Kesar Mawa Gujiya Recipe- Gujiya Stuffed With Saffron, Khoya & Nuts
Kesar/Kesari Mawa Gujiya Recipe Gujiya Recipe is a delectable Holi or Diwali snack stuffed with a Khoya, Chironji nuts and Raisins in a sweet pastry crust and finally dipped in sugar syrup and garnished with slivered pista and rose petals.
Kesar also known as Kesari Gujiya Recipe is a delectable Holi or Diwali snack stuffed with a Khoya, Chironji nuts and Raisins and deep fried in a sweet pastry crust and finally dipped in sugar syrup and garnished with slivered pista and rose petals.
There are so many varieties of gujiyas and each one is special and delicious in it’s own way. Kesari/ Kesar Mawa Gujiya is crisp from outside and soft and sweet inside. The sugar syrup not just adds a glaze to the gujiyas, but also adds a flavour to it.
I added good quality saffron to the sugar syrup to make these Kesari/ Kesar Mawa Gujiyas. A must have dish for Holi or Diwali or any special family occasions.
If you are looking for Gujiya recipes, then you must try our favorites and make them for special occasions like a wedding, Holi or Diwali.
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 2 tablespoons Ghee
- Water , Warm (for kneading) For Gujiya Stuffing
- 150 grams Khoya (Mawa)
- 80 grams Sugar , powdered
- 1 tablespoon Raisins
- 1 tablespoon Chironji
- 1 teaspoon Cardamom (Elaichi) Powder
- Cooking oil , for deep frying For sugar syrup
- 150 grams Sugar
- 1/2 cup Water
- Saffron strands , A generous pinch For garnish
- Pistachios , slivered
- Saffron strands , as required
- Rose Petals , Dried
How to make Kesar Mawa Gujiya Recipe- Gujiya Stuffed With Saffron, Khoya & Nuts
To begin making the Kesar/ Kesari Mawa Gujiya recipe, firstly add flour and melted ghee in a wide bowl. Mix them together using your finger tips.
Next, add warm water little at a time and knead into a soft and stiff dough. Cover with wet cloth and leave it aside.
Crumble mawa with your fingers. Heat a non-stick pan and add crumbled mawa. Keep stirring and cook mawa/khoya on low flame.
Once mawa starts to turn smooth, add raisins, chironji nuts, cardamom powder and powdered sugar. Mix well and remove from flame and let it cool completely.
To make sugar syrup, add sugar and water into a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Keep stirring and continue to boil it till it reaches two string consistency. Turn off the flame and add saffron strands and let it sit for some time.
Two String consistency: When you take a small blob of sugar syrup between your index finger and thumb and pull apart, you must see 2 strings.
Divide the gujiya dough and mawa mixture into equal portions. Roll each ball into 3 or 4 inches diameter. Brush the edges with water to help seal.
Place one portion of mawa mixture in the centre and fold into half sealing the edges. Press the edges to make sure they don’t open up while frying.
Heat oil in a deep fry pan. Once oil turns hot, carefully add the kesar mawa gujiyas and deep fry until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on kitchen tissue paper.
Once the mawa gujiyas cools down a bit, soak them in kesar sugar syrup for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Then remove from kesar sugar syrup and serve. You can garnish with slivered pistachios, saffron strands and dried rose petals
Jyothi Rajesh is an engineer by profession. Food and any thing related to food is her passion. She loves to cook, style and photograph food. She spends half of my week teaching Robotics to children and the rest of my week she get lost in cooking and photography. She cook for two reasons. First, cooking is, in all honesty, a way to show that she cares about people. It gives her great pleasure to make something that someone enjoys! Second, "I love the quest … the quest for great ingredient combinations, for unexpected flavors, for those “wow” recipes."