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wholewheat mawa gujiya
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Wholewheat Mawa gujiya recipe

Gujiya is a crispy flaky Indian crossiant with a filling of nuts mawa and raisins.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
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Servings: 12


  • frying pan / kadai
  • or air fryer for low oil version



  • ½ cup mawa you may use homemade mawa
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • ½ tablespoon khuskhus or poppy seeds
  • ½ tablespoon sooji or semolina
  • ½ tbsp. desiccated coconut/coconut flour
  • 3 tbsp. Chopped nuts almond,walnuts and raisins 1 tbsp.each
  • 3 tbsp. sugar powdered


  • 1 cup atta or whole meal four
  • 1 tbsp. sooji or semolina
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon ghee/oil add 1 tablespoon more if using air fryer
  • ½ cup water for kneading
  • Oil for frying



  • Heat ghee in a pan, add mawa to it.
  • Once it is soft,add sooji(semolina) and khuskhus(poppy seeds)
  • Add coconut powder/flour ,turn off the heat
  • Add powdered sugar,nuts and mix,keep this aside


  • Mix flour,ghee,sooji and salt, knead into a semi soft dough,roll a piece of dough into round shape
  • Add the stuffing in half of the rolled dough,close in semicircle
  • Press from all sides,do not leave any open gaps
  • Start binding the edges

For deep fried Gujiya

  • Fry in oil on low heat, 2-3 at a time until golden brown
  • Keep them on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil

For air fried Gujiya

  • In a preheated air fryer (5 minutes) at 170C |340F, cook the gujiya for 14-15 minutes. Spray oil twice in between.If using whole wheat flour, cook for 16-17 minutes or until they sound hollow.
  • Store these in an air tight container.


To get more crispy gujiya if you are using an air fryer, you can opt to use the plain flour (maida) instead of wholemeal flour. Refer to the recipe here for Baked namak para.Use the dough as used in this recipe.