Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Black and White Sesame Seeds Gujiya (Sweet Somasi)

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.



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

Jaleela's tips
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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  1. Delicius crisp gujjiyas,Thanx a lot dear for linking it to the event:)
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  2. Delicious guijya love that filling

  3. wow delicious sweet,my fav tooo

  4. I love Gujhiya.. you have made me recall the Holi Time Jaleela,, I almost always finished all of them on the first two days itself. And craved for more.. Ohh good old days :)

    Thanks for linking to the event :)

  5. Wow Look Delicious Thanks for sharing this recipe with us...

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  6. Awesome recipe thanks for linking with my event

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