The festival of light is incomplete with this sweet preparation ,Gujiya .It is also called Karanji in Odisha and Nevri in Goa.
all purpose flour
In a bowl mix the maida, semolina and the salt.Add ghee and mix it well. You will get a coarse texture. Add water and prepared a soft dough.Cover the dough with a damp cloth and keep it aside.
Start preparing the filling. In a pan add grated coconut ,poppy seed ,jaggery and cook at medium flame for 5 minute. Add cardamom powder.
Grind peanut to a coarse powder. Add this to coconut and cook for 2 minute .The filling should be dry .Switch of the flame and let the mixture cool a bit.
Now divide dough into 20 equal part .Roll each dough into a circular disc.
spread sufficient filling on it. Fold it as half-circle and seal it properly.
To seal the edge ,you can grease the edge with a little water using your finger .It will help you to seal it properly.
Heat sufficient oil in a kadhai ,fry prepared stuffed dumplings at medium flame.
Adjust the heat , don’t fry it at high temperature .It generally takes 2 to 3 minute for each batch to fry .Then only the outer skin will be crunchy.
You can keep them at air-tight container for 2 to 3 day at room temperature.