Make Your own Gujiya this Diwali

written by Jean Wandimi 22nd October 2014
Even though Diwali has passed. You can still celebrate the new year this weekend by making delicious Gujiya for friends and family.
 For the dough:
  • 2 cups flour.
  • 1 cup butter.
  • Water to mix.

For the syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

For the filling:

  • 1 cup khoya.
  • Ghee.
  • 1 cup sugar.
  • 1 tsp green cardamon powder.
  • 1 tbsp almonds.


  • Rub 1/4 cup ghee into the flour and knead into a stiff dough.
  • Saute the khoya over medium heat till it looks slightly fried.
  • Mix in the sugar, cardamom and almonds.
  • Shape the filling into ovals about 21 cm length and 1 cm  thickness.
  • Make balls of the dough and roll out into 1 cm / 1/8 in thick rounds.
  • Take a round, wet the edges with water and place a piece of filling over one half.
  • Fold the other half over and press the edges together to seal.
  • Either cut off the edge with a fancy cutter or make a design by pinching and twisting all along the sealed edges.
  • Make all the gujiyas in this way.
  • Heat ghee in a kadahi.
  • Add as many gujiyas to fit in comfortably.
  • Turn them over and lower the heat to medium.
  • Fry until they are brown and drain on a paper.
  • Make sugar syrup.
  • Dip the gujiyas in it, lift and let dry on a plate.
  • Fry the rest, increasing the heat for a few seconds before adding the next lot.
  • The gujiyas are ready. you can eat them hot or cold.


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