Black and white sesame seeds gujiya (Sweet Somasi)
In Islamic tradition, during Ramadan’s 30 days, variety of snacks are prepared. Samosas, cutlets, bajji , bonda, sweet gujiyas, and vadais are among them.
FOR PREPARING THE DOUGH:
Maida (all purpose flour) – 250 grams
Sooji (rava) – 50 grams
Sugar – 2 tspn
butter or Dalda – 1 tbspn
Salt to taste
Bicarbonate soda – ¼ tspn
Roasted black sesame seeds – 1 tbspn
Roasted white sesame seeds – 2 tbspn
Grated Coconut – 1 cup
Sugar - ¾ cup
Ghee 1 tspn
Chopped cashew nut and badam – 2 tbspn
In a wide bowl, mix the Maida, sooji, sugar, butter salt and water. Prepare a soft dough with those ingredients. Cover it with a wet cloth for 1 to 3 hours.
Heat a non stick pan add ghee and fry all the filling ingredients and let it cool.
Make small lemon size balls and roll it in maida , as needed. Make a the balls in to a flat rotis ( like puris) . Place the flattened dough in a gujiya maker. Keep 1 heaped teaspoon of the prepared sesame filling in the center . Now use the the gujiya maker to fold and press it down . Remove the excess dough.
Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry all the gujiyas, golden brown.Serve them hot
You can also use different type of fillings and make the gujiyas. ( like Kuskus gujiya, Potato halwa, mutton or chicken kheema gujiyas, vegetable gujiyas.Atta corn gujiya)
You can also freeze the gujiyas before frying them. You can thaw them before frying and serve them hot. For crispiness after frying the gujiya, don’t close the pot with lid. Leave it aside for two hours and let it cool.
You can store it in an air tight container
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