|Baked Wheat & Millet Flour Somaas / Healthy Mawa Gujia Recipe|
Baked Wheat & Millet Flour Somaas / Healthy Mawa Gujia Recipe, a perfectly baked gujia / karanji with crispy outer layer and aromatic filling of rava, mawa, dessicated coconut and palm jaggery. These are guilt free and low in calories, so enjoy your favorite festival Diwali with traditional sweet with a healthy twist and also without compromising on calories. For me, this is the best baked Traditional Indian Sweet :)
Who doesn't like these sweet Indian pastries which are filled with various combination of ingredients. You can either use fruits, lentils like moong dal, channa dal or dry fruits and many more for the filling. Usually the outer most layer is made with maida flour (all purpose flour), but for healthy option, I have used the combination of wheat and millet flour. Or you can even skip millet flour and try it with whole wheat flour.
For vegan version, skip mawa and try with other ingredients. I have used palm jaggery for the filling, but you can also use normal sugar. I have used Homemade Mawa / Khoya (milk solids), you can check the recipe here. For the fried version of traditional Gujia, check here.
Since we are baking these pastries, you need not worry if the edges or not properly sealed. The filling will not come out. Just set the baking temp and time correctly, and you will be amazed with the results. Lets check the recipe,