- 3/4 cup wheat flour
- 2 tbsp warm oil
- Water to knead dough
- salt to taste
- 1/2 cup peanuts
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 1/4 cup pottu kadalai
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- 3/4 cup powdered palm jaggery
- 3 tbsp semolina
Peanut gujia is another variation of your traditional gujia, a dumpling that is popular across the Indian subcontinent. Unlike a lot of dumplings which are savory, gujias are sweet. Traditionally, the base of gujia is is maida and khoya (sweetened evaporated milk). Peanut gujia uses calls for peanuts and coconut instead of the traditional gujia elements.
Peanuts in general are a very utilitarian legume; you can make paper, soap, cooking oil, and many other things from peanuts. When consumed as food, the niacin content helps develop memory. Peanuts also contain a fair amount of amino acids like tryptophan, which helps alter your mood by enabling the release of serotonin. And of course, peanuts are a great source of protein, which helps with cell and muscle development.
How to Make Peanut Gujia
Note: If the dough is sticky, add little flour and knead again.
Note: The bottom will start changing color.
Note: The baking time may differ for each according to your oven.
Every jar of peanut butter is made with over 500 peanuts.