South vs North Challenge is an monthly challenge started by Divya Pramil, where every month South team and North team challenge each other with recipes from their region. This month, Santosh Bangar is the host of North team and she has challenged the South team with the delicious mawa gujiya. For the South team, Soumya has challenged the North team with kambu dosai.
Mawa gujiya or khoya gujiya is a traditional Indian deep fried sweet, specially made during the Indian festival Holi and also for Diwali. The outer layer is crispy with a flaky pastry while its moist and gooey inside with a rich stuffing made of khoya (milk solids), coconut, nuts, raisins and cardamom. This is a very addictive sweet and you can just stop at one or two. Gujiyas stay well for up to 8-10 days in an airtight container. Slightly warm the gujiya before serving them.
Notes and Tips
- Do not add sugar to the khoya while its hot. It will make the filling watery.
- Make sure to seal the edges properly otherwise the gujiya will break and filling will ooze out while frying.
- Try to avoid flour for dusting while rolling the dough. If dough is sticky, add some more flour and knead well.