Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pineapple Gujiya

Diwali is here & I just couldn't resist making Gujiyas  for the occasion.

With little time on hand and lots to do ..........I made the dough first.

Ingredients :
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 tablespoons Ghee
1/4 tsp salt

Mix all the ingredients ,add water & knead to a firm dough.Set aside the dough in a plastic wrap.

Now the filling.I had seen this filling once on Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's TV show - Khana Khazana.
So here are the ingredients:

  • 3 Pineapple slices finely chopped
  • Half a cup of fresh grated coconut
  • 2 tablespoons of raisins
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped cashew nuts
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 4 Table spoons of semolina (Rava)
  • Oil/Ghee for frying
  • Sugar - add to taste
Heat oil and add the chopped pineapples to this and fry well on high heat. Reduce heat and add grated coconut to this and mix well. Next add raisins & the nuts along with salt and cardamom powder.
Now add semolina and saute for a minute. At this point add sugar as appropriate to taste. The filling is now ready.

Knead the dough once again and roll out small rounds. Fill in with the Pineapple coconut mixture, seal the edges with water and cut out with a pastry wheel - zig zag cutter. Set aside in a pan and cover with  a wet cloth. This quantity makes about 18 Gujiyas.

Heat oil in a kadai - deep fry the gujiyas until they evenly turn golden brown. They get crisp once cooled.

That pouch in the center is what I made with the left over dough.......:)

''HAPPY DIWALI" - May this season bring pouches full of joy and happiness to all !
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