Let your muffin tops grow, pair a box of gujiyas with thandai to celebrate Holi in full swing!
Gujiya, karanji, pedakiya- call it what you want but our love for it will always remain the same! We have sincerely waited for a year to wolf down this sugary delight and now that Holi is here, we are impatient for a sugar rush with a mouthful of these flavoursome pockets. So get ready for loud and satisfying burps, for we have catalogued these 7 types of gujiyas that you must binge-eat to calm your sweet tooth, from these sweet houses located across Kanpur.
Rassilla Gujiya from Ghosh Misthan
Imagine that this festive season, you get to eat gujiya dunked in a sugar syrup, just like rasgulla? Just the idea of it, is absolutely mouthwatering! So we suggest you make your way to Ghosh Misthan and try the Rassilla Gujiyas, for these pockets of sweetness will be a delight for the bon vivant in you!
Average Cost: ₹600 for 1 kg
Opening Hours: 8.30 AM to 10 PM
Location: Arya Nagar
Chandrakala Gujiya from Bikharam Sweet House
These sweet dumplings are a delight for momo lovers, who have always wondered what would this savoury dish taste like, if it had a sugary filling instead?! So if you're one of them, make your way to Bikharam Sweet House to garnish this year's festival of colours with Chandrakala Gujiya.
Average Cost: ₹960 for 1 kg
Opening Hours: 8 AM to 11 PM
Location: Mall Road
Kaju Gujiya from Shanti Niketan Sweets
With Holi just round the corner, how can we not drive to one of our favourite sweet shops, Shanti Niketan, to bag a box of their Kaju Gujiya?! A rich blend of cashew, raisins, almond, pistachios and milk, a morsel of these evergreen gujiyas will definitely put you in a mood to groove to festive beats.
Average Cost: ₹1140 for 1 kg
Opening Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM
Location: Ashok Nagar
Mewa Kesar Gujiya from Mithas
Crunchy maida casings stuffed with all things sweet and topped with dry fruits make for delectable gujiyas from Mithas, which will absolutely woo you at the first bite! Therefore this Holi, add colour to your celebrations as you savour the aroma of kesar with every mouthful of their Mewa Kesar Gujiya.
Average Cost: ₹1100 for 1 kg
Opening Hours: 8 AM to 10.30 PM
Location: Kidwai Nagar
Chocolate Baked Gujiya from Latika's Thalia
A fusion of flavours is what everyone is looking for these days, in a bid to treat themselves to something offbeat and catering to this wish of Kanpurites is Latika's Thalia. Now that this shop is accepting pre-orders, you have to try out their fancy Chocolate Baked Gujiya, which is bound to drive the kids of the house in a frenzy!
Average Cost: ₹1000 for 1 kg
Order at: +91 78979 92800
Location: Swaroop Nagar
Chashni Gujiya from Budhsen Sweet House
With an assortment of almost 10 types of gujiyas from Budhsen, feel the song 'Ishqe Di Chashni' with your tastebuds. Among these, we suggest you try out the Chashni Gujiya, for this sweetmeat will ebb your cravings with its khoya fillings as it glides down your tongue!
Average Cost: ₹699 for 1 kg
Opening Hours: 8.30 AM to 10 PM
Location: Birhana Road
Sukhi Dry Fruit Gujiya from Lala Ram Mishthan Bhandar
Last but not the least, nothing can beat the charms of a warm plate of plain, traditional gujiya stuffed with dry fruits. Take the nostalgia train to the good ol' childhood days, as you visit Lala Ram Mishthan Bhandar to sink your teeth into these puffed crescents!
Average Cost: ₹640 for 1 kg
Opening Hours: 9 AM to 11.30 PM
Location: Saket Nagar
This pandemic might've put a dent in the number of water balloons you can throw at passersby but don't let it turn a colourful festival into a colourless affair. So stop watching for those extra kilos settling around your waistline and let your muffin tops grow as you pair a box of gujiyas with thandai to celebrate Holi with full enthusiasm this year!