Thursday, February 28, 2013

Gujiya and a Giveaway on my 6th blog Anniversary

Neivedyam is going to turn 6 in March and what else can be a better way to celebrate than a lovely giveaway to all my readers. First get a virtual taste of this delicacy Gijiya and later we can talk on the giveaway:)


For Outer Covering:

2 cups refined flour (Maida)
3 tablespoons oil + to deep-fry

For Filling

2 1/2 cups khoya/mawa, grated and roasted
3 1/4 teaspoons desiccated coconut
15 cashew nuts, chopped
15 almonds, balanced and chopped
20 raisins
A pinch of nutmeg powder
1/4 teaspoon green cardamom powder
10-12 saffron strands
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup grated choclate (optional)


For preparing the covering, sift refined flour and rub in three tablespoons of ghee or oil.  Add cold water and knead into a stiff dough.  Cover it with a damp cloth and set aside.  Add powdered sugar and khoya in a pan. Heat it on low flame and mix the sugar and khoya well. Other way is to buy sweet Khoya and skip adding sugar. Add desiccated coconut, cashew nuts, almonds, raisins, nutmeg powder, saffron strands, sunflower seeds and green cardamom powder to khoya and mix well.  Add grated chocolate and mix properly. Remove from heat and let it cool.

With oiled hands divide dough into small balls.  Roll out dough balls into small puris(flat roundels).  Place the stuffing on one half of the puri.  lightly dampen edges and fold the other half over the stuffing and press edges firmly. I did the sealing with my hands. You can do it with fork too.  Keep gujiyas covered with a damp cloth.  Similarly use up all the dough and stuffing. You can do it with a mould too or roll out puris, cut with a katori(metal bowl of four-five inch diameter) to get a proper round shape. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai(wok) and deep-fry gujiyas on medium heat till golden brown.  Drain and place on an absorbent paper.  Let them cool slightly before serving, as the stuffing inside may be very hot.

This recipe is adapted from Chef Sanjeev Kapoor.

Now lets get into the details of the Giveaway.
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What you have to do?
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  1. Leave a comment mentioning which is your favourite recipe in Neivedyam.
  2. Mention your location - US or India so that you are entered for the corresponding drawing. 
  3. To increase your chances in the random drawing, do the following
  4. Like the CupoNation facebook page or follow them on G+ and mention in your comment which can be a separate one.
  5. Like Neivedyam on Facebook and mention in your comment which can be a separate one.
  6. Spread the word about this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook and other social media networks you have access to and mention in your comments.
You can post your comments form 1st March to 31st March. The winner will be declared in the first week of April.


Finla said...

I love this sweet and how i wish i could grab few, never made them at home though. And congragulations and wishing you and your delicious blog many many mor ehappy years of cooking and blogging.

Pavani said...

A very Happy Blog Anniversary Sharmi. My favorite recipe from Neivedyam is the dry bottle gourd curry with roasted moon dal powder, love it for its simplicity & tastes amazing.
I live in the US.

Priya Yallapantula said...

love these gujhiyas and happy 6th anniversary of your blog. Keep rocking !!!

Shanthi said...

Happy blog anniversary. Keep rocking asever

Ms.Chitchat said...

Congratulations on ur blog's anniversary.wish you many more. Gujiyas look too tasty. Loved the filling too, live in US.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said...

happy anniversary.............

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said...

following cuponation in fb and G+

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said...

my favorite recipe was Tangy cliantro spirals

Sharanya palanisshami (sara's TASTY BUDS) said...

liked your fb page.

Raksha said...

Hey Happy Anniversary for your blog. Nice post on gujiya too.

My favorite post here is Paneer Satay.

Raksha said...

Liked Cuponation on Fb and G+

Raksha said...

Liked Neivedyam on FB

Raksha said...

twitted about this giveaway

Priya said...

Addictive gujiyas, happy blog anniversary Sharmi.

Manasi said...

Happy bloganniversary!! Wishing you many many more!
I am a sweets lover, so my favs are going in that direction ;)
I love the boondi ladoo ( ur 100th post)- to me boondi ladoos are still very intimidating! and now i am totally in love with the gujiya!

good luck with the giveaway! I will spread the word.

Priti S said...

Congrats dear...gujjiya looks yum ...

Ashwini Deshpande said...

Lovely Space and congrats on your 6th year!! I liked the aArathi Thali post on your space amongst many others.
Love Ash.

Sam's Mom said...

Hi I am in USA and I like palak paneer kofta very much of all your recipes. Liked your page and couponation in fb and told my friends abt the giveaway.

mickeydownunder said...

Happy 6th Anniversary, TRUE!
While I come from the Land Down Under, your Gijiya has "inspired" me to do!
Are these served with a sauce or just "as is"
I can't wait to try! Thank you!
Cheers! Joanne

DEESHA said...

Happy 6th anniversary to your blog. Wishing the blog more success

Preety said...

happy your gujiyas..i m in us

Prajusha said...

A big ongrats to u on 6th blog these gujiyas.
My favourite recipe on neivedyam is Boondi laddoo..:-)

Prajusha said...

Congrats on ur 6th blog these yummy looking gujiyas.
My favourite recipe on neivedhyam is boondi ladoo.
I LIve in US.
Liked cuponation and Neivedyam on FB.Also shared about this giveaway on my FB time line.

Shailaja Reddy said...

Happy blog anniversary with yummy sweet. I am in US. Liked your FB and Cuponation.
FB name - Shailaja Reddy.
Shared about the giveaway -

Tweeted about the giveaway -

My favorite recipes - Potato Cheese Balls.

Shailaja Reddy said...

GFC name - Shailaja Reddy

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!! Great way to celebrate.Pretty much love most of your dishes,the yam & beans subzi sounds interesting.Followed all the rules for the giveaway,hope i will win .My best wishes for many more success.

Babitha costa said...

Happy anniversary
Following on Gfc.i live in india47

dreamsunlimited7 said...

Thanks Sharmi for the post, I made the Gujiya yesterday for the festival (Shivarathri), and they came out really well. I am enjoying one now, delicious and I can say that Gujiya is my favourite recipe on your website as I have been looking for these combo from quite a while. Thanks, Naveena, Los Angeles, CA

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Happy blog Anniversary ..6 years is a long way..wish you many more such fantastic years in blogging....
I like your Punjabi thali post ...the platter was too good to resist..
Liked cupoNation's page and your fb page too with Deepasri Deb (Bangalore)

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

I love the Camp Fire Mini Cake -
This is my favorite!!!
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Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

I have already liked your FB and Cuponation FB,
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Vanamala Hebbar said...

Very nice...congrats....

Uma Selvam said...

I liked your ginger rasam.

Happy blog anniversary!

Sharanya said...

congratulations...btw my fav recipe is the ugadi feast which has the traditional mamidikaya pulihora rasam ugadi pacchadi sweets and all..have bookmarked and will follow the recieps for this ugadi...

Sharanya said...

and i live in india

Sharanya said...

liked cuponation on fb and following on g+

Sharanya said...

liked neivedyam on fb too

Sharanya said...

shared the giveaway on fb too

priya satheesh said...

yummy sweet... My all time fav.Bookmarked!

priya satheesh said...

Happy 6th blog anniversary.
my fav recipe - pineapple malpua
Location - India
Facebook Name - priya's menu
Liked cuponation fb page and following them on google plus.
Google plus - priya satheesh
Liked neivedyam fb page
Twitter post - done
FB post - done

Manjula Bharath said...

hey sharmi , first time here and happy to follow you :) just liked your bhagare bhaigan recipe with an awesome click and presentation..

Manjula Bharath said...

liked neivedyam fb page

Manjula Bharath said...

am living in U.S

Manjula Bharath said...

following cuponation in fb and G+

Manjula Bharath said...

shared abt the giveaway in fb profile
here is the link:

Manjula Bharath said...

gfc name : manjula bharath
fb name : manjula kanted
Twitter name : manjulabharathkumar
Twitted abt the give away
here is the link :

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said...

Happy blog Anniversary...

My Favourite recipe : Potato cheese balls

Location : India

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said...

Liked Cuponation Fb page and following them thru G+

Fb Name & G+ Name :

Tamilarasi Sasikumar

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said...

Liked Neivedyam FB page...

Shama Nagarajan said...

I love this gujiya...GFC and FB name :Shama Nagarajan ,Twitter : Deshnanags...congrats!!! Keep rocking !!! done !!

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said...

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fb name : Tamilarasi Sasikumar
Twitter name : Tamilarasi@Tamilskitchen

Shared in FB :

Twitted abt the give away & link :

Sobha kumari said...

Nice Nice nice blog...... love a lot gud day thanks
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