Bottle Gourd Barfi(लौकी की बर्फी)- Hyderabadi Bottle Gourd Sweets-Lauki Ki Mithai

Ingredients –

  1. Grated Bottle Gourd (Lauki) – 2 cup
  2. Mawa / Milk Powder/ Khoya – 1/2 cup
  3. Sugar -1 cup (as per your taste)
  4. Muskmelon Seeds – 1 tbsp.
  5. Chopped Pistachios (any kind of dry fruits) – 1 tbsp.
  6. Coconut Powder – 1 tbsp.
  7. Green cardamom powder (Elaichi) – 1 tsp.
  8. Food color green (as per your choice)
  9. Ghee / butter – 2 tsp.

Method –

  • Add sugar into the grated bottle gourd, mix well.
  • Cover and leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, add ghee into the heated pan and allow it to melt.
  • Add bottle gourd mixture and cook 10-15 minutes on medium heat.
  • Keep stirring intermittently for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add mawa, cardamom powder, color, muskmelon seeds and cook till its becomes dry.
  • Once sugar is almost dissolved & becomes thick, turn off the heat.
  • Take out the mixture & spread it evenly across the tray.
  • Sprinkle coconut powder, pistachio on the top and press it gently.
  • Keep the tray  in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour take out the tray and cut it into pieces as per your choice.
  • Bottle Gourd Barfi is ready to serve.

Rasmalai (रसमलाई)-Rasgulla Soaked In Milk Syrup-Indian Recipe-Festival Recipe

Ingredients

  1. Chena / Cottage cheese -1 cup
  2. Sugar (as per your taste)
  3. Whole milk – 1 liter
  4. Sliced dry fruits (as per your choice)
  5. Saffron (optional)- For color and aroma

Method –

  • Put chena on the plate and using your hand press for 5-6 minutes until chena becomes completely smooth (You can use blender also).
  • Take the small portions of chena in your hand and shape them into small balls.
  • Roll the chena balls between your palms, flatten it slightly and keep all of them in a plate.
  • Prepare rest of chena balls in the same way. 
  • To make flavored milk, bring the whole milk to boil in a pan on high to low heat.
  • Once milk is boiled, reduce the heat to medium temperature.
  • Keep stirring to avoid the milk sticking to the bottom of the container. 
  • When the milk become thicker, add sugar and cardamom powder to the milk.
  • You can use saffron instead of cardamom powder if you want.
  • Flavored milk is ready, turn off the stove.
  • In another utensil add sugar and water, cook till sugar is completely dissolved.
  • When chasni started boiling, put chena balls in boiling chashni and cook for 15-20 minutes on high heat.
  • Turn off the stove. Chena balls is ready, let it cool down completely.
  • In the final step take each chena balls from the sugar syrup and dip the chena balls to concentrated flavored milk.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes on medium heat.
  • After 2 minutes turn off the heat, Rasmalai is ready.
  • Garnish with dry fruits and serve cold.

Rajbhog Indian Festival Sweets- (कुकर मे राजभोग)–Bengali Sweets– Easy And Quick Rajbhog In Presser Cooker- Only 30 minutes

Ingredients –

  1. Whole milk – 3 cups
  2. Vinegar or lemon – 1-2 tsp.
  3. Sugar – 1 cup (as per your taste)
  4. Food color – Yellow
  5. A thread of saffron

Method –

  • To make Rajbhog, you need to first make Paneer/chena from the milk. You can also use unsalted Paneer from market.
  • Heat whole milk in a pan and bring it to boil.
  • Keep stirring once a while.
  • When milk is boiled, turn off the heat.
  • Add 1 tbsp Vinegar, mix well as the milk starts to ferment stop adding Vinegar.
  • Place a muslin cloth/cotton cloth in a strainer and put the fermented milk on it to separate remaining water from Paneer.
  • Add 3 cups of water, 1 cup sugar(as per your taste) and few thread of saffron into the cooker.
  • You can also use low calories sugar supplements if you are diabetic.
  • Cover and  allow to come to boil.
  • Now put chena on the plate and add 1tsp sugar, yellow color…………………
  • Using your hand press for 5-6 minutes until chena becomes completely smooth (You can use blender also).
  • Take small portions of chena in your hand and shape them into big balls be…………….
  • Roll the chena balls between your palms and keep all of them on a plate.
  • Once water is boiled put all the Paneer balls in boiling chashni and close the lid.
  • Cook on high flame until it simmers (whistle) once.
  • After 1 whistle reduce the flame to medium heat and cook for 13-15 minutes.
  • Turn off the stove and let it cool down completely. Once the pressure cooker cools down open the lid.
  • Rajbhog Sweets have become puffy and doubled in size.
  • Now take them out in a bowl and serve it.

Stuffed Chom Chom Rusgulla –Indian Festival Recipe–Bengali Sweets

 

Ingredients –

For chena –

  1. Whole milk – 1 liter
  2. Lemon – 1-2 (you can also use vinegar also)

For chasni –

  1. Sugar – 1/2 cup (as per your taste)
  2. Water – 2 cup
  3. Elaichi (Cardamom) powder – 2 pinch

For stuffing chom chom –

  1. Mawa / Khoya
  2. Sugar
  3. Pistachios (pista) for garnishing
  4. Food color as per your choice

Method –

  • Boil 1 liter milk on medium heat. Once milk is boiled turn off the heat.
  • Add lemon juice or vinegar and gently stir the milk.
  • If the milk does not curdle within a short while, add little more lemon juice.
  • Place a thin muslin cloth over the colander or any other container.
  • Pour the curdle milk into the muslin cloth, drain all the water and squeeze off excess water.
  • Add little water to the paneer to wash away the lemon flavor.
  • Put paneer/chena on the plate and using your hand press for 5-6 minutes until chena becomes completely smooth (You can use blender also).
  • Take the small portion of chena in your hand and shape them into oval shape.
  • Add 1/2 cup sugar and 2 cups of water into the utensil and let it boil.
  • When chasni started boiling, put chena balls in boiling chashni.
  • Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes on high heat.
  • Now chena balls are ready, turn off the heat.
  • Take out chom chom from the chasni and allow it to cool down for few minutes.
  • Crush the mava, add little sugar, few drops of food color and mix well.
  • Take chom chom in your hand and slit it from center.
  • Fill little stuffing into chom chom.
  • Garnish with pistachios and prepare all chom chom in the same way.
  • Stuffed Chom Chom is ready for serve…