Spinach & Cheese Gujiya Recipe
A delicious savory snack made with spinach and cheese and shaped into a gujiya. It makes a great tea time snack or a Holi/Diwali Snack
Gujiya happens to be our very Indian desi sweet that is typically made during festivals like Holi and Deepawali. Most of us have made or tasted the sweet gujiya with a delicious filling of coconut, mawa, nuts etc. But today I bring you a very appetizing fusion recipe of gujiya that is not sweet. Spinach & Cheese Gujiya is a savory snack made with spinach and cheese and shaped into a gujiya. This snack is ideal for children who hate to eat greens in any form. The cheese makes this spinach filled gujiya absolutely irresistible. I shaped it with hands but you can also use Gujiya makers/ calzone makers to get those perfect store bought shape.
Serve it hot with sauce or any of your favorite dip. This snack also makes an ideal serving option for your kitty parties or brunch parties and also a great tiffin option for kids. Note : These gujiyas can also be baked or air fried.
Other tea time snack recipes that you can try are:
For the Dough:
- 1-1/2 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1-1/2 tablespoons Cooking oil
- 1/2 cup Lukewarm Water For the Filling:
- 1 cup Spinach , blanched & chopped
- 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
- 1/3 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Green chilli paste
- 1 cup Mozzarella cheese , grated
- 2 cups Cooking oil , for deep frying
How to make Spinach & Cheese Gujiya Recipe
To begin the preparation of Spinach & Cheese Gujiya, in a large mixing bowl, add flour with salt, ghee/oil and dry mix well.
Now gradually start adding water and knead to make a soft and supple dough. Cover the dough with a muslin cloth and keep aside till you prepare the filling.
Blanch the spinach leaves and drain water completely. Collect the spinach and chop it finely. Now add salt, green chili paste, finely chopped/minced garlic and mix well with a spoon.
Add a lot of grated cheese into the spinach mix and keep aside.
Now to make gujiyas, first heat oil in wok. Meanwhile clear the counter and dust it well with some plain flour. Pinch a small lemon size dough and roll it to make a small ball.
Flatten the dough ball on the counter and roll out to make a round puri. Take spoonful of filling and place it in the center of the puri.
Fold one side of the puri and bring it to the other corner such that it makes a crescent. Seal the sides with well and make impressions with a fork. You can also use ready made gujiya making molds.
In a deep fry pan, add some oil and heat it up. Once the oil is hot, slide in the gujiyas 1-2 at a time and fry from both sides till golden in color.
Transfer them on a kitchen towel to absorb excess oil.
Born and raised in a gastronomic family where cooking is most relied on approximation and eyeballing the ingredients or ratios and proportions for measurements. A physiotherapist by profession who came into blogging almost a year back with a motive to pen down my experience of learning and refining in the journey with food from home and the world beyond, from street food to the fine dining. I live with a motto in life that is 'Life is beautiful if you have good food around'