Traditional Indian home made sweets recipes
Traditional Indian Home made sweets
Who doesn’t love traditional Indian home made sweets? Especially, we Indians do not celebrate any festival without sweets. To share our happiness, pride and even sadness, we distribute sweets to our relatives, friends and neighbours. Sweets describe a moment of happiness and joy. Indian sweets are the best and delicious when compared to other countries. They are made with healthy dairy products such as milk, ghee, jaggery, cardamom, Badam and cashews. So, there is no option of avoiding sweets in our daily food. The recipes and cooking style may differ, but ultimately the taste and feel of Indian sweets is unbeatable. For every special festival, our home is filled with a new kind of recipe making the day more special.
Here I present some traditional Indian home made sweet recipes.
1. PALA TALIKALU OR AARIDI:
Ingredients needed to make this home made sweets:
- Milk : 1 litre
- Jaggery: 250 gms
- Sugar: 50 gms
- Rice flour: 4 glasses
- Cashews: 50 gms
- Raisins: 50 gms
- Cardamoms: 5
- Ghee: 2 Tbps
- Sago: 50 gms
1. Soak sago for more than an hour
2. Now we have to prepare batter for pala talikalu. Add 1 tsp of jiggery to a cup of water and bring it to boil.
3. Take a bowl. Add 2 tsp of rice flour and a little water. Make it as a paste.
4. Add this paste to the boiling jaggery and stir it continuously for 5 minutes. Make sure you are cooking on a low flame and do it until the bubbles are seen.
5. Let it cool for some time. Now add this batter to 4 glasses of rice flour and prepare smooth dough out of it.
6. Prepare small rolls out of this dough and make them ready to cook.
7. In a vessel, start boiling 1 litre milk and ½ litre water. Once it is boiled add the soaked sago
8. When it is boiling, slowly leave these strings. Turn on a medium flame.
9. As the rolls are seen in the upper layer, it indicates that they are cooked. Now you can mix with spoon.
10. In another pan, boil the jaggery, sugar and a cup of water. Make it a thick paste. Once it is ready, off the flame and let it cool for sometime.
11. Pour this paste into the Pala thalikalu. Don’t pour when it is hot. It will break the rolls.
12. Add fried cashews, raisins and cardamoms to it.
13. Our recipe is ready. Serve it hot.
2. KAJU KATLI
Ingredients needed to make Kaju Katli:
- Cashews – ½ cup
- Water – 90ml
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Rose water – 1 tbsp
- Cardamom powder – ½ tbsp
- Roast the cashews in a pan until they turn brown and crunchy. Keep them aside to cool down
- As they are cooled down, powder them in a blender into a fine powder. Make sure it doesn’t turn out oily.
- Take a non-stick pan. Add sugar, rose water and cardamom powder.
- Soon the sugar starts melting and gets boiled.
- Then add the finely powdered cashew to the boiling sugar syrup. Cook it until it becomes a moist and thick paste on a low flame
- Turn off the flame and let the batter cool down for some time.
- Transfer it into a separate plate that has silver paper, roll them and cut it in desired shapes.
Find information about nearest and famous sweet stalls that make home made sweets.