Gujiya is a traditional Indian sweet that is known by various names in various Indian states and is traditionally made of maida flour with khoya filling. In the North Indian states of UP and MP, it is called gujiya, while in Bihar it is purukiya. It is karachika in Tamil Nadu, ghughra in Gujarat, Karanji in Maharashtra and karjikayi in Karnataka and Andhra. It is a mandatory sweet that is made during major festivals like Holi, Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi. To knead the flour and roll out the base is the most difficult and messy job and with the help of momo maker, this process can be completed quickly and efficiently.
Let us see five of the best gujiya recipes that you can make using your noodle and pasta maker with gujiya attachment.
- Traditional Gujiya: Add maida to your pasta maker and put the gujiya attachment. Make a stuffing of roasted mava. Let it cool and then add dry fruits like raisins, desiccated coconut, green cardamom powder and powdered sugar to it. Now your appliance will dole out the covering. All you need to do is add stuffing to it and put in the gujiya dice to give the desired shape. Once done, just deep fry it and enjoy.
- Suji Purukiya: A very popular dish of Bihar, it is relished by one and all. Here the stuffing is made by roasting suji in ghee and then add cashew, grated coconut, cardamom, raisins and other nuts with powdered sugar. Now the same process of filling the stuffing and deep frying it is to be followed as the traditional gujiya.
- Sugar Coated Gunjiya: These are usually preferred by those who like their gujiyas extra sweet. Here, you make traditional gujiya and then dip it in a sugar syrup to give that sweet outer covering. You can sprinkle little saffron flakes and finely diced pistachio on it when the outer sugar syrup is still warm and wet. It will stick to it and give a beautiful look.
- Neureos/ Nevri: This is a Goan delicacy that is made especially during Christmas. These are flaky pastries loaded with a sweet filling. You can make the pastry or the outer covering using the gujiya attachment in Kent pasta maker. For the filling, here’s how you need to proceed. Take half cup water in a pan. Add sugar and bring it to a boil. Now add the nuts and raisins and let it cook for about 2-3 mins. Next, add the desiccated or shredded coconut and ghee. Add a pinch of salt and little cardamom powder. Keep stirring. Cook it for the next 10-15 minutes on low flame to dry up all the added water. Cool the filling and fill in the pastry to make neureos. The Goan Hindus make this during Ganesh Chaturthi and call it nevri.
- Savoury Gunjiya: Though traditionally it is sweet dumpling only, you can try this savoury variant too. Make a stuffing of boiled potatoes and boiled peas along with spices like asafoetida, cumin seeds, chopped green chillies, green coriander, mango powder and few pieces of cashews. Now put this stuffing in the outer shell that is doled out from your appliance and deep fry it. You can relish it with green chutney.
Enjoy making these gujiya variants using your momo maker in a hassle-free manner and enjoy the festivals.