Khoya or Mawa Gujiya

Khoya or mawa gujiya, is a traditionally made and highly demanded sweet on the occasion of Holi. Follow this recipe make yummy gujiyas and add more colors to this festival.


For Stuffing:

  • 1 Cup khoya/ mawa
  • 1/4th Cup sliced almonds, pistachios and cashews
  • 2 Drops of kewra or any essence – optional
  • 1/4th Cup powdered sugar

For Cover:

  • 1 Cup maida
  • 4 Tsp melted ghee
  • Water
  • Oil or ghee for Ffying


To make the stuffing:

  • Take 1 cup khoya/mawa (reduced milk) in a pan and roast till it becomes slightly golden brown in color.
  • Add 1/4 cup chopped cashew nuts, almonds and pistachios to the khoya and mix them well.
  • Once done, take the stuffing out on a plate and let it cool to room temperature.
  • Add 1/4 cup powdered sugar once the stuffing comes to room temperature. Mix this till everything is well combined.

To make the cover dough:

  • Mix 1 cup maida and 4 tsp melted ghee in a bowl.
  • Now, knead stiff dough by adding a very little water at a time. Cover this with a damp cloth and keep aside for 5 min.
  • After 5 min, knead the dough again for a min by adding 1 tsp melted ghee.

To make the gujiya:

  • Take a small portion of dough and roll it in a thin sheet (around 4″ in diameter) using a rolling pin.
  • Now, place some stuffing on one side of the sheet and apply some water along the edge. Fold the other half of the sheet and pinch the edges together.
  • Make a design along the edge by pinching and folding it.
  • Similarly make all the gujiyas and keep them coved with a damp cloth.
  • Heat some oil or ghee in a pan and fry the gujiyas on a medium flame till they become golden brown in color.
  • Your khoya or mava gujiya are now ready to be served. Enjoy!


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