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Homemade Gujiyas for Holi

This is a sweet pastry filled with nuts and condensed milk mawa which is delicious and especially served around Holi.
Course Dessert
Cuisine North Indian/ UP
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 173kcal


  • For the crust:
  • 2 cup maida/all-purpose flour I used one wholewheat flour and 1 maida
  • 2 tbsp. ghee/clarified butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Some cold water to knead the dough
  • For the filling:
  • 200 gm. khoya unsweetened, I bought but you can make your own by reducing full-fat milk
  • 2 tsp. ghee
  • ½ cup chopped dry fruits (almonds cashews and raisins; you can use pretty much what you like)
  • 3 tbsp. sugar powdered or to taste


  • Take the ingredients for a crust and mix.
  • Add cold water and knead to a stiff dough.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and keep for half an hour.
  • Now fry the khoya in ghee for about 10-15 minutes till it is golden. Fry on a low heat.
  • Let the mixture cool down completely. Now add the chopped dry fruits and powdered sugar and mix well.
  • To make gujiyas, roll out the dough into a circle. Make a fold in the half.
  • Put a tablespoon of filling in the center and close each gujiya. You can make a pattern when closing the ends.
  • Make all the gujiyas in this manner.
  • Now heat oil/ghee and deep fry them on medium flame till they are golden brown.
  • Take them off and serve hot or cold. They are delicious.


You can use any combination of dry fruits. Chironji tastes quite good in this.
If you want your gujiyas richer, you can fry them in ghee. If you want them low calorie, you can bake them.
You can also make khoya at home by reducing full-fat milk till all the moisture has dried up.


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1mg