Published on: March 15, 2014 | Updated on: March 4, 2015


Holi is one of the biggest festival in India. Celebrated in the month of March it is called the festival of colors. Adults and kids come out to play with water and colors, the scents of gulal fill the air and there is masti every where. Like any other festivals, this is also the time of enjoying with family and friends and when there is a get together, the food is definitely on high priority. Like I shared thandai in one of the past recipes, Gujia is one other festive dish which is served on Holi. Since my childhood, we have always made Gujia at home filled with loads of mava, it can be kept for 2-3 weeks in an air tight container. Nowadays lot of people prefer to get it from the local halwai shops, but you can still make a few of them at home. Let’s see this Gujia recipe and enjoy the festival to the fullest! Happy Holi!

All you need is (makes about 15 – 18 Gujia’s)

For Dough

Maida – 2 cup + 1 tbsp

Desi ghee – 1/2 cup

For Mava Filling

Khova – 100 gms

Pista – 16 to 20 (crushed)

Badam – 16 to 20 (crushed)

Chironji – 2 tsp

Kishmish – 28 to 30

Saffron – few strands

Sugar powder – 100 gms

Cardamom powder – 1 tsp

Coconut – 2 tbsp

Desi ghee for frying

Gujia Recipe

Preparation time: 10 min.

Cooking time: 40 min.

For Dough

Dissolve 1 tbsp of maida with 1 tbsp water and keep aside as a sealant.

Use 2 cup maida, mix 1/2 cup desi ghee and knead a soft dough using water as necessary. Cover and keep aside

For Mava Filling

Fry the khova till it changes the color to light pink.

Mix with all other filling ingredients and keep aside.

For Gujia

Use the dough to make 15-18 balls and roll them in about 4 inch discs.

Keep the discs in a Gujia mold and keep about 2 tsp filling inside.

Apply sealant on the corners and press the mold to form Gujia.

Heat Desi Ghee in a kadhai and deep fry Gujia till light brown.

Cool and serve.

Related Information:

About Holi

Best Places to Celebrate Holi

Holi in Mathura

Holi In Bikaner

“Lath Mar” Holi Festival in Mathura

Why is Holi celebrated?

Holi Cuisines

Gujjia- The Holi Dish

Bura na maano Holi hai


I am a dental surgeon turned full time mom of a lovely boy. Apart from running around him and doing a lot of activities with him, I like to cook and experiment with new stuff.


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