Balushahi(बालूसाही मिठाई)–Tikri-Khurmi Sweet Recipe- Indian Sweet Dish- Badusha Mithai

Ingredients –

  1. All-purpose flour/Maida – 1 cup
  2. Ghee / butter / oil – 2 tbsp for kneading
  3. Vegetable oil for deep frying
  4. Baking powder – ½ tsp.
  5. Few thread of Saffron (kesar) (soaked into warm water)
  6. Sugar – 2cups (as per your taste)
  7. Cardamom powder or whole cardamom – 3-4
  8. Pistachio, almonds, or other dry fruits – for garnishing

Method –

  • Add Maida and baking powder in a bowl and mix it.
  • Add  ghee into the maida and mix it well, it will look like bread crumbs after mixing.
  • Add little bit of water and knead the dough, if required add bit more water and knead.
  • Cover it and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  • Add 2 cups sugar, 1 cup of water and whole cardamom into the pan to make sugar syrup.
  • Add soaked saffron, and cook it until all the sugar dissolves into the water and become little thick (approx. 4-5 minutes).
  • When the syrup is ready, turn off the heat.
  • Check with your fingertip, when you see 1 thread of the sugar syrup between your fingertips, it means sugar syrup is ready.
  • After 15 minutes make small balls from the dough, roll it between your palms and press with your thumb in the middle of it.
  • The edges will be rough so that they get crispy from inside as well. Make the balls with rest of the dough.
  • Heat oil into the pan/khadhai on low heat.
  • Fry Balushahi on low heat, you need lot of patience while frying, if you increase the heat this might remain uncooked from inside.
  • When it starts floating in the oil, flip the balushahi until it turns golden in color. You have to fry this on low heat.
  • Take the fried Balushahi out of the oil.
  • Dip the fried Balushahi, 4-5 at a time into the warm sugar syrup for 10 minutes and transfer to another plate.
  • Balushahi is ready, garnish with grated Pista and serve.

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.

Dates Barfi (खजुर की बर्फी) -Dry Fruits Sweets-No Sugar Sweets-Healthy Dates(Khajur) and Nuts Roll

Ingredients –

  1. Seedless dates (khajur) – 1 cup, if you have dates with seed then remove the
    seeds before preparation
  2. Cardamom powder or nutmeg powder – 1 tsp.
  3. Ghee/butter -1 tbsp.
  4. Mix dry fruits (as per your choice)-
  5. Chopped almonds – 1 tbsp.
  6. Chopped cashew nuts – 1 tbsp.
  7. Muskmelon seeds -1 tbsp. 
  8. Chopped pistachio (Pista) – 1 tbsp.
  9. Pistachio (Pista) length wise – 2 tbsp for coating.

Method –

  • Cut all the dates into small pieces.
  • Heat ghee or butter in the kadhai on low heat.
  • Add chopped almonds, cashew, pista and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • After a minute add muskmelon seeds and fry for few minutes.
  • Add chopped dates, cardamom powder and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Keep stirring continuously.
  • After 2 minutes turn off the heat, take out the mixture in a plate and let it cool down.
  • Thoroughly mix everything with your hands.
  • Roll the mix into cylindrical shape and coat with pistachio (pista).
  • Spread pista in a plate and coat it properly.
  • Using plastic wrap or aluminum foil wrap the roll and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • After an hour remove aluminum foil from dates roll and cut the roll into slices.
  • Dates Barfi is ready to serve.
  • You can wrap khajur barfi with aluminum foil or chocolate paper.
  • Note- You can also make Dates laddu by taking small portion of  mix in your hand, rolling them into small laddoo and coat with pistachio.

Soft And Easy Rasgulla Recipe- White Rasgulla-Chena Rasgulla(छेना रसगुल्ला)- Bengali Sponge Rasgulla

Ingredients –

  1. Whole milk – 1 liter
  2. Lemon – 1-2 (you can also use vinegar)
  3. Sugar – 1 cup (as per your taste)
  4. Cardamom powder – 2 pinch
  5. Pistachio (pista) for garnishing

Method –

  • To make rasgulla, you need to first make paneer/chena from the milk. You can also use unsalted paneer from market.
  • Heat whole milk in a non-stick pan and bring it to boil.
  • Keep stirring once a while.
  • When milk is boiled, remove the milk from heat and keep aside for 1-2minutes.
  • After 1-2 minute add lemon juice, as the milk starts to ferment stop adding lemon juice.

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  • Once the milk is fermented, filter it and remove excess water.
  • Place a muslin cloth/cotton cloth in a strainer and put the fermented milk on it to separate remaining water from chena.

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  • Put the sugar in a pressure cooker or pan with lid, add 2.5 cup of water and cardamom powder in it and allow sugar chashni to come to boil.
  • Now put chena on the plate and using your hand press for 5-6 minutes until chena becomes completely smooth (You can use blender also).

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  • Take the small portions of chena in your hand and shape them into balls.
  • Roll the chena balls between your palms and keep all of them on a plate.

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  • Once sugar syrup starts boiling add 1 tsp milk, after adding milk a brownish froth will start appearing on the surface of the chashni, remove all the forth using a spoon.
  • Now put all the paneer balls in boiling chashni and close the lid of the pressure cooker. Cook on high flame until it simmers (whistle) once.
  • Reduce the flame to medium heat and cook for 13-15 minutes more while the lid is still closed.
  • Turn off the stove and let it cool down completely. Once the pressure cooker cools down open the lid.

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  • Rasgullas has become puffy and doubled in size. Now take them out in a bowl .
  • Garnish with pista powder and serve it.

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.

Khoya Gulab Jamun(खोया का गुलाब जामुन)-How to make Homemade Gulab Jamun-Step By Step

Ingredients –

  1. Khoya or mawa – 2 cups
  2. Paneer / cottage cheese – 1 cup
  3. All purpose flour / maida – 2 tbsp.
  4. Semolina / suji – 1 tbsp.
  5. Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp.
  6. Chopped dry fruits for stuffing (as per your taste)
  7. Food color ( optional )
  8. Baking powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Vegetable oil / ghee for frying sweets
  10. Sugar – 2.5 cups (as per your taste)

Method –

  • Mash the khoya with your palm until it becomes soft and smooth.
  • Mix paneer, semolina, maida and baking powder.
  • Now mix everything well and knead until it becomes soft.
  • Soft and smooth dough is ready, keep it aside for 20 minutes.
  • You can use this dough for kala jamun, khoya gulab jamun and langcha.
  • Take 2 tbsp prepared dough to bind the stuffing, mix dry fruits, food color, cardamom powder and 2 tsp sugar.
  • Mix everything really well and keep it aside. 
  • Add sugar, cardamom powder and 2 cups of water into the kadhai on medium heat.
  • Let the sugar dissolve in the water completely.
  • Keep the syrup gooey in texture, don’t make it too thin.
  • Once sugar chasni is boiled, turn off the heat.
  • Take small amount of dough, roll the dough into round shape and flatten it with your fingers.
  • Top up with some stuffing and close really well.
  • Prepare rest of the Gulab jamun in the same way.  
  • Heat the oil in a pan/kadhai to medium heat.
  • Fry all the Gulab Jamun balls in the heated oil.
  • Keep stirring until it turns golden in color. 
  • Once ready, transfer into a kitchen or absorbent tissue.
  • Fry all the gulab jamun in the same way.
  • Leave fried Gulab Jamun for 10-15 minutes in sugar chasni.
  • After 15 minutes, take out all the Gulab Jamun into a bowl.
  • Gulab Jamun is ready, you can garnish with Pista powder, coconut powder, etc.

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…