Showing posts with label Indian sweet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indian sweet. Show all posts

18 Jan 2017


Hello everyone

Today I am sharing a very nostalgic and my all time favorite sweet recipe. Every Makarsankranti I used to miss this sweet since I leaved my native place. Til burfi, though it looks like any other khoya sweet but if you will taste it then only can understand the depth of flavour in it.
This sweet is not so popular as some other sweets , that's why not so easy to find it everywhere you want.
So i thought , why not to give it a try at home. last year too i made it with instant khoya, made of powder milk. It was delicious too but my heart was drooling for some thing authentic. So this time I chose the traditional way of making milk solids (khoya) then using it for my sweet.
As I was not so sure of the end product So missed clicking stepwise pics, but the final output was so so delicious that you will forget the storebought ones. But don't worry, it's so easy to make that you don't need any tutorial to follow, simple instructions are enough.
Recipe is given below, hope you will enjoy making and devouring at this heavenly treat.


Time: 2-2:30 hrs
Serves: 25-30 pcs( as per size)


2 Lt full fat milk
300 gms white til ( sesame seeds)
1/4 cup milk powder ( optional)
1/2- 3/4 cup Sugar ( as per taste)
1/2 tsp green cardamom powder ( optional)


First of all boil milk in a heavy bottom pan. Let it cook on medium to low flame till reduce to 1/3rd, stirring in between to avoid sticking to bottom.
* Be careful while stirring when it thickened, as splutters too much.

Now cook further stirring constantly till it get idli batter like consistency. If want , add milk powder to it at this stage to thicken fast and become a semi solid mass or cook further till you get mawa consistency.

Switch off the flame and let it cool. It will get solidify on cooling.
* So if it seems little liquid when hot, don't worry.

Now dry roast sesame seeds in a pan on low flame till light golden.
Be careful not to burn it. Sesame seeds become bitter if roasted more.
Let it cool.
Grind 3/4 of it to coarse powder.

Now take khoya, sugar, sesame seeds ( ground and whole , both) and green cardamom powder in a heavy bottom pan. Cook on low flame, stirring constantly to avoid sticking to bottom .

When it starts leaving the edges of pan, transfer to a greased tray and spread evenly with help of a spatulla.

You can also sprinkle some sesame seeds all over it.

Let it cool then cut into desired shape and enjoy these delicious unadulterated delicacies.

* If you don't want to make khoya at home then can use store bought khoya too. But then don't forget to saute it well before using.

You can prepare this sweet for any festival and surprise your guests and loved ones with your cullinary skill.

Hope you will definitely give it a try and don't forget to share your experience with me. Your comments and suggestions meant a lot to me.

Happy cooking....


17 Aug 2016


Hello everyone

Whenever I talk about besan laddoo the first name comes to my mind is my mom. She makes best besan k laddoo that we used to relish on ,from our childhood days. My mom makes them generally for holi feast and also when we grew up and went to hostel for further studies. It was just like ritual for us to carry mom made laddoos with us to our hostel . Even now whenever I visit my mom's place or whenever she comes to us, we get those heavenly laddoos without fail. My kids too love my mom's besan k laddoo. I grew up seeing her making scrumptious laddoos and now , when I am far away from her and my kids are demanding Nani k laddoo then I tried to recreate that magic in my way. But still I am missing my mom's made ones. Feeling nostalgic as well as emotional while writing about my emotions attached with these beauties.

Now come back to my laddoos. As generally too much ghee and sugar is used in making these laddoos, making it much more unhealthier for health conscious people. So I tried to cut on both and used only required amount of ghee and sugar along with another healthy addition of almond meal in it.
As my younger one too love these laddoos but hate any dryfruit in it that's why I used powdered almonds to increase the nutritional value of my sweet treat without any prominent change in its texture and flavour.
Stepwise recipe is given below, do try and share your experience with me.


Yield: 25-30  regular size laddoos
Time: 45 mins


3 cups chickpeas/gram flour ( besan)
3/4 cup ghee
1 1/2 cup boora sugar ( tagaar)
1/2 cup almonds
1 tsp green cardamom powder


First of all grind almonds to fine powder and keep aside for later use.

Now heat 1/2 cup ghee in a deep heavy bottom wok and add gram flour. Roast it on medium to low flame , stirring constantly till it become nice golden brown and aromatic.

*** Always keep flame medium or low to avoid burning flour and keep stirring constantly.

Now sprinkle 3-4 tsp of water on it and again fry for 3-4 mins. It will give nice grainy texture to your laddoos. Add almond powder to it and again roast for 1-2 mins. Now transfer it to dry vessel to cool till it become easy to handle.

** After add almond powder, don't roast for long as it will kill all nutrients of almond.

** Must transfer flour in another vessel to avoid further roasting due to hot wok.

When it become warm then add boora sugar and cardamom powder. Mix with hand, smashing all the lumps if any. 

Now take handful of mixture and press firmly. Open your fist and if the mixture holds the shape then your mixture is ready to make laddoos. Otherwise add remaining ghee little by little till you get required texture. 

Now make desired size of laddoos and keep in a plate. Let it rest in open plate for 3-5 hrs then keep in dry airtight container. 

Garnish with sliced almonds and Your super delicious healthy laddoos are ready to gobble on. 

Prepare these sweet treats and please your kids and family members in a healthy and yummy way.

** If you don't want to add almond powder then simply skip it. Or can also add any dry fruit of your choice.

* Add sugar as per your taste. Must use boora sugar , it's easily available at grocery shops. As it adds texture to laddoos.

** You can also prepare these for travel snacks or for kids picnic snacks. 

*** This can be stored for 1-2 months without spoling.

These are so easy to prepare and super delicious to eat. Either prepare for any festival or as an offering to God , in every way it will earn you lots of praise . 

Hope you all will love this recipe and definitely give it a try. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here , they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....