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Bengali Misti Goja

Bengali Misti Goja is a popular sweet from Bengal. Goja is prepared with flour and ghee, deep fried and soaked in sugar syrup.
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Indian Sweets
Yield: 10 nos


For Goja

  • 1 cup Maida or All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ cup Ghee or Clarified Butter
  • 3 cups Vegetable Oil, for deep frying
  • Water as required

For Sugar Syrup

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water


Making of Sugar Syrup

  • Take one cup sugar and one cup water in a pan and boil it until dissolves.
  • The sugar syrup should not be toothin or thick so boil it for few minutes. Once done, switch off the gas andkeep it aside.

Making of Goja

  • Take 1 cup of flour in a bowl andadd pinch of baking soda and mix well.
  • Next add ghee into the mixture and mix it well with your palm until the mixture appears crumb like texture.
  • Now add water using a teaspoon little by little as the dough has to be hard in texture and it will have cracks unlike the smooth dough of Poori.
  • Next take the dough on a flat kitchen platform and spread it in circle shape by tapping with your fingers.
  • Now take a knife and cut the circleinto half circle and further make halves of the half circles.
  • At present, you have four pieces of dough and stack them on each other so again it formed dough ball.
  • Now repeat step 4 to 6 for 4 to 5 times. This will create the layers inside goja.
  • After repeating those steps now spread the dough ball in a square shape with a 1/2 or quarter inch thickness and cut it into square or rectangular pieces.
  • Heat oil in a wok and add few rectangular pieces in the oil and slowly fry them till they are golden from all sides.
  • Now take them out from the oil and allow to cool for sometime before adding them to the sugar syrup.
  • Allow to soak them in sugar syrup for15 to 20 minutes and take them out and serve.