Make perfect gujiya with these tips


India is the land of desserts and sweets. This particular food is not only popular for giving you a delicate treat after the meals but also famous for occasions and celebrations. In fact, in India, no occasion is ever complete without dishware full of various kinds of sweets or dessert. Be it a rasgolla from West Bengal or the Sewaiya from Kashmir, when it comes to sweets; every single thing is escalated. 

This is why today we will talk about an amazing Indian sweet dish recipe which is famous for its unique, curvy shape and the delicate taste of nuts, coconut, and jaggery. It usually goes by the name of Gujiya or Karanji and is famous during the festivals of Teej, Holi, and many such occasions all around the Indian subcontinent. 

For this reason, here we are with an amazing recipe to make you learn about how to make gujiya easily at your home before any celebration. So, without making any further delay, let’s get started with the discussion!

Ingredients for filling

  • 200 gms of Nestlé MILKMAID
  • 2 tbsp dried raisins 
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped almonds
  • Half cup semolina
  • ¼ tsp of cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp cashews
  • 150 to 200 gms of grated coconut

Ingredients needed for making dough

  • 125 gms of all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp of refined oil
  • ¼ cup of clean drinking water


  • First, we will work on the filling, which is one of the main important parts of the Indian sweets. In making the filling for gujiya, first, take a pan and put it on gas. Check the temperature and when it is slightly warm, add semolina to it and reduce the flame. Stir the content continuously to prevent burning. Roast the semolina till the color turns to light golden brown.
  • Once done, add the cardamom powder, raisins, almonds, cashews, and the grated coconut to the roasted semolina in the pan. 
  • Continue to stir the mixture and cook the filling till the contents are mixed well and have become dry. 
  • For making the dough, you need to add the all-purpose flour into a bowl along with the oil. After that, add the water and knead the contents properly till the stiff dough is formed. 
  • Once done, continue to knead it with knuckles till it gets semi-soft. Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and keep it aside. 
  • After the stipulated time, again knead the dough to release the air build-up and then divided it into sixteen round balls of equal shape. 
  • Make a flat puri shape, add the filling, and line it up on one half. Fold the other half over the filling such that you can attain the semicircular shape. Seal the edges using water to make sure that no filling is coming outside. 
  • Fry these in deep oil till both sides are golden brown. You can dip the fried gujiya in sugar syrup or simply serve it in the fried form. 


Even though many people are not a pro at making Indian sweets, using this recipe, you can easily make the gujiyas for the occasion at your home. So, enhance the festive mood this season by preparing this amazing delicacy for yourself and the ones you love the most. 

Paul Petersen

The author Paul Petersen