Cheesy Mango Masala Gujiya Recipe
Hey there! I'm Chef Ajay Chopra, and today I'm bringing you a recipe that's close to my heart. But before I dive into the details, let me share a little story with you. It's about the first time I discovered the magic of mangoes and masala combined in a traditional Gujiya recipe. It was during a cooking contest where contestants showcased their unique family recipes. Amidst the array of entries, there was one that stood out – Priyanka's winning Cheesy Mango Masala Gujiya. The aroma, the flavors, everything about it was simply mesmerizing. Since then, I've been hooked on this delightful fusion of sweet and savory flavors.
Now, let's get cooking!
Recipe of Cheesy Mango Masala Gujiya
- 1 cup Tur dal
- 1 cup Onion, chopped
- 1 tbsp Mint leaves
- 2 tbsp Coriander, chopped
- 1 tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 tsp Red chili powder
- 1 Totapuri mango
- 1 tsp Garam masala
- 1 tbsp Coriander powder
- Salt, to taste
- 1 cup Wheat flour
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 20 gms Cheese
Prepare the Tur Dal: In a pressure cooker, add 1 cup of washed tur dal and 2 cups of water. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles until the dal is soft and cooked completely. Ensure that all the water is dried up. Set aside.
Saute Onions: Heat a pan and add butter. Add chopped onions and sauté until they turn translucent.
Seasoning: Add turmeric powder and salt to the sautéed onions. Cook for a few minutes. Set aside.
Prepare the Dough: In a mixing bowl, combine wheat flour, butter, salt, chopped coriander, and water to make a dough. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
Prepare the Stuffing: Ensure the boiled dal has no excess moisture. If needed, cook it on low flame until all moisture dries out. In a bowl, mix together the cooked dal, sautéed onions, chopped totapuri mango, mint leaves, chopped coriander, grated cheese, salt, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and garam masala. Mix well to make the stuffing.
Shape the Gujiyas: Roll out the dough into small puris. Place a portion of the stuffing in the center of each puri. Fold and seal the edges to form gujiyas.
Frying: Deep fry the gujiyas in medium-hot oil until they turn golden brown and crisp.
Garnish: Once fried, garnish the gujiyas with mint leaves and sprinkle some chaat masala on top.
Enjoy your delicious Cheesy Mango Masala Gujiyas!
About the Recipe:
Priyanka's Cheesy Mango Masala Gujiya is a culinary masterpiece that combines the sweetness of ripe mangoes with the bold flavors of Indian spices. This unique twist on the traditional Gujiya recipe elevates the dish to a whole new level. The crispy outer shell gives way to a burst of cheesy mango goodness, making it a perfect treat for any occasion.
- Ensure the dough is rolled out thinly for a crispy texture.
- Seal the edges of the Gujiya tightly to prevent filling from leaking out during frying.
- Fry the Gujiyas in medium-hot oil to achieve a golden brown color without burning.
- Use ripe mangoes for maximum sweetness and flavor.
- Experiment with different cheese blends to find your perfect combination.
Serve these Cheesy Mango Masala Gujiyas as a delightful snack with a cup of hot masala chai or as a sweet ending to a traditional Indian meal. They also pair well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert option.
Frequently Asked Questions about Cheesy Mango Masala Gujiya:
Q: Can I use store-bought dough for this recipe? A: Yes, you can use store-bought dough if you're short on time, but homemade dough will give you the best results.
Q: Can I freeze the Gujiyas before frying? A: Yes, you can freeze the assembled Gujiyas for later frying. Just make sure to thaw them before frying.
Q: Can I use any variety of mangoes for this recipe? A: While you can experiment with different varieties, using ripe Alphonso or Kesar mangoes will give you the best flavor.
Q: Can I bake these Gujiyas instead of frying them? A: Yes, you can bake them at 350°F for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Q: How long do these Gujiyas stay fresh? A: They are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
Q: Can I omit the cheese for a vegan version? A: Yes, you can omit the cheese or use a vegan cheese substitute for a dairy-free version.
Q: What other spices can I add to the filling? A: You can add a pinch of cumin powder or garam masala for an extra flavor boost.
Q: Can I make these Gujiyas ahead of time for a party? A: Yes, you can assemble them ahead of time and fry them just before serving to ensure maximum crispiness.
Q: Can I use ghee instead of oil for frying? A: Yes, ghee can be used for frying for a richer flavor.
Q: Can I make a larger batch and freeze them for later use? A: Yes, you can freeze the fried Gujiyas and reheat them in the oven before serving for a quick snack option.
That's it for now! Happy cooking and enjoy these delightful Cheesy Mango Masala Gujiyas!