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Macadamia Magic

Healthy Macadamia Nut Gujiya Recipe

By Muskan Abbot, Head Chef/Owner at Maistella by Muskan


For the Filling:

– 45g Chopped Macadamia Nuts

– 76g Fresh Khoya (reduced-fat milk solids)

– 8g Desiccated Coconut

– 1/8 tsp Cinnamon Powder

– 1/8 tsp Salt

– 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder

– 1/4 tsp Rose Water

– 40g Jaggery (unrefined cane sugar)

For the Dough:

– 80g All-Purpose Flour

– 8g Desi Ghee (clarified butter)

– Pinch of Salt

– 30g Warm Water

For the Sugar Syrup:

– 1 cup Brown Sugar

– 1.5 cups Water

– A few Saffron Strands (optional)

– 1 tsp Rose Water

– 1 tsp Elaichi Powder (Cardamom Powder)


1. Making the Filling:

   – Roast chopped macadamia nuts in a pan until fragrant. Transfer to a bowl to cool.

   – In the same pan, roast khoya until light golden brown. Let it cool.

   – Melt jaggery in a separate pan to form a syrup.

   – Combine roasted khoya, macadamia nuts, desiccated coconut, cinnamon powder, salt, cardamom powder, rose water, and melted jaggery. Mix well and set aside.

2. Preparing the Dough:

   – Mix all-purpose flour, desi ghee, and a pinch of salt.

   – Gradually add warm water and knead until a smooth dough forms. Avoid over-kneading.

   – Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.

3. Assembly and Baking:

   – Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F).

   – Roll small portions of the dough into balls and flatten them into circles.

   – Place each dough circle onto a greased gujiya mold.

   – Spoon the prepared filling into the center of each circle.

   – Seal the gujiyas by pressing the mold firmly.

   – Place the gujiyas on a baking sheet, brush with ghee, and bake for 10-12 minutes on each side until golden brown.

4. Making the Sugar Syrup:

   – In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, water, saffron strands (if using), rose water, and elaichi powder.

   – Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes until slightly thickened.

   – Dip baked gujiyas in the sugar syrup for 1-2 minutes on each side.

5. Serving:

   – Remove gujiyas from the syrup and place them on a serving plate.

   – Enjoy your delicious and healthy Macadamia Nut Gujiyas!

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