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
2 1/2 cups khoya/mawa, grated and roasted
3 1/4 teaspoons desiccated coconut
15 cashew nuts, chopped
15 almonds, balanced and chopped
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.
Here you have a chance to win 2 gift vouchers one is a flipkart e-gift voucher for Rs 700 for the readers in India and the other is Amazon gift card for 15USD for the viewers of USA.