Delicious Gujiya Recipe

Delicious Gujiya Recipe

Delicious Gujiya Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cuisine Pakistani
Servings 8


For The Dough:

  • 2 cups Refined Flour
  • 1 cup Clarified Butter
  • Water (To Mix)

For The Filling:

  • 1 cup Khoya
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Green Cardamom
  • 1 tbsp Almonds
  • Ghee (For Deep-Frying)

For The Syrup:

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sugar


Prepare The Dough:

  • Rub 1/4 cup ghee into the flour and knead into a stiff dough with water.
  • Leave to rest for at least half an hour.

Prepare The Filling:

  • Saute the khoya over medium heat till it looks slightly fried.
  • Take off the heat and when it cools, 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. To check if the ghee is hot enough put a piece of dough in it. If it comes up at once, add as many gujiyas as fit in comfortably.
  • Turn them over and lower the heat to medium. Fry till golden brown on all sides. Lift out and leave to drain on absorbent paper.
  • Make sugar syrup by cooking water and sugar together, till one thread consistency
  • 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.
  • Can be eaten hot or at room temperature and can be stored in air-tight containers.

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