The Gujiya [a type of sandesh] falls under the products of this category and which was once to be found in almost every sweet shops and temples has to be searched with a detective's eye now. The Sandesh which was once the traditional ceremonial sweet offerings for the gods is now on the verse of extinction from being one and is restricted to just a mere trophy of our culture and this is due to the steep rise in prices of full fat milk.
Thickened milk: 2 cups
Sugar: 1 cup
All purpose flour: 3 tsp
Rose water and cardamom powder: to taste, optional
1. Take a heavy-bottomed nonstick pan and heat the milk on low fire.After boiling the milk for about 5 minutes add sugar and stir continuously. After dissolving the sugar completely put fire to medium high and adjusts as necessary to simmering low heat, take a long-handled wooden spoon and stir continuously. Do not let the milk burn.
2. Put off the heat and move to the cool place. Do not stop stirring it. After cooling to some degree add flour little by little with a spoon, stir and make it mix. Optionally you can add cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon and rose water 1 teaspoon here while mixing again put the pan on the fire and stir continuously. It will make a lump.
3. Put off the stove. Let it cool a little until you can touch comfortably
4. Grease your hand a little, take one spoon of the milk solid, make small 1 and 1/2 inch cylindrical pipes by rolling it between two hands, press to flat a little, and close both ends with a little pressure of your thumb
Gujia is ready. Offer the God first and distribute in the family and friends a very adorable homemade sweet, where you can adjust the sweetness with a sugar substitute