Mixed Fruit Gujiya

mixed fruit gujiya recipe
Gujiyas are festive sweet dumpling made from maida, khoa and dry fruits mixture. They are deep-fried in ghee and dipped in sugar syrup. It is commonly made on the occasion of Holi across the country. In contrast, these mixed fruit gujiyas give a healthy twist to your traditional recipe, so you do not need to count your calories. Fruits will impart a natural sweet taste and make it more nutritive. Also, if we bake instead of frying, we can cut off the oil too.
Serves  Preparation Time  Cooking Time
10 People 30 Minutes  30-40 Minutes

Ingredients 

For The Outer Pastry Case or Shell

  • 2 cups plain flour (Maida)
  • 1 tbsp (tablespoon) melted ghee
  • cold water as needed
  • salt to taste

For The Fruit-Khoa Filling

  • 1 cup crumbled mava (khoa)
  • 2 medium apples
  • 1 pear
  • 2 plums
  • 1/2 tsp (teaspoon) cinnamon (dalchini) powder
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped almonds, cashew, raisins, chopped dates, chiroungi seeds
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut

Method

For The Outer Pastry Case or Shell

Step 1

In a large bowl, sieve the flour and salt together.

Step 2

Add melted ghee.

Step 3

Rub the ghee in the flour with your finger tips, till the mixture resembles bread crumbs or coarse meal.

Step 4

Gradually add cold water and knead the flour into a smooth dough.

Step 5

Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.

For The Fruit Khoa Filling

Step 1

Heat a pan and add the chopped fruits along with chopped dates.

Step 2

Stir on a low flame for 10-12 minutes.

Step 3

Add the spice powders and mix well.

Step 4

After 4-5 minutes, add the khoa and stir the mixture.

Step 5

The khoa would begin to melt. Stir continuously.

Step 6

Add the chopped dry fruits and mix.

Step 7

Allow the khoa to melt completely, once done, turn off the flame.

Step 8

Keep the mixture aside for cooling.

Preparing The Mixed Fruit Gujiyas

Step 1

Make medium sized balls of the dough.

Step 2

Roll into a round puri shape of medium thickness.

Step 3

Put a few tablespoons of the fruit-khoa filling on one side.

Step 4

Apply water on one of the outer edges.

Step 5

Cover and press the edges together.

Step 6

Cut out the excess dough from the edges using a knife or pastry cutter.

Step 7

Make all the gujiyas this way and keep them on a thali or plate.

Step 8

Brush them with ghee and cover them with a damp cloth.

Step 9

Preheat the oven to 180 C.

Step 10

Arrange the gujiya’s on the baking tray and bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes until brown and crisp.

Step 11

Turn them a couple of times so that the Gujiya’s get evenly baked.

Step 12

Serve Hot or warm.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 29.4 g

Calories 127 Calories from Fat 47
Total Fat 5.2 g 8% Saturated Fat 0.8 g 4%
Trans Fat 0.0 g Cholesterol 2 mg 1%
Sodium 10 mg 0% Potassium 11 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 18.4 g 6% Dietary Fiber 0.3 g 1%
Sugars 10.8 g Protein 1.8 g

*Based on a 2000 calorie diet
Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.

Tip :

  • Cut the fruits in small cubes and always cook them on low flame.
  • You can even deep fry the Gujiya in moderately hot oil till they are golden browned from all sides.
  • You can coat these gujiyas with sugar syrup to add extra sweetness.
  • You can even bake it in microwave – It takes 18 minutes for the Gujiya to bake in convection mode in the microwave