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Baked Gujiya

Baked Gujiya is a healthy version of popular Indian sweet Gujiya or Karanji. Gujiya is an Indian style Empanadas commonly stuffed with sweet mixture of mawa or semolina or coconut.
Prep Time30 mins
Active Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Diwali Recipes, Holi Recipes, Indian Sweet Recipes
Yield: 12 nos


  • Baking Tray


For Stuffing

  • 1 cup Coconut Scrapped
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Cashew Nuts, roasted & crushed
  • 2 tablespoon Milk
  • 2 tablespoon Condensed Milk
  • a pinch Cardamom Powder (Optional)

For Outer Shell

  • cup Maida/All Purpose Flour
  • 4 tablespoon Ghee/Clarified Butter For Dough & Brushing
  • ½ teaspoon Salt (Optional)
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Water as required


For Stuffing

  • Take scrapped coconut in a grinder and add 2 tablespoon of milk, make a smooth paste.
  • Now take the coconut paste and sugar in wok mix well and heat the wok. Stir continuously till the sugar melts.
  • The mixture will become sticky in nature, at that time add condensed milk mix well.
  • Now the mixture will leave the sides of the wok that means it is ready. Add roasted cashew init and mix. If you wish you can also add a pinch of cardamom powder. Allow the mixture to cool.

For Outer Shell

  • For the pastry shell, sieve flour, baking powder and salt in a plate.
  • Add ghee (2 tablespoon) in that mixture and make a dough just like poori (add water as required).
  • Allow to rest the dough by covering with a damp cloth for half an hour.
  • Divide the dough into equal lemon size balls.
  • Roll each ball like poori and put coconut stuffing in the middle and close it such away it should be half circle or crescent in shape.
  • Seal the edges properly and using  a fork secure the sealed edges by making imprints of fork.
  • Do step 5 & 6 for remaining balls.
  • Preheat your oven at 200 degree C for 5 minutes and grease a baking tray with ghee.
  • Keep the Gujiyas in the baking tray and brush the both sides with ghee.
  • Now bake them at 200 degree C for 18-20 minutes.
  • Take them out from the oven and allow to cool it.
  • After cooling, store them in airtight container.