Sunday, November 16, 2008

Diwali Sweets

Just no need to go to the sweet mart this time... tried all the different kinds of burfis, pedhas, tacos etc at home.....

Basic Ingredients
1 cup grated khoya
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp cardamom powder.

Steps
1. Mix khoya and sugar in a thick bottomed vessel and on low flame start mixing it.
2. Stir continuously till the moisture is absorbed. Add cardamom powder and remove from the flame.
3. Leave it to cool.

For 2 Colour Barfi:
Ingredients
All Basic ingredients mentioned above.
1/4 cup cashew powdered
1/4 cup Badam powdered
2 Drops of pink food colour
Silver paper (varq) (silver paper used to decorate Indian mithai)
Method
1. Follow the first three steps as mentioned above.
2. When the mixture is cool, make two parts of it.
3. In one part add the cashew powder and the pink food colour. Mix.
4. In the second part add the badam powder and mix.
5. With the help of a rolling pin flatten the badam mixture on a greased plate.
6. Leave it in the refrigerator for 10-15 fifteen min to set.
7. Once it is set, flatten the cashew and pink food colour mixture on it and cover nicely with the silver paper and refrigerator again for 10-15 min.
8. Remove from fridge and cut in to squares or diamonds.
9. Store in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.



Pista Rolls:
Ingredients
All basic ingredients metioned above.

1/4 cup pista powder
few pistas cut into small pieces
few drops of green food colour (optional)
Silver varq

Method
1. Follow first three steps mentioned above.
2. When the mixture is cool add the green food colour and pista powder into it.
3. Make a roll and then cut it into small pieces. Roll it in the pista pieces and cover with silver varq.


Amrit Pedha:
Ingredients
All basic ingredients mentioned above.
1/4 cup pista powder
few drops of green food colour
few pistas chopped.

Method
1. Follow first three steps mentioned above.
2. When the mixture is cool make two parts of it and add the green food colour and pista powder to one part.
3. Make 8 balls of the white mixture and 8 of the green mixture.
4. Stuff each white ball with the pistachio ball and seal the edges.
5. Garnish with the chopped pistachio.


Cashew, Pista and Badam Roll:
Ingredients
All basic ingredients as mentioned above
2tbsp cashew powder
2tbsp badam powder
2tbsp pistachio powder
2 drops red or pink food colour
2 drops orange food colour
2 drops green food colour

Method
1. Follow first three steps as mentioned above.
2. When the mixture is cool make three parts of it.
3. To one part add cashew powder and pink/red food colour. Mix.
4. To the second part add badam powder and orange food colour and mix.
5. To the third part add the pista powder and green food colour and mix.
6. Roll out the cashew mixture into a rectangle of about 4" x 6".
7. Roll out the Pista mixture into a rectangle of about 3 1/2" x 6" and place it on top of the cashew mixture.
6. Roll out the badam mixture into a cylinder of 6" width and 1/2" thickness.
7. Palce the badam mixture roll on one side of the pista-cashew rectangle.
8. Roll tightly starting from the end where the pista mixture roll is placed and seal the edges completely.
9. Gently press the roll. Then refrigerate it for 1 hour to set.
10. Once it is set roll it with silver varq and then cut into small rounds with a sharp knife.


Badam Burfi:
Ingredients
All basic ingredients as mentioned above
1/4 cup roasted badam powder

Method
1. Follow the first three steps as mentioned above.
2. When the mixture cools add the roasted badam powder and mix.
3. Flatten on a greased plate and then cut into squares or diamonds.
4. Decorate as desired with slivered badam/colour or silver varq.


Kaju Badam Tacos:
Ingredients
All basic ingredients as mentioned above.
3tbsp badam powder
few drops of orange food colour
3tbsp cashew powder
few cashew chopped.
Silver varq

Method
1. Follow the first three steps as mentioned above.
2. When it cools make two portions of it and mix one with the cashew pieces and cashew powder.
3. Mix the second portion with badam powder and few drops of orange food colour.
4. Divide the badam mixture into 8 equal portions and roll out each portion into 2 plastic sheets into circles of 4" diametre each. Keep aside.
5. Divide the cashew mixture into 8 equal portion and shape each into a cylinder of 4" long and 1" thick.
6. Place one cashew cylinder in the centre of the badam rolled circle and fold over to form a semicircle like a taco.
7. Repeat for rest of the tacos. Decorate with orange colour and silver varq.



This big post for Mythreyee's Sweet Series event

12 comments:

M's kitchen said...

woww.. awesome collection of burfis and pedas.. looks very delicious. i can keep munching on these forever.

Usha said...

All of these looks delicious and tempting...

Andhra Flavors said...

Wow! what a colorful sweets. amazing!

Sharmi said...

you made all this for Diwali! must have been a great diwali:)

Andhra Flavors said...

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Priti said...

U have opened yourself one sweetshall at home then why to go to shop dear...wow you have made these many sweets....this is no kidding seriously..aare yaar hume to bhulaya hi nahi khane ko? Perfect way of celebrating Diwali Sheetal...I just can't shop drooling

notyet100 said...

omg u mde so mny,..lookin yum,...hows job gng on....tk care ,..

SriLekha said...

wow! such a lot number of sweets!

really awesome and everything looks delicious!

u r so patient to try all these at home itself! so great and hats off!

join in the sweet event going in my blog!

Sudeshna said...

Hi,
Check my awards page for a gift. Congrats

Supriya Raman said...

Oh what a Diwali you must have had with all the pedas! They look amazing and am sure tasted even better. Great work!

Sunshinemom said...

Awesome collection of sweets! I missed some of your posts - probably too much on my reader:) Happy New Year and come back with more recipes, dear!!

Navita said...

u are so talented yaar..lovely pedas.

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