Thandai Powder( ठंडाई पाउडर) for Hoil – Home Made Thandai Masala By Sunita–Festival Recipe

Ingredients –

  1. Almonds (badam) – 1 cup
  2. Fennel Seeds (saunf) – 1/2 cup
  3. Pistachio (Pista) – 1/3 cup
  4. Sugar or as per your taste – 1/4 cup
  5. Poppy Seeds (khuskhus) – 1 tbsp.
  6. Muskmelon Seeds – 1 tbsp.
  7. Black Pepper (whole or powder) – 1 tsp.
  8. Whole Cardamom or powder (Elaichi)  -1 tbsp.
  9. A thread of Saffron (optional)

Method –

  • Add almond, muskmelon seeds in a mixture jar along with half of the measured sugar and grind them finely.
  • Sieve it to get fine powder of thandai.
  • Few thick mixture seeds are left on the sieve.
  • Put it back into the jar and add rest of the ingredients.
  • Sieve it once again.
  • You can use remaining thick powder of thandai for other recipe like sweet chila, drinks, etc..
  • Add black pepper powder and mix everything well.
  • Thandai powder is ready, you can store this powder into the refrigerator to be used later.

Colorful Elo Jhelo / Champakali /Goja Sweet Recipe For Republic Day–Indian Sweet Recipe

Hello friends, today I am sharing Republic Day Special Sweet dish. Hope you like it

Ingredients –

  1. All – purpose flour (Maida) – 1 cup
  2. Food color (as per your choice)
  3. Ghee / Oil – 2 tsp.
  4. Sugar – 1 cup
  5. Cardamom powder – 2 pinch
  6. Vegetable oil for Frying

Method –

  • Add ghee into the maida and mix well.
  • With help of water prepare the soft dough and knead thoroughly.
  • Divide the dough into three equal parts, add colors and mix well.
  • Take small portion from the dough and roll them into small balls.
  • Now roll each one of them using a rolling pin of approximately 3-3 ½ inches in diameter.
  • Stack them on top of each other .
  • Leaving out around ½ cm from the outer edges, cut this into slices from the center towards the edges.
  • Hold the strips from the end, while pressing it from the ends, curl them nicely till the end.
  • Repeat the same process for rest of the dough balls and keep them aside.
  • Heat the oil in the pan on medium heat and once oil is ready, fry all the Elo jhelo.
  • When they start floating on the oil, just flip them to cook evenly. Fry until all the Elo Jhelo turns golden brown.
  • Add sugar with 1/3 cup of water in another pan to make sugar syrup. Cook it until all the sugar dissolves into the water.
  • Add cardamom powder into the pan.
  • Check with your fingertip, when you see 1 thread of the sugar syrup between your fingertips, it means sugar syrup is ready.
    Turn off the heat.
  • Dip the fried Elo Jhelo into the sugar syrup for few seconds.
  • Colorful Elo Jhelo is ready, transfer to another plate and allow it to become cold.