Dec 08 2008

Diwali Recipes – The Festival of Sweets

Published by at 8:07 am under Keram's favorites,Recipes,Republished

Mmm.  As we continue on our divine Taste Odyssey, we move to the exquisite delights of Indian sweets, in this case, some recipes traditionally witnessed in the Festival of Sweets known as Diwali.  Please enjoy:

By Bharat Peripleko

Sweets are the best way to shower your Diwali greeting to your loved ones. Here are some of the Diwali sweets recipes:

Almond Seera

This is one of the best Diwali recipes and this sweet is easy to prepare. Following are the ingredients required for making Almond Seera:

• One cup of coarse wheat flour
• 1-1/2 cup of blanched almonds
• 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder
• ¼ teaspoon of crushed saffron strands
• 1 tablespoon of warm milk
• 8-10 blanched almonds finely chopped in to silvers
• 1-1/4 cup of ghee
• 3 cup of water
• 1 cup of sugar

How to prepare Almond Seera

Firstly the crushed saffron and dissolved in the warm milk. Keep this saffron milk aside. Dry and powder the blanched almonds. Keep aside 10 almonds for garnishing. Melt ghee in a large and heavy pan and add some flour to it. Stir and fry this mixture for about 2-3 minutes. Then add some almond powder to the mixture and again stir and fry the mixture till it becomes golden and give a nice aroma. The mixture has to be continuously stirred. Add some water and again stir and cook it. Add some sugar to it. When the ghee exudes, add cardamom and saffron to the mixture. Then stir and place the dish prepared in to a serving dish and garnish with the chopped almonds.

Kheer

Kheer is the common dessert among Indians and is prepare at the time all festivals and celebrations. Kheer can be made of vermicelli or rice and the important ingredients are milk and sugar.

Ingredients for Kheer:
• Milk – 1 liter
• 200 grams of rice ( soak the rice half an hour before cooking)
• Sugar
• Finely chopped cashew nuts
• 4-5 pieces of cardamom
• Few raisins

Preparation of Kheer

Pour milk in a pan and boil it for a few minute. Keep the flame low. Stir the milk continuously to become little thick. Put some sugar in the milk and continuously stir it until the sugar melts in the milk. When the milk is ready, put the rice in to the milk and boil it for sometimes while stirring is at intervals. When the rice is cooked, garnish it with chopped cashew nuts, cardamoms and raisins.

Khoya Laddu

Khoya Laddu is most famous of all khoya sweets and the most appetizing dish prepared during Diwali.

Ingredients for Khoya Laddu
• 2 cups of Khoya
• Powdered sugar
• 1-1/2 cups of powdered and roasted sesame seeds or til
• Kesar
• Chopped pistas and almonds

Preparation of Khoya Laddu

Roast the khoya in a low flame till it becomes golden yellow color. Let it cool for some time and after cooling add some coarsely powdered sesame seeds to the khoya and mix it well. Add the sugar when the above mixture becomes Lukewarm. Mix it well and make in to the shape of small balls. Ensure that the mixture should not be too hot or else the sugar will melt and perfect balls would not be made. Finally decorate with kesar, almonds and pistas.




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