logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Indian Culture Site

BellaOnline's Indian Culture Editor

g

Diwali Sweets Recipe

Guest Author - Preena Deepak

Diwali in India is not just the festival of lights but also the festival of sweets with each household coming up with a yummy collection of mouth watering home-made delicacies. Though traditional diwali sweets differ across the country, the laddu is one common sweet that adorns the platter of every home. It is in fact the King of Indian sweets. Made into balls with a unique blend of ingredients, laddus are luscious and simply melt in the mouth.

Laddus are mostly made with besan though it is not uncommon to make these sweet balls with other ingredients. Here are two recipes to make delicious and dainty laddus from milk and semolina. These are easy to make and will make your Diwali platter lip smacking and memorable!

Milk Laddu

Ingredients:
10 full cups and one quarter cup of rich, creamy milk
10 cardamoms, powdered
2 cups castor sugar
A pinch of saffron powder
Few drops of essence (any flavor)

Method:
1)Mix together the sugar and powdered cardamoms
2)Boil 10 cups of creamy milk in a wide vessel till it reduces to a thick, fatty mass.
3)Remove this from the fire and keep it covered with a clean cloth for a day till it becomes dry and flaky.
4)Power the above with your hands and mix it into the sugar and cardamom.
5)Add essence and saffron powder to this and make a thick dough adding a quarter cup of milk.
6)Set aside the dough for a while.
7)Shape the dough into small balls. Rub a little castor sugar on the palms while doing this to prevent sticking.
8)Delicious milk laddus are ready to brighten your day!

Semolina Laddus

Ingredients:
2 full and one half cup of semolina
4 cups sugar
350 g ghee
70 g cashew nuts
10 cardamoms, powdered

Method:
1)Fry the semolina in little ghee and powder it with the sugar.
2)Fry cashew nuts and add to the above along with cardamom powder.
3)Heat the ghee and put in a small amount of the mix above. Make into firm balls at once.
4)Repeat the same with the remaining mix and spread out yet another scrumptious sweet and celebrate!

Here are a couple of books on Diwali with sweet recipes to try out!

Buy Celebrate Diwali: With Sweets, Lights, And Fireworks from Flipkart.com

Buy Indian Sweets from Flipkart.com
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Diwali+Sweets+Recipe to Twitter Add Diwali+Sweets+Recipe to Facebook Add Diwali+Sweets+Recipe to MySpace Add Diwali+Sweets+Recipe to Del.icio.us Digg Diwali+Sweets+Recipe Add Diwali+Sweets+Recipe to Yahoo My Web Add Diwali+Sweets+Recipe to Google Bookmarks Add Diwali+Sweets+Recipe to Stumbleupon Add Diwali+Sweets+Recipe to Reddit




Diwali - The Indian Festival of Lights
Diwali Craft Ideas
Lamps in Indian Culture
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Indian Culture Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Preena Deepak. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Preena Deepak. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Traditional Indian Indoor Games

Lamps in Indian Culture

Diwali Craft Ideas

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor