Diwali Recipe | Dry Fruit Gujiya bite

Diwali recipe from Prakash Kumar

Executive Chef, The Woodrose


  • 2/3 cup dates
  • 1/8 cup almonds
  • 1/8 cup cashews
  • 1/8 cup pistachios
  • 1/8 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 15 raisins to garnish
  • 1/2 tsp saffron
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 15 mini fillo shells


  • In a small bowl soak the saffron strands in luke warm milk.
  • Deseed the dates; I used very soft Mejdool dates however, if the dates are not soft and moist, soak them in milk for about 10-20 minutes and then use them. 
  • Add almonds, cashews, pistachios & walnuts in a mixer and mix them properly.
  • Remove the crushed mixture in a mixing bowl and add the dates, nutmeg powder, cardamom powder & saffron milk.
  • Mix well.
  • Bake the mini fillo shells as per the instructions on the package.
  • Scoop out a teaspoon of the mixture into each fillo shell and garnish with a raisin or a nut of your choice.
  • The bite size Gujiyas are ready to be served.

Prakash Kumar, Executive chef at The WoodrosePrakash Kumar
Executive Chef, The Woodrose