Holi 2023: Is Baked Gujiya Better Than Fried Gujiya?

Holi is always full of joy and excitement. However, the most special thing about this festival is the variety of home-cooked food. You may want to eat anything sweet. Especially Kujiya But you have to resist the urge. The sugar levels and the frying process used to prepare the dessert can be detrimental to your overall health. What if we told you there is a healthy way to make kujiya? Entering the way of baking gujiya! We have an expert to explain why baked kujiya might be better than fried kujiya. If health is the most important thing

HealthShots contacted Karishma Chawla, a nutritionist and lifestyle educator in Mumbai, to understand why baked kujiya is a healthy way to prepare kujiya at home.

Baked Gujiya vs Fried Gujiya

Baked Gujiya is a way of baking Gujiya rather than frying. Although deep-frying brings out the true taste of kujiya, But try some baked kujiya for this Holi festival for health reasons. Fried kujiya is high in calories and can lead to weight gain.

baked gujiya
Enjoy the happiness called Gujiya, remove the guilt! Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Chawla also said, “Preparing Gujiya in its baked form is undoubtedly healthier and better because it is not fried and therefore contains no carcinogens or carcinogens as well as no fat.”

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Instead of frying gujiyas, bake them to make them healthier. You can also choose healthy fillings made from dried fruit or suji. This can help with digestion. prevent weight gain and maintain your blood sugar levels. When it comes to flavor, baked gujiyas tend to taste better than fried ones. So you can enjoy your favorite dessert without feeling guilty.

How to make baked gujiya?

Here you will find how to prepare crispy and healthy Gujiya:

raw material

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbsp ghee + for greasing
1 cup grated koya
1 tbsp sugar free powder
¼ teaspoon green cardamom powder
¼ cup freshly grated coconut
4-6 almonds, blanched and sliced
1 tbsp chopped walnuts
10-12 cashew nuts, finely chopped
1 tbsp raisins
3-4 dates, seeds removed and chopped
1 tbsp musk melon seeds
water to make flour
baking tray
Gu Jia Mold


Prepare the dough first:

Put the wheat flour in a large bowl. Add two tablespoons of ghee. Then knead the dough using warm water. Ghee will make your kujiya crispy. Now rest the dough for 25-30 minutes.

baked gujiya
Eat gujiyas and enjoy your Holi! Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Prepare the filling for gujiya:

1. Take a non-stick coated pan, add Koya and mix until dissolved.
2. Once the koya has melted and turned golden. Add dates and heat until slightly softened.
3. Now add the coconut and cardamom powder and mix it for a few minutes.
4. Remove the pan from the heat and put it on a plate. when it has cooled slightly Add sugar powder, almonds, walnuts, raisins, cashew nuts. and musk melon seeds

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Prepare gujiyas immediately:

1. Preheat the oven to 180° C and form small balls of dough. to be chapati the size of Puri This will be the cover of gujiya.
2. Place the chapati in the gujiya mold, filling the center with one tablespoon of the filling.
3. Dip your finger in the water. paint the edge of the circle folding into the shape of a moon Press the edges to seal. and twisted into a kujiya pattern remove excess wrap

bake them:

1. After doing all the kujiya Place them all on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and brush the ghee on top.
2. Bake the tray in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly.
3. Store in an airtight container and enjoy a cold drink or hot tea!

baked gujiya
Yes gujiyas can be healthy too. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Some tips to keep in mind while preparing gujiya to make it healthy:

1. Make sure you are using a non-frying method to prepare kujiya, such as the baking method.
2. Choose natural sweeteners instead of processed sugar. This can affect blood sugar levels and cause other health problems.
3. Add healthy nuts and seeds to your kujiya to make it healthier.
4. Although kujiya is made with maida but use frying method But you can make it healthier by omitting the maida and replacing it with gluten-free grains like Jowar.
5. Gujiya can be stored in an airtight jar for a few weeks. It depends on the filling you choose. For example, Gujiya will keep fresh for 3-4 days because it contains marwa. It will have a longer shelf life.

Enjoy gujiyas without any guilt and stay healthy!

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