Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Gujiya (Padakia) Preparation

Type of Meal

Mostly for Breakfast or Snacks

Time: 12 - 14 minutes

Main Ingredients: Maida, Sujji, Khoa

Ingredients

Maida (White Flour) : 200gm
Suji : 50gm
Khoa(mawa) : 120gm
Refind oil (for frying) : 300ml
Sugar : 75gm
Water : 1 cup
Desiccated coconut : 25gm
Cashew nut crushed(kaju) : 15 pieces
Cardamom Powder(Choti illaichi) : 6 pieces
Raisin (kismis) : 15


Method

Maida Preparation

1. Put 12-15 tsp of refind oil in maida.
2. Mix it lightly with fingertips. Add water and make stiff dough.

Suji (Filler) Preparation

1. In a Frying Pan put 3-4 tsp oil and add suji. Fry it on low heat till it become pink.
2. Now separately fry khoa for 4-5min on medium heat.
3. Let it cool down for 3 minutes.
4. Add suji, sugar, desiccated coconut, cashew nuts, raisin and cardamom powder and mix well


Gujiya Preparation

1. Make small balls out of the dough and roll it into small circular puris.
2. Put mixture into the center of each puri.
3. Moisten the edges with a little water.
Most Tricky Part
4. Now think it as a circle and you have to attach the circumference as if it was a semi circle.
5. Now start from one end. Fold it towards inside as shown in the picture. A gujia mould can also be used.
6. Heat the oil in a deep kadhai (Or a frying pan having more depth)
7. Put gujiya slowly in the Kadhai
8. Fry it till it becomes golden brown colour on low heat. Make sure that you keep turning it upside down in the pan every 10 seconds.
9. Ready to serve. Tastes better if not too hot

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