3 Must-try Sweet Recipes For Holi That Are Not Gujiya
Holi is here! And the celebrations are incomplete without bingeing on some scrumptious sweets. No matter how fancy the appetisers or the main course are, we are all eyeing the dessert table. Right?
Gujiya, one of the most loved Indian sweets, is prepared on the occasion of Holi. Gujiya which are basically deep fried dumplings stuffed with flavourful khoya and dry fruits mix, are immensely loved. However, the heart of every dessert lover desires for more. If you are hosting a Holi party and still have not figured out a menu for the dessert table, here are three easy recipes you can prepare at home.
This Maharashtrian delicacy will be relished by all your guests this Holi. We promise!
Ingredients Required1 Cup Chana Dal Or Split Bengal Gram1 Cup Chopped Jaggery Or Gur1/2 Tsp Cardamom PowderPinch Of Nutmeg Powder1 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat FlourGhee As RequiredWater As Required
DirectionsIn a bowl, add flour and ghee. Using the two ingredients, prepare a soft dough. Divide the dough into equal portions and keep aside. Soak chana dal for 30 minutes, drain and keep aside. In a pan, add dal, water and cook for 20 minutes. Next, add jaggery, nutmeg powder and cardamom powder, mix well and cook till the jaggery melts. Cool the mix and keep it aside. Roll out the dough and place the filling in the centre. Fold all the edges. Flatter using a rolling pin. Cook on the tawa until it turns golden brown. Repeat with all the puran polis. Serve hot with ghee.
Badam Katli Or Almond Barfi
These badam katlis can be prepared in big batches and you can also give them away as a gift to your friends and family this festival of colours, Holi.
Ingredients Required1 Cup Almonds1 Cup SugarGhee As Required 1/2 Cup MilkSaffron As Required Water As Required
DirectionsSoak almonds and remove the skin. After removing skin, soak almonds in hot water again till soft and puffy. In a mixer grinder, add almonds, sugar and milk. Once the mixture is thick, take it out in a bowl. Add some ghee to prepare the dough. In a saucepan, add some water and saffron. Bring to a boil and add this saffron mix to the dough. Flatten the dough on a piece of butter paper and cut it into thin squares using a knife. Set on a tray and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes. Serve.
This delicious fusion of traditional thandai and a spongy cake is a true treat.
Ingredients Required1 Cup Refined Flour1/2 Cup Sugar1/2 Cup Milk2-3 Tbsp Thandai PowderSaffron Strands1/2 Cup Yogurt1/2 Cup Oil1 Tsp Baking Powder1/4 Tsp Baking SodaDry Fruits Of Choice (Chopped)
DirectionsIn a bowl, add warm milk, thandai powder and saffron strands. Mix well and keep aside. In another bowl, add the refined flour, baking soda and baking powder. Add in yoghurt and sugar. Whisk till the sugar gets dissolved completely. Add thandai mixture and oil. Mix all the ingredients well.Grease the baking container with butter. Pour in the thandai cake mix. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree celsius or in a microwave till completely cooked. Take out and decorate with chopped dry fruits or chocolate drizzle.