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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Madakku San(Madakkappam) | Gujjiya with Coconut stuffing

Diwali is at the door steps of all Indians.Though I don't celebrate Deepavali(Diwali) at home but always love munching these sweets.When mom used to make this,we just named it 'madakku san',though that may not be the actual name to it.They are quite similar to gujjiyas or you may even call them gujjiya with coconut stuffing and also resembles the hand pies here.Gujjiyas are more likely made during Holi festival but any festival demands sweets or savory,Isn't it?? And its been quite sometime,I haven't tasted this.Here,I have used the dry coconut stuffing with dry nuts and fruits.Mostly gujjiyas are made with khoya/mawa and rawa /semolina stuffing.I shall post those gujjiyas with mawa stuffing sometime later.So,enjoy making these at home and enjoy for Diwali !!!


Ingredients
for the dough
wheat flour 1 cup
all purpose flour 1/2 cup
ghee 2tbsp
baking soda a pinch(optional)
sugar 1 or 2 tbsp(optional)
water

for the filling
shredded coconut /sweetened coconut flakes 1.5 cup
dry raisins 3tbsp
cashews 3tbsp
dates pitted 3tbsp
almond thin slices 2tbsp
sugar 1/2-3/4 cup(refer notes)
cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
dry ginger powder a pinch(optional)
ghee 1 tbsp



Method
-Sift the flours,add sugar,baking soda,ghee  and water.Knead well into a stiff dough.Leave aside for 20 minutes covered to rest.
-In the meantime,prepare the filling.(I have used sweetened coconut flakes,I usually pulse it in the blender to crush the long shredded ones.If you are using shredded coconut,then you can add to the pan directly.)Heat the ghee in  a pan and fry the cashews and almonds,drain and keep aside.Add the coconut,raisins and dates,sugar.Add in the cardamom powder & dry ginger powder(if using)as the water content evaporates.Turn off heat and let it cool.
-Take the dough,knead again and divide the dough in small gooseberry size balls.Keep the balls covered with a damp cloth.Roll out using a rolling pin in round shapes and evenly thin.Fill the filling about 2 tsp and then close in semicircle by applying a little water at the edges.(you can either use a mold like I did or else just press it down using a fork at the edges to give a shape or crimp or pleat the edges like for dumplings)


-Place it in a oil greased plate(prevents sticking).Repeat until  you finish the dough.
-Heat oil in a wok/kadai and then place each of them in the hot oil.(Avoid over crowding the wok and give enough space for each of them to fry)
-Turn all sides and wait till its golden brown.Drain on a paper towel and then serve with tea !!



Servings ~ 12-15 gujjiyas

NOTES
* You can avoid using sugar in the dough if you would like to lessen sugar.
* You can make it with all purpose flour alone but I prefer to avoid all purpose flour wherever possible.
* You can add 1/2 cup sugar if you are using sweetened coconut flakes or 3/4 cup if using shredded coconut.However,the amount of sugar totally depends on your sweet tooth.
* You can even add 2 tbsp of roasted rawa/semolina to the filling ,adds a nice crunch.
* Some people do dip this in sugar(one thread consistency) after preparing but I try avoiding sugar most of the times wherever possible.So,haven't done.



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46 comments:

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

Nicely done julie! Neat and sweet! :)

Sherin said... Best Blogger Tips

Never knew what a madakku san was. Heard abt it though thru a friend. Thanks for the post dear. I want to make it now. :-)

lifescoops said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow..this looks amazing. Perfectly done Julie. Love the shape!!

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wat a mindblowing stuffing, droolworthy gujjiyas Julie.

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely Gujjiya's..yummy.
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Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious Julie, nice stuffing of nuts.

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this yummy sweet...

Familycook said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, Can I come over for a bite of this beauty?

It looks absolutely droolworthy. I have been dreaming of eating these but, am intimidated to make them myself for all the extra cleaning and stuff during School days:)

Shall try them at the next break. Thanks for sharing:)

Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

this sounds very delicious and healthy too...well made n looks tempting dear!

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Great little sweet dish...

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

gujya looks delicious and perfect Julie. Love it.

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks superb dear,especially the filling,yummy

సిరి said... Best Blogger Tips

wow thats super yummy kajjikaya :)
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divya said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks simply mouthwatering ...delicious!

Sravs said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful and yummy one !!

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Very delicious

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Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

Super yummy gujjiya nicely done
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Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and delicious!! very festive!
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Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy recipe....will surely give a try

Faseela Noushad said... Best Blogger Tips

Super yummy...

Latha Madhusudhan said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so crunchy and healthy as you have used more of wheat.

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Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

You have made it perfect Julie...What a yummy filling..Loved it absolutely.

Aruna Manikandan said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious :)

Vidya said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering snack..love it.

Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

They look absolutely yummy, Julie.

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Nandita Pai Shirali said... Best Blogger Tips

We Konkanis have a similar sweet, puff pastry filled with coconut and sweet filling. This remimds me of that, only healthier, as its whole wheat :) My husband would love these :) Bookmarked!

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Another yummy snack that my mom used to make always...delicious! With Diwali round the corner and Christmas nearing, I think I'm gonna gain extra calories just by drooling over the delicious desserts i get to see on all blogs :D

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

julie my favourite one ..onnu undakki nokkatte.superb :-)

Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

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Treatntrick Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks perfect and awesome!

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Love gujiyas...lovely filling

Priya Satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy yum!!! Delicious stuffing...Love this...

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Gujiyas are my favorite and these look totally yum

Swasthi said... Best Blogger Tips

never used dates for filling. must be tasting good. looks delicious

Vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

I m seeing lot of sweets evrywhere..loved urs too..I guess I m the odd one out,maybe I should make something too :)

Sebeena Loyd said... Best Blogger Tips

love gujiyas ....yours look perfectly done

Roha said... Best Blogger Tips

woooo lovely

Suman Arthy said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks like curry-puff but with sweet filling...

DivyaGCP said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy!!

Kitchen Queen said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice stuffing in gujias.

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

Scrumptious snack & nicely done too!! Loved the filling!!

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

very interesting dear.. never tried with dates filling..

Love to Experiment said... Best Blogger Tips

Yeey! The sweet version. I love this. My friends' mum used to make it. Loves your recipe Juliee....

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Priya R said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie you have done it so perfectly, i love the ends looks like frills :P and thank you so much for linking this to our Christmas event means a lot :)

Sharans Samayalarai said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy.. Nice clicks..


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Suja said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy