Friday, 18 March 2016

Tasty Apple Gujya Recipe for Holi Festival– Simple & Easy to Make at Home!!

The season of spring and colours is fast approaching; Holi 2016 is around the corner. Celebrate the festival of colors by relishing on sweets. Spread happiness, joy and love by sharing traditional Indian sweets amongst friends, family and neighborhood.

Check out below the recipe of apple gujya:

Ingredients for Apple Gujya
For the outer shell

-    2 cups of whole wheat flour
-    ⅓ cup cold water
-    ⅓ cup melted ghee or butter
-    salt

For the apple-khoya filling:

-    1 cup crushed khoya/mava/evaporated milk
-    3-4 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
-    ½ tsp of cinnamon powder
-    ½ tsp of cardamom powder or crushed cardamom
-    2-3 tbsp of blanched  nuts - almonds, pistachios, cashew
-    2-3 tbsp sugar
-    oil for deep frying
-    11/2 cups of khoya/mava/evaporated milk
-    1 tsp of cardamom powder
-    1 cup of powdered sugar

Recipe instructions

-    Take a large bowl and seive the flour and salt together. Add the melted ghee or butter.
-    Rub the ghee in the flour with the fingertips till the mixture becomes like bread crumbs.
-    Add cold water gradually and knead the flour into smooth & elastic dough.
-    Cover and keep aside for 30-35 minutes.
-    Preparing the sweet stuffing by heating a medium sized pan.
-    Add the apples pieces along with sugar.
-    Keep stirring on a low flame for 10-12 minutes.
-    Add the spices powders and mix it well.
-    After 4-5 minutes, add the milk solids/khoya and stir the mixture.
-    The khoya would start melting
-    Continue stirring and add the blanched nuts and mix it well.
-    After melting and roasting the khoya with dry fruits, switch off the fire.
-    Keep this mixture aside till it become cools.
-    Prepare the gujiyas and make small sized balls of the dough.
-    Make round/puris, neither thick nor thin.
-    Stuff the puris with 2-3 tbsps of the apple-khoya filling on one side.
-    Apply water on one of the outer sides to cover and press the edges together.
-    Pleat the gujiya very well from top to end.
-    Prepare all the gujiyas in this way and keep them on a plate and cover them.
-    Heat oil/ghee for deep frying.
-    Deep fry the gujiyas in medium flames till they are golden browned from all sides.
-    Drain oil from the gujiyas on kitchen paper napkins for removing excessive oil.
-    Gujyas the ready to serve hot or warm.

So this is the tasty Holi gujya recipe. Log on to www.giftalove.com/holi/ and buy gujia online. This is one of the reputed online gift stores. It has vast array of Holi gifts collection. Check out Holi gift packs, sweet hampers, herbal colours and greeting cards.

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