‘Goja’ is a very common but different type of fried sweet from Bong kitchen. Normally when we talk about Bengal sweets, it is obvious that we talk about sweets made out of ‘Chenna’ like ‘Sandesh’, ‘Rosogolla’, ‘Pantua’, ‘Chomchom’ etc. But there are few sweets are there those are made with flour or semolina. ‘Goja’ is one of them. This is a kind of fried pastry dunked into sugar syrup. But I have made a twist. Instead of dipping in sugar syrup I used the sugar in the flour dough… shaped them in small squares… fried in oil and served them with some more caster sugar and ‘Sukno Mishti Goja’ is ready to be served…
- Sieve flour with baking powder and salt. Now add clarified butter in it. Mix very well.
- Now add green cardamom powder, sugar, yogurt, khoya and condensed milk in the flour. Start kneading the dough.
- Dough should be smooth and soft. If required add little water to knead the dough.
- Now cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let the dough rest for 1 hour.
- After 1 hour cut the dough in small squares.
- Heat oil and ghee in a kadai.
- Slowly slide the pieces in it. Do not over crowd. Fry them in very low heat till they become light brown.
- Remove from oil and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
- Now sprinkle some caster sugar on the ‘Goja’ and serve warm or in room temperature.