Chocolate Gujiya

With festivals around the corner, the work load does increase a bit…but it’s all worth it! Don’t you think?  We all love to splurge and indulge in joy and celebration as it’s a perfect way to soothe our souls in the company of friends and family. There are some precious sentiments and practices that we love to do each year over and over. Be it with pooja for Diwali or fasting during Navratri. There are a plethora of emotions and BEAUTIFULL memories in our hearts that we strive in all positivity to treasure. Be it small or big – the celebrations and ecstasy we experience year after year – provide a bag of sweet and spicy memories to dig in a flashback.

chocolTE GUJIYA.jpgI have very vivid memories of my childhood celebrations during Diwali at my place. The most important work during Diwali vacations used to be to clean the house and make it entirely new to look at. The duty of cleaning each corner of the house and its windows was given to my brother and me while the elders would be busy in making the most delicious delicacies. I am sure; you too have memories like mine to cherish. Festivals turn into a beautiful time as it’s also about the dedication in making heavenly sinful dishes. No festival is complete without sweets, after all! Everyone in the family is overjoyed and filled with excitement during this jubilant time.

From the last few years – this recipe is most awaited – in our house to have during Deepavali. These Chocolates Ghugras resemble classic Gujiyas but with my special exciting twist. The filling of khoya, dry fruits and semolina with cocoa-powder makes it just yuuummyy to eat. The crunchy cover with chocolate flavoured sweet Gujiya, OH MY GOD!!  What more can you ask for?  Regardless of how tantalizing they look, it’s easy and quick to make. Isn’t that incredible?? Have more time during this festival to rejoice and store them for up to two weeks in an air-tight box. Here we go…

video of this recipe link

gugraIngredients

  • ½ cup semolina
  • 100 gms unsweeten khoya
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg/ Jaifal
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup refined flour
  • ½ cup cocoa-powder
  • 1/2 cup nuts
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Oil to fry
  • ¼ cup chocolate sauce

Method

  • Make stiff dough using the refined flour, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and salt. Cover it with a damp cloth.
  • Roast semolina (rawa), khoya, the rest of the cocoa powder, sugar, jaifal and add the nuts in last.
  • Cook until it’s well combined.
  • Take a small portion of the chocolate dough and roll it out into around 4 inches.
  • Add the stuffing and shape them, you can use a Gujiya maker for this.
  • Fry them and drizzle the chocolate sauce when you serve. Store them without drizzling the chocolate as it’ll get soggy

Do try this at home and let me in the comment below what is the thing you want making?

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