Cocoa flavored baked Gujia

Little bitter, little sweet, little light and little heavy that is how I will describe my twisted Gujia. Diwali means gorging on sweets and heavy foods. Market is flooded with sweets, but only problem is adulteration these days. For years now, I have not bought any sweets during Diwali.  I personally don’t have a sweet tooth, but I do like Gujia. Homemade Gujia tastes way better than market ones.

This time I thought of making Gujia with a twist, since we all are familiar with traditional one. I have baked it, to avoid too much addition of oil while frying, thus making it lighter on your stomach. And yes I have added some cocoa flavor!

So let us get started.

Cocoa flavored baked Gujia



  • Khoya – 2 1/2 cups or 250 g
  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Powdered sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Almonds (Badam) –  2 Tbsp
  • Pistachio (Pista) – 1  1/2 Tbsp
  • Raisins (Kishmish)- 2 Tbsp
  • Charoli (Chironji) – 1 Tbsp

Gujia Dough

  • Refined flour (Maida) – 2 cups
  • Powdered sugar – 2 Tbsp
  • Cocoa powder- 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Water – For Kneading



  • Grate khoya finely, add grated coconut and all the ingredient under filling together.
  • Mix well. Keep aside.


Gujia Dough

  • In a bowl add refined flour, powdered sugar, cocoa powder. Mix well. Now add oil, gradually mix in the dough.
  • Add water to knead a stiff dough. Keep the dough covered for 15 minutes.


  • Take a small amount of dough, roll out like a small chapatti.
  • Put the rolled chapatti in gujia mould, add 1 Tbsp of filling.


  • Properly seal the gujia, closing the mould.
  • In this way prepare all gujia.


  • Set the oven temp to 200 degree celsius, keep the tray in the oven. Preheat the oven along with the tray.
  • After preheating, place all gujia on tray. Set the time for 20 mins.
  • After baking, grill for 2 minutes.
  • Allow them to cool and enjoy your bitter sweet gujia!

Know that: The oven temperature and timings can vary from one to another, so keep a check while baking. All the measures mentioned in the recipes are using standardized cups and spoons.

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