripping delicacy is very tempting and your clicks are beautiful...

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  3. I'm in love with your gujias they look awesome. Very nicely done and me want some rite now!Jayanthi (www.sizzlingveggies.com)

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  4. Your pictures are soooooooooo droolworthy!!! am drooling here!!! love them!!!
    Sowmya

    Ongoing Event - Let's Party - Eggless Bakes and Treats
    Ongoing Event - SYF & HWS - Ginger

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  5. absolutely heavenly - I must try these!

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  6. Gujia looks very very tempting and mouth watering.

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  7. My sis made this too few weeks back and she mentioned tome she also took from a recipe online,will ask her from were, these looks so good wish i had one atleast. nev ermake them here as i will be the only one who is eating them.

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  8. irresistible looking gujias. looks awesome.

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  9. Know what? It is not fair to post such recipes n tempt us...really I just feel like grabbing one of these Gujias...if only I cud! They are too good.n moms are always like Angels..aren't they ?

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  10. Yummy gujia's.. Just delectable..

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  11. Yummy gujia. Feel like having one.

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  12. Wow those are looking so wonderful! Love the glaze over the top. So glad that you are making this theme.

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  13. Really tempting ones. Ivi manaku usually Andhralo khova kajjikayalani ammutharu kadha, avena?

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    1. Suma, Amma tho confirm chesa :-) ivi almost similar to khova kajjikayalu, only difference is the shell is made little differently. Andhralo shell inka koncham methaga, smoothga vuntundhita..

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  14. Awesome... Gujia look super tempting...
    Totally mouthwatering and focus click

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  15. yummy and cute looking Gujia
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  16. Looks gorgeous and loved those diyas...

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