Holi ready

Are you ready for holi?

Gujhiya or karanji is a special sweet made often during Holi time, which is also spring starting.
Its a sweet pastry filled with khoya/ mawa and dry fruits along with sugar and coconut.

So as holi is around sharing a basic and simple recipe for gujiya

For the outer dough
  • 1 cup Maida
  • 1 cup Sooji (Semolina)
  • 1 tablespoon oil/  Ghee (moyan)
  • A pinch of Salt



  • 1 cup  Khoya/Mawa or you can take 100 gms of pedha
  • 1/4  cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 2 teaspoonCardamom powder/ ialichi powder
  • 1 teaspoon Saffron strands dissolved in water
  • 10 pcs                 Charoli
  • Raisins/ kishmish 2 spoons
  • Almonds
  • Pistachios
  • Cashew pieces we will cut all dry fruits in small pieces


First kneed the soft dough and keep it aside for almost 2 hoirs.
We will keep it aside as this will help soji/ semolina to get marinated properly and will increase in size.
cover the dough with damp cloth and keep aside.
In a kadhai dry roast all dry fruits  kishmish, almonds, pista, cashew, charoli and coconut.
Now add khoya/ pedha to it and mix properly.
Add sugar after its cooled and add saffron and cardamom powder to it.


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