Kesari Sponge Rasgulla


Kesari Sponge Rasgulla

Vasant Panchmi Special Recipe

Today i am going to share a very popular Indian dessert recipe which is basically originated from Bengal. It will add more colors and taste 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.

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 this recipe of mine is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati..

This is popular Bengali dessert – Kesari sponge rasgulla. It is one of the easiest dessert recipe made by milk, sugar, saffron and some basic ingredients only. So Lets celebrate Basant/ Vasant Panchami with this delicious dessert.

Ingredients

1 liter milk
3 cups sugar
2 to 3 table spoon lemon juice or white vinegar
6 to 7 green cardamom (crushed)
2 or 3 drops yellow food color
1 tea spoon rose essence or kewra essense
1/8 tea spoon saffron
2 cup thick sugar syrup (optional)

Instructions

1. To prepare kesari rasgulla, we need to prepare chhena first, boil the milk on high heat in a thick bottomed pan.

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

3. After about 2-3 minutes, whey will be seprated from chena, 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 chenna in water, this will get rid of the after taste and smell of both lime juice or vinegar, keep a weight on the chenna bundle for 6 to 7 minutes.

6. Chhena is ready now, take out chhena in a big plate and knead with your fingers until smooth, add some drops of yellow color and knead again.

7. Divide chenna into small equal parts and make smooth balls from it.

9. Now take a deep pan and add sugar and 7 cups of water in it. Then cook it until sugar melts compleletly, sugar doesn’t need to be of one or two  thread consistency.

10. When syrup start boiling, place prepared chhena balls into it one by one. Keep the flame high, cover and cook the chhena balls.

11. Cook the chhena balls in boiling syrup for 20 minutes, when they will get room temperature add saffron, cardmom powder and rose essence or kewra essence in it.

Beautiful, super sweet, spongy Kesari Rasgullas are ready to be serverd…serve chilled for unforgettable taste….Enjoy:)

Note- To make them more tasty, dip them in thick sugar syrup for atleast 3 to 4 hours.

Or if you don’t want to make them more sugary, avoid this step!

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Tilkut/ Til ke Laddu


Tilkut or Til ke laddu/laddoo is Indian traditional sweet which is prepared on the hindu’s auspicious occasion of Makar sankranti and sakat chaturthi.

To prepare traditional tilkut, main required ingredients are jaggery and Til/sesame seeds only. But to make them more delicious and healthy, you can add your favourite nuts and dry fruits in it.

These are most healthy alternative of sweets during winter. Make these tempting traditional sweet at your home, the taste and fragrance of this recipe will make your festival like most special.

Ingredients
200 gram sesame seeds(white)
200 gram jaggery (crushed)
1 table spoon clarified butter

Instructions

1. To make tilkut, heat a thick bottomed pan on a low flame and add the sesame seeds in it.

2. Roast sesame seeds until they become light brown in color.(stir continuously)

3. Now turn off the flame and grind them coarsely with the help of grinder mixture, then keep aside.

4. Now again heat a heavy bottomed pan and add clarified butter and crushed jaggery together and melt this mixture on low flame.

5. When it melts, add sesame seeds mixture in it, then mix well.

6. Now laddu/ ladoo mixture is ready so turn off the flame.

7. Now apply some pure ghee on your palms and take spoonful mixture and make smooth laddu..likewise prepare all laddu.

Now Tilkut or Til laddu are ready to be served.

Note- To make them more attractive you can coat them with whole sesame seeds and with nuts as your choice.

Gulkand Or Rose Petals Jam


The most famous flower, Rose can be used in various ways.

Although Roses have always been known as ornamental flowers but its health benefits are also amazing.

As we know rose petals are used to make sharbat/cold drinks, sweets or many more things, in the same way,

Gulkand is very well known product which is made from rose petals.

Gulkand is an ayurvedic preparation made out of selected rose petals and then sugar or honey is added to it.

It is used to treat many diseases like excess heat in the body, provides relief from acidity as it has cool properties. So you can treat this jam like a medicine as well.

Even gulkand can be used as a mouth freshener as well because it is also good for our digestion system, so lets prepare this aromatic, multipurpose jam today.

You need few ingredients, less effrorts, and 5 minutes only to prepare this useful recipe😊

Ingredients
250 gram fresh rose petals
100 gram sugar
2 table spoon fennel seeds(coarsely grinded)
2 table spoon honey

Instructions

1. To prepare gulkand first we need to wash the rose petals, thoroughly wash them with water and then dry them on kitchen towel.

2. Now take a big bowl and add the rose petals in it.

3. Now add sugar in this bowl and crush the rose petals in sugar with your hands.

4. Heat a pan on medium flame and add this mixture into it.

5. Now stir it continuously, and add fennel seeds and honey as well.

6. Cook this mixture untill sugar get dissolved completely.

Now Gulkand is ready. Once it get cold completely serve as your choice and refrigerate the remaining mixture in an airtight container and you can use it up to 4 months.

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 😊!

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!!😊