Desserts

Boondi Laddu or Ladoo 

A very popular and tasty Indian sweet is the ladoo. It comes in different varieties based on the ingredients used. The Boondi ladoo is a very popular version of ladoo and made during festivals and poojas. Hope you enjoy the recipe and try it out.Do like and subscribe to my channel without fail!
Ingredients ( makes around 20 small Ladoos)

For batter:

1. Besan flour- 1 cup

2. Water- 1/2 cup + few tbsp

For syrup:

1. Sugar- 1.5 cups

2. Water – 1 cup

3. Cardamom- 2 crushed 

4. Saffron threads- few ( optional)

Other ingredients 

1. Cashews- few

2. Raisins- few

3. Edible camphor (optional)- a pinch

4. Oil- for frying

5. Yellow food colour- little
Please watch video for method:

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Rasamalai- sweet milk dumplings Indian dessert 

Rasamalai is one of my most favourite Indian milk sweet. It is a very popular Bengali sweet and I have always bought it from the Indian sweet shop and not tried it at home at all.

And then I landed on this simple to make at home recipe and trust me it will beat the store bought taste and texture. This sweet is made using milk powder instead of the paneer and it saves so much time in the entire preparation. This will be so easy and will surprise on how perfectly it will turn out even if it’s your first time.

Hope you enjoy the recipe too.


Ingredients (makes ~11 rasamalais)

1. Milk- 1 litre

2. Milk powder- 1 cup

3. Sugar- 3/4 cup

4. Baking powder- 1 tsp

5. Plain flour- 1/2 tsp

6. Egg- 1

7. Cardamom pods- 4

8. Saffron threads ( optional)- few 

9. Ghee melted – 1.5 tbsp

10. Pistachios or Almonds- few to garnish  

Method:

1. Boil the milk with cardamom, saffron threads and sugar by stirring well. Simmer for 10 mins.

2. To make the dumplings: Start by taking the milk powder, baking powder and plain flour and sift together. 

3. Add ghee and rub into the milk powder mixture.

4. Add a beaten egg into the above mixture. Combine all and knead it into a dough. Initially it will be sticky but once you keep kneading for around 5- 10 mins , the ghee will ooze out a little and the dough will be perfect to make small balls.

5. Once kneaded, make small balls using your hands and flatten it a bit in your palm. It will double in size once you drop it and cook in the boiling milk.

6. Once all the balls are rolled, bring the milk mixture to a boil and drop all the balls together in one shot.

7. Cook on high for 5 mins and then simmer and cook for a further 15 mins covered.

8. You will notice the dumplings would have puffed up nicely. The milk would have condensed to a thick consistency as well.

9. Switch off and transfer contents to a bowl slowly. Garnish with chopped almonds or pistachios.

10. Bring to room temperature and refrigerate to chill.

11. Yummy rasamalai is to be served chilled. Enjoy the melting in the mouth tasty sweet which will be hard to stop with just one.

Tips:

Prick the dumplings a little before dropping into the milk.

Drop all the balls at the same time for even cooking.
Also you can watch the video recipe on making this tasty Rasamalai below: please also subscribe to my YouTube channel if you like it.

Desserts

THAEN MITTAI- sweet candy

Thaen Mittai-Sweet Candy is one of those endangered dishes which was once very popularly sold in tea stalls (potti kadai) in states like Tamil Nadu and Kerala in India. It will bring fond memories of one’s childhood to many.

Recreate this delicious candy at your very own home with this recipe!

Ingredients ( makes around 25 thaen mittai)

1. Rice – 1 cup ( preferred Idly rice)
2. Urad dal – 1/4 cup

3. Sugar – 1 cup

4. Cardamom powder- a pinch 

5. Baking soda- 1/4 tsp

6. Water- 1/2 cup

7. Orange red food colour- little 

8. Oil for deep frying 

9. Lemon juice- 3-4 drops

Please watch video for the method:

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Carrot Halwa

Carrot halwa is one of my favourite Indian desserts. It is simple and easy to make. The inherent bright orange colour is so eye candy and tastes awesome too. It is also known as Gajar ka Halwa and gets into most Indian restaurant menus due to its popularity.

Carrots are one of the few vegetables that can be made into desserts. The halwa can be had just on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.

Enjoy the mouth watering carrot halwa video recipe below: