Diwali – The festival of thrill, fun & delight!
The festival stating full of emotions! Well in India, all through the year we wait for Diwali. And when we find it near to come, we all start our work of cleaning and decorating our homes, making sweets, snacks, shopping and what not? In this busy life today, people don’t have time to make sweets & snacks at home and they prefer buying from outside. But for health of your family, why not to make them at your home only! Well, considering your wellbeing we have come up with recipes of some pretty homemade sweets which you can make with less efforts and time:
1. Kesar Kaju Katli
Kaju Katli is the most exotic and popular sweet among the Indian people, especially in Diwali Season. Kesar Kaju Katli is its derivation that includes saffron in it.
Sugar: 1 cup
Milk: 0.5 cup
Cardamom Powder: 0.5 tsp
Water: 2 tbsp
Saffron: A pinch
- Boil the water in a utensil. Once boiled, add sugar and milk
- After stirring constantly for 2 minutes, turn off the flame
- Let it cool for a while
- Add saffron & cashew powder and start kneading it
- Using a little water if you need, make dough of it
- Grease the dough and roll it by a rolling pin
- To avoid sticking, roll it on a wax paper till the desired thickness
- Cut it in diamond shape pieces
- Let it set in fridge for an hour & it is ready!
Rasgulla, a very famous sweet in Indians is a delicious sweet made of paneer. Originally it is the speciality of Bengal, India. Paneer ball soaked in sugar syrup is the basic of this recipe. Let’s make it.
Lemon juice: 2 tbsp
Sugar: 2 big cups
Water: 4 cups
All purpose flour: 1 tsp
- Boil full cream milk in a deep pan
- When boiled, turn off the flame & add lemon juice while continuously stirring it
- Milk will start curdling
- When paneer gets separated from the milk, strain it using a thin cloth
- Wash the paneer with cold water and twist & squeeze it for some time in that cloth until all the water is strained
- Take it in a bowl; add all purpose flour and half tsp of sugar
- Knead it to soft dough and make small smooth balls with no cracks
- Mix sugar in water and boil it in a cooker
- Gently add paneer balls in cooker and boil well for 5-7 minutes
- Open the cooker lid and add 2 tbsp of all purpose flour mixed well in water
- Cook for another 5 minutes and let it cool down
- Yummy Rasgullas are ready!
3. Chocolate Burfi
Made from khoya (mawa) and cocoa, Indian chocolate burfi has a different taste than regular burfi. Kids like this variety more as it consists cocoa and even you’ll enjoy it!
Milk: 0.5 cup
Sugar: 0.5 cup
Cocoa Powder: 2 tbsp
Choco chips & Pistachios: For garnishing
- Add milk in a pan and heat on medium flame
- Add khoya and sugar, mix it well
- Cook till sugar completely dissolves
- Stir it until the mixture starts leaving pan surface
- Turn the heat off
- Separate mixture in two bowls equally
- Add cocoa powder in one and mix it well
- Spread the other bowl mixture in a tray equally to a thick layer
- Let it cool for a few minutes
- Spread cocoa mixture on that layer evenly
- Cut in pieces and sprinkle choco chips & Pistachios on them
- Let it set in fridge for half an hour and serve
Sandesh is also called as Shondesh in Bengali. An exotic sweet, Sandesh is made from paneer and sugar as major ingredients.
Grated Khoya: 0.5 cup
Powdered Sugar: 6 tbsp
Green Cardamom: 4, crushed
Saffron: A large pinch
Almonds: 6, thinly shredded
- Take paneer, khoya and powdered sugar in a blender
- Blend till it becomes smooth
- Add crushed cardamom & mix it well
- Make small balls of this mixture and press them slightly
- Put saffron and shredded almond on each of them
- Put them in a refrigerator to set for half an hour
- Ready to serve!
I hope this would be helpful for you. You can make them for your own and even gift them to your lovable. So make them and share your experience how it turns.
This Diwali, share sweet moments with your lovable through delicious and mouth-watering sweets
Happy & Safe Diwali!!