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.
Make these mawa gujiyas this Holi and I promise you will not look for another recipe ever