Tuesday, 16 July, 2019
Indian Recipes One

Indian Recipes One

Besan Ke Ladoo

Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha, who is well known for his love and inclination towards sweets like modak and besan ke ladoo. Therefore, it is of prime importance to offer the Lord besan ke laddu on this special occasion. No doubt, these ladoos are very tasty and are loved by almost everyone. So, why not make this auspicious occasion more special by making them at home. Given below is the recipe giving details on the ingredients as well the method of preparing besan ke laddoo.

Ingredients:

2 cups gram flour (besan)

1 ½ cup sugar (ground)

1 cup ghee

1 tsp almonds (chopped)

1 tsp pistachios (chopped)

1 tsp cashew nuts (chopped)

Mix gram flour and ghee over a low heat in a kadhai and constantly keep stirring to avoid lumps. When it releases an appetizing smell, remove it from the heat and allow cooling. Add sugar and nuts to the gram flour and mix thoroughly. Now form ping-pong size balls of the mixture. Ladoos are ready to be served.

Mix gram flour and ghee over a low heat in a kadhai and constantly keep stirring to avoid lumps. When it releases an appetizing smell remove it from the heat and allow cooling. Add sugar and nuts to the gram flour and mix thoroughly. Now form ping-pong size balls of the mixture. Ladoos are ready to be served.

PREPERATION:

Mix gram flour and ghee over a low heat in a kadhai and constantly keep stirring to avoid lumps. When it releases an appetizing smell remove it from the heat and allow cooling. Add sugar and nuts to the gram flour and mix thoroughly. Now form ping-pong size balls of the mixture. Ladoos are ready to be served.

Rawa Ladoo

It is believed that Lord Ganesha is fond of sweet food and thus, His birthday is celebrated with a variety of sweets and other dishes. A special sweet dish called Modak and many other sweets, along with milk, is offered to idols of Lord Ganesha at home and in temples. One famous sweet dish that is usually prepared on Ganesh Chaturthi is Rawa Ladoo.

Ingredients

100 gm semolina (suji/rava)

250 ml milk, toned

10 g ghee

½ cup sugar, powdered

1 pinch cardamom

Roast semolina in a non-stick pan on low heat until it turns slightly brown. Add ghee and milk. Stir until mixture becomes sticky. Add powdered cardamom and mix. Remove the pan from the heat and add the sugar and mix. Form the dough into small balls. Serve when dry.

Kaju Barfi

Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha, who is known for his inclination towards sweets. So, how can the celebrations be complete without the inclusion of a few sweets? One of the sweets that are most commonly made around Ganesh Chaturthi is kaju barfi. Celebrate the occasion with mouth-watering kaju barfi.

Ingredients:

2 cups cashew nuts (soaked in water for 2 hours)

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tbsp ghee

½ tsp cardamom powder

silver foil (optional)

Drain and blend the cashews to a fine paste. Use as little water as possible when blending. Now in a saucepan make syrup with sugar and water and cook on slow to medium heat. Cook stirring continuously till a soft lump is formed. Add ghee and cardamom powder and mix well. Remove from heat on to a smooth surface and roll out quickly with a rolling pin. Cut into squares/diamond shapes.

Mix the flour, semolina/rice flour, baking powder, curd and ¾ cup of the water in a bowl (preferably a ceramic bowl). Mix well with a whisk. Then add remaining water and ? tsp of saffron powder, and whisk until smooth. Set aside for about 2 hours to ferment. Whisk thoroughly before use. Prepare one string syrup by dissolving sugar in the water. Just before the syrup is ready, add saffron and cardamom powder. Take a polythene ziplock bag and cut the corner / cloth for the jalebis. Heat oil in a kadai, pour the batter in a steady stream using the bag to form circular coils. Make a few at a time. Deep fry them until they are golden and crisp all over but not brown. Remove from the kadai and drain on kitchen paper and immerse in the syrup. Leave for at least 4-5 minutes so that they soak the syrup. Take them out of syrup and serve hot. Now the jalebis are ready.

Jalebiindia

Jalebiindia is a very tasty sweet with a little sour taste which gives this a unique taste.

Ingredients

2 cups fine grained semolina or rice flour

1 ½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp curd (plain yogurt)

2 tsp warm water

1 tsp saffron powder

½ tsp sugar

3 cups cardamom powder

½ tsp rose water

1 ½ tbsp ghee or vegetable oil for frying

¼ tsp hing

few curry Leaves

few groundnuts

According to Indian traditions, dishes such as halwa and puri are a must to be added in the menu of the birthday celebrations. The same is the case with the birthday of Gods. Ganesh Chaturthi celebration witnesses with the preparation of lots of delicious dishes and one of them is Puran Poli. It is a very famous dish of Maharashtra and is specially cooked on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.

Puran Poli

Inner Filling:

1 ½ cup jaggery

1 ¼ cup gram dal

¼ tsp cardamom powder

Roast semolina in a non-stick pan on low heat until it turns slightly brown. Add ghee and milk. Stir until mixture becomes sticky. Add powdered cardamom and mix. Remove the pan from heat and add the sugar and mix. Form the dough in to small balls. Serve when dry.

Ingredients

100 gm semolina (suji/rava)

250 ml milk, toned

10 g ghee

½ cup sugar, powdered

1 pinch cardamom

Modak

Modak is a famous Indian sweet, it is known as Lord Ganesha’s favourite sweet. Thus, the majority of the people consider it a must to make Modak on the very first day of Ganesh Chaturthi. The celebration is regarded incomplete without Modak, a sweet that is associated with Ganesh Chaturthi.

Ingredients

3 cups rice flour

6 cups water

6 tsp oil

4 cups grated coconut

2 cups sugar or powdered jaggery

A little milk

When cool, knead it well into dough with a smooth finish in such a way that it should sparkle. Now take the coconut and sugar in a heavy-bottomed pan for the stuffing. Add milk. Keep on low flame while stirring. Stir and take off heat. The mixture should be fairly dry and turn a shade darker. Now make balls with the dough. Flatten them on the palm or on a surface into a circle. Place the stuffing in it and cover it completely with the dough. Fold the edges tapering to the centre. Now steam-cook the modaks in a cooker for 15 minutes until done.

Boil water and add oil into it for the outer covering. Remove from the stove. Now add the rice flour, little by little to avoid lumps and cover the mixture and let it cool. >

Karanji

Karanji is one of the special recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi. It is very easy to cook and great to eat. Go ahead and enjoy the occasion by preparing delicious Karanji and soaking yourself completely in the festive spirit.

Basic: In a bowl mix salt, flour and ghee. Rub in well. Gradually add water and knead to form firm dough. Cover with wet cloth and set aside.

Filling: Cook the coconut, sugar, milk, chopped almonds, cardamom powder, and poppy seeds until the milk evaporates.

Divide the dough into 20-25 sections, roll them out into flat round pancakes. Place a spoon of filling at the centre and fold the pancake in half. Seal the edges using milk. After all the karanjis are stuffed, fry them in very hot oil until golden brown, remove onto paper towels and allow to cool.

Ingredients

1 cup wheat flour

3 tbsp ghee

1 pinch salt

½ litre oil (for frying)

1 cup grated coconut

3¼ cups sugar

1½ cups milk

Few almonds

½ tsp cardamom powder

1 tbsp poppy seeds

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