Sondesh/Sandesh


Sondesh/Sandesh

#Durga pooja special recipe sondesh..

Bengali desserts are very popular in all over India and even in some other well known countries as well. The reason behind it, its unique taste and look. Sandesh is a speciality of Kolkata(Bengal).

In Bengal, sandesh is a speciality to serve as a dessert. You can get this sweet easily in any restaurant or hotel anytime, but the occasion when it become an speciality is Durga Pooja. There are many variations of prepare this recipe like almond sandesh, cashew sandesh and all flavors, but today i am gonna share a very simple and basic recipe of sandesh.


Preparation of sandesh is very simple, we need just few ingredients like fresh cottage cheese, sugar and green cardamom … So lets celebrate Durga pooja with this authentic bengoli/bangali sweet.

Ingredients

1.5 liter milk
2 table spoon lime juice
1/3 cup powdered sugar
4 green cardamom (crushed)
Pistachios for garnish (optional)

Instructions

1. To prepare this recipe first boil the milk on high heat in a thick bottomed pan.

2. As soon as milk starts boiling turn off the heat and then add lime juice in it. Keep on stirring the milk very slowly with a spoon.

3. In about 2-3 minutes complete whey will be seprated from paneer, pour the curdled milk into pan or bowl lined with a thin cotton napkin.

4. Once you are done adding all the curdle milk then bring together the edges of the cotton napkin and gently squeeze out the remaining whey from it.

5. Rinse the collected bundle of paneer/chhena in water this will get rid of the after taste of lime juice.

6. Now take a pan and add this paneer/chhena in it.

7. Now add powered sugar, crushed cardamom in it, and cook it on medium flame for about 4 to 5 minutes.

8. Then remove the pan from the heat and devide this mixture into 11 equal parts or equal small balls.

9. Now give them simple round shape or your desire shape.

Refrigerate them for about 30 minutes then serve and enjoy 😊!

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Coriander Nuts Modak


*Coriander Nuts Modak*

Coriander Nuts modak is one of the many varieties of modak. It is an easy and healthy modak recipe that can be made for Ganesh Utsav.

There are many varieties and flavors of modak like kesar modak, chocolate modak and ukadiche modak. Today i am going to share coriander nuts modak. Recipe is very simple which contains roasted coriander powder, khoa, powder sugar and nuts.

Ingredients

3 table spoon coriander powder

250 gms khoa/ mawa /dried milk

1/2 cup ripe coconut(shredded)

1/2 cup powder sugar

1/2 cup clarified butter(pure ghee)

1/2 cup makhane (fox nut)

15 almond (sliced)

15 cashew (sliced)

15 pistachios (sliced)

1 table spoon chironji

1/4 tea spoon carom seeds

1 table spoon melon seeds

1 table spoon chironji

Instructions

 

1. To prepare this recipe first of all, take a thick bottom pan and heat 1 table spoon ghee in it.

2. Now saute the shredded coconut on low heat about 2 to 3 minutes then take them out and keep aside.

3. In the same pan add 1 table spoon ghee on medium flame and roast the fox nuts/makhane until they become crunchy, then remove from the pan and keep aside.

4. In the same pan add 1 tea spoon ghee and likewise prepare all nuts and keep aside.

5. In the same pan add 1/2 tea spoon of ghee and khoa together and saute them about 2 to 3 minutes.

6. Now add the remaining ghee and roast dhaniya powder until it becomes light brown in color.

7. Now add carom seeds in coriander mixture. 

8. Now mix all roasted nuts, powder sugar, roasted dhaniya powder, khoa together and mix it well.

9. Now add enough of the coriander nuts mixture into modak mould, press for few seconds and release the mould and likewise prepare all modaks.

Now coriander nuts modaks are ready to be served!😊

Kaju Katli


#Rakshabandhan Special Recipe

Kaju katli or kaju barfi is a well known sweet in all over India, but it is extremely popular in north India. Kaju katli is a most demanding sweet during festivals like Diwali , Rakshabadhan. This delicious dessert recipe not only has awsome taste, but even easy to make also.

To prepare this sweet you need only three ingredients kaju, sugar and water. In Traditional way Kaju katli is garnished with silver vark, but this is not a compulsory ingredient, especially when you are preparing it at home.

So make your Rakshabadhan more special with these delicious Kaju Katli.

Ingredients

300 gram Kaju
1/2 cup + 2 table spoon sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 tea spoon clarified butter for greasing the plate.
Silver vark (varak) optional

Instructions

1. To prepare kaju katli first of all you need to grind cashew like powder.

2. Now sieve this powder and set aside.

3. Take a non stick pan and add sugar and water in it.

4. Boil this mixture until sugar get dissolved in it.

5. Now add powdered cashew in it.

6. Cook it 5 to 6 minutes on low flame and stir continuously.

7. Meanwhile grease a plate.

8. When cashew mixture start to leave the pan, transfer it in to the greased plate and let it cool for 15 minutes.

9. Now take a butter paper and grease it.

10. Now place the kaju dough over the butter paper and fold the paper like, butter paper should be on top and bottom.

11. Now roll it to 1/4 inch thickness, remove the butter paper on top.

12. At this time apply the silver vark on that.

13. Set aside for about 30 minutes. Now cut into your desire shapes.

14. Now delicious kaju katli’s are ready to serve… Enjoy  and Happy Rakshabandhan😊

Khoa Pethha(Ash Gourd Sweet) Laddu


#Navratri special Recipe

There are many varieties and flavors of khoa (Dried whole milk) laddu like kesar khoa laddu, dry fruits khoa laddu and plain khoa laddu.

Today i am going to share khoa pethha laddu recipe especially for navratri fasting. Recipe is very simple which contains khoya, coconut powder, ash gourd sweet (pethhe ki mithai) and some dryfruits only.

This is one of the best North Indian sweet and famous for its taste. So must try once and after that i am sure, you will also become a big fan of it…

 

Ingredients

 

300 gram khoa (Crumbled)

150 gram Ash gourd sweet(pethhe ki mithai).

100 gram coconut powder

8 Almonds (chopped)

 

Instructions

 

1. To prepare khoa pethha laddu firstly we need to grate the ash gourd sweet.

2. Now take a big plate and add khoa, grated pethha sweet and half quantity of coconut powder in it.

3. Mix them very well.

4. Now make smooth lemon sized ball out of the mixture and then cover it with coconut powder.

5. Likewise prepare all laddu and garnish them with chopped almonds.

This is very easy and super tempting recipe, So you can prepare it on any fasting or Navratri fast or any special occasion like Diwali, Rakshabandhan or whenever you want to eat something sweet…Enjoy!!😊

Kesari Halwa Or Rava Kesari


Today i am going to share an easy and quick dessert recipe which will add more colors and brightness to Special “Basant Panchmi occasion”. This is almost the beginning of spring season and season of blossom flowers so in line with that – we can see many varieties of yellow dishes on occasion of Basant Panchmi.

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Basant Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of Magh Masa ( During mid of Jan or Feb). This festival is especially considered for lover of art and education. Basant panchami is also celebrated as the birthday of Goddess Saraswati… So my this recipe is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati..

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This  is popular indian dessert – Rava Kesari or Kesari Halwa. It is one of the easiest dessert recipe made by Samolina, pure ghee, sugar and nuts only. So Lets celebrate Basant Panchami with this delicious dessert

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Ingredients

1/2 Cup semolina/suji/rava.

3 Tablespoon pure ghee/clarified butter.

4 Tablespoon sugar.

1 and 1/3 cups of water.

Pinch of saffron.

1 Teaspoon milk.

1/3 Teaspoon green cardamom powder.

2 Tablespoon mixed dry fruits as per your choice.

Pinch of kesari food color.

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Instructions

1. Take a non-stick pan, add semolina and clarified butter in it.

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2. Now on medium flame, roast them until nice aroma comes out from it(stir continuously).

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3. Meanwhile take 1 teaspoon milk and soak pinch of saffon in it.Keep aside.

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4. When rava roast evenly and turn into light golden in color, then add water, sugar, pinch of kesari food color and soaked saffron, as well stir continuously to avoid forming lumps.

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5. Now add cardmom powder, dry fruits and cook it for more 3 or 4 minutes. Now Kesari halwa or Rava kesari is ready to be served….Happy Basant panchami!!

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Lauki Khoa Burfi


Bottle gourd or Lauki is a very common Indian vegetable and it is full of nutritional value. It is highly recommended in Ayurveda. There are lots of healthy recipes of bottle gourd but… in my thoughts only few are tasty out of them, because i am not lauki lover😜. So today I am sharing a tasty one which is very delicious in taste and also healthy during festival season. Yes this is bottle gourd burfi. This is very easy recipe you can make this sweet on any festival or when you like eat somthing sweet. In this recipe i am using only few ingredients.. grated bottle gourd, sugar, khoa or milk powder and some nuts only……

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Ingredients

1.5 cup grated bottle gourd

1/2 cup + 1tbsp sugar

1/2 cup Khoa or milk powder

2 tbsp pure ghee

1 tbsp chironji

1/2 tsp green cardamom powder

1 tbsp almonds (Chopped)

1 tbsp melon seeds

1 or 2 drops of green food color(optional)

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Instructions

1. First squeeze out the excess water from grated bottle gourd.

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2. Now heat a thick bottomed pan and add 2 tbsp of ghee and grated bottle gourd in it.

 

3. Mix it well and cover and cook it on low flame for 6 to 7 minutes.

4. Meanwhile grease a plate with ghee.

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5. Now add sugar and mix well. Again cover and cook for 5 minutes.

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6. After 5 minutes add milk powder,  cardamom powder, and some nuts in it.(stir continuousl)

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7. Cook it for few more minutes until it turn thick in consistency. Now Add green food color and mix well.

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8. Remove from heat, pour into the greased tray and spread evenly.

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9. Sprinkle melon seeds crushed dry fruits  and chironji on it. Keep aside and when it cool completely cut into desire shapes…. serve and enjoy!!

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Mohan Thaal


Mohan Thaal

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#Kartik #Poornima #Special

Lord krishna has so many names and Mohan is one of them. So Mohan thal is very popular Indian sweet which is used for only lord Krishna’s bhog. You can make it on any special occasion like Janamshtmi, Kartik poornima and many more other religious festival. Mohan thal is popular in all over india but it was originally generated in Gujrat. In this recipe we need few ingredients which are easily available…Gram flour, sugar, dryfruits, khoa or milk powder. There are many variation to make this sweet but today i am going to share its easy version…i hope you all like it..

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1 cup gram flour

1 cup khoya or milk powder

1 cup sugar

Half cup + 2 tbsp water

4 tbsp luke warm milk

Half tsp green cardamom powder

1/2 cup pure ghee

1.5 tbsp chironji

1.5 tbsp melon seeds

2 tbsp chopped almonds

3 or 4 peppercorn (crushed)

 

Instructions

1. First we seive the gram flour in a bowl.

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2. Add 2 tbsp melted ghee in gram flour, mix it well by rubbing both palm. Texture will become like a lightly rough powder.

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3. Now with the help of milk we make a dough of gram flour mixture.Cover and keep aside for 20 minutes.

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4. Meanwhile we make sugar syrup.

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For sugar syrup… Add sugar and water together in a pan, cook it on medium heat until  two thread consistency.

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5. Take dough and grate it (as shown in pictures).

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6. Now add grated gramflour dough and remaining ghee in a heavy bottomed pan and saute it.

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7. As soon as you are able to smell the fragrance coming from this mixture. Add milk powder or khoya in it. Mix them very well.

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8. Now pour sugar syrup and some dry fruits and cardamom powder in it and cook it for 5 to 6 minutes.

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9. Take a greased plate and spread the mixture evenly on it. Garnish with remaining dry fruits and crushed peppercorn.

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10. After 3 to 4 hrs or when it cool completely. Cut into squares or desire shapes.

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Now Mohal Thaal is ready for bhog of lord krishna….Enjoy😊!!

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