Sweet dumplings made of flour and stuffed with chocolate and nuts. Traditionally, gujiya is stuffed with khoya/mawa (dried milk) and eaten in India on festivals. I have added chocolate to this recipe to give it an interesting twist. Crispy from outside and gooey from inside, these sweet treats are definitely going to delight your taste-buds!
| Time: 45 minutes
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup khoya
1 tablespoon chopped nuts (almonds and cashew nuts)
3 tablespoons caster sugar or to taste
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons ghee
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Oil for deep-frying
A pinch of salt
Take the all purpose flour in a bowl and add a pinch of salt. Melt 2 tablespoons ghee, add it to the flour and rub it with your fingertips. Start adding little water at a time and knead into a smooth dough. Cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
Heat 1 tablespoon unsalted butter in a pan. Add chopped nuts and fry them for 30 seconds while stirring continuously. Add khoya and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring continuously. Add the dark chocolate chips and mix well. Cook for another 2-3 minutes till melted butter oozes out of the mixture. Take the mixture out in a bowl and add caster sugar. Mix well and keep it aside.
Divide the dough into 2 portions and roll into medium thick roti. Cut into circles using a cookie cutter or back of a small bowl with sharp edges.
Hold one of the circles in hand, place a spoonful of stuffing, fold it and press the sides to give it the shape of a gujiya. Crimp the edges of the gujiya with the help of a fork. Repeat this process for making gujiyas with rest of the dough.
Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. Fry the stuffed gujiyas until golden brown. Let them cool before garnishing them.
Take 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl. Microwave on medium heat for 1 minute or until the chocolate chips are completely melted. Drizzle the melted chocolate on the gujiyas with the help of a spoon.