Gujia Recipe | Holi Special Recipe | How to Make Gujia at Home


Gujia is a fried sweet dumpling that is mostly prepared in India during the Holi festival. Gujia is the only thing I like on Holi. It is crispy filled with Mawa and nuts. Personally, I preferred homemade Gujia recipe rather than buying from a sweet shop. The special thing about Gujia is, it is prepared only for the Holi festival otherwise, you will hardly see Gujia in sweet shops during non-festival days. But at home, you can make it any time you want.


The outer layer of Gujia is made with Maida (all-purpose flour) and filling depends on your taste and preferences but Mawa (solid milk) is an essential ingredient of Gujia. You can also add semolina (sooji) or coconut with a combination of Mawa, nuts. It totally depends on your choice. Gujia is prepared in three steps:

  • Preparation of dough
  • Preparation of filling
  • Frying

I always make Gujia with the help of Molds. Gujia Molds are easily available in the market or you can also shape it with your hands and make a design with the help of folk. But here I am using a mold for Gujia. Gujias are fried in Desi ghee/cow ghee or you can also fry it in refined Oil but I suggest you to frying it in Ghee/ Cow ghee. Here I am using cow ghee for frying Gujia. Desi Ghee fried Gujia tastes good and also comes with health benefits.

Below is the complete Gujia recipe. I hope you like and try it on this Holi and share your experience in the comment section below:


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How to make Mawa Gujia
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Deeksha


Ingredients For Dough

  • cup Maida
  • ¼ cup Cow Ghee/ Ghee
  • pinch of salt
  • enough water for soft dough

Ingredients for Filling

  • 250 gm Mawa (khoa)
  • 1 cup Roasted Sooji (Semolina)
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • Some almonds or other nuts
  • 5 Elaichi (Cardamom)

For Frying

  • Enough ghee for deep frying


  • Firstly add maida in the bowl, add ghee and pinch of salt.
  • Then add water and make a soft dough and kept aside for rest.
  • When dough is ready then heat a pan add 1 tbsp of ghee and add semolina (sooji) and roastt it for a while.
  • Now add mawa in the same pan and roast it to.
  • Then add both in bowl and powdered sugar elaichi and almonds in it. Mix it very well.
  • Now make a small balls of the dough and roll it and place it on the mold and filled with filling that we prepared before.
  • Gujia is now ready for deep frying.
  • Heat a pan and deep fry it on low-meduim flame.
  • Then coat it with sugar syrup. Now Gujia is ready to serve.

How To Make Gujia (in detail):

  • Firstly, add 2½ cup of maida in the bowl, add ¼ cup of ghee, and a pinch of salt in it. Mix it well.Gujia-recipe
  • Then add enough water to make a soft dough. When the dough is ready, Cover it and kept aside for a rest.Gujia-recipe-at-home
  • Now add ghee in the pan and add 1 cup of semolina (sooji) and roast it.Tasty-gujia-recipe
  • Then add 250 gm of Mawa/Khoa in the same pan.Mawa-gujia-recipe

  • Add roasted sooji and Mawa in the powdered sugar.Crispy-gujia-recipe-at-home
  • Then add some almonds and elaichi to it. You can also add Cashewnuts, pistachio, coconut powder to it.Sooji-gujia-recipe
  • Mix it very well and let it cool.Crispy-gujia-recipe
  • The dough and filling are now ready to make a Gujia.Gujia-for-holi-festival
  • Now make small balls of the dough and roll it on a rolling board.Gujia-recipe-at-home
  • Then place a rolled dough on Gujia mold.delicious-mawa-gujia-recipe
  • Add 1 tbsp of filling in mold.
  • Now press the mold to give a perfect shape to the Gujia.Guijia-recipe-for-holi
  • Do it the same as the rest of the dough. Now you can see gujia is ready for deep frying.Mawa-sooji-gujia-for-holi
  • Heat a pan and add enough cow ghee of deep-frying.Tasty-gujia-recipe-for-holi
  • Deep fry the Gujia on low medium flame until it turns into golden brown.Mawa-gujia-recipe-at-home
  • Lastly, coat it with sugar syrup if you want. Crispy Mawa Gujia is now ready to serve and enjoy.Mawa-gujia-recipe

Notes For Gujia Recipe:

  • The dough for Gujia should not be so thick or soft.
  • You can add any other dry fruits in the filling of Gujia.
  • You can add Coconut Powder along with semolina (sooji) in the filling.
  • You should always fry Gujia in Desi Ghee/ cow ghee. Here I am using Cow ghee for frying the Gujia. This will make Gujia more tasty and healthy.
  • Do not Fry Gujia on high flame as it will only cook the outer layer of Gujia and left the inner layer of Gujia uncooked and raw.

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