Carrot halwa / Gajar ka halwa with milk recipe

Carrot halwa or gajara ka halwa is one of popular Indian traditional desserts. Whatever the occasion may be this sweet carrot halwa is prepared. Fresh carrots, milk and sugar gives this sweet more taste. Carrot halwa is evergreen Indian dessert made all over india during festive season or in happy occasions. Since it will take less time for preparation people give preference to cook this at their kitchen. Satisfy your sweet tooth with this tasty gajar halwa which is low in calories.

Eating of carrot halwa provides a plenty of vitamin A that gives good vision and glowing skin. People follow so many variations for preparing gajar halwa like including fresh milk or almond milk or condensed milk or milk maid and some also prepare carrot halwa in microwave. While preparing you smell the sweet fragrance of ghee. There is no age limit of eating this sweet gajar halwa, everyone can eat. For dressing this dessert you can add fried cashew nuts and pista.

You can find carrot halwa almost every place in india. While eating this sweet gajar halwa you can observe the carrot grate and cashew nuts under your teeth. By biting this you can get sweet juice in the mouth. Milk is the primary ingredient that adds more taste to the dessert. Gajar halwa is store in refrigerator for a week. Here I have presented step by step process of hot to prepare gajar ka halwa or carrot halwa at home. Enjoy preparing this sweet at home with how to make Gajar halwa or carrot halwa recipe.

Carrot halwa / Gajar ka halwa with milk recipe

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Preparation time: 10mins

Cooking time: 15mins

Serving: 4

Ingredients

Gajar ka halwa with milk recipe ingredients

  • Carrot – 8 (3 cups carrot grate)
  • Ghee – ½ cup
  • Sugar – 1 ½ cup
  • Boiled Milk – 2 cups
  • Cardamom seeds – 4
  • Cashew nuts – 15

How to Make

Step 1: Wash the carrot and start peeling the carrots with the peeler.

start peeling the carrots

Step 2: Now take a grater and grate the carrots nicely. Keep the carrot grate a side.

grater and grate the carrots

Step 3: Take cardamom seeds and 1tbsp of sugar into a small jar.

Step 4: Now grind them well to a fine powder. Keep this also a side.

Step 5: Now take a thick bottom pan on stove. Give a light flame.

Step 6: Add ½ tbsp of cashew nuts into the hot ghee.

Step 7: Fry little the cashew nuts and collect them into a plate.

Step 8: In the same pan add carrot grate and fry it for 5 mins till the raw smell goes out.

pan add carrot grate

raw smell goes out.

Step 9: Now add the boiled milk to the carrot grate.

boiled milk

Step 10: Cook the carrot grate in the milk till the milk disappears.

carrot grate

Step 11: Don’t forget to stir frequently.

Step 12: After milk disappears add sugar. Mix it well.

disappears add sugar

Step 13: Sugar will start melting within 5 mins. Now immediately add ghee.

Sugar will start melting

Step 14: Mix it well. Cook it for 5 mins. You can observe the ghee melting and floating on the carrot.

Step 15: The carrot mixture becomes strong. Now add the cardamom and sugar powder which we grinded before.

carrot mixture becomes strong

Step 16: Mix it well and collect the carrot halwa into a bowl.

Step 17: Decorate the halwa with fried cashew nuts and serve it.

halwa with fried cashew

Tasty sweet carrot halwa is ready.

Consuming of Carrot a day is having lot of health benefits like prevents cancer, reduces risk of lung cancer and improves vision. Carrots can be stored in refrigerator for a week so eat at least a carrot per a day. Eating of carrots raw or steamed gives most of the nutritional values. So prepare tasty dishes with carrot and be healthy.

How to make sweet Jangri / Imarti recipe

Jangri is popular dessert in Andhra. It is prepared with sugar syrup and jaggery syrup. It is easy to prepare so let us learn how to make this jangri..

Ingredients:

  • Rice flour- 2 spoons
  • Urad dhal / black gram- 2 cups
  • Sugar- 4cups
  • Ghee as needed
  • Saffron colour- pinch

Procedure:

Step 1: Take a bowl, add sugar and water. Boil it for 20min at low flame.

Step 2: Heat till the syrup turns into thick liquid and off the flame.

Step 3: Soak urad dhal for 1hr in water and drain them from water.

Step 4: Using grinder, grind urad dhal into thick batter.

Step 5: Add rice flour to batter and stir it well without any lumps.

Step 6: Add saffron color to the batter and mix it well.

Step 7: Take a thick cloth in square shape and keep small hole at the center of it.

Step 8: Keep the wet dough in cloth.

Step 9: Heat ghee in a pan till it smokes.

Step 10: Now press the cloth that contains batter in circular shape.

Step 11: Let the jangri fry in ghee for 2min at low flame.

Step 12: Dip the jangri in sugar syrup for 5min.

Step 13: Repeat the process and serve jangri in plate.

Enjoy the taste of sugar syrup jangri!!

How to make cashew coconut halwa – Special sweet recipe

How to make cashew coconut halwa

Cashew coconut halwa is a popular south Indian dessert. It is made with different kind of oils but using ghee to prepare this sweet adds more taste to this dessert. It is delicious dessert with cardamom flavour. We can preserve the sweet for two days. It is easy to prepare at home. Let us see how to make cashew coconut halwa.

Ingredients:

  • Chopped cashew nuts- 1cup
  • Grated coconut- 2cups
  • Ghee- 1/2cup
  • Cardamom powder- 1/4spoon
  • Jaggery- 1cup
  • raisins- 1/4 cup

Procedure:

Step 1: For jaggery syrup, take a vessel add, water and jaggery and mix it well.

Step 2: At low flame, boil them till it turns into thin liquid.

Step 3: Heat 2 spoons of ghee in a pan, fry cashew nuts till it turns into brown color.

Step 4: keep aside till the temperature reduces.

Step 5: Using mixer, grind cashew nuts into semi powder and keep aside.

Step 6: Heat ghee in a pan, fry grated coconut for 2min and off the flame.

Step 7: Add cashew nut powder and sauté it well.

Step 8: Add jaggery syrup slowly and stir it well.

Step 9: Sprinkle cardamom powder for flavour.

Step 10: Off the flame and serve in a bowl.

Step 11: Fry raisins in ghee and garnish the dessert.

Enjoy the taste of cashew coconut halwa made with ghee!!

Sweet Independence Day recipes: Tasty laddu’s / ladoos & healthy sweet recipes

Sare jahan se accha hindostan hamara

Sweet Independence Day recipes

Celebrate the Independence Day with our sweet recipes. India is a land of numerous cultures and various kinds of food specialties. Celebrate the spirit of freedom by trying these delectable sweet recipes. I am presenting you the healthy and sweet recipes which bring more sweetness to the day. Usually we use to celebrate this freedom day with lot of chocolates and sweets. So why can’t you prepare the sweets at home instead of buying outside? I have given different types of laddos / laddus which are mostly prepared in these occasions.

When I want to eat sweets the first sweet item that strike in my mind is laddo or laddu. This is the popular sweet item often made during festive season. There are lots of recipes showing you the procedures and list but my recipes are quite different. Check the ingredients list and gather items. Enjoy the freedom celebrations with sweet recipes.

Carrot laddo / laddu

Carrot laddo

Carrot laddo or laddu attracts the persons who are having sweet tooth because it will melt in our mouths. Bright colored carrots with crispy almonds give a fantastic texture. Whatever the occasion may be it would be perfect for any occasion. Grated carrot is added to make it tastier and healthier. It is extremely easy to prepare. Enjoy preparing this sweet on independence day.

Ingredients

  • Carrot  grate – 2cups
  • Ghee – ½ cup
  • Sugar – ¾ cup
  • Kova – ½ cup
  • Semolina or bombayi rava – 3tbsp
  • Elachi powder – ½ tbsp
  • Fried cashews – 50grms

How to prepare Carrot laddo / laddu

Procedure

Step 1: Add ghee to the thick pan and heat it in a low flame.

Step 2: Now add carrot grate into the hot ghee and fry it nicely by stirring slowly.

Step 3: After 10 mins add semolina or bombayi rava into the fried carrot grate.

Step 4: Fry both ingredients for 10 mins.

Step 5: Now add remaining ingredients sugar, kova, elachi powder and fried cashews to the mixture.

Step 6: Mix all the ingredients. You can observe sugar melting while stirring the ingredients.

Step 7: The mixture gets sticky in nature. Turn off the flame.

Step 8: Collect the mixture into a bowl. Let it get cool for some time.

Step 9: Apply ghee to your both arms and take a few mixture to hands.

Step 10: Start making small size balls like laddos with this mixture.

Step 11: Continue doing the same with remaining mixture also.

Tasty laddus are ready to eat now. Enjoy the Independence Day with this special carrot laddu.

Wheat flour and besan flour laddus / laddos

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Wheat and besan flour laddus or laddos are ease to prepare at home because the ingredients which are used in making of laddos are available mostly at home. Best thing lies in stirring the ingredients and adding required sugar. Make this Independence Day still tastier with our cool recipe.

Ingredients

  • Semolina or bombayi rava – ½ cup
  • Wheat flour – ½ cup
  • Besan aata – 1 cup
  • Ghee – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 2 ½ cup
  • Elachi powder – ½ tbsp
  • Chopped almonds – ¼ cup

How to make Wheat flour and besan flour laddus / laddos

Procedure

Step 1: Take a thick pan add 4 tbsp of ghee to it and keep on stove with low flame.

Step 2: Ghee gets melted and becomes hot.

Step 3: Add semolina or bombayi rava to the hot ghee and fry it by continuous stirring.

Step 4: Collect the rava into a bowl and keep a side.

Step 5: In the same pan add 4 tbsp of ghee and fry the wheat flour as the same like semolina.

Step 6: Take the fried flour into a bowl and keep a side.

Step 6: As the same way add ghee and fry the besan aata and keep a side.

Step 7: Take wide vessel and put fried besan aata, semolina and wheat flour.

Step 8: Mix all these together.

Step 9: Now take sugar into a jar and grind it into a fine dry powder.

Step 10: Add this sugar powder into the wide vessel which contains all the mixture.

Step 11: Mix all ingredients nicely. Now add elachi powder and chopped almonds into the mixture.

Step 12: Add the remaining ghee into the mixture simultaneously make the laddus or laddos with the mixture.

Tasty Wheat flour and besan flour laddus / laddos are ready to eat now.

Kesar malai laddus or laddos

Kesar malai laddus or laddos

This is one of the popular Indian sweet prepared with paneer grate. Look at the ingredients list, they consists of vitamins and rich proteins. It is best prepared on any festival or any special occasions like Independence Day.

Ingredients

  • Paneer grate– 2 cups
  • Butter – 1 cup
  • Sugar powder – 1 cup
  • Food color – 1 pinch
  • Cashew nuts – 2 tbsp
  • Pistachios – 10
  • Elachi powder – 1tbsp

How to cook Kesar malai laddus or laddos

Procedure

Step 1: Take a pan and keep it on stove. Heat it on slow flame.

Step 2: Add butter to the pan and allow it to melt.

Step 3: Add food color to the butter.

Step 4: Take paneer grate and add to the pan. Stir it nicely so that the mixture gets stronger.

Step 5: Collect the mixture into a bowl and allow getting cool for 10 mins.

Step 6: After that add sugar powder, elachi powder, cashew and pistachios to the mixture containing bowl.

Step 7: Mix all the ingredients.

Step 8: Start making laddus or laddos with this mixture.

Tasty kesar malai is ready to eat now. Garnish the laddus or laddos with pistachios. Chop them nicely and decorate the sweet. It taste good and melts in the mouth smoothly.

Methi masala laddo or laddus

Methi masala laddo or laddus

Methi masala laddu is a traditional recipe which is healthier and Ayurvedic medicine sweet. It is best given to the mother after delivery. Methi masala laddo is best used to cure joint pains and back pains during winter season. It is also prepared in the special occasion like festivals.

Ingredients

  • Fenugreek seeds – ¾ cup
  • Milk – 2 ½ cup
  • Wheat flour – 2 cups
  • Ghee – 1 ½ cup
  • Gond katira (available in market)– ½ cup
  • Almonds – 3
  • Black pepper – 10
  • Cumin seeds powder – 2tbsp
  • Soamp – 2tbsp
  • Elachi powder – 1tbsp
  • Cinnamon stick powder – 1tbsp
  • Nutmeg powder (jaji kaya)- ½ tbsp
  • Sugar or Jaggery – 1 ½ cup

How to prepare Methi masala laddo or laddus

Procedure

Step 1: Clean the fenugreek seeds and keep it in hot sun for 1 day.

Step 2: Grind that seeds and make it a fine powder.

Step 3: Take the milk in vessel and boil it nicely.

Step 4: Turn off the flame and add fenugreek powder into the milk.

Step 5: Soak it for minimum 8 hours.

Step 6: Better do the steps 1- 5 one day before itself.

Step 7: Chop the almond pieces and keep a side. Same way make black pepper powder.

Step 8: Take a pan and add ½ cup ghee to it and heat it in low flame.

Step 9: Now add soaked fenugreek powder paste into the ghee and fry it nicely.

Step 10: You can observe the light brown color shade while frying the paste.

Step 11: Turn off the flame. Now take other pan add ghee to it. Allow the ghee to get melt.

Step 12: Add gond to the ghee and fry it. Collect the gond into bowl.

Step 13: In the same pan add wheat flour and fry it till the dry smell goes out. Collect and keep a side.

Step 14: Add 1 tbsp of ghee to the pan and fry the jaggery.

Step 15: You can observe the jaggery melting slowly. It will form a thick liquid.

Step 16: Liquid starts getting stronger immediately add fenugreek paste, gond, almond pieces, black pepper powder, cinnamon stick powder, soamp, nutmeg powder and wheat flour to the liquid pakam.

Step 17: Stir nicely by avoiding lumps. If will form a thick paste.

Step 18: Apply ghee to your both arms and start making laddus or laddos with this paste.

Tasty methi masala laddu is ready to eat now. Garnish the laddus with pistachios or chiraunji or with dry fruits for more taste.

TIP:

If you are going to add sugar instead of jiggery then mix powdered sugar or bura with other ingredients. Enjoy preparing the tasty laddos with our recipe for this Independence Day.

Sweet corn kheer recipe

Sweet corn kheer is also known as corn payasam. It is very delicious taste dessert with cream and cardamom flavour. It is very easy and simple to prepare this dessert at home. Let us see how to make this recipe at home.

Ingredients:

  • Boiled sweet corn- 1cup
  • Milk-3cups
  • Sugar as required
  • Chopped cashew nuts- 1/4cup
  • Chopped almonds- ¼ cup
  • Pistachio chopped- 2 spoons
  • Kesar-pinch
  • Cardamom powder- ½ spoon
  • Ghee- ½ cup

Procedure:

Step 1: Take raw sweet corn and boil them.

Step 2: Take a pan, heat ghee and add some sweet corn. Fry them for 5min.

Step 3: Add milk and sugar, stir it well and cook them for 10min.

Step 4: Add ½ cup of water to corn sweet and stir it well.

Step 5: Add cardamom powder to add flavour to the sweet and sir it well.

Step 6: Heat 2 spoons of ghee in a pan, fry almonds, pistachio and cashew nuts for 2min.

Step 7: Add almonds and cashew nuts as toppings to the sweet.

Step 8: Sprinkle kesar to the sweet.

Step 9: Serve in a bowl and enjoy the taste of corn sweet.

How to make blueberry cake at home

Blue berry cake is a delicious recipe easy to prepare at home. It is fruit cake made with apple, lemon rind and blue berries. Let us learn how to make blue berry cake.

Ingredients:

  • Plain flour- 100gms
  • Self-rising flour- 1cup
  • Unsalted butter- 100gms
  • Eggs-2
  • Caster sugar- ½ cup
  • Vanilla essence- 1 spoon

For toppings:

  • Apples-2 large
  • Castor sugar- 50gms
  • Water- 1/2cup
  • Frozen blue berries- 1cup
  • Lemon rind- ½ spoon

Procedure:

Step 1: Peel the skin of apple and cut into thin slices.

Step 2: Take a pan, add lemon rind, apple slices, sugar and water.

Step 3: Cook it for 5min till it turns paste and add blueberries to it.

Step 4: Simmer for 2min and off the flame. keep aside to reduce the temperature.

Step 5: Take a bowl, add butter and sugar stir it well using beater.

Step 6: Add eggs and vanilla essence, flour and stir it well.

Step 7: Wrap the ¼ of dough in plastic surface and remaining dough in another plastic surface.

Step 8: Store in refrigerator for 20min. preheat oven at 180 degrees.

Step 9: Place the dough and pour the apple and lemon mixture on it and place other dough on top of it.

Step 10: Bake it till it turns into brown colour.

Step 11: Sprinkle sugar and place cake in a plate.

Step 12: After temperature reduces, cut into pieces and serve to eat.

Enjoy the taste of apple and lemon rind mixed blue berry cake!!

How to make mysore pak

Mysore pak is popular dessert in south India. It has very delicious taste. Ghee adds more flavour and taste to the sweet. It is simple and easy to prepare at home. Let us see how to make mysore pak.

Ingredients:

  • Besan gram flour- 2cups
  • Ghee- 2cups
  • Sugar- 3cups
  • Water as required

Procedure:

Step 1: Take a long bottomed vessel, add sugar and water and mix it well

Step 2: At low flame heat it till it turns into thick syrup.

Step 3: keep aside till the temperature reduces.

Step 4: Make besan gram into a fine powder, add little amount of ghee to it and mix it well.

Step 5: Now add besan flour to sugar syrup slowly without any lumps.

Step 6: Heat ghee in a bowl and add slowly to the sugar syrup mix.

Step 7: Add hot ghee on flour and stir it well till it becomes thick and ghee separates.

Step 8: Apply ghee on plate and pour flour on it and keep aside for 10min.

Step 9: Later cut sweet into small pieces and serve in a plate.

Enjoy the taste mysore pak made with ghee!!

How to make coconut milk burfi

Coconut milk burfi is a popular dessert with cardamom flavour. It has delicious taste with cashew and pistachio nuts as toppings. It is simple and easy to prepare at home. Let us see how to make coconut milk burfi.

Ingredients:

  • Grated coconut- 3 cups
  • Besan flour- 2 cups
  • Sugar – 3 cups
  • Milk 2 cups
  • Chopped cashew nuts- ¼ cup
  • Chopped pistachio- ¼ cup
  • Chopped almonds-1/4 cup
  • Ghee as required
  • Cardamom powder- 1spoon

Procedure:

Step 1: Take long bottomed vessel; mix grated coconut, sugar, besan flour and milk

Step 2: At low flame stir it well without any lumps.

Step 3: After 10min, Add ghee to the mixture and stir it slowly

Step 4: After it melts, add some more if required and cook till it starts bubbling.

Step 5: Add cardamom powder for flavour and off the flame.

Step 6: Take a plate and apply ghee on it.

Step 7: Pour the mixture on plate for 20min.

Step 8: Heat ghee in a pan fry cashew nuts and pistachio for 2-3min.

Step 9: Sprinkle on sweet mixture and keep aside for 10min.

Step 10: Cut the sweet into different shapes and serve them in a plate.

Enjoy the taste of coconut milk burfi!!

How to prepare bombay halwa at home

Bombay halwa is a famous Indian sweet made with corn flour and ghee. Cardamom powder adds flavour to the Bombay halwa. It is simple and easy to prepare at home. Let us see how to make Bombay halwa at home.

Ingredients:

  • Corn flour- 2 cups
  • Sugar- 4 cups
  • Water required
  • Ghee- 2 cup
  • Chopped Cashew nuts- ½ cup
  • Chopped pistachio- 1/4 cup
  • Food colour- pinch
  • Lime juice- 1 spoon
  • Cardamom powder-1 spoon

Procedure:

Step 1: At low flame, boil sugar and water to make into sugar syrup.

Step 2: Add lemon juice to the sugar syrup.

Step 3: Take another bowl, mix corn flour and water without any lumps

Step 4: At low flame heat ghee in a pan, add corn flour mixture and stir it well.

Step 5: After the mixture thickens, add sugar syrup and stir it well to avoid lumps.

Step 6: Add remaining ghee by stirring it well.

Step 7: Now add food colour, cardamom powder and cook the mixture till ghee comes out.

Step 8: Later add chopped cashew nuts to the mixture.

Step 9: Apply ghee on plate and pour the mixture. Keep aside for 30min.

Step 10: Cut into small pieces and serve to eat.

Enjoy the taste of Bombay halwa made with ghee!!!

How to make Lotus kheer at home

Lotus kheer is prepared with dried lotus seeds. It is very delicious recipe with cardamom flavour. It is very simple and easy to prepare at home. Let us learn how to make this lotus kheer at home.

Ingredients:

  • Lotus seeds- 1 cup
  • Condensed milk- ¼ cup
  • Milk – 4 cups
  • Kesar- ¼ spoon
  • Ghee- 1/2cup
  • Sugar-2cups

For toppings:

  • Chopped almonds- 2 spoons
  • Chopped raisins- 2 spoons
  • Cardamom powder- 1 spoon
  • Chopped pistachio- 1 spoon
  • Cashew nuts chopped- 1 spoon
  • Chopped chironji seeds- 1 spoon

Procedure:

Step 1: Take a pan, without any oil fry lotus seeds till they become crispy.

Step 2: Later off the flame and keep aside till temperature reduces.

Step 3: Grind seeds into fine powder and keep aside.

Step 4: At low flame, take a pan add sugar, cardamom powder and lotus seeds powder and stir it well.

Step 5: After some time add milk and stir it well.

Step 6: Add condensed milk, cook it till it turns into thick liquid.

Step 7: Heat ghee in a pan fry almonds, cashew, raisins, chironji and pistachio at low flame.

Step 8: Add toppings to kheer and cook it for 5min.

Step 9: Sprinkle kesar and serve the hot lotus kheer in a bowl.

Enjoy the taste of special recipe lotus kheer.

How to make cashew burfi / cashew fudge

Cashew burfi is a popular Indian dessert. It is also known as cashew fudge. This is an expensive sweet prepared in very less time. Cashew burfi is a low fat sweet with delicious taste. Ghee is used to fry cashew nut powder which adds more taste to the dessert. We can use silver foil as topping. Let us see how to prepare the cashew burfi at home.

Ingredients:

  • Cashew nuts- 250 gms
  • Sugar- 120 gms
  • Milk- 100ml
  • Ghee- ½ cup
  • Water- required
  • Silver foil

Procedure:

Step 1: Soak cashew nuts in water overnight.

Step 2: Next day grind the cashew nuts into fine paste by adding little amount of water.

Step 3: Heat ghee in a pan fry cashew nut powder and add some milk to it.

Step 4: On other side mix the sugar into fine powder.

Step 5: Add sugar powder to cashew nut mixture.

Step 6: Add half cup of water and and heat it at medium flame.

Step 7: Boil the mixture till it turns into thick paste.

Step 8: Next stir it well and off the flame.

Step 9: Spread the mixture evenly on the plate or pan.

Step 10: Place silver foil on it.

Step 11: After 15min cut it into desired shapes.

Enjoy the taste of yummy cashew burfi dessert prepared at home!!!

How to make chocolate hot fudge sundae at home

Chocolate hot fudge sundae is recipe of different ice creams, dry nuts and dark chocolate. This fudge sundae is of different varieties with different flavors. Hot fudge sundae is easy to prepare at home. Let us learn how to make hot sundae fudge at home.

Ingredients:

  • Condensed milk- ½ cup
  • Instant coffee powder- 2 spoons
  • Chocolate brownie- 3 slices
  • Butter- 1 spoon
  • Vanilla Ice cream – 3 scoops
  • Chocolate ice cream- 3 scoops
  • Chopped dark chocolate- ½ cup
  • Chopped almonds- 3 spoons
  • Chopped cashew nuts- 3 spoons
  • Chopped walnuts- 3 spoons
  • Dry grapes- 2 spoons
  • Choco sticks- 3
  • Cherries- 3

Procedure:

Step 1: Take a pan and heat butter and add chopped dark chocolate pieces and stir it well.

Step 2: Off the flame and add condensed milk and stir it well.

To prepare syrup:

Step 3: Take a pan add coffee powder and water, stir it well.

Step 4: Heat the mixture in micro oven for 10-20 seconds.

Step 5: Add this mixture to chocolate mix and heat it in low flame.

Step 6: On other side, place vanilla and chocolate ice cream in a bowl.

Step 7: Add chocolate brownie crumbs and pour the hot fudge over it

Step 8: Add toppings such as chopped almonds, chopped walnuts, chopped cashew nuts and dry grapes.

Step 9: Dip choco sticks and cherries on the top.

Step 9: Serve immediately in a bowl.

Enjoy the taste of chocolate hot fudge sundae!!!

How to make butterscotch pudding

Butterscotch pudding is vanilla flavored dessert with caramel topping. It is also called as caramel butterscotch pudding. Everyone enjoy the taste of cookies, cakes especially desserts. Preparing desserts at home is easy. Desserts are of different types these are prepared using different recipes in different flavors. Let us learn how to prepare the butterscotch pudding at home.

Ingredients:

  • Milk- 2 cups
  • Sugar- ¾ cup
  • Brown sugar- ¼ cup
  • Eggs yolks – 2
  • Unsalted butter- 3 spoons
  • Vanilla essence- ½ spoon
  • Whisky- ½ spoon
  • Whipped cream- ¼ cup
  • Water- 2 cups
  • Kosher salt – ½ spoon
  • Corn flour- ¼ cup
  • Cocoa powder- ½ spoon
  • dry nuts- 1/4 cup

Preparation:

To prepare caramel mixture:

Step 1: At medium flame, take a pan add sugar and water. Stir it well.

Step 2: Boil it well until the caramel mixture turns into brown colour.

Step 3: Off the flame, add whipped cream by mixing it well and keep aside.

To prepare pudding:

Step 4: Take another pan, heat milk, brown sugar, corn flour and kosher salt. Mix it well.

Step 5: Heat it well until it starts bubbling.

Step 6: Add egg yolks mixture to it and stir it well.

Step 7: Now add vanilla essence and whisky to the mixture and mix well.

Step 8: Add unsalted butter and stir it well, heat the mixture until it turns to thick paste.

Step 9: Pour pudding into a small cups and store in refrigerator for 2 hrs.

Step 10: Add caramel mixture to the pudding as topping and sprinkle the cocoa powder.

Step 11: Add dry nuts and serve the chilled butterscotch pudding.

Enjoy the taste of vanilla flavored butterscotch pudding..

How to make rasamalai / rasagula at home

Many people love to eat this popular dessert rasamalai / rasagula but most of them prefer to buy in shops. Preparing rasamalai / rasagulla at home is easy and good for health. Rasamalai is the famous Indian dessert with creamy milk flavour. Rasamalai is prepared using milk and sugar syrup. Rasamalai looks more attractive when we add topping to it. Let us learn how to make this delicious Indian desert at home.

Ingredients:

For paneer balls:

  • Milk- 1 litre
  • Lemon juice – 2 spoons

For sugar syrup:

  • Sugar- 5 cups
  • Water- 5 cups
  • Cardamom powder- 1 spoon
  • Saffron- ½ spoon
  • Milk-1 cup

For toppings:

  • Chopped almonds- ¼ cup
  • Chopped pistachio- ¼ cup
  • Kesar- ½ spoon

Procedure:

To make paneer balls

Step 1: Boil milk in long bottomed vessel at medium flame.

Step 2: After milk boils, add lemon juice to milk

Step 3: After some time, milk changes into curdles and water in it gets separated.

Step 4: Using cotton cloth squeeze milk curdles tightly till the water comes out completely.

Step 5: Later spread milk curdles in a plate.

Step 6: Mix it well into smooth dough and make into small balls.

Step 7: Press the panner balls evenly.

Step 8: Take a bowl of water and add sugar to it.

Step 9: Add paneer balls to sugar water.

Step 10: In a pressure cooker, cook paneer balls in sugar water for 5min till whistle comes.

Step 11: Open the lid after pressure comes out, you will observe that paneer balls expands in size.

To make creamy milk:

Step 1: Boil milk on low flame

Step 2: After milk boils, add sugar and some water leave it for 5min till sugar dissolves.

Step 3: For flavour, add cardamom powder and kesar to syrup.

Step 4: Now add syrup to paneer balls.

Step 5: Add toppings (pistachio, almond) to rasamalai.

Step 6: Store rasamalai / rasagula in refrigerator for 1hr.

Step 7: Serve delicious sweet in a bowl.

Yummy and tasty rasamalai / rasagula are ready to eat!!!

How to prepare almond chikki

Almonds are the excellent source for vitamins, minerals. Almonds contains high amount of fibre. These are used in preparing candy and cakes. Intake of almonds reduces the cholesterol levels in your body. Preparing deserts using almond is easy and good for health. Jaggery is used in making sweets contain high amount of iron. Most of the sweets are prepared by using jaggery syrup. Instead of almond we can use any dry nuts such as cashew nuts, ground nuts to prepare chikki. Let us learn how to prepare almond chikki at home.

Ingredients:

  • Almonds- 2 cups
  • Jaggery -3 cups
  • Cardamom powder- 2 spoons
  • Ghee- ½ cup
  • Water- 1 cup

Procedure:

Step 1: Fry the almonds without any oil for 2-5 min

Step 2: Chop almonds into small pieces using chopper or mixer.

Step 3: Take a long bottomed vessel and add some water.

Step 4: Add jaggery to water. Leave it for some time till it turn into thick syrup.

Step 5: Add cardamom powder to the syrup for flavour.

Step 6: Add chopped almond pieces into jaggery syrup and mix it well.

Step 7: Take a pan and heat the ghee.

Step 8: keep ghee aside till the temperature reduces.

Step 9: Apply ghee on plain plate and pour the almond mix evenly.

Step 10: Cut the almond chikki into small pieces.

Step 11: Serve the almond chikki in a plate

Enjoy the sweet taste of almond chikki..

How to make pistachio phirni / rice pudding

Pistachio nuts are famous snack item and used as ingredient in many desserts. Pistachio nut contains low calories with high nutritional values. Pistachio phirni is prepared with rice flour. pistachio is also known as rice pudding. It is popular north indian dessert. This desert is similar to kheer but the taste of pistachio phirni differs. Pistachio phirni can be prepared at home easily in short time. It is served as special dessert in many occasions. Everyone loves to eat this delicious dessert with pistachio flavour.

Ingredients:

  • Rice flour- ½ cup
  • Milk- 4 cups
  • Crushed cardamom- 2 spoons
  • Pistachio- ¼ cup
  • Sugar- 1 1/2 cup
  • Cashew nuts- ¼ cup
  • Raisins- ¼ cup
  • Saffron- few springs
  • Ghee-1/4 cup

Procedure:

Step 1:  Boil milk in a long bottomed vessel on low flame.

Step 2: Add rice flour to milk and mix it well

Step 3: Add sugar to the milk and rice flour, cook it till it become into thick liquid.

Step 4: After it turn into thick liquid add cardamom powder for flavour.

Step 5: Take a pan, heat ghee and fry cashew nuts and raisins into brown colour.

Step 6: Add cashew nuts and raisins to the pudding.

Step 7: Garnish with saffron springs and pistachio.

Step 8: Store in refrigerator for 1hr.

Step 9: Serve the cool pistachio phirni in a bowl.

Enjoy the taste of delicious pistachio phirni dessert.

How to cook channa dhal bonda / purnalu

A famous andhra sweet Channa dhal/ purnalu prepared at the time of festivals and special occasions. Channa dhal is delicious sweet with jaggery taste. Channa dhal is also known as pappu bondalu, purnalu. Instead of rice and urad dhal purnalu can be prepared in different methods using green gram, moong dhal.  Let us see how to prepare channa dhal/purnalu at home in a short time.

Ingredients:

  • Channa dhal- 1 cup
  • Jaggery- 1 cup
  • Elachi powder- 1 spoon

For wet flour:

  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Urad dhal – ¼ cup
  • Salt – pinch

Procedure:

For stuff:

Step 1: Soak channa dhal in water for 1 hr

Step 2: Drain channa dhal and keep aside.

Step 3: Mix jaggery into a fine powder. Add ¼ cup of water to jaggery.

Step 4: Make into fine syrup. Add elachi powder and place a lid.

Step 5: Grind channa dhal into paste.

Step 6: Dump channa dhal paste into jaggery syrup and mix well.

Step 7: Now stuff is ready.

For wet flour:

Step 1: Soak rice and urad dhal for 1hr

Step 2: Grind both of them by adding water.

Step 3: Leave wet flour for 15 min

To make purnalu

Step 1: Take a pan, heat oil till it smokes.

Step 2: Make stuff into small balls.

Step 3: Dump balls into wet flour and drop into oil.

Step 4: Fry the balls till it turn into brown colour.

Step 5: Serve in a plate and add some ghee to make it tastier.

Enjoy the taste of traditional sweet channa dhal/ purnalu

How to cook palada ada pradhaman for onam festival

Palada ada pradhanam is a traditional sweet of kerala. It is popular sweet cooked during the time of onam festival. The main ingredient of ada pradhanam sweet is rice ada. Rice ada is served as breakfast in kerala. Let us see how to cook palada ada pradhanam at home.

Ingredients:

  • Rice ada/rice flakes- 1 cup
  • Coconut milk- 1 ½ cup
  • Jaggery-  1 ¼ cup
  • Grated coconut- ¼ cup
  • Ghee- ½ cup
  • Cardomom powder- ¼ spoon
  • Cashew nuts- 3 spoons
  • Raisins- 4 spoons
  • Water-2 glasses

Procedure:

Step 1: Take a bowl and boil water for 5 min at low temperature.

Step 2: Soak rice ada/rice flakes for 20 min

Step 3: Drain the water and clean the rice ada with cool water.

Step 4: Take another bowl and dissolve jaggery in 1 glass of water.

Step 5: Take a long bottomed vessel, heat ghee, fry the rice ada in medium flame for 3 min.

Step 6: Add dissolved jaggery and to rice ada. Cook it till it turns into thick.

Step 7: Add coconut milk and some water to it and cook for 10min in low flame.

Step 8: After sometime the sweet gets thicken.

Step 9: Fry the cashew nut, raisins,grated coconut in ghee for 3 min

Step 10: Add fried cashew nuts and raisins and grated coconut to sweet.

Step 11: At last, add remaining ghee to the sweet and serve it in bowl.

Enjoy the taste of onam special sweet palada ada pradhanam.

How to make Kulfi

Kulfi is a frozen dessert from the india, it is often described as the traditional indian ice cream. It brings the instant relief during the summer.You can make different flavours of kulfi, and this is an innovative way of making your kids eating nuts. Try this kulfi and feel the creamy and mild cardamom flavor of it.

Ingredients

  • Evaporated milk – 3 cups
  • White bread – 1 slice
  • Condensed milk – 1can
  • Cardamom – ½ t-spoons
  • Pistachio nuts(crushed)- 2-3 tb-spoons

Method

  1. Take the bread slice, and remove the bread crust from all the four sides and crumble it up.
  2. Once it is into small pieces, add milk into it.
  3. Let the milk stand in it for 2-3mins so that it gets softend.
  4. Add a pinch of saffron.
  5. 2-3 tb-spoons of Pistachio nuts (crushed).
  6. Now add the condensed milk (as condensed milk contains sugar so we don’t need to add any sugar).
  7. Add ½ t-spoon of cardamom powder.
  8. And blend it all together.
  9. Now you can put it in the containers you like and cover it with the sliver foil.
  10. And  let it be freezed  for 5-6 hours/over night.
  11. The next morning/after 5-6 hours you can see your kulfi ready.

How to make apple halwa

Apple is small and deciduous tree originated in central Asia. Apple is a fiber fruit. Apple has more health benefits. Now let us see how to make apple halwa.

Ingredients:

  • Apples-6
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Ghee ¼ cup
  • Cardamom powder-1 spoon
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Almonds, cashew nuts chopped-1/4 cup
  • Dry grapes- 3 spoons

Preparation:

Step 1: Take all the apples and peel them off and grate them.

Step 2: Heat the pan. Pour ghee into pan and heat it.

Step 3: Reduce the flame, add grated apple to hot ghee. Mix them well. Leave it for 15-20 min.

Step 4: Let the water out of it. Pour milk in pan. Leave it for 10 min.

Step 5: Mix them well till it turn to thick paste.

Step 6: Take a small pan. Add ghee to it. Fry the almonds, cashew and dry grape till it turn to brown color.

Step 7: Add fried nuts to the apple mix.

Step 8: Add cardamom powder at last before turning of the flame.

Serve hot apple halwa with cardamom flavor.

How to make khubani ka meetha

khubani ka meetha is a popularly known hyderababi dessert and common feature in hyderababi weddings.It is made with dried apricots, Kubani is the urbu term for apricots we can also name it as apricot sweet.Did ever tasted or made it.khubani ka meetha making is so simple and easy.

So lets start making khubani ka meeta

Ingredients

  • Dried apricots = 250 grams
  • Sugar = 3-4 tbsps
  • cardamoms/Elaichi(crushed) = 2-3
  • Lemon juice = 1-tsp

For garnishing

  • slices of rosted and blanched almonds
  • Apricot kernals

Method

1.Wash the apricots and in water upto 4-5 hours/over night.
2.Remove the the apricots then drain then and keep the water aside.
3.Then dee-seed and do not throw the seed, pit crack and remove the kernel
4.Take a pan with a cup of strained water and add the apricots.
5.Allow to boil 15-20 mins stirr occasionally.
6.Now add sugar and cook for 5-10 mins.when it comes to desired thick compote allow it to cool
7.Garnish with apricot kernels,almonds and serve it.

How to make dry fruit burfi

The dry fruit barfi is delicious sweet item and a best snack too. It is very healthy and sugar-free item. It consists of rich cashew nuts, pistachio, almonds and dates. All these ingredients are so powerful with nutrients. Making dry fruit burfi at home is easy and simple. This can be made during festive season. Let’s see how to make dry fruit burfi.

Ingredients

  • Seedless dates = 400 gms
  • Cashew nuts = 26gms
  • Almonds = 32 gms
  • Pistachios = 40gms
  • Cantaloupe seeds = 26gms
  • Pappy seeds = 8gms
  • Edible gum = 1tbsp
  • Cardamoms = 6
  • Nutmeg = 1
  • Ghee = 2 tbsps

Preparations to be made

  1. Using the knife chop the dates into small pieces and using the food processor make it into a coarse texture.
  2. Using the knife make the small pieces of cashew nuts, pistachios and almonds.
  3. Mash the cardamoms, discharge the shells and then make a fine powder.
  4. Take a tbsp of cardamom powder and keep it a side.
  5. Grate the nutmeg and take 1/2 tps of grated nutmeg.

Method

Step 1: Heat the pan.

Step 2: Add poppy seeds and roast them for 5min, then take them into a bowl.

Step 3: In the same pan add 1-tbsp on ghee, 1tbsp edible gum fry stirring them in a low flame until they are puff up completely.

Step 4: Once the edible gum come downs to room temperature, using your finger crush them and make them into powder.

Step 5: Take 1tbsp of ghee in the same pan and add pieces of cashew nuts, almonds, pistachios, cantaloupe seeds and fry them in a medium flame and stir them well until the cantaloupe seeds start crackling

Step 6: Then add coarsely ground dates mix it well then add roosted poppy seeds, cardamom powder, grated nutmeg and edible gum powder, mix them well till it forms into a solid mass.

Step 7: Then take the burfi into a plate to make the surface even.

Step 8: Chill in the refrigerator for 10-15 min.

Step 9:  Now cut into which ever shape you want or even you can make into laddus.

How to make bread halwa at home

Bread halwa is one of the top most sweet which is easy to make at home. Whenever you feel to eat a sweet item then it is the best sweet which can refresh yourself. The ingredients used in making of bread halwa are more nutrients. It is simple to make. Making of bread halwa in your kitchen by following the recipe is easy. Enjoy the tasty bread halwa. Let’s see how to make it.

Ingredients

  • Ghee = 5tbps
  • Bread slices = 10
  • Finely chopped almonds = 1tbsp
  • Finely chopped cashew nuts = 1tbsp
  • Sugar = 1 ¼ cup
  • Green Cardamom = 5
  • Milk = ¼ cup

Method of preparation

Step 1: Take the bread and tear them into small sized pieces.

Step 2: Add the ghee in a cooking vessel and let heat for 2mins. Now add the bread pieces and fry until they turn into a golden brown.

Step 3: Mean while grind the cardamoms, cashew nuts and almonds into a fine paste.

Step 4: Boil the milk by adding sugar to it. Stir it till it blends into a milk.

Step 5: Add the bread pieces and remaining ghee to the mixture.

Step 6: Cook the mixture in a low simmer until the bread pieces becomes soft.

Step 7: Now add the nuts paste to the mixture. Mix it well until mixture becomes thick.

Step 8: Plate the bread halwa by garnishing it with cashews and almonds.

Enjoy the simple recipe of bread halwa.

How to make aate ka halwa / wheat flour halwa

Aate ka halwa is the delicious sweet dish which is easy to make at home.  Halwa contains rich nutrients. Whenever you feel to eat something sweet then it is the best thought to choose the aata ka halwa. The actual meaning of Aate ka halwa in English is wheat flour halwa. Let’s see how to make the wheat flour halwa / Atta ka halwa.

How to cook aate ka halwa / wheat flour halwa

Ingredients

  • Ghee = ¼ cup
  • Wheat = 100 gms
  • Chopped Cashews = 20
  • Sugar = ½ cup
  • Chopped Cardamom = 5
  • Raisins = 25 (separate the stems)

Method of preparation

Step 1: Take a pan and pre heat it for 5mins. Add ½ tbsp ghee to the pan.

Step 2: Add wheat flour to the ghee and stir it nicely till the flour becomes golden brown.

Step 3: Now pour the water thrice to the quantity of the flour.

Step 4: Add sugar to the water and stir it nicely so that the sugar dissolves completely into the water and flour.

Step 5: Mix it well till the content becomes lightly thick.

Step 6: Add the Chopped cashews and raisins to it.

Step 7: Once the halwa mix gets thick then add the remaining ghee and Cardamom. Mix it well.

Step 8: Now the halwa is ready to eat. Serve it to the bowl and garnish with cashews.

Enjoy the tasty aate ka halwa.

How to make besan laddoo at home

Besan laddoo is one of the beautiful Indian sweet. It is best made in festival seasons. It is in ball shape and most popular in the Indian regions. Making of laddu at home is really simple and easy. Follow the recipe and enjoy the festival days with the nice besan laddoos.

How to make besan laddoo (we can make 70 laddoos with the below recipe)

Ingredients

  • Sugar = ½ kg
  • besan (Gram flour) = ½ kilo
  • Ghee = ½ kilo
  • Raisins = 150grms
  • Cashews = 150 grms
  • Cardamom powder = 3tbsp
  • Cinnamon powder = 1 stick

Making of besan laddu

Step 1: Take a pan and add besan(gram flour) to it. Roast the besan in a small flame for 10mins.

Step 2: Stir continuously the besan till it changed to golden brown.

Step 3: Melt the ghee in another vessel and keep it on a side.

Step 4: Take the melted ghee and add to the roasting besan and stir it for 5 minutes.

Step 5: The besan starts giving the strong fragrance and it lets out the ghee.

Step 6: Now switch off the flame and remove the pan from stove.

Step 7: Add the sugar to that mixture. The quantity of sugar depends individually so add on your taste.

Step 8: Then add the cardamom powder and raisins to it. You can also add some dry fruits.

Step 9: There should not be any lumps so stir it properly.

Step 10: After mixing the besan ladoo mixture let it cool down for some time and start making the small sized balls.

Now the besan laddu is ready to eat. Enjoy the tasty laddus.

How to make rice kheer at home

Rice kheer is a classic sweet. To the world it is known as rice pudding. Rice kheer can be called with different names in various regions like payasam, khir, kheer. Everyone like to eat this delicious sweet. Rice kheer is very easy to prepare in short period of time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Cooked rice
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 5 spoons of sugar
  • 1 table spoon of chopped almonds, pistachios
  • ½ spoon of cardamom/Ella chi
  • Pinch of saffron
  •  2 table spoons of dried grape.

Procedure:

Step 1: Boil the milk in heavy bottomed pan. Add rice to the milk leave it for 2 min.

Step 2: Add sugar to the mix. Let it boil for 15 min.

Step 3: Soak the raisins, almonds in water.

Step 4: Add raisins and almonds to the kheer mix without water

Step 5: Add the powder of cardamom. Heat the mix for 10-15 min at low flame till you get desired thickness.

Step 6: Sprinkle saffron and pista on kheer.

Enjoy the taste of hot and sweet classic rice kheer..

How to make Diwali sweets? Prepare tasty diwali sweets Besan Ladoo, Gajar Halwa or Carrot Halwa, Rice Kheer & Coconut Burfi

India is a country known for its festivals. The huge diversity in traditions, languages and cultures has the most number of festivals celebrated across the globe. Each of them have their own characteristic charm and appeal but when one thinks of grandeur and celebrations, none of them can match that of Diwali. Diwali is a festival lights, festivity and celebrations. There can be no celebration without sweets.

During this time the sweet shops have a variety of sweets and loads of sweets are also made at home. The most popular homemade sweets include different types of ladoos (besan, coconut, atta , til etc.), halwas (suji, atta, carrot,dal,etc) and kheers ( rice, semolina,makhane, lauki , carrot etc.)

Recipe of Besan LadooRecipe of Besan Ladoo

Besan lodoos are easy to make and are healthy and nutritious. Besan ladoos are  made from gram flour (besan) ghee and powdered sugar. They can be made healthier by adding almonds, raisins and cashew nuts.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups besan or gram flour
  • ½ cup ghee
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 cardamoms, powdered
  • Dry fruits (optional)
  1. Dry roast the besan in a kadai on slow flame for about 10 minutes while stirring continuously.
  2. Add ghee and keep roasting the besan in ghee till it becomes brown
  3. A typical fragrance and brown color will indicate that the besan is fully ready for the ladoos.
  4. Add powdered sugar, powdered cardamom and raisins or other chopped  dry fruits
  5. Mix the besan ladoo mixture well then let it cool down to room temperature.
  6. Form small or medium sized besan ladoos  with  fingers and palm and store them in air tight container.

Recipe of Gajar Halwa or Carrot HalwaRecipe of Gajar Halwa or Carrot Halwa

Gajar halwa is an Indian dessert that goes for celebration like weddings, parties, and birthday’s etc. and on the most festive occasions like Diwali, Holi, janmashtami etc.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½  liter milk
  • 1 kg. grated carrots or gajar
  • 8tbsp. sugar
  • 5-6 cardamom powder
  • 8-10 chopped cashews
  • 7-8 pistachios – sliced
  • 12-15 raisins
  • 1 cup  ghee
  1. Wash, peel and grate the carrots .
  2. Place carrots  and milk together in a pan and  simmer over low fire
  3. When the mixture starts  thickening, add  ghee.
  4. stir and continue to cook until the mixture is dry  and ghee oozes out
  5. Mix sugar well and add dry fruits
  6. Serve hot or cold . It can be refrigerated for about a week

Recipe of Rice KheerRecipe of Rice Kheer

Rice pudding or rice kheer is a favorite Indian dessert made with milk, rice, nuts and saffron

Ingredients

  • 1 liter full fat milk
  • ¼ cup basmati rice
  • 6 tbsp. sugar
  • 6 green cardamoms powder
  • a pinch of saffron
  • 15-20 slice almonds
  • 12-15 cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp. golden raisins
  1. Rinse and soak rice for about 30 minutes.
  2. Boil  milk , reduce the flame and add rice
  3. Stir and simmer the milk and let the rice cook.
  4. Let it simmer till the required consistency. This may take 30-40 minutes on low fire.
  5. Add sugar and keep on fire for a few minutes more.
  6.  microwave the almonds , cool peel and slice them along with the cashews
  7. Rinse the raisins and keep aside.
  8. Powder the cardamoms finely.
  9. When the rice kheer is ready, add the almonds, cashews, cardamom powder and saffron.
  10. Serve the rice kheer, hot or warm or refrigerated.

Coconut BurfiCoconut Burfi

Coconut Burfi, Nariyal Burfi or Thengai burfi is one delicious and easy to make sweet during Diwali. It requires minimum ingredients and is a healthy dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups – Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 2 Cups – Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp – Freshly Crushed Cardamom
  • 1/2 tbsp. – Chopped Cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp – Ghee
  1. Heat ghee in a pan, fry cashew nuts until golden brown and keep aside.
  2. Grease a plate or tray and keep aside.
  3. In the same wok add grated coconut, sugar and mix well and cook on low flame.
  4. Keeping stirring the mixture until sugar melts and water is released from coconut.
  5. The mixture will become dry and change colour. Mix cardamom powder and cashew nuts.
  6. Remove from fire and spread it on the greased plate with a spatula.
  7. Cool and cut in diamond shapes while warm. Remove pieces when full cool.

Vinayaka chavithi / Ganesh chaturthi special sacred recipes – Vinayaka chavithi naivedyalu for lord ganapathi pappa

How to make wishes all the dear readers a Happy Vinayaka chavithi 2014. On this auspicious occasion we would like to introduce the special ganesh chaturthi recipes which are quick to make. As all we know that, Lord ganesh likes to eat different kinds of food. So why can’t you get the blessing from him by offering the lord ganesh a special sacred food listed by us. Ganesh chathurti is one of the big festivals celebrated in most parts of South India. Preferring the tasty prasadalu for ganesh Maharaj on this festive day is quite common. People from different states like Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, go and so on celebrating the Vinayaka chavithi in a different forms, but there are some common foods which everyone chooses to offer the Lord Ganesh on this day.

Focus on the recipes which are given below. All the items are best prepared on this chavithi day and are most sacred food for Vinayaka. From bhadrapad shudh chaturthi to the ananta chaturdashi, ganesh is worshipped for 10 days. Preparing a tasty food for each day is a great thing. I have listed all the set of recipes from all the regions so that it would be easy to choose according to your preferences.

Offer different kinds of Prasadam to the Lord Ganesha and gain his blessings. Let’s look it into the recipes.

Poornam kudumuluPoornam-kudumulu

Poornam kudumulu is the famous ganesh chaturthi recipe. This is prepared on the day of Vinayaka chavithi for offering the lord Ganesha with this tasty sweet. Lord Vinayaka likes to eat kudumulu more on this day so gain lord’s ganapthi blessings by giving naivedyam to him. There are lots of varieties in kudumulu some make with jaggery, some with wheat etc. Here I have chosen Bengal gram as the main ingredient in making of poornam kudumulu. Make this tasty sweet for Vinayaka on Vinayaka chaturthi day. How to make helps you in giving a nice outlook for your sweet poornam kudumulu.

  • Bengal gram – 1 ½ cup
  • Jaggery – 2 cups
  • Fresh coconut grate – 5tbsp
  • Elachi powder – ½ tbsp
  • Rice flour – 3cups
  • Water (required)
  • Ghee – 2tbsp
  • Salt – pinch

Step 1: Take a pressure cooker, add Bengal gram to it and add 2 cups of water to it.

Step 2: Cover the lid of the cooker and keep a whistle on it.

Step 3: Switch on the stove and keep this cooker on the stove. Heat it in a low flame.

Step 4: Cook the Bengal gram till 4-5 whistles.

Step 5: Turn off the flame and let the pressure goes out. Open the lid and pour out the excess water.

Step 6: Add the boiled Bengal gram into a jar and grind it to a fine paste. Keep aside.

Step 7: Take a non stick pan, add jaggery and required water to it. Keep the non stick on the stove and heat it in a low flame.

Step 8: Jaggery will start melting due to heat.

Step 9: You can observe the jaggery water getting strong. Touch and observe.

Step 10: Now slowly add the ground Bengal gram paste, fresh coconut grate and elachi powder to this liquid.

Step 11: Mix well by giving continuous stirring. Allow it to cook nicely.

Step 12: Complete mixture will form into a paste.

Step 13: Turn off the flame and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.

Step 14: Start making round balls with this paste. (Poornam balls)

Step 15: Take another pan and add three cups of water to it. Heat the pan in low flame.

Step 16: Add a pinch of salt to the boiling water.

Step 17: Now add ghee also to it and boil nicely. Turn off the flame.

Step 18: Take a bowl and put rice flour into it.

Step 19: Start mixing the flour with the liquid which we made above.

Step 20: Remember that this should be mixed like chapathi Dow. Don’t add too much of water at a time.

Step 21: Start making the balls with this rice flour paste.

Step 22: After making the ball, press the ball into small size poori shape or round shape with fingers.

Step 23: Take the ball which we have made before (poornam balls) and place in the center of the pooris.

Step 24: Cover the poornam balls with the poori and make it again ball. Remember that poornam ball should completely cover with the poori paste.

Step 25: Follow the same procedure for the remaining paste and balls.

Step 26: Keep them aside.

Step 27: Take idly plates and apply ghee to the plates.

Step 28: Keep the balls which you made on the plates.

Step 29: Cook these balls like how you cook idly. For at least 15 minutes.

Step 30: Hot Hot poornam kudumulu is ready now.

Since these are cooked with steam it is also good for health. Fresh items like jaggery and rice flour brings more taste to the dish. Enjoy preparing this tasty sweet poornam kudumulu as a ganapathis prasadam. Without the poornam kudumulu Vinayaka chavithi festival is incomplete.

Papulo vundralu / pappulo undralluPapulo-vundralu

Pappulo vundralu is one of the most common naivedyam recipes offered to Lord Ganesha on Vinayaka chathurthi. We used to prepare this sweet for every ganesh chaturthi and offer before Lord Ganapathi and please him for his blessings. People follow different procedures in making of undrallu or vundrallu, but I have chosen the old recipe from my grandmother. Making of pappulo undrallu or popular vundrallu is so easy. I have chosen Moong dal as main tool. No need of getting scared to prepare this undrallu, just follows our cute recipe and give your tiny Ganesha a special taste.

  • Moong daal (pesara pappu) – 2 cups
  • Milk – 1 ½ cup
  • Jaggery or sugar – 1 ½ cup
  • Elachi powder – ½ tbsp
  • Saffron – pinch
  • Camphor (if u like the smell)

Vundaralu ingredients

  • Rice flour – ½ cup
  • Milk – 2tbsp
  • Ghee – 2tbsp
  • Water – 1 cup

Step 1: Take a non stick pan on the stove and add milk, water, ghee and sugar to it.

Step 2: Allow it to boil in a low flame. Now slowly add rice flour by stirring continuously. Avoid lumps while mixing the flour.

Step 3: After 3 minutes, turn off the flame and allow the mixture to get cool.

Step 4: Start making the balls (vundrallu) with this mixture. Keep them aside.

Step 5: Take a pan and keep on stove with low flame. Add Moong dal to it and fry it by stirring.

Step 6: Now wash this fried Moong dal for atleast 5 times.

Step 7: Take a pressure cooker add this washed Moong dal and put 5 ½ cups of water.

Step 8: Cover the cooker with a lid and let it heat till it gives 4 whistles. Keep aside.

Step 9: Take another pan, add sugar or jaggery grate and 1 cup of water.

Step 10: Boil them till the sugar dissolves into the water completely.

Step 11: Now open the lid of the pressure cooker and remove any excess water in dal.

Step 12: Start making the dal into a paste by stirring.

Step 13: Add milk and 1 glass of water to the Moong dal paste. Keep the cooker again on flame.

Step 14: Allow it to boil. Now add the (vundralu) balls which you have done before this.

Step 15: Cook it for 5 minutes.

Step 16: Now add the boiled sugar liquid also to this mixture.

Step 17: Let it boil for 4 minutes in a low flame.

Step 18: Turn off the flame and add saffron and elachi powder to it.

Step 19: Tasty papulo vundralu are ready now.

Ganesh chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi is almost upon us. So start making your preparations for today. Vinayaka chaturthi requires special items which are easy to make. One of them is the pappulo undrallu or papulo vundrallu. These will sure taste great and you can easily understand why Ganapathi loves them. Start preparing.

Palathalikalu / Pala thalikaluPalathalikalu-Pala-thalikalu-1024x768

Pala thalikalu is a ganesh chaturthi recipe. Vinayaka chathurthi is incomplete without this sweet. Palathalikalu is most common sweet prepared on the occasion of Vinayaka chavithi as naivedyam to Lord Ganesha. It is a traditional sweet prepared in Andhra on the day of Ganapathi Chathurthi. This pala thalakalu is popular in Guntur district. Since Milk is used in the making of this sweet, it gives more taste. Tiny pieces melt into the Payasam and give an awesome taste. Some uses coconut grate to make this sweet. But my recipe is completely different and sure it won’t take much time. Enjoy preparing palathalikalu on Vinayaka Chaturthi.

  • Rice – ½ kg
  • Jaggery – 1 kg
  • Vermicelli – 100grms
  • Cashew nuts – 75grms
  • Ghee – 75grms
  • Elachi powder – 1 tbsp
  • Milk – 1 liter
  • Water – ½ liter

Step 1: Soak the rice 24 hours before you planned to cook this recipe.

Step 2: Grind the soaked rice into a fine powder.

Step 3: Mix the grounded rice flour by slowly adding water. Avoid lumps.

Step 4: You need to mix this flour like how you mix the paste for chapathi. It should be less strong.

Step 5: Take a big bottomed vessel on the stove. Add ½ liter water to the vessel and heat in a low flame.

Step 6: Now add ½ liter of milk to the water. Boil both the liquids nicely.

Step 7: Add vermicelli to this liquid. Cook it for 5 minutes.

Step 8: Now add the rice flour paste into muruku presser. Start pressing the batter into the boiling liquid in round shape.

Step 9: After pressing the rice flour, add jaggery grated into the liquid.

Step 10: Mix well and add elachi powder. Stir nicely so that jaggery grate dissolves into the liquid.

Step 11: Let it cook for 10 minutes. Don’t forget to give frequent stirrings. Turn off the flame.

Step 12: Take a small pan on the stove, add 2tbsp of ghee. Add cashews and dry fruits to the hot ghee.

Step 13: Fry them till they become golden brown in color.

Step 14: Put entire mixture into the palathalakalu along with ghee.

Step 15: Add remaining ½ liter milk into the palathalakalu.

Step 15: Tasty palathalakalu is ready now.

Note: Plain dal and ghee are the perfect combination to taste yummy palathalakalu.

Prepare this traditional recipe palathalikalu and serve it to Lord Ganesha on Vinayaka Chaturthi day with hot ghee and dal Ghee and dal brings still more taste to the sweet. This can be liked not only by Vinayaka but also to little children.

Chavithi payasamChavithi-payasam

Whatever the occasion may be we used to prepare Payasam as a special sweet. Why can’t you make the day Vinayaka chavithi still tasty with this chavithi payasam. Payasam stands for its simplicity and superb taste. Now I have listed this item as one of the Vinayaka chavithi special recipes. Start preparing this easy Payasam by gathering the ingredients quickly. Lord Ganapathi likes to eat more items like sweets. Offer him this tasty yummy chavithi payasam and get blessings.

  • Milk – 1 liter
  • Bottle gourd – small piece
  • Sugar – 200grams
  • Elachi – 5grams
  • Ghee – 50 grams
  • Sago – 50grams
  • Kova – 150grams
  • Dry grapes – 10grams
  • Cashew nuts – 20 grams

Step 1: Take a vessel on the stove, add milk and sago into the vessel.

Step 2: Heat it on a low flame. Allow them to boil till they become smooth.

Step 3: Remove the peel of bottle gourd and grate it with a grater.

Step 4: Spin the water from the bottle gourd grate. Keep aside.

Step 5: Take a pan on the stove, add ghee to it. Now add bottle gourd grated to the hot ghee.

Step 6: Fry it for 5 minutes.

Step 7: Add this mixture to the boiling milk. Mix well.

Step 8: Cook it for 10 minutes.

Step 9: Now add kova and sugar, mix well the liquid Payasam. Turn off the flame.

Step 10: Take a small pan on the stove, add 2tbsp of ghee. Add cashews and dry grapes to the hot ghee.

Step 11: Fry them till they become golden brown in color.

Step 12: Garnish these dry fruits to the Payasam.

Tasty chavithi payasam is ready now.

Vinayaka chavithi days are coming soon, as we know that people decorate their houses with nice Lord Ganesha statues and do pooja with lots of varieties of fruits, flowers and tasty food. Every house is filled with joy and happiness. Every one starts praying the Lord Vinayaka to fulfill their dreams and let them stay away from the struggles. On this auspicious day, everyone offers the god Ganesha with tasty food items. We would like to provide some of the tasty recipes which are prepared mostly on this great day. Go through that and enjoy celebrating Vinayaka chavithi with yummy food items.

Happy Vinayaka chavithi