Nirmala June 11, 2017

1. Biranj :

Vermicelli cooked in milk and sugar and flavoured with cardamom and saffron. Wash the rice and spread it out on a clean cloth. Soak the dal for two hours, drain and spread out to dry.
Pour the ghee into a heavy vessel and place on the fire. Put in the cloves, and when they fluff out, add the cinnamon. Next, add rice, and roast till very light brown.Add the dal and reduce heat Keep ready 2 cups of boiling water. and add to the rice and dal. Cover and cook on a slow fire for 10 minutes. Add sugar and saffron, and stir gently. Cover and stir every few minutes so that the rice does not stick to the bottom of the vessel. When the ghee separates, remove from fire, and sprinkle over with powdered cardamom.

2. Malapua :

Malapua is an pancake served as a dessert or a snack. which is also served to Jagannath in his Sakala Dhupa (Morning food served to the lord). It is During Paush Sankranti, Malapuas are prepared in Bengali homes. Malapuas along with mutton curry is served in many non-vegetarian Maithil homes during Holi. Malapua for Raja festivalWhat is known as malpua in West Bengal would be referred to as a type of halwa in Bangladesh. These are regional differences. Recipes vary between individuals and not necessarily regions.

3. Chorafali :

Chorafali or cholafali fafda is central Gujarats (India) very famous snack. This snack is specialty of

4. Basundi :

Basundi is an Indian dessert mostly in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka. It is a sweetened dense milk made by boiling milk on low heat until the milk is reduced by half.Heavy cream may be added during the boiling process to hasten the thickening process. Once reduced, a little sugar, cardamom, Charoli and/or saffron are added. Industrially, only AMUL has so far launched Basundi in Tetra UHT Pack it can be poured, reheated or served chilled. Basundi should be preserved well after sugar is added. Sugar develops some acidity over a period of time. If it is excessive then it can curdle the Basundi. Some times after adding sugar one can cook it for some more time this gives a nice pink color to Basundi as sugar is also cooked in milk turning into a light caramel. Before adding sugar Basundi is thick but after adding it becomes again fluid. Stirring well prevents from Malai being formed on top and all guests (even late comers) can enjoy equally thick and plain Basundi. Basundi is served chilled, often garnished with slices of almonds and pistachios

5. Gulab jamun :

Gulab jamun is a milk-solids -based dessert, similar to a dumpling, popular in countries of the South Asian Subcontinent such as India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh, also in the Caribbean countries of Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname and Jamaica and in Mauritius. In Nepal it is widely known as Lal-Mohan, served with or without yogurt. It is made mainly from milk solids, traditionally from freshly curdled milk. In India, milk solids are prepared by heating milk over a low flame for a long time until most of the water content has evaporated. These milks solids, known as khoya in Pakistan and India, are kneaded into a dough, sometimes with a pinch of flour, and then shaped into small balls and deep fried at a low temperature of about 148

6. Khandvi :

Khandvi is a savory snack from the Indian state of Gujarat, India. It is made mainly of gram flour and yoghurt which is slowly cooked into a paste. The mixture is then spread out to cool, cut, and rolled into scroll shapes. The delicious mild taste and soft texture is the reason why it is a popular snack amongst many adults, and kids. It is available readily all across India as it has become a very popular item. It is commonly known for being part of the appetizer as it is a great dish for starters. Many people choose to buy it from a local sweet shop rather than preparing it at home because it may seem difficult for some people. Making Khandvi at home is not hard at all ? in fact, it is very straight forward and simple. Other words for this famous dish include suralichi vadi, or patuli, which is what it is known as in other parts of India. They are also known as small bite-size rolls of cooked gram flour with various Indian spices.

7. Sukhdi :

Sukhdi is a sweet made from wheat flour and jaggery in ghee. Sukhdi is often consumed at weddings or on holidays.