One cannot think of Holi and not think of Mawa Gujiyas at the same time. The crisp outer layer and the sweet and soft stuffing of khoya and dry fruits make this a delight to eat. Here is a recipe to make them at home this Holi!
Mawa Gujiyas are those evergreen festival special sweets, which are super delicious to eat and sure make Holi festival so much better!
I have had a love/hate relationship with Holi for as long as I can remember. When I was a child, I used to love the color and water and then I grew up a little and started to hate the festival, which was fast turning into a license for weird men to touch you as they want. I remember locking myself up in a room all of the Holi week and then I grew up to be a’I don’t care; bindaas woman and well, I also discovered bhaang but that’s a story for another day.
But all through this love and hate, one thing that has been constant and that has been the gujiya. The love for gujiya has never faded. From buying from the market, to making a ‘bhabhi make them for me‘ to now when I make them myself, the love has changed form but has always remained. The crisp outer layer and the sweet and soft stuffing of khoya and dry fruits make this a delight to eat.
Honestly, there are so many things to love in a Gujiya. The awesome shape, which makes you grab one immediately, and pop it into your mouth. As you bite into one Gujiya, the crispy deep fried outer cover, made of maida, gives way to the sweet inner filling made up of some amazing khoya and dry fruits which provide just the right amount of sweetness! Each bite is flavored with the sober outer cover and the sweet filling, bringing together a taste which can best be described as ‘heavenly’.
Make these mawa gujiyas this Holi and I promise you will not look for another recipe ever!