Rose coconut burfi recipe


There are times when you realize that you needed some mithai for the next day’s morning puja and you forgot, this situation comes to very often where I’ll remember the whole day but while going to the market it’s gone from my head… I know you’ll say make list on the phone, but the lazy me thinking I won’t forget. Haha…. so in such situations why not make something homemade.

Rose coconut burfi

Homemade stuff as we all know is super good. Taste-wise and hygiene wise also.

So this barfi is also the last moment effort for the next day’s Navratri (Chaitra)

Easy and quick in making, the only thing is that the mixture gets sticky but that won’t spoil the mithai from making, once it’s in the refrigerator to set.

I have used roohafza syrup here you can skip it if you want, but the taste won’t affect much.

Again food colour is optional, I wanted the sweet to look pinker so added you can skip this as well.

Garnish varies from person to person you can use any dry fruit of your choice, my kids love cashews so using this.

Do remember to use grated dry coconut at times the smell changes if it is old enough.

Ok! With all the pointers marked let’s get the recipe now

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Rose coconut burfi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry grated coconut/khobra khees
  • 1 cup milk powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • A few drops of rose essence
  • 2 tablespoon roohafza syrup
  • 2 tablespoon ghee/clarified butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder

Procedure

  • Take a bowl to add grated coconut, milk powder, cardamom powder, roohafza, rose essence, pink food colour mix this well
  • Now add milk little by little and mix this well
  • Add in ghee and form a dough
  • This dough will be sticky, it will be good after refrigerating it
  • Place butter paper on a plate and roll the dough cut into squares
  • With 1/2 inch thickness
  • Press some Chopped cashews
  • And chill it for half an hour
  • Remove before serving
  • Rose coconut burfi is ready for all the festivals around.

Badam Katli / How to make Badam katli


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Here’s presenting an awesome Badam katli recipe today, mind you, this will leave you drooling over. Scrumptious and delicious mithai which is easily made at home. With few ingredients easily available in your kitchen pantry.

If you just get the trick and technique right then nothing can stop you from making any recipe …that’s quite motivating πŸ˜€

So why don’t we get to the recipe….. Let’s get started

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Badam katli

Badam Katli

Ingredients

  • 200 grams sugar
  • 250 grams badam/ almond
  • 200 grams water
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Pinch of saffron
  • 1 teaspoon elaichi / cardamom powder
  • 4 tablespoon ghee
  • Parchment paper/ butter paper

Method

  • Soak Badam / almonds overnight
  • Peel the skin
  • Spread the Badam on a muslin cloth and let it dry under the fan for 4 to 5 hour’s
  • Once Badam has completely dried up blend it to a coarse powder and keep aside
  • Soak the saffron in warm milk
  • Take a heavy bottom kadhai pour water and sugar, boil it till one thread consistency
  • When you reach to the desired consistency add the powdered Badam
  • Keep the flame low and stir the mixture continuously
  • Pour in saffron milk and stir
  • Add 2 tablespoon of ghee
  • Now combine the mixture and fry for 10 to 15 minutes
  • If you find the mixture too dry after frying for 10 minutes pour in some more ghee
  • When the mixture starts leaving the kadhai and combines together, then it’s ready.
  • To check whether the mixture is ready just roll little mixture with palm if it sticks add a little ghee and fry and if it doesn’t (see the pic below) then you are good to go
  • Off the flame let it cool a bit not completely
  • Spread a parchment paper and pour the mixture
  • Take another parchment paper and place it above it
  • With the help of rolling pin spread it evenly to a desired thickness you want, take your time, relax and do this.
  • Once the mixture is evenly spread cut it into diamond shape with a cutter or knife
  • Let it cool
  • Badam katli is ready within minutes
  • Tastes just yum, mind you this will make your loved one’s go gaga on you
  • Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator
  • Enjoy Badam katli, when you have a sweet craving
  • Did you like the recipe? Comment down below
  • This also marks my 3 years journey with food blogging….
  • Until then keep exploring……..

Parwal ki mithai


Desi Se Accha,

Kuch Nahi

Traveling makes one wiser and stronger, who doesn’t love taking trips to beautiful destination. Today I am taking you to Uttar Pradesh state through this post and showcasing how a simple vegetable can be transformed into an awesome dessert or mithai.

Parwal ki mithai

Parwal or point gourd as the name suggests is full of nutrition. This veggie can be consumed both savoury and sweet,a very common vegetable in every Indian household.

To be very frank I am not a Parwal fan at all just don’t like the seeds in it, now you might think who eats seeds but let me tell you in my house my in-laws are crazy for this so I don’t scope out the pulp or the seed while making sabzi. But here in this case one has to scope out the pulp and stuff khoya which I am loving πŸ˜„

A very simple and easy recipe to make on any festival. Make them prior to the festive day and serve it chilled, taste awesome. Trust me on this and do give it a try.

These yummy mithai are a common scene in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. If ever you have visited to kachori gali of Kashi Vishwanath temple one will notice these sweet in every sweet shop, simple and delicious recipe.

Let’s get the recipe card here

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Parwal Ki Mithai

Ingredients:

  • 3 parwals/point gourd
  • 100 grams khoya
  • 3 tablespoon powdered sugar(adjust according to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon elaichi powder/cardamom
  • 2 tablespoon dry fruit powder(cashews + almonds)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Method:

  • Scrape skin of the parwal
  • Slit parwals in the center and gently scoop the pulp out, now wash them
  • Boil water ,add sugar bring this to one thread consistence(just like gulab jamun syrup)
  • Add the slit parwals and cover with a lid
  • Cook for 2 minutes, that’s enough other wise parwals will be overcooked
  • Remove them from the syrup and let parwal cool completely, drain excess of sugar syrup out by gently squeezing them
  • Take a bowl add khoya, sugar, dry fruit powder and elaichi powder
  • Mix it well
  • Gently, stuff this mixture into these parwals
  • Garnish with some chopped almonds or silver vark if you have
  • Parwal ki mithai is ready in minutes ,isn’t this easy one
  • Do give it a try and let me know in the comment section
  • Until then keep exploring…….

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Lauki Barfi/Bottlegourd sweet


Food Is The Ingredient

That Binds Us Together

Lauki barfi is a complete Desi mithai which one could find in every sweet shop in Purvanchal.

Lauki is grown in abundance in this region, so this sweet was common among rich and poor. Though it’s vanishing now, as many don’t prefer eating them anymore. I can remember my childhood day’s when we use to go for marriages and this mithai was served, where as a kiddo I did not like this mithai after knowing that it was made with lauki πŸ˜€

“The older you are the wiser ” and now I realize it value. My son loves this mithai and my daughter is still shying away from this barfi.

In good old days this mithai was made with sugar syrup only, which made them really very hard. The reason for this was to make them last for months, as this was send with daughters as their goodies after marriage and in those days returning to mother’s place after marriage was not imagined coz no way of transportation was there during those times.

But as time has passed on this recipe has changed a bit by using mawa. Which does enhance the taste a lot, but the shelf life is restricted. I am so happy to be writing about this yummy mithai and saving the recipe for next generation to come.

So let’s get the recipe

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Lauki Barfi

Lauki ki Barfi

Ingredients:

  • half kg lauki grated and seeds removed
  • half kg mawa/khoya
  • 100 grams sugar or as per sweetness
  • 4 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 tbsp elaichi powder
  • few drops kewra essence(optional)
  • Green colour this is optional
  • kaju/cashewnuts for garnishing

Method:

  • Heat kadhai with ghee,saute lauki till light brown in colour
  • Add sugar and let it melt,flame should be medium
  • Once sugar has melted completely and starts drying
  • Add in mawa/khoya and cook till the mixture dries up completely leaving the pans sides.
  • off the flame and add in kewra essence,elaichi powder and green colour
  • Mix it very well
  • Grease a plate and spread the mixture evenly
  • spread kaju on the mixture
  • apply a cut on the mixture when it is still hot
  • Chill it in the refrigerator for one hour
  • cut into pieces and serve
  • This mithai I had made on Krishna Janmasthami as bhog.
  • A simple and easy homemade is ready for all the festive occasions.
  • Hope you loved this this recipe,do like and comment your views.
  • you can even give star rating to the recipe,this could make my day.
  • Thanks for stopping by and reading till here
  • Until then keep exploring…….
  • You can notice colour differnce in the barfi as after refrigeration ghee makes the colur light.

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Suji/Rava Gulab Jamun


Recipe has no soul.

You,as the cook,must

Bring soul to the

recipe.

-Thomas Keller

Gulab Jamun’s are my weakness and I would really not experiment with them unless and until I think they are worth. But let me tell you here Rava gulab Jamun are no less tasty than khoya or any instant mix, if they are made according to the recipe given. So I would suggest you to experiment with your food but with a good recipe.

This blog is the right place for you if one is searching for that perfect Suji gulab Jamun recipe. Trust me this is no fail recipe .

What exactly we need here?

Roasted rava/semolina with some milk powder, ghee and milk. Sugar syrup as well and lot of love.

Rava/semolina are such a versatile ingredient that it is used in making dhokla, idli, dosa, halwa and many more including this gulab Jamun here. So not wasting more time here,lets start the recipe

Suji gulab Jamun

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Suji Gulab Jamun

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk powder
  • 1 cup rava /suji/semolina
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup ghee
  • 1 tablespoon elaichi powder
  • Ghee/Oil for deep-frying

For sugar syrup

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • Some saffron strands

Method

  • Dry roast suji on low flame till light brown
  • Heat 2 tablespoon ghee add suji, stir it well
  • Add in milk powder
  • Pour in milk and bring the mixture together, while continuously stirring
  • Once the mixture leaves the pan and forms a dough off the flame
  • Spread it on a plate if needed add more ghee for the dough to be soft and let it cool, but not completely
  • Meanwhile start making sugar syrup
  • Pour water in a saucepan,saffron and sugar
  • Bring it to boil for 10 minutes or till one thread consistency
  • Heat ghee in a kadhai Deep fry one by one the gulab Jamun
  • Don’t stir it immediately
  • It tends to break
  • Leave it for few minutes and when you notice the colour changing to dark brown, stir it
  • Deep-fry all the suji gulab Jamun and dip them into the sugar syrup
  • If the sugar syrup has gone cold, you can reheat it and add gulab Jamun.
  • Leave it for an hour
  • Suji gulab Jamun are ready to surprise your loved ones
  • Tasty and delicious
  • Hope you loved this simple recipe
  • Until then keep exploring…….

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Steamed Sandesh /How to make steamed Sandesh


Bengali sweets are completely die for me and I guess for everyone out there, making them at home is equally simple with just keeping in mind the small details. If you have patience and will, then this recipe or any recipe you will try and won’t make you disappointed.

During this lock down period, where all the shops are closed and if you have craving for mithai, what best can we do just grab a recipe and make one.

This sweet I made on occasion of Akshay Tritiya for bhog to Lord Krishna, a very simple and easy to make mithai.

With detailed picture below

So let’s get the recipe

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Steamed Sandesh

Steamed Sandesh

Ingredients

  • 2 litre milk
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar or as per taste
  • Few drops of kewara essence
  • 1/2 milk
  • Some saffron strands
  • Ghee for greasing or butter paper

Method

  • Keep milk for boiling and once it starts boiling add in lemon juice
  • After that the milk starts to cuddle
  • When the milk has completely cuddled
  • Keep a muslin cloth on the strainer and strain it after that rinse it with water, so that the lemony taste is washed.
  • Squeeze it well
  • Take a mixer jar add in the chenna (that’s the cuddled milk) with sugar, milk and few drops of kewara essence
  • Blend it to a fine paste
  • Grease a pan with ghee or keep butter paper
  • Pour the mixture in the tray
  • Tab it well
  • Spread saffron strands over the mixture
  • Now get your steamer ready and steam for 20 minutes or till its done
  • And if you don’t have a steamer then you can take a pan place a ring add water and place the tray on that, cover and cook for 20 minutes .
  • Pierce a tooth pick and check, if it comes out clear Sandesh is done
  • Remove it from the pan cut into desired shape ,don’t try to pick the pieces first refrigerator it
  • Refrigerator it for 1 hour
  • Now, get the pieces out on a plate and serve them chilled
  • A best sweet for any guests or festival, what better than home made sweet
  • If you enjoyed this recipe to hit the like button
  • Until then keep exploring…….

Balushahi recipe


Any North Indian festival is incomplete without Balushahi. Let it be Holi, Diwali. And north Indian are very particular about their dessert or mithai.

A very simple and easy mithai to make and store.

This is a complete melt in the mouth recipe. Made with refined flour or wheat flour both ways this is a yum recipe.

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Balushahi

Ingredients

  • 500 gram maida/refined flour
  • 175 gram ghee
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 1/2 baking soda
  • Warm water
  • Ghee for deep frying
  • 700 gram sugar
  • 500 gram water
  • 1 tablespoon elaichi powder

Method

  • Take a bowl add flour, ghee, curd and baking soda
  • You will get a crumble mixture
  • Now add warm water and knead a dough
  • Let it rest for half an hour, covered
  • Meanwhile start making sugar syrup till one string consistency and add elaichi powder
  • Now roll the dough into lemon size and press in the middle to give it a shape
  • Make and keep all the balushahi
  • Heat ghee in a kadai and start deep frying balushahi till golden brown
  • After deep frying, pour it straight into sugar syrup and keep it dipped for half an hour
  • After that remove it from sugar syrup and store it
  • Balushahi is ready to eat
  • Hope you loved the recipe
  • Until then keep exploring…….

You can check out my YouTube channel Purvanchal’s Tadka for this video.

Milk Halwa/Dhoodh halwa/palkova


Best recipe for any fast, as navratri is here you can try out making this milk halwa.

Milk halwa is one such sweet that is served at every sweet shop in Uttar Pradesh ,you can find them easily. This halwa can be stored in refrigerator in an air tight container.

This sweet can be made for all festive occasion especially Krishna janmastami .

Paal means milk in Tamilnadu and kova is actually khoya. So the name palkova. This is called milk halwa as well.

Let’s see the recipe card

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Palkova

Milk halwa

Ingredients :

  • 1 litre milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar or as per taste
  • 1 tablespoon elaichi powder

Method :

  • Take a large kadhai
  • Boil milk till thick. This takes an hour
  • Once milk has thicken add sugar and elaichi powder
  • Cook till sugar melts properly
  • Milk halwa /palkova is ready to enjoy
  • Hope you liked this recipe
  • This is same as making khoya only difference is we add sugar and elaichi powder and keep it condensed
  • Though later it thickens
  • Until then keep exploring…….
Milk
After adding sugar and elaichi powder
Ready to eat

Kesar dudh peda/How to make milk powder peda


Today being Basant Panchami which means start of phalgun month.Today whole of India celebrates Saraswati puja ,as toddlers are sent to the temple with slate and pencil for the beginning of their studies,to seek blessing from Goddess Saraswati.

Every temple has their puja done.i also went to temple nearby with my Bengali friend’s ,this ritual i do every year and love having the mahaprasad there.

Today instead of buying mithai (sweets) from shop i thaught of making it in the house.this is really simple recipe to make,with few ingredients and your peda is ready.

We mostly offer everything to god yellow today,so thaught of making peda with kesar or saffron.

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup milk powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon elaichi powder/ cardamom
  • Few strands of saffron soaked in luke warm milk
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 tablespoon pistachios (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon pistachios for garnish

Method

  • Take a pan or kadai in which you will cook the mixture
  • Pour in milk and sugar,mix it
  • Now,add in the milk powder
  • Mix it well
  • No lumps should remain
  • On the flame keep the kadai
  • Keep stirring the mixture till it thickens
  • Add ghee
  • This has to be done till 15 minutes, while continuously stirring
  • Meanwhile add elaichi powder and saffron milk
  • Mix it
  • Cook till the mixture starts leaving the pan or kadai

  • Mixture will look like khoya or grainy in texture
  • Once the mixture comes to a little room temperature, don’t completely cool it down,it has to be hot so that pedas are formed well
  • Grease your palm with ghee and start making small balls of desired quantity

  • Press them flat and garnish with chopped pistachio
  • Your kesar dudh peda is ready

Besan ladoo/How to make Besan ke ladoo


Ladoo’s are loved by all and being diwali it has a very important place in sweets.Besan has many benefits for health as well. Diwali come’s in winter and this is the perfect time to indulge in all the ghee and sweet stuff.Without saying much here’s my way of besan ke ladoo

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Ingredients

  • 500gram Besan/Chickpea flour
  • 200 grams sugar (or as per sweetness) grinded powder
  • 50 grams wheat flour (optional)
  • 100 grams dryfruit (kaju,almonds n pistachio) grinded powder
  • 2 tablespoon green elaichi powder
  • 300 grams ghee

Method

  • Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan add in besan and roast for 15 to 20 minutes on low flame while continuously stirring
  • Add in wheat flour and roast it with besan
  • When you start observing that besan turns light brown in colour remove from the flame
  • Add in the grinded sugar powder and dryfruit powder
  • Mix it well
  • Now add in elaichi powder
  • mix it well enough so that there are no lumps remaining
  • Let the mixture cool down a bit
  • Start making ladoos of desired size
  • Your Besan ladoo is ready for any festival or just like that
  • Enjoy😊

Khus- khus ki barfi/poppy seeds dessert


Made especially in the occasion of Janmastmi, this dessert is a complete yum and healthy..not much effort is needed in this recipe, it’s quick and easy..do try it.A way back 5000year old recipe, mentioned in the granths (holy book),people have there variations now,but the tastes remains delicious…Today we all are celebrating Dahihandi (Janmastmi) Here’s my way of making

Ingredients

  • 1 cup khuskhus seeds
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • Some saffron strands desolve in milk
  • 1/2 cup cashews and almonds powder
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 -2 drops of kewra essence

Method

  • Dry roast khuskhus in a kadai on low flame
  • Blend into fine paste by adding little water
  • Take kadai add ghee pour in the khuskhus paste saute
  • Add dryfruit powder mix it
  • Add sugar and kewra essence
  • Mix it well
  • Add 1/2 cup water and cook till water has being absorbed completely, stir continually
  • Meanwhile grease a plate with ghee
  • When the mixture is ready
  • Pour it on the greased plate
  • And freeze it for an hour
  • Remove and cut into diamond shape
  • Your khuskhus barfi is ready

Dhaniya ki panjiri/ Coriander seeds panjiri


Jai Shri Krishna ,yes that’s how you greet,when one sees dhaniya panjiri being made,Lord Krishna was very fond of dhaniya panjiri as mentioned in Krishna leela,this is one of his favourites other than khus- khus panjiri and makhan. As we all are celebrating Janmastmi, here’s a lovely and full of flavour panjiri for you…

Here’s the recipe, can be made and stored any time of the year and eaten.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Dhaniya (coriander seeds)
  • 1 cup grated jaggery(as per taste)
  • 1 tablespoon elaichi powder
  • 2 tablespoon chopped dryfruit (almonds, cashews, pistachio or the one you love to have)
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 tablespoon makhana (foxnut)

Method

  • Take a grinder and make fine powder of coriander seeds,keep aside
  • Heat ghee in a kadai,fry dry fruit and remove them
  • In the same kadai,roast makhana for 2 to 3 minutes and remove now, roast the coriander powder till the raw aroma has gone
  • Take them on a bowl ,now add in elaichi powder, dry fruit
  • Grated jaggery and makhana
  • Give it a nice mix
  • Your dhaniya panjiri is ready to please Lord Krishna

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