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How To make Coconut Gujiya? | Instant Coconut Gujiya Recipe

Gujiya is a popular Indian sweet delicacy often enjoyed during festivals like Holi and Diwali. It is a sweet dumpling made with a crispy outer shell and a delicious filling. While traditional Gujiya is usually filled with khoya (reduced milk) and nuts, we will be making a variation using coconut. The coconut filling adds a unique flavor and texture to the Gujiya. Here’s a step-by-step recipe to make Coconut Gujiya:

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For the Dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • Water, as needed

For the Filling:

  • 2 cups grated coconut
  • 1 cup powdered jaggery (or sugar)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds and cashews
  • 2 tablespoons raisins

For Frying:

  • Vegetable oil, for deep frying

For Garnish:

  • Powdered sugar
  • Chopped pistachios or almonds


Prepare the Dough:

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the all-purpose flour and ghee. Mix well until the ghee is evenly incorporated into the flour.
  • Slowly add water little by little and knead to form a smooth and firm dough. Cover it with a damp cloth and set it aside for 30 minutes.

Prepare the Filling:

  • Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and add the grated coconut. Sauté it for a few minutes until it turns slightly golden and releases a pleasant aroma.
  • Add the powdered jaggery (or sugar) to the pan and mix well. Continue cooking until the jaggery melts and combines with the coconut.
  • Add the cardamom powder, chopped almonds, cashews, and raisins. Stir everything together and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and let the filling cool completely.

Shape and Fill the Gujiya:

  • Divide the dough into small lemon-sized balls. Roll out each ball into a small circular disc with a diameter of approximately 3-4 inches.
  • Take one disc and place a spoonful of the coconut filling in the center. Fold the disc in half to form a semi-circle. Press the edges firmly to seal the Gujiya. You can use a little water to help seal the edges.
  • Now, starting from one end of the semi-circle, twist the edges to create a pattern. Repeat this process for the remaining dough balls and filling.

Fry the Gujiya:

  • Heat vegetable oil in a deep pan or kadai on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully slide a few Gujiyas into the oil and fry them until golden brown and crispy. Make sure to maintain a medium heat to ensure even cooking.
  • Once done, remove the Gujiyas from the oil using a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess oil. Repeat the frying process for the remaining Gujiyas.

Garnish and Serve:

  • Allow the fried Gujiyas to cool down completely. Once cooled, dust them with powdered sugar and sprinkle chopped pistachios or almonds on top for garnish.
  • Your delicious Coconut Gujiyas are now ready to be served! They can be stored in an airtight container for a few days.


Coconut Gujiya is a delightful treat that combines the sweetness of coconut with the crunchiness of the outer shell. Enjoy this traditional Indian sweet with family and friends during festive occasions or whenever you crave a tasty dessert. Happy cooking!

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