Chocolate Gujiyas with Puff Pastry

Chocolate Gujiyas with Puff Pastry
Chocolate Gujiyas with Puff Pastry
The most quintessential dish made during Holi. To give the modern twist I have added choco chips to the stuffing and also made the outer covering with puff pastry instead of the traditional dough.
Yields: 24-25


Puff pastry sheets- 24-25 squares of about 3*3 inches 
Mawa- 1.5 cups
Sugar- 3/4th cup
Cardamom powder- 1 teaspoon 
Choco chips- 3/4th cup+ 1/2 cup for drizzling 
Dessicated Coconut- 3/4th cup
Ghee/ Clarified Butter- 1 teaspoon 
Almonds- 1.5 tablespoon, chopped 
Cashews- 1.5 tablespoon, chopped 
Chironji- 2 tablespoon 

Pista slivers and dried rose petals to garnish 


Thaw the pastry sheets.
In a pan, cook mawa till its brown.
Once done take it out from the pan.
In the same pan put ghee. Add in chopped nuts and chironji.
Fry them till golden brown. 
Add coconut powder and cook till fragrant, around 2-3 minutes.
Add in roasted mawa too along with cardamom powder.
Switch off the heat. Let the mixture cool down a little bit.
Now wait for 2-3 minutes and while the mixture is still little warm (but not extremely warm) add chocolate chips and sugar and mix.

Since the mixture is still warm, the chocolate chips will melt a little and this is exactly what we want. 

Mix everything well and take out in a plate.
Preheat oven at 180°C.

Roll out the puff pastry sheets into a big square.

Cut small squares out of it of about 3” by 3” each.

Now take about 1 tablespoon of mixture and place in the one corner of the square. Place the filling leaving a gap for the edges to be sealed.

Now fold the square diagonally making two corners meet. You will get a triangle.

Seal the edges with the help of a fork. 

This will not only seal the edges but also makes the edges look beautiful.

Brush the top of the puff with clarified butter.

Repeat the process with remaining sheets.

Bake at 180*C in a preheated oven for 30-35 minutes.

Once they turn to golden brown color take them out of oven.

Melt some chocolate chips in a microwave.

Drizzle on top on the gujiyas and decorate with slivered pistas and dried rose petals.

Enjoy the yummy Gujiyas!!