Mawa Gujiya Recipe- A crisp flaky deep fried pastry stuffed with sweet khoya or mawa, coconut and dry fruits. A popular traditional North Indian sweet which is a must to make especially during the Holi festival. I bet you just can’t resist these golden crisp sweet beauties.

Overhead shot of flaky mawa gujiya sweet served in purple metal tray.

How To Make Gujiya Recipe – Step By Step Pictures

Add flour, ghee, salt and start mixing everything until crumbly. The crumbled flour should take the shape of a fist. Photo 1

Then, gradually add water and knead it into medium stiff dough. Do not knead too soft dough. Photo 2

Cover with damp cloth and keep the dough to rest for 30 minutes. Photo 3

Heat 1 tbsp ghee in pan. Photo 4

Step by Step picture collage of making Gujiya dough.

Cook the khoya mixture until slightly brown and comes together. Allow it to cool. Photo 5 and 6

Transfer the khoya onto a plate. Add coconut, almonds, pistachios, cardamom powder, sugar, and charoli nuts. Photo 7

Mix everything well and set it aside. Photo 8

Step by Step picture collage of making Mawa Gujiya filling.

Rolling And Shaping The Gujiya

Divide the dough into small equal balls. Cover with cloth and set aside. Photo 9

Take one ball and roll it out into 4-5 inches disc. Photo 10

Place spoonful of filling on one side of the disc, leaving the space at the edges. Photo 11

Apply water to the edges of the disc. Photo 12

Step by Step picture collage of rolling and filling the Gujiya dough.

Carefully, bring one edge over the other to combine and form half moon shape. Slightly press the edges with finger. You can use karanji cutter to smoothen the edges. Photo 13

Now, gently, twist the sealed edges to make a pleat. Make all the gujiyas in similar manner. Photo 14, 15 and 16

Step by Step picture collage of shaping the Gujiya.

Heat enough ghee in deep pan. Ghee should be moderate hot. Gently slide in and deep fry them until golden and crisp. Fry all of them in similar manner.

Gujia frying in ghee in pan.

Golden brown fried Gujiya on pan.

Mawa Gujiya is ready . You can store them in clean airtight container.

Fried Mawa Gujiya on plate.

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