Delicious Indian sweet: Gujiya

A plate full of Gujiya
A plate full of Gujiya

Categories of Indian sweets

India is a place for delicious food and sweets. Gujiya is one of the best among Indian sweets. India serves varieties of food from north to south and from east to west. Hundreds of thousands of varieties of food and cuisines are available in India to taste. Perhaps no other nation has so many varieties of food on their list. Most of the sweets likes of Gujiya prepared in India are vegetarian. Large numbers of them are vegan too.

Indians are especially fond of sweets. Many varieties of sweets are prepared, served and tasted all over India. Indian marriage parties cannot be completed without sweet dishes. People in India serve and offer sweets as part and parcel of every celebration.

There are hundreds and thousands of shops selling sweets in India. Indian companies export a lot of sweets to America, Middle east, Europe (EU), Japan, Canada and other parts of the world.


Chakla Belan

Making thin flap of flour
Making thin flap of flour

Mawa, dried milk

 Mawa or Khoya with pistachu and safron
Mawa or Khoya with pistachu and safron


Filling Mawa into the flap
Filling Mawa into the flap

Sugar solution

  Preparing chasni
Preparing chasni

Indian sweets, vegetarian.sweets

All of the Indian sweets are vegetarian. These are delicious, tasty, and healthy.

Indian sweets mainly belong to four categories.

1. Fried sweet: Gujiya, Laddu, Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, Makkhan Bada, Ghewar, Feni etc.

2. Dry fruit sweets: Badam (Almond) katli, Badam Halwa, Pista loz, Kazu Katli, etc.

3. Milk product sweets: Mawa barfi, Peda, Mishri Mawa, Gulab sakri, Chandra Kala, Kalakand etc.

4. Bengali sweets: Sandesh, Rasogolla, Rasomundi, Chhenabada, Shaharwali Malpua etc.

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Mawa Gujiya recipe video

What is a Gujiya?

I would like to describe a special north Indian variety Gujiya belongs to fried category.You may find it in shops selling sweets. You can also prepare the sweet at your home.

What is a Gujiya?

Gujiya is a variety of fried sweets. Mawa alias Khoya (dried milk) is covered with flour and fried in ghee (butter oil). It is then sugar coated.

Gujiya is a festival sweet. It is prepared in many families in north India for special occasions. It is also a special Diwali dish.

What do you want now? Shopping Gujiya or prepare it at home?

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How to prepare Gujiya?

Which materials are required to prepare it?

You need Flour, Mawa / Khoya, sugar and ghee to prepare it. You can add some dry fruits, cardamom, saffron and rose water to enhance taste and fragrance.

How can you prepare Gujiya?

Take some flour and mix it with water to make a dough of it. Take some dough and press it (through a belan) to make a thin round piece (as you prepare it for puri). Bake Mawa for some time and allow it to be pink. You can bake it according to your own taste. Put Mawa mixed with some sugar, rose water, saffron, and dry fruits into the thin flap. Then fold the thin piece of flour paste to a particular shape (Shown in the picture).

Take some ghee and put it on a gas burner. When ghee is heated enough put the prepared piece into the same and fry. Then bring it out.Your gujiya is almost prepared.

Take some water separately and boil it. Add some sugar into it. It is called chasni. Pour some chasni over the fried piece. You may also add some dry sugar onto it. Your Gujiya is now ready to serve. This is a very rich variety of sweets. It has high-calorie value. Serve, eat and enjoy this delicious and tasty north Indian sweet, a special Diwali cousin.

Caution: Gujiya is fried variety of sweets. Both Ghee and Mawa contains vegetarian fat. Hence, Gujiya contains high fat and cholesterol. Cardiac patients and patients having high blood pressure should careful while eating Gujiya. Gujiya, like all other sweets, also contain sugar. Diabetics should consult their doctors before eating.

Ingredients of Gujiya

  • Mawa- Condensed milk
  • Flour
  • Ghee
  • Dry fruits
  • Rose water and Cardamom

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JYOTI KOTHARI 2 years ago from Jaipur Author

Teaches, You are welcome to India to taste the sweet dish.

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teaches12345 2 years ago

I do love a sweet dessert now and then. This looks like one I would truly enjoy. Thanks for sharing on the background of this sweet treat. Interesting!

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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

I like gujiya. Thanks for sahring the recipe for making it.

Indian girl 4 years ago

I made Gujiya at my cooking class. My teacher was very impressed with me!

tarachand 5 years ago

i like mewawati....but did not know how to make it. thanks

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Nice recipe.

Is Mawa / Khoya dried milk? Can you find it outside India?

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eventsyoudesign 5 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

Great article. This sounds like something I would like. I hope I can prepare them successfully. Is it hard to make Mawa? Thanks for sharing your hub is very easy to follow. Teresa

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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Hi Someonewhoknows,

Thanks for your comment. Mawa is not a vegetable product but a milk product.

One has to heat milk for some time to make it a dough like material. It is called Mawa, something like milk cake.

Jyoti Kothari

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someonewhoknows 7 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

Can you describe the flavor and texture of mawa. Does it have any simularity to a root vegtable like a rootabega I seem to have seen it in a fruit market where a lot of Indian shoppers go ,but I never asked them what it was used for.Now I know a little more about it.From your description I guess it is something like a sweet potato? Is it already sweet when cooked?

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JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur Author

Yes, this delicious dish is special in north India and many people prepare it in Diwali.

Jyoti Kothari

Indian lady 7 years ago from India


We make it in our home. It is a special dish of diwali.

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JYOTI KOTHARI 8 years ago from Jaipur Author


I do not know if it is called perakiya or not. Is it a south indian name?

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JYOTI KOTHARI 8 years ago from Jaipur Author


When you make it,send some here. Enjoy!

Jyoti Kothari

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Anamika S 8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

I like Gujiya... but did not know how to make it. Now I can try, Thanks to you!

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Anamika S 8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

I like Gujiya... but did not know how to make it. Now I can try, Thanks to you!

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Anamika S 8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

I like Gujiya... but did not know how to make it. Now I can try, Thanks to you!

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Trsmd 8 years ago from India

I think it is also called as Perakiya..?

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Nayberry 8 years ago from

Great Hub. I'm going to look around for some Gujiya.

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