Baked Mawa Gujiya Recipe to Try This Holi Festival

Baked mawa gujiya repie is a must to try this holi festival. Gujiya is a popular indian dessert that every indian woman prepares at the time of holi, the colorful festival. Generally, an authentic gujiya is deep fried in hot oil and then dipped into thick sugar syrup. But, as people are becoming more health conscious now, thus, the baked version of gujiya is getting popular.

One interesting fact about this dessert is that it is known by different names in different Indian states. The gujiya filling may also vary as per states. It is known as Chandrakala in northern part of India and Karanji in the western part of India.

Baked Mawa Gujiya

Known by different names, this dessert is a must to try at your home. You can even try the blueberry gujiya recipe.

So, to prepare the mawa gujiya, you’ll require –


  1. a) For Gujiya Pastry
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
  • All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Water – ⅓ to ½ cup
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  1. b) For Stuffing
  • Khoya – 200 to 220 gms
  • Powdered sugar – ⅓ cup
  • Chopped cashews, pistachios, almonds and raisins
  • Ghee – ½ tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp

Mawa Gujiya


Part 1 – Gujiya Pastry

  • Combine salt, whole wheat flour and all purpose flour in a bowl
  • Let the ghee heat in a pan
  • Now, pour the ghee in the bowl of flours
  • Mix them together until a bread crumb like texture is achieved
  • Knead the flour mixture with water
  • Keep kneading till it gets firm
  • Take a moist cloth and cover the dough for about 30 minutes

Gujiya Pastry

Part 2 – Gujiya Stuffing

  • Grate mawa or khoya
  • Chop all the dry fruits
  • Let the ghee heat in a pan
  • Add khoya and keep stirring it until it gets perfectly cooked
  • Put off the flame and let khoya cool down
  • Add cardamom powder, dry fruits and powdered sugar
  • Mix it well

Part 3 – Gujiya Preparation

  • Make small balls out of the dough and cover them with a moist cloth
  • Sprinkle some flour over the rolling board and roll each ball to form a circle. (This will resemble like a small chapatti)
  • Now, add water at the circumference with your fingertip
  • Put khoya filling in the centre of the circle – almost 1 tbsp [make sure you do not stuff too much of filling in the circle]
  • Now, bring the both the edges together and press the edges gently
  • Trim the extra edges, if any
  • Now, keep folding and twisting the edges to seal the gujiya
  • Prepare all the gujiyas in the same way and cover with the a moist cloth


Part 4 – Baking

  • Preheat the oven up to almost 200 degrees Celsius
  • Arrange gujiyas on a baking tray and brush some ghee or oil on all the gujiyas
  • Now, bake them for almost 20 to 30 minutes until golden brown in colour.

Let the gujiyas cool and serve them to your guests and family..!!

Don’t forget to try this recipe at home. Your family will truly love this..!!

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