I started documenting recipes, experiences and sharing them with y’all because it gives me the space to keep my memories edible and real. Coming from India and making a life here has been an interesting journey and food has played a huge part in keeping traditions and culture alive in my otherwise cookies & pizza loving family.
So when Mackenzie Smith Kelly from World in a Pocket offered to document one of my favorite desserts, I did not know it would be so much fun!
Gujiya is a traditional dessert my mum used to make on Holi back in India and it was the best kind of fried food you could want after playing with colors. Between sharing laughs, enjoying chai on a rainy day and assembling all the ingredients, we also got to discuss the modifications I have made to keep it simple to make these pockets of goodness. The recipe is linked here
The one thing that I highly recommend is making your own ‘Mawa’ but if pressed for time, most Indian grocery stores carry it in the refrigerated or frozen section.
I really like this pocket/ gujiya maker. You can order it on amazon here
Pair it with a hot cup of chai, coffee or a soothing glass of almond milk and it will be your new favorite pocket.