The pandemic has changed our lifestyle in many aspects. So in our food and eating styles. Earlier, we used to order food from outside. But we are afraid of buying sweets and other edible items these days because of Coronavirus.
Moreover, the festive season is on its way. Everyone will be looking for sweets from outside. But, it is really risky to buy them from outside as coronavirus is spreading at high speed. Instead of buying you can also make sweets as well as the other popular Indian Desserts at home for the upcoming festive season. Making Indian desserts is as easy as Making Puddings at Home.
In this article, we are going to share a few recipes of Homemade sweets.
Let’s get started!
It is one of the most famous and easy-to-make sweet recipes. People usually love the taste and texture of this proper desi style Nariyal Barfi.
- Fresh coconut- 2
- Condensed milk- 1 cup
- Pistachios- 10 to 12 pc.
- Green Cardamoms Powder- ½ teaspoons
- Ghee- 2 -3 teaspoon
- Take 2 dry coconuts and peel off coconut hair.
- Remove the black portion of coconut and grate it.
- Take the grated coconut and grind it in the food processor for 5 to 10 seconds.
- Preheat a saucepan putting 2 teaspoons of ghee into it.
- After the ghee melts, add 2 cups of grinded coconut and roast iron medium flame for at least 5-6 minutes.
- Add condensed milk to the powdered coconut and stir the mixture continuously until it becomes thick in consistency.
- Add cardamom powder to the thick batter.
- Take a big plate and grease it with ghee.
- Spread the mixture on the plate evenly.
- Garnish it with pistachios and press them so that they can settle down into the mixture.
- Make cut marks as per the size of Barfi You want. You can shape them according to you. (square or rhombus)
- Leave the whole mixture at room temperature for at least ½ hour to settle down.
- Separate the pieces.
Your delicious Nariyal Barfi is ready to serve now!
Gulab Jamun is almost everyone’s favorite. No one can deny having a bite of it if offered. The rich taste of this dessert soothes all the senses. Let’s learn how to make yummy Gulab Jamun at home in just a few steps.
For sugar syrup:
- Sugar- 4 cups
- Water- 3 cups
- Cardamom powder- ½ teaspoon
- Saffron strands- 2-3 strands
- Lemon juice- ½ teaspoon
- Rose water- ½ teaspoon
- All-purpose flour- ¼ cup
- Paneer- 70 grams
- Mawa/ khoya- 250 grams
For making Gulab Jamun balls:
- Finely grate paneer and mawa.
- Take a bowl and add grated paneer and mawa along with a big spoon of ghee to it.
- Mix them well.
- Knead the dough and keep adding milk to it until it gets softer and smoother.
- Take a small portion of dough aside to make the filling.
- Add a saffron strand and a pinch of cardamom powder to the filing dough.
- Now make small balls out of the dough by adding filling into it.
- Heat oil or ghee in a pan on medium flame.
- Fry the doughed balls until it becomes slightly golden brown.
- Take out the gulab jamun balls out of the pan.
For making the sugar syrup:
- Take a big pan and add water & sugar to it.
- Add the remaining cardamom powder and saffron strands to it.
- Boil the syrup until it gets a thick consistency
- Add the jamun balls to the syrup and let it soak for a few minutes.
Your gulab jamun is ready to be eaten now!
Modak is traditionally a Maharashtrian sweet. It is believed that Modaks are the favorite sweet of Ganpati Bappa that is why it is so famous during the period of Ganpati Utsav. People make Modak using different and trendy ingredients. Let’s try to make the traditional ones.
- Milk powder- 2 cups
- Milk- 1 cup
- Ghee- 1 teaspoon
- kesar/ Saffron- 8-10 strands
- Cardamom powder- ¼ teaspoon
- Sugar- ½ cup
- Add milk to a pan (not on gas flame) and keep whisking the milk while adding the milk powder gradually to it.
- Switch on the gas and stir continuously on low flame for at least 5 minutes.
- Make sure that you have taken a heavy base pan so that the milk does not stick to the base of the pan.
- Now add ghee, saffron strands, cardamom powder to the milk and mix everything well. Do not forget to stir the mixture continuously until it gets semi thick.
- Now it’s time to add sugar to it and make sure that you add sugar once the mawa is ready.
- Cook the mawa until it becomes thick just like dough and start releasing oil.
- Switch off the gas and transfer the dough to a bowl and let it cool down until it is lukewarm( neither too hot nor too cold).
- Apply ghee to your hands and then take a small portion of khoya mixture on your palms and roll it spherically just like a ball.
- Press the upper part and pull the pressed part towards the top.
- Give the cone shape to the upper pointed part using your thumbs and fingers.
- Take a fork and make a striped print on the modak using it.
- Make other modaks following the same process of giving the shape.
You can now welcome Bappa with these delightful Modaks made at home.
Jalebi seems to be a complex recipe. But in reality, it is very easy to make. Let’s see how to make it.
For sugar syrup:
- Sugar- 3 cups
- Water- 1 ½ cups
- Lemon juice- 2 teaspoons
- Cardamom- 3-4 pc.
For Jalebi batter:
- Flour- 1 cup
- Baking Soda- ¼ teaspoon
- Food colour- ¼ teaspoon (yellow/orange)
- Yoghurt- 4 teaspoons
- Water- 150 ml
- Take a bowl and add flour to it.
- Put yoghurt into the flour and continuously stir it while adding the water to it.
- Whisk the mixture well and make sure that there are no lumps left in the batter.
- Add food colour to it.
- Add baking soda to the batter and whisk it well. Leave it for at least half an hour.
- Meanwhile, take a pan, add water and sugar to it.
- Stir it and then add cardamom and lemon juice to it. Let it boil until the syrup gets thick.
- Now, make a cone out of a zip bag or else you may also use cotton cloth clothes by making a small hole in the middle of it.
- Take oil/ghee into a pan and heat it on medium flame.
- Fill the cone with the batter and cut the cone from the end.
- Make round rings with the cone into the heated ghee.
- Let it fry until it gets golden.
- Once it becomes puffy and crispy. Dip the jalebis into the sugar syrup.
- Let it soak for 1-2 minutes.
- Take it out and garnish it with saffron strands (garnishing is additional)
Serve your Jalebi hit for better taste. You are going to love it!
Shahi tukda is a very famous yet easy-to-make hyderabadi dessert. It is the most preferred and royal dish of Mughali Era. You can try making this delightful recipe on the occasion of Eid or anytime you want. Let’s give it a try!
- Brown bread slices- 8-10 slices
- Cardamom powder- a pinch
- Saffron strands- 12-15
- Water- 1 cup
- Sugar- 1 cup
- Shahi tukda masala- 2 teaspoon
- Homemade rabdi (as per the requirement)
- Ghee (enough quantity to fry the bread slices)
- Take a pan and add ghee to it. Let the ghee heat on medium flame.
- Cut each bread slice half into a triangle shape.
- Deep fry all the bread slices until they are golden brown. Take them out and set aside.
- Now prepare the sugar syrup. Take a pan and add water and sugar to it.
- Stir it well on a low flame.
- Now add saffron strands and cardamom powder to it.
- Let it boil until it gets a thick consistency.
- Meanwhile, mix the shahi tukda masala with the homemade rabri. (you can make shahi tukda masala at home just by grinding various nuts, cardamom and peppercorns together.)
- Once your sugar syrup is done, put all the fried bread slices into it.
- Let the bread slices soak the syrup for a few minutes.
- Take them out and garnish all the slices with the mixture of rabri and shahi tukda masala.
- You may also garnish the whole dessert with chopped nuts or fennel seeds.
Enjoy the tempting taste of your home made Shahi Tukda!
We hope that you enjoyed reading this article about Easy-to-make Sweets At Home During Pandemic. Be safe, Be healthy and enjoy the festivals at your home!