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Diwali Ghughra

  • Author: Bhavna


Recipe credit: Bhavna, Diwali Ghughra recipe


  • ¼ cup poppy seeds
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut 
  • ½ cup cream of wheat
  • 1 and ¼ cup maida 
  • 2 tbsp ghee 
  • 1 and ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • Frying oil 


  1. Roast the poppy seeds and coconut, then keep aside. 
  2. Roast the cream of wheat until lightly browned, then mix in the roasted poppy seeds and coconut. Add the sugar, mixing well, and finally add the cardamom and nutmeg. 
  3. Mix ghee and maida together, and add water gingerly to make a stiff dough. 
  4. Roll out puris and stuff them with the sweet mixture. Close the puri in a half-moon shape to lock in the stuffing. 
  5. Keep twisting around the edges or use a sawtooth cutter specially designed to create the edges. 
  6. Heat the frying oil and fry on a low flame until golden brown. 

Keywords: ghughra, gujia, karanji