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Chocolate Chilli Anar

4.60 from 5 votes

Gujjiyas are a must have on every Diwali. But indulging in this deep fried delicacy is just not in sync with one's weight-loss goals. Nor it is recommended for those suffering from heart diseases and diabetes. My twist to this traditional recipe is substituting the all purpose flour with gluten free one and keeping the filling light. Instead of loading it with sugar, khoya and mawa, I used chocolate, chilli and brown sugar gives it a nice flavor. Further it is baked instead of being deep fried.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsSnacks
Servings 5


  • For the outer layer - 1 1/2 cup Jiwa Gluten Free flour
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1/6 tsp Salt
  • water for kneading into a tight dough
  • For the stuffing - 1 freshly grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 dried Bhut Jolokia chilli
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 2 pinch Salt
  • 2 tsp brown sugar


  • For making the stuffing , pour the ghee a saucepan.
  • Add the bhut jolokia to the ghee and wait till the ghee is sufficiently hot. Do not let it smoke else the chili's heat will cause burning sensation in eyes, nose and throat.
  • Add the coconut and keep stirring lightly till it turns light brown.
  • Remove the chili and add the choco chips to the pan. Keep the flame to a minimum.
  • Once the chocolate has melted, add brown sugar and salt. Mix everything together.
  • Remove from flame and keep aside till bearable to touch.
  • Pinch out small portions of the stuffing and shape into conical mounds.
  • For the outer layer , take the flour, ghee and salt in a mixing bowl. Rub everything together till it is mixed evenly.
  • Add water little by little and make a tight dough. Let it rest for 30 mins.
  • Take small portions of the dough and roll it out . Cut out ribbons with the help of a knife.
  • Make small round discs with the remaining dough.
  • For the final assembly - Place a mound of the stuffing on each disc. Take the ribbons and wrap it around the mound to give it the look of an anar. Seal the ends with a drop of water.
  • Repeat the process for making more such 'anar's.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Place the 'anar's on a baking tray and pop it into the oven.
  • Let them bake for 12-14 mins or till done.
  • Remove from the oven and let them cool down.
  • Serve immediately or preferably on the same day !

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Sweta Biswal
Sweta Biswal

From authentic recipes from Odisha to low calorie delights, I blog and share it. It is a reflection of my healthy eating and living habits.

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