Thursday, 5 February 2009



Gol guppas are one of my favourite snack or rather a complete food package. In my opinion its quite a healthy meal in it self. This is one dish when I make my kids really get involved in rolling the dough and cutting out the circles. Just as it says in its name gol meaning circle or round like a ball. These bring back memories of us being treated to when we had been good, or wanted to eat out. Its so amazing how as kids we found pleasure in such simple things and as we grow older we tend to loose interest in them and complicate our ways of living eating thinking and all the things we do in life.
This recipe of gol guppas was given to me by one of my cousin who loved having them and he was one of the lucky one who got to eat a whole plate extra. Leaving us with our eyes popping out and mouth open. Gol guppas can be eaten sweet as well as salty. Entirely up what you like. This recipe is for all that love a bit of fun in life, and who live abroad and miss the fun time from back home.



  1. 2Cups Semolina (suji)
  2. ½ Cups Water a little more may be required for kneading.


  1. Mix semolina and water and knead into hard dough don’t worry if it does not stick properly at this stage. At this stage add only ½ cup water.

  1. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and keep aside for at least 3-4 hours.
  2. Knead again with a bit more water until smooth like, when we make chapattis ata.

  3. Divide the dough in small balls roll with a rolling pin and cut round shapes with a small cookie cutter.

  4. When you are rolling the ball make sure you don’t over do it and make it too thin other wise they won’t rise well for them to look like small balls.
  5. Deep fry them like you would do a puri.

  • ½ pack tamarind (dried) imli
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder to taste
  • ½ Ground zeera powder
  • ½ Ground dhanya powder (coriander powder)
  • Chopped onions
  1. Soak tamarind in warm water for a few mins and strain.
  2. Mix all ingredients and boil it till its almost half if you like it more watery just boil and take it off the hob.
  3. Boiling the mixture is one way on knowing you won’t have sore throat afterwards.
  • ½ Pack tamarind
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cups sugar or a little more to your taste
  • Fresh dates if you can’t find them use the dries one they work fine too.
  • ½ tea spoon salt
  • Red chillies powder to your taste
  • ½ tsp zeera powder
  • ½ tsp corriander powder


  1. Soak tamarind in warm water for a few mins and strain it well.
  2. If using dried dates soak them over night after removing their seeds.
  3. If using fresh ones just remove the seeds and boil them.
  4. Once they are boiled add them to the tamarind juice and add the rest of the ingredients and boil till you have a think sauce like consistency. More like ketchup.


  • Boiled chick peas or a can of chick peas.
  • 1-2 kairies ( raw mango)thinly diced like we would cut onions for omelette .
  • 6-8 green chillies
  • Chopped boiled potatoes
  • Tamarind juice salty
  • Boiled chick peas or a can of chick peas
  • 1-2 kairies( raw mango) like above
  • Chillies if you like it hot as well as sweet
  • Chopped potatoes
  • Tamarind juice
Your first few puris may not look well for a lot of reason ,one it may be that the oil was not hot enough so make you when you place you puri in the oil is well hot. Two it may be thin and three most important you may be too excited to see the first one to be perfect, but don’t worry a few more in the pan and you‘ll have your guppas for sure. When you’re making the salty guppas tamarind juice make sure everyone has their own serving of juice because its thin and they be dripping it all over the table if there is only one serving dish, however if serving sweet ones no worries just have extra spoons around. .The key as I always say is to enjoy it don’t take it as a chore or a job otherwise you’ll end up in a mess of panic and things will get worse. Stay calm and you’ll love every min you’ve worked in the kitchen. Hope you all enjoy making it….until next time ..enjoy..;)


  1. Yum Yum, this I will definitely try.

  2. i'll be making this on the weekend, cant wait !! will miss you heaps !! Thanks for the recipe :)


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