Saturday, 14 March 2015

Baked Gujiyas-Holi Special!

Hello Everyone!

I have been wanting to share so many of my recent culinary experiences so desperately, but somehow last two weeks were reasonably busy for me and I couldn't do so. :-(
Never mind, finally I made it here, today! :-)

This time we had Mama and Nani for Holi and as Mamma and I were about to start our customary Gujiya preparation, Mama just mentioned that these days people are shifting their preferences from fried to baked gujiyas and that very moment I decided let's go for "Baked" gujiyas this Holi!-All thanks to Mama for uttering the word!- You never know when and where you can get a tempting clue to work upon! :-)

So then I searched on the net , read few Gujiya baking procedures and finally made all forms of Gujiyas- Chandrakalas, Lawanglatas, Satori. Chandrakala is a round flower shaped gujiya which has khoya stuffing , is fried and then dipped in Sugar syrup (Chashni) and immediately taken out of the syrup.  Lawanglata is also a wrapped maida round stuffed with khoya with two cloves inserted one opposite the other-I call it clutch purse gujiya!-It really looks like a clutch purse! This is also dipped in sugar syrup and taken out immediately.
Chandrakalas and Lawanglatas are actually my Nani special gujiyas! :-)
Satori is a Maharashtrian delicacy.It is basically Puri sized stuffed khoya paratha which is tawa roasted in ghee.I learned this from a dear friend.

I thought we'll make all of these shapes including the traditional gujiya shape but we'll make the baked version of it, this time- healthier and I can now very confidently say, tastier too! :-)

Baked version is way better than the fried one -it's crispier, lighter , tastier and most importantly an healthier alternative!

Do try and relish!

Baking Procedure:-

  1. Prepare the khoya stuffed structures in the same way as we make it for making fried gujiyas. The only difference is that we just bake these instead of frying.
  2. Preheat the oven at 200 deg Celsius.
  3. Grease a baking tray and place gujiyas on it in such a way that they don't touch each other.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes and then flip the gujiyas to the other side on the tray.
  5. Bake the other side for 10 mins again.
  6. Take out .The Gujiyas are ready! :-)
Happy Takes! & Happy Bites! :-)


  1. Arey wah! I didnt know that I have such a talented bhanji! I was drooling with delight and one of these days I am certainly going to try your recipe. I am keen on baking.
    Lots of love
    Bijji mama

  2. Thank you so much for the kind words , Mama.I am glad you visited my blog and liked the post.
    Warm regards.