Baked Besan Gujiya

Baked Besan Karanji

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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 .

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Baked Besan Gujiya recipe - How to make Baked Besan Gujiya

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  20 minutes   Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F)   Total Time:     20Makes 20 gujiyas
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For The Dough
1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
2 tsp hot oil
a pinch of salt

For The Filling
1 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
2 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
2 tbsp finely chopped almonds (badam)
2 tbsp finely chopped walnuts (akhrot)

For Greasing
1/2 tsp ghee

For the dough

    For the dough
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water.
  2. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.

For the filling

    For the filling
  1. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the besan and sauté on a medium flame for 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a big plate and cool completely.
  3. Once cooled, add the sugar and cardamom powder and mix very well.
  4. Add the almonds and walnuts and mix well. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Divide the dough into 20 equal portions.
  2. 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.
  3. Put 1 tbsp of the prepared filling on half of the circle.
  4. Fold it over to make a semi-circle and seal the ends completely by pressing it with your finger.
  5. Again press it gently all over using a fork.
  6. Repeat steps 2 to 5 to shape 19 more gujiyas.
  7. Place them on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180ºc (360ºf) for 15 minutes.
  8. Serve or store in an air-tight container. Use as required.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per karanji
Energy95 cal
Protein3 g
Carbohydrates11.1 g
Fiber2.1 g
Fat4.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium7.3 mg

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