Mawa Gujiya Recipe | मावा गुजिया | Holi Recipe | Festive Dessert Recipe Gujia

Prep time
10 min
Cooking time
30 min
Cousine / Course
Indian Sweets


  • मैदा / Maida flour / White flour – 1.5 cup
  • तूप / घी / Ghee – 3 tbsp
  • खवा / खोया / Mawa – 1 cup
  • तूप / घी / Ghee – 1/2 tsp
  • बदाम / Almonds chopped- 3 tbsp
  • काजू / Cashew chopped – 2 tbsp
  • िपस्ता / Pistachios chopped – 2 tbsp
  • मनुका / िकश िमश / Rasins chopped – 2 tbsp
  • खोब्र / नािरयल / Dry Coconut powder – 1/4 cup
  • साखर / शक्कर / Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • इलायची / Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
  • जायफळ / Nutmeg – a pinch
  • Oil for Frying


  1. Take a mixing bowl, add white flour/maida, and ghee.
  2. Mix well, then run ghee with flour throughly for 2-3 min, this step is important and gives Gujiya crispness/khasta
  3. Use little water at a time to make tight dough
  4. Cover dough with wet cloth, set aside for 20-30 min
  5. Let’s work on fillings, heat a pan on medium heat
  6. Add mawa, saute to remove any excess water, remove and let it cool down
  7. Now in the same pan, add 1/2 tsp ghee, add almonds, cashew, pistachios, raisins, sauté till light golden
  8. Add coconut powder, saute till light golden, turn off heat, set aside for cooling
  9. Once cooled, add sugar, mawa to it, mix well, break any lumps, filling is ready
  10. Lets work on making gujiyas, knead the dough for 2-3 min to make it smooth, and break it in to small lime sizes pieces
  11. Take a portion, roll it flat, about a size of poori
  12. Add 1-2 tsp filling in middle, wet edges with little water, fold in half, and stick the edges together
  13. Now wet the curved edge with little water, then pinch a side, fold-twist-stick, continue for the complete edge. Repeat for the all the cured side.
  1. You would get beautiful gujiya shape.
  2. Baking: Place gujiya on baking tray, spread little ghee on gujiya, then oven bake for 15-20min on 400 F / 200 C.
  3. Frying: Heat oil on low-med heat, drop gujiya in oil, fry till light golden, turn occasionally to get even cook/color
  4. Tasty Gujiya is ready!


  1. Makes 16 Gujiyas
  2. Rubbing ghee with flour, make gujiya crispy / khasta
  3. Remove all the excess air while sealing gujiyas
  4. Fry on low-med heat to avoid bubbles on top
  5. Baked gujiya are as khasta and tasty as fried one and healthier too

How to serve

  1. Serve fresh
  2. Store in airtight container for upto 3-4 days

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