Tommorow is Rakshabandhan and you might be worried of making sweet dishes at home. Here are some quick and easy recipes for sweets;
Ditch the nearest halwai this rakhi, you’ve got to cook this yourself! Khoya, and nuts infused in Sugar Syrup, ready in a jiffy.
Take the grated Khoya in a medium size deep bowl. Add baking soda and maida. Combine them thoroughly but gently using a spoon.
Add a teaspoon of milk to it and knead all of them together to make a smooth and soft dough. Add another teaspoon of milk if required.
Make sure that the dough is a bit softer to avoid cracking of Ball while deep frying. Divide the dough into equal parts and make smooth surfaced balls out of it.
Now heat ghee in a pan over medium flame and add the Jamun balls to deep-fry them. Cook evenly until it becomes golden brown. Make sure that you do not cook on high flame otherwise the balls will burn.
Now drain and let them cool for few minutes. Then immerse the gulab jamuns in the warm sugar syrup for at least 30 minutes. It increases in size when it soaks the sugar syrup.
Take a heavy bottom wok because khoya/mava intends to stick at the bottom. Place it over medium low flame and melt the ghee.
Add khoya to the wok and saute for about 12 to 15 minutes till khoya turns into brown color. Stir it continuously to avoid burn at the bottom.
When khoya turns brown, switch off the flame and keep it aside for cooling down slightly (enough to handle with bare hands).Be sure that Mixture should not be completely cooled off, else you will not able to form the peda.
Now add sugar, cardamom powder and kewra essence in the mixture. Mix it well or rub the mixture with hands to combine it well.You will find that mixture has formed into dough.
Now make lemon size balls of this mixture and give them any shape you like, you can also coat them in sugar powder