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|Suji or Maida flour, wheat flour, khoya|
Gujia (Hindi: गुजिया) (also called Gujhia), a cuisine of North India particularly Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan is a sweet dumpling made with suji or Maida flour wheat flour and stuffed with khoya.
The packaging of a gujhia is very much like that of a samosa, however the gujhia has a very distinct shape. The gujhia is filled with a mixture of grated and roasted dry fruits, khoya, coconuts and to add a grainy texture, a little suji (coarse ground wheat flour).
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Neureos are flaky pastries loaded with a sweet filling. Found in Goa, it is traditionally a Christmas dish.
Several regional cuisines in India feature dishes similar to gujia, but with different fillings.
Gujias are called Pedakiya in Bihar. Pedakiyas are very popular in Bihar and are relished by everyone. There are two types of pedakiya made in Bihar - One with "Suji/ Rawa" (Semolina) and other with Khoya. In Suji pedakiya - Suji is roasted in Ghee with sugar, cashew, grated coconut, cardamom, raisins and other nuts and then deep fried in Ghee. In Khoya pedakiya - pure Khoya is mixed with nuts and sugar and then deep fried. "Karanji" (Marathi) in Maharashtra, "Ghughra" (Gujarati) in Gujarat, "Karachika" (Tamil) in Tamil Nadu "Karjikayi" (Kannada and Telugu) in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are all fried sweet dumplings are made of wheat flour and stuffed with dry or moist coconut delicacies. In Goa Goan Hindus prepare it on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi and are known as Nevris.
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