Baked Kesari Moong Dal Gujiya


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Baked Kesari Moong Dal Gujiya, moong dal, mava, nuts, coconut and hints of nutmeg and cardamom go into the stuffing of this traditional favourite sweet. Unlike the traditional gujiyas that are deep fried, these are baked with a brushing of saffron-milk which gives it a nice aroma and flavour.

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Baked Kesari Moong Dal Gujiya recipe - How to make Baked Kesari Moong Dal Gujiya

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For The Dough
2 cups plain flour (maida)
1/4 cup semolina (rava)
5 tbsp ghee
1/4 cup milk
1/4 water

For The Stuffing
1 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
3 tbsp ghee
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 grated low fat mava (khoya)
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
1/2 cup mixed chopped nuts
1 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg (jaiphal) powder

For Brushing The Gujiya
1 tbsp milk
1/4 tsp saffron (kesar) strands
2 tsp ghee
For the dough

    For the dough
  1. In a mixing bowl, add maida, suji and ghee and mix well.
  2. Add milk and water and knead the dough till pliable. Keep aside covered for for 5-10 mins.

For the stuffing

    For the stuffing
  1. Soak the dal for 4-5 hour.
  2. Heat 2-3 glasses of water in a deep pan and when it comes to a boil add dal and cook for 5-6 minutes and then strain the dal with strainer.
  3. Heat the ghee in a pan, add the nuts and mix well.
  4. Add boiled and strained dal and saute for 4-5 minutes, add the mava and saute again for another 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the sugar and and cook for 6-7 minutes, add the cardamom and coconut and mix well and stir for another 3-4 minutess and turn off the flame.
  6. Transfer this mixture in the bowl and keep aside.

For making gujiya

    For making gujiya
  1. Make lemon size balls of the dough.
  2. And add 2 tsp maida and 2 tsp water in bowl and mix well to make a paste.
  3. Take a ball and roll it with rolling pin and make a 4" diameter circle.
  4. Place this rolled circle in the gujiya mould and lightly brush the maida paste on the edges of circle.
  5. Place 1 tbsp stuffing on the center of the circle and carefully press the mould and remove the extra dough and make the rest of gujiya in same manner.
  6. Place all the gujiya on the baking tray and brush the gujiyas with oil.
  7. Bake in a preheated the oven at 180 c for 10 minutes.
  8. In a bowl, milk and saffron and mix well and after 10 mins brush the gujiya with saffron milk and bake it again for 12 mins.
  9. Enjoy this gujiya.

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This recipe was contributed by PRACHI AGARWAL on 01 Jul 2015

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