Semolina Gujia

 SEMOLINA GUJIA

Hello friends. Happy Holi to all of you. Every year I make Malpuas, Dahi Bhalle, and Mutton Curry as my Holi special menu but this time I decided to do Semolina Gujias. It is a savory sweet of India and is mostly made in households on the occasion of Holi. So today I am sharing this recipe with you all. Hope you like it. Wish you all a very colorful happy Holi. The recipe is as follows:-

Ingredients:-For the dough:-

  1. Maida – 1/2 kg
  2. Refined Oil – 4 tbsp
  3. Baking Powder – 1 tsp

For the filling:-

  1. Khoya – 150 gms
  2. Sooji – 250 gms
  3.  Sugar – As required
  4. Green Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp
  5. Shredded Dry Coconut(khopra) – 10 pieces
  6. Raisins – A few
  7. Vegetable Oil – For deep frying

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-4884Take refined flour or maida. Add vegetable oil to it. Knead a harder dough from it.

Step 2

To prepare the gujia filling, take a non-stick pan and dry roast the semolina on a medium flame for three minutes. Add the required amount of sugar, cardamom powder, shredded coconut, khoya, raisins and fry all these again until two minutes without adding oil. Our gujia filling is done.

Step 3

Now to make the gujias, take small portions from the dough and make balls. Next, make small pooris out of it and fill the above made filling in them.  Hold one side of the poori and stick it to the other end using little water on the edges as adhesive. When the gujia shape is formed, seal the edges giving it the shape as shown in the picture.  Do so for all the gujias.

IMG-4881Step 4

Heat oil in a kadhai. When it is hot drop the gujias in it one by one and fry them out. Keep on tissue paper.

Our Semolina Gujias are done. Serve them as a delicacy sweet on the occasion of Holi.

NOTEPOINTS:-1. Khoya is a dairy product made of either dried whole milk or milk thickened by heating in an iron pan.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!! And happy Holi to all of you. Have a color blast and may this Holi fill your lives with joys, health, prosperity, and luck. Wishing everyone the best of lives. Enjoy well. Take care.

Sweet Pooris

SWEET POORIS

Hello and welcome dear friends once again. Today I’m sharing with you a very simple recipe of making sweet pooris, generally to be had in breakfast but can be had at other times also. These are filled with a sweet semolina batter and you can fry them in ghee also for better results. They are crispy, crunchy and tasty enough. So let’s try making them—

Ingredients:-

  1. Refined Flour – 500 gms.
  2. Semolina – 250 gms.
  3. Sugar – 150 gms.
  4. Cardamom powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Vegetable Oil – 3 tbsp.
  6. Vegetable oil – For deep frying.
  7. Water – as needed.

STEPS

Step 1 

To start with, take the given amount of refined flour in a bowl and using water or milk knead it to make a pliable dough.

Step 2 

Take a heavy bottomed karahi and add some vegetable oil or butter into it. When it gets heated add semolina in it. And saute it for five minutes. When semolina starts to get pinkish sprinkle some water on it and switch the gas off. Take care not to burn the semolina. Now add sugar and cardamom powder. You can switch over to sugar-free instead of sugar.

Step 3

Now take small portions of the dough in your hand and fill the portion with semolina mixture as much as possible. Do not overfill them as they may crack. Flatten them to a small sized chapati with a rolling pin.

Step 4

Now heat vegetable oil in a karahi and when it gets hot drop the stuffed pooris in oil and deep fry them till they are slightly browned. Take them out on tissue paper to drain excess oil.

Note point:– The filling of pooris can be done with khoya also instead of semolina.

Our Sweet Semolina Pooris are ready to be enjoyed best with sweet curd or cream.

Do try this recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback and have a rocking week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!