Happy Holi to all! Gujiyas are the speciality of this festival. Instead of making the gujiyas with refined flour and sugar, I made a healthy version using ragi flour and natural sweeteners. So, these gujiyas are low in calorie and tastes very good. Try these healthy delicacy and I am sure, you will never like to prepare them the way it is usually done! Enjoy this festival of colours with natural colours and healthy snacks.
- 1/2 Cup Ragi Flour
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1 Tbsp Sooji/Rava
- 1/8 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Oil
- Oil for deep frying
- 1/4 Cup Grated Roasted Kopra
- 1/4 Cup Sattu/Roasted Gram Flour/Pottu Kadalai Maavu
- 1/4 Cup Raisins
- 1/2 Cup Deseeded Dates
- 1/2 Tsp Cardamom Powder
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- In a 2 Ltr cooker add water, salt and oil. Cook for a whistle. Switch off. Release pressure immediately and first add rava followed by ragi flour. Mix thoroughly and keep it covered with weight on.
- Mix the stuffing ingredients and make a coarse powder using the small mixie jar.
- After 15 minutes, open the cooker and knead the dough. Divide into 6 equal portions.
- Roll out small discs. Grease the gujiya mould, place the discs. Fill one side with 2 tbsp of the stuffing. Wet the corners, seal the edges by closing the mould to form the shape. Make sure, the ends are sealed properly.
- Heat oil in a pan and fry them one by one by flipping sides a few times.. Once half done, remove and repeat the same for others.
- After all the gujiyas are half fried, drop the first one again and cook till it is completely fried. Drain on a kitchen tissue to remove the excess oil.
- Tasty, healthy low calorie gujiyas are ready!
- Water quantity varies with the moisture content of the flour. So, add water accordingly.
- Adding a tbsp of rava helps the gujiyas to retain the shape. If you want to make them completely gluten free, use rice flour.
- Khoya and nuts can also be used for stuffing.