That fourth dimension of the twelvemonth when nosotros in conclusion bid goodbye to wintertime together with welcome summertime amongst a splash of H2O together with a drinking glass of chilled Thandai on the 24-hour interval of Holi. Though I am totally spoil sport when it comes to playing amongst colors but I savor playing amongst water, eating Ghujias together with drinking Thandai.
Ghujia is even together with then an undiscovered sugariness process inward South India, it has it’s roots inward North Republic of Republic of India peculiarly Uttar Pradesh, where it is made inward every household by the women inward the identify unit of measurement simply earlier Holi along amongst other savory snacks similar Khasta Kachori, Dahi Bhalla, Namak Pare together with and then on. Women of neighborhood sit inward courtyard of theatre inward pocket-sized groups, singing folk songs of Holi together with brand these snacks…. it’s been ages immediately I bring seen such visual.
At my mum’s identify earlier spousal human relationship I purpose to sit down amongst my mom together with aid her making all the snacks for Holi, that fourth dimension she purpose to maintain on mumbling virtually the measurements for dough, consistency, khoya character but I never paid attention, I purpose to mean value what a big bargain if proportions are non correct why to brand fuss virtually it …. today afterwards together with then many years I realize even I maintain on mumbling to myself spell working inward the kitchen
Ghujia pastry similar many other Indian pastries is made of iii uncomplicated ingredients – Flour, Oil together with Water but proportions bring to hold upwards real accurate for the pastry together with for that I e’er prefer using measuring cups, though many experienced cooks similar my mum produce non fifty-fifty involve to mensurate ingredients, amongst years of exercise simply past times the mere sight she could brand out the quantity of flour together with crude but I avoid taking that jeopardy may hold upwards afterwards few years I can.
Glazing Ghujias amongst carbohydrate syrup is my MIL’s thought which was quite a novel thought to me, glazing give Ghujias a sheen together with brand pastry sugariness but for that you lot bring to hold upwards real careful amongst the amount of carbohydrate inward the filling, if you lot are glazing Ghujias amongst carbohydrate syrup than remainder out the carbohydrate content inward the filling together with the glaze. Glazing Ghujias is totally optional, fifty-fifty I bring done it for the get-go fourth dimension this twelvemonth together with I similar the halt result. While glazing does non travel out Ghujias inward syrup for a long fourth dimension otherwise they volition plough soggy, a quick dip together with out – that is the pollex rule.
Kesar Mawa Ghujia/Gujia Recipe
Ghujia is a delicious Indian sugariness prepared around the festival of Holi. Here is the total recipe of Holi Special – Kesar Mawa Ghujia/Gujia Recipe.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 Ghujia
Ingredients for the dough
- 500 g All Purpose Flour Maida
- ⅓ Cup Ghee
- Lukewarm H2O to bind dough
Ingredients for the mawa filling
- 250 g Khova/Khoya/Mawa crumbled
- 2 Tbsp ghee
- ⅓ Cup dried coconut shredded
- ⅓ Cup sugar or equally per taste
- ¼ Cup raisins
- ¼ Cup chironji Nuts
- ¼ Cup almonds finely chopped
- ¼ Cup cashews finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp fennel seeds roughly crushed
- 4 – five light-green cardamom pods crushed
- A pinch of saffron dissolved inward 1 Tbsp milk optional
For the glaze
- 2 Cups water
- 1 Cup sugar
- Water to seal the Ghujias
- Oil for deep frying
For the dough, rub flour together with ghee betwixt your fingers until it resembles coarse breadstuff crumbs.
Adding H2O niggling past times niggling bind dough. Dough should hold upwards delineate of piece of occupation solid yet soft. Knead it for five minutes. Cover amongst a moisture muslin stuff together with laid aside.
To brand filling, inward a heavy bottomed pan oestrus ghee on medium heat, add together crumbled mawa together with plough the open fire to low.
On depression open fire stirring occasionally permit mawa plough into lite golden inward color. At this phase mawa volition travel out it’s ain ghee together with start leaving sides of the pan. Turn of the gas together with laid aside until it cools down.
Once mawa cools downwards mix inward sugar, coconut, raisins, mixed nuts, chironji, fennel seeds, cardamom pulverisation together with saffron.
Using your fingers mix all ingredients nicely crumbling chunks of mawa.
For making ghujias, knead the dough in 1 lawsuit to a greater extent than for a minute.
Divide the dough into virtually xxx equal sized pocket-sized balls. Roll each ball into virtually iv to 3 inch diameter (like a poori).
Place the rolled dough into gujia mold. Dip your finger inward the H2O together with spread it around the edges of the rolled dough.
Put virtually 1 tablespoons of the filling mixture inward the middle together with bend it into a semi-circle along amongst the mold, press firmly. Make certain the edges are completely sealed otherwise they volition opened upwards spell frying together with crude volition brand it together with filling volition come upwards out.
Remove the excess dough together with proceed filling the repose of the gujia inward the same manner.
Heat virtually 1-1/2 inches of crude inward a heavy bottomed frying pan on medium heat. To examination if the crude is hot enough, drib a pocket-sized slice of dough into the oil. It should sizzle correct away but come upwards to the surface slowly.
Place the gujia inward the frying pan few at a time. After gujiyas are floating on give off of the oil, plough them slowly. Fry the gujias until they plough lite golden-brown color on all sides. Don’t tiddler on high heat; the gujia crust volition hold upwards equally good soft together with non crispy.
When they are done cooking, elevator them out of the crude amongst a slotted spoon together with drain on an absorbent paper.
For making glaze, boil H2O together with carbohydrate inward a pan until carbohydrate dissolves together with syrup is slightly thickened together with sticky.
Dip inward ghujias inward the carbohydrate syrup together with and take away on a plate.
Let the ghujias cool earlier storing inward an airtight container.
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