Mawa Gujiya / Karanji
A very common North Indian Dessert made especially on and for the very colorful Holi Festival Celebration. This one is my personal favorite too. Earlier we used to always have the market bought Gujiyas every holi.The little Dumplings drenched in sugar syrup otherwise one would not have, but on Holi, amidst the Rangoli colors all wet and soaked in water, you just crave for these fried and sweet dumplings filled with coconut and dry fruits.
I have tried making these in two different ways. One is a dry Gujiyas and the other is with a glaze. You may also dip the Gujiyas post frying in sugar syrup. I made a Jaggery glaze and just dipped the Gujiyas on one side into the glaze and served.This way it gets a tinge of sugary flavor but the syrup doesn’t get all soaked inside out. Also, since am always adding a bit of twist to all my recipes, this too is no exception. Add a few dry apricots to your filling and just enjoy the health in your dessert. Also you may alter the quantity of sugar as per your taste. You may also use sugar free for this recipe for a Diabetic recipe.The preperation time is 15 mins for getting the ingredients ready and 30 mins for resting the Dough.
Gujiya /Karanji Recipe
Author: Aditi Bahl
Total time: 55 mins
A very common North Indian Dessert made especially on and for the very colorful Holi Festival Celebration. This one is my personal favorite too.