PURAN POLI

INGREDIENTS: FOR THE STUFFING Split Bengal gram ( chana dal ): 1 cup Jaggery, grated: 1 cup Saffron: a pinch Green cardamom powder: 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder: a pinch FOR THE DOUGH Refined flour: 1 cup Salt a pinch Clarified butter: 1/2 cup   METHOD Boil the lentil until tender, drain & coarsely grind it. … Continue Reading

GULAB JAMUN

INGREDIENTS: Sugar: 1/2 cup Milk: 3 tbsp Semolina: 1 tbsp Mawa, grated: 200 gm Flour: 2 tbsp Green cardamom powder: 1 tsp Clarified butter for deep frying: 1 cup   METHOD Heat a wok, add sugar & 1/4 cup water. Make a single thread consistency, adding 1 tsp milk. Remove & allow to cool at … Continue Reading

APPLE BARFI

INGREDIENTS: Apples, peeled & cubed: 2 Juice of half a lime Sugar: 1 cup Coconut, fresh & grated: 1 cup Pistachio, boiled & slivered: 1/4 cup Almonds, peeled & slivered: 1/4 cup Clarified butter, melted: 1 tsp   METHOD Sprinkle lime juice on apples cubed & keep aside. Heat a wok, add sugar, allow to … Continue Reading

MODAK

INGREDIENTS: Rice flour: 3 cups Water: 6 cups Oil: 6 tsp Coconut, grated: 4 cups Sugar: 2 cups Milk: a little   METHOD Bring the water to a boil in a large pot & remove. Add in the rice flour, gradually to avoid lumps & cover the mixture & allow to cool. When completely cool, … Continue Reading

CRISPY PANEER KHEER

INGREDIENTS: Cottage cheese, grated: 200 gm Flour: 1 tsp Oil to deep fry: 1 cup Sugar: 2 tbsp Milk: 1 cup Milkmaid: 2 tsp Green cardamom: 1 Saffron strands: 5 Cashew nuts, chopped: 5 Raisins: 5 Bay leaf: 1 Cashew nuts, slivered: 2   METHOD Take cottage cheese in a bowl, add flour & mix … Continue Reading

MANGO SHRIKHAND

INGREDIENTS: Yogurt: 2 cups Condensed milk: 3/4 cup Mango puree/pulp: 1/2 cup Mango essence: 1/2 tsp Charoli/Chironji, chopped: 1 tsp (opt)   METHOD 1) Pour yogurt into a double folded muslin cloth & hang it for an hour. 2) Press to ensure all the excess whey is removed. 3) Pour into a blender along with … Continue Reading

MALAI KULFI

INGREDIENTS: Milk: 500 ml Milk powder: 3 tbsp Cornflour: 3/4th tbsp Sugar: 4 tbsp Almonds, roasted & slivered: 6   METHOD 1) Boil milk in a heavy sauce pan till its well boiled, stirring occasionally. 2) Take a bowl, add milk powder, cornflour & sugar. 3) Take 2 tbsp of the boiling milk & add … Continue Reading

BAKED CHICKOO HALWA

INGREDIENTS:  Chickoos: 500 gm Condensed milk: 75 gm Cardamom powder: 1/2 tsp Mawa/ Khoya: 50 gm Almond slivers: 1 tsp Pista slivers: 1 tsp   METHOD 1) Peel & chop chickoos. 2) If they are dry, soak them in water for 10 mins. 3) Place them in a wok & cook till they turn pulpy. … Continue Reading

KESARI SHRIKHAND

INGREDIENTS: Hung curd: 1/2 cup Powdered sugar: 3 tbsp Green cardamom powder: 1/4 tsp Saffron strands: 6 Cream: 2 tbsp Almonds, chopped: 4 Pistachio, boiled & chopped: 4   METHOD 1) Take hung curd & beat well. 2) Add powdered sugar & mix well. 3) Add green cardamom powder & whisk. 4) Dissolve 4 saffron … Continue Reading

MALPUA

INGREDIENT: Flour: 3 tbsp Cream: 1 tbsp Curd: 1 tbsp Aniseeds: 1 tsp Oil to deep fry: 1 cup FOR THE SUGAR SYRUP Water: 1 cup Sugar: 3 tbsp Saffron strands: 5 strands Green cardamom: 4 Almond/ pista, slivered: 2 tsp   METHOD 1) Take flour, cream, curd in a & mix well. 2) Sprinkle … Continue Reading