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mawa gujiya
Mawa Gujiya
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins

Mawa Gujiya is a deep fried sweet dish that is mildly sweet made with all-purpose flour , desiccated coconut,mawa,powdered nuts, sugar and cardamom.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: diwali sweet, gujiya, Karanji, mawa gujiya
For Outer Covering
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour or maida
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 6 tbsp clarified butter or ghee
  • ½ cup water extra 3 to 4 tbsp may be required sometimes
For Stuffing
  • 1 ½ cup mawa or khoya grated
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • cup sugar powdered
  • 8 tbsp pistachio, cashew ,almond powdered
  • 1.5 tsp cardamom powdered
  • 1 tbsp ghee to fry mawa
For Dough
  1. Crumble all-purpose flour and ghee with fingers for a couple of minutes until they come together when shaped with your fist.

  2. Add water as needed to form a semi stiff dough.

  3. Cover with a wet cloth and keep aside to rest for about half an hour .

For Stuffing
  1. In a pan add ghee and add mawa and sautee till it comes together and is slightly brown.

  2. Let it cool completely.

  3. Add desiccated coconut, powdered nuts , sugar and cardamom.

  4. Combine well with your fingers .

To make Gujiya
  1. Make small balls of dough and roll into circular shape

  2. Add water all around and fill a teaspoon of stuffing.

  3. Close the ends to form a semi circle shape.

  4. Deep fry on low flame for about 5 to 6 minutes till the outer covering is well cooked.

  5. Transfer to a container lined with paper towel.

  6. Enjoy the crispy and hot Guiiya.