Baked Besan Gujiya
by Tarla Dalal
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The Baked Besan Gujiya is a crisp pocket of whole wheat flour dough stuffed with a rich mixture of roasted besan and nuts. This version of gujiya is interestingly healthier than the traditional version as it is baked rather than deep-fried.
Yet, it has an amazing crispness that gives way to the softness of the filling. You can bake a batch of this mithai and store it in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 or 4 days.
You can also try other healthy sweets like Badam Barfi and Oats and Dates Kheer .
- Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water.
- Cover with a lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.
- Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the besan and sauté on a medium flame for 5 minutes.
- Transfer the mixture into a big plate and cool completely.
- Once cooled, add the sugar and cardamom powder and mix very well.
- Add the almonds and walnuts and mix well. Keep aside.
- Divide the dough into 20 equal portions.
- Grease a rolling board with little ghee and roll a portion of the dough into a 100 mm. (4”) diameter thin circle without using any flour for rolling.
- Put 1 tbsp of the prepared filling on half of the circle.
- Fold it over to make a semi-circle and seal the ends completely by pressing it with your finger.
- Again press it gently all over using a fork.
- Repeat steps 2 to 5 to shape 19 more gujiyas.
- Place them on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180ºc (360ºf) for 15 minutes.
- Serve or store in an air-tight container. Use as required.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per karanji
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