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Cannola/ Gujia

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Canola or gujia ia typically an Asian dish. It is a type of fried food and mostly sweet.
For dough
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Cardamom powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For the filling
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Semolina 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Almond 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), roughly chopped
  Pistachio 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), roughly chopped
  Raisin 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dessicated coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar To Taste
For frying
  Oil 3 Cup (48 tbs) (For deep frying)
For dusting
  Flour 1 Tablespoon (For dusting)

1. In a bowl, place flour. Add some oil to the flour and mix it well. Add cardamom powder and sugar. Add enough water to make the dough, knead well. Refrigerate for an hour.

2. In a pan, heat oil, add semolina, roast for about a minute on low to medium flame.Add almonds and pistachio and roast for another minute.Allow to cool.
3. Add in the remaining ingredients of the filling.
4. Using a rolling pin, make a thin circle of the dough, use flour for dusting. Using a round object cut small cakes out of it.
5. Stuff the filling, fold it in half and close the edges tightly. Crimp the edges using your fingers. Repeat to make several gujia.
6. In a wok, heat oil and fry the canola until it turns light golden brown.

7. Serve with a beverage or with salty snacks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Deep Fried
Vegetarian, Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
How about making a scrumptious Asian dessert with dry fruit filling? If you want to serve something unique for the upcoming festive season, this recipe is a must try recipe. Chef here kneads the dough and toasts up the semolina and adds remaining filling ingredients to it. The only tedious task here would be filling pastry rolls and sealing them individually which takes time. She deep fries them all together which a very easy and simple process.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2726 Calories from Fat 1487

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 171 g263.4%

Saturated Fat 40.6 g202.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 251.4 mg10.5%

Total Carbohydrates 269 g89.7%

Dietary Fiber 24.6 g98.4%

Sugars 77.9 g

Protein 42 g83.2%

Vitamin A 3.4% Vitamin C 4.7%

Calcium 19.7% Iron 65.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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