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    Default Diwali Special Recipes

    Peda Recipe


    * 1/2 kg. Soft white khoya
    * 2 1/2 cups (approx.300gms) sugar powdered
    * 1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
    * 1 tsp. cardamom seeds semi crushed
    * 1 tbsp. slivered or crushed pistachios

    Preparation Methods:-

    * Grate khoya with a steel (not iron) grater.Add powdered sugar and mix well.
    * Put mixture in a large heavy or nonstick pan. Heat first on high for few minutes.The on slow till done.
    * Make sure to stir continuously, while on heat. When mixture thick and gooey, add cardamom.
    * Mix well, and take off fire. Allow to cool, gently turning occasionall
    * Use cookie moulds, or shape pedas with palms into patty rounds.
    * Mix pistachios and cardamom seeds and press a bit on top of each.
    * If using moulds, first sprinkle some at bottom. Take some mixture and press into mould. When set well, invert and carefully, unmould.

    Given above is the basic recipe. Any color (yellow, orange, green, cochineal), essence (pineapple, orange, pista, chocolate), topping (almonds, walnuts, cashews), can be added to the recipe. You can also add any of following for varied flavors: cashew powder 1/2 cup, cocoa 2 tbsp (then increase sugar by 1/2 cup), walnuts powdered 1/2 cup, etc.

    Badam Phirni Recipe


    * 12 nos. Almonds
    * 4 tablespoons Rice flour
    * 21/2 cups Milk
    * 5 tablespoons Sugar
    * 8 strands Saffron
    * 1 teaspoon Cardamom powder

    Preparation Methods:-

    * Blanch and grind the almonds to a fine paste with 1/2 cup milk. Mix together the ground almond paste and rice flour and keep aside.
    * Bring the milk to a boil. Add the sugar and stir till the sugar dissolves. Keep aside a tablespoon of hot milk and dissolve the saffron in it. Add the almond-rice mixture into the boiling milk along with the saffron.
    * Stir continuously for a few mintues till the milk thickens and attains a custard-like consistency. Sprinkle in the cardamom powder. Take off fire and cool to room temperature.
    * Pour into individual bowls, garnish with almonds and pistachios and refrigerate.

    Jalebi Recipe


    * 2 cups All purpose flour (maida)
    * 11/2 tbsp. fine grained semolina or rice flour
    * 1/4th tsp. baking powder
    * 2 tbsp curd (plain yogurt)
    * 11/4th cups warm water
    * 1/2 tsp. saffron threads, slowly dry-roasted and powdered
    * 3 cups sugar
    * 2 2/3rd cups water
    * 1/2 tsp green cardamom seeds powder
    * 11/2 tbsp. kewra water or rose water
    * Ghee or vegetable oil for frying

    Preparation Methods:-

    * Mix the flour, semolina or rice flour, baking powder, curd and 3/4th cup of the water in a bowl (preferably a ceramic bowl). Mix well with a whisk.
    * Mix well and then add remaining water and 1/8th tsp. of saffron powder, and whisk until smooth.
    * Set aside for about 2 hours to ferment.
    * Whisk thoroughly before use.
    * Prepare string syrup by dissolving sugar in the water. Just before the syrup is ready add saffron and cardamom powder.
    * Heat oil in a kadhai. Pour the batter in a steady stream (or coconut shell with a hole) into the kadhai to form coils. Make a few at a time.
    * Deep fry them until they are golden and crisp all over but not brown.
    * Remove from the kadhai and drain on kitchen paper and immerse in the syrup.
    * Leave for at least 4-5 minutes so that they soak the syrup.

    Rawa Ladoo Recipe


    * 2 cups Semolina (rawa)
    * 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
    * 1 cup Ghee
    * 1 tbsp broken Cashew Nuts
    * 1 tbsp Raisins, fried
    * 1 tsp Cardamom Powder, fried

    Preparation Methods:-

    * Heat 1 tsp. ghee in a pan and dry roast the rawa (semolina) till golden color.
    * Grind the fried rawa and powdered sugar in a mixer, to make a fine powder.
    * Heat the remaining ghee and add the powdered rawa, cashew nuts, raisins and cardamom powder. Mix thoroughly.
    * While still warm, make the mixture into small lemon-sized balls.
    * Cool the rawa ladoos and store them in an airtight container.

    Kheer Recipe


    * 1/4th cup Long grain Rice (washed and drained)
    * 4-5 cups Milk
    * 2-3 Cardamom Seeds (crushed)
    * 2 tbsp. Almonds (blanched silvered)
    * A pinch of Saffron Threads, soaked in a little hot milk
    * 1 tbsp Pistachio Nuts (skinned & chopped)
    * 1 tbsp Raisins (optional)
    * 2-3tbsp Sugar

    Preparation Methods:-

    * Put the rice, milk and cardamom in a pan, bring to boil and simmer gently until the rice is soft and the grains are starting to break up.
    * Add almonds, pistachio, saffron and raisins and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
    * Add the sugar and stir until completely dissolved.
    * Remove from heat and serve either warm or chilled.

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    Last edited by sherlyk; 10-26-2011 at 07:29 AM.

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    Jun 2011


    nice receipe

  3. #3
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    Feb 2012


    really very tasty recipes. i love all these.

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