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HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS GUJIYA

For making Dough: Traditionally refined wheat flour is used as a major ingredient for making Gujias. But it is a well-known fact that consuming refined wheat is unhealthy and is capable of wreaking havoc on our body. Some healthier options available are:
1. Whole wheat flour and refined wheat flour in equal proportions
2. Oatmeal flour added to refined wheat flour
3. Millet flour like jowar, bajra, ragi, barley mixed with refined wheat flour
4. Sesame seeds whole or powder(white or black)/ Sunflower seeds powder added to flour of your choice
5. Dried & crushed herbal leaves like basil/ curry/ mint added to flour of your choice
6. Dried & grated carrots/lemon zest/orange zest/coconut added to flour of your choice
7. Any combinations of the above

Healthier options for making Fillings:
1. Dried fruits gujhiya- Crushed dried fruits like cranberries, dates, plums, apricots, prunes, figs roasted along with khoya/mawa, almonds and sugar
2. Apple gujhia-Chopped apple cooked with khoya/mawa, almonds, cashews, cardamom powder and sugar
3. Nutty Chocolate gujhia- Chocolate chips and nuts roasted along with khoya/mawa, cardamom powder and sugar
4. Whole oats and dried fruit gujhia-Whole oats, crushed dried fruits like dates, plums,prunes, figs cooked along with khoya/mawa, cardamom powder and sugar
5. Khoya/mawa roasted along with sesame seed powder, peanut powder, almond and walnut powder, cardamom powder, cinnamon powder, coconut powder, chiraunji seeds and sugar.

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Healthy alternative to Sugar: White sugar can be replaced with following options:
• A natural sugar sweetener like ‘stevia’
• Raw and pure honey
• Maple syrup