Sweets and happiness in India go hand in hand. Every moment of celebration is made special and auspicious with traditional sweets. From gajar ka halwa to kheer, every sweet made with mother’s love stays in our memories amidst bittersweet experiences. Every corner of India is known for some local sweet delicacies, some of which get popular in the entire country. Some sweets,such as ghujiya and modak are festival-specific. In a way, that’s what people look forward to. In this article, we will be sharing three most popular traditional Indian Mithai recipes.
- Gulab Jamun
This famous Indian sweet is relished and enjoyed in every Indian household. It is also one of the top sweets served at weddings and festivals.
6-8 coarsely crushed Cardamom
½ tin (200 gm) Nestlé MILKMAID
200 gm Sooji/Rava
600 gm, grated Paneer
for frying Oil
1½ tsp Baking Powder
1½ tsp Baking Soda
1 kg Sugar
2 litres Water
2 cups (200 gm ) flour
Step 1: Prepare sugar syrup by boiling sugar and water, add cardamom and keep aside to cool.
Step 2: Mix flour, sooji, Paneer, Nestlé MILKMAID, baking soda, and baking powder. Do not knead much and make a soft dough.
Step 3: Divide it into small balls and roll the gulab jamuns. Fry them in the oil at a very low flame once the desired colour is obtained.
Step 4: Add gulab jamuns in the sugar syrup, bring it to a boil, and remove from flame.
Step 5: Serve hot or cold as you like.
- Gajar ka Halwa
This gajar ka halwa recipe is reminiscent of the much-adored dish of winters, a healthy and delicious option.
1/2 tin (200 gms) Nestlé MILKMAID
25 gms Chopped Cashew Nuts
1 kg grated Carrots
2 tbsp Nestlé Everyday Ghee
1 ltr Nestlé a+ Nourish Milk
25 gms Raisins
Step 1: Boil grated carrots and milk in a pan. Reduce the flame to a low flame, with occasional stirring, until milk dries up.
Step 2: Add Nestlé MILKMAID and continue cooking on low flame, occasionally stirring until the mixture dries.
Step 3: Now add ghee and cook for 10 minutes. Garnish with nuts and serve hot.
- Orange Modak
Modaks have transgressed the boundaries of Maharashtra and are consumed in different parts of the country during Ganesh Chaturthi.
1 cup Butter
½ cup Rice Flour
1 cup Nestlé a+ Nourish Milk
½ tin (200gms)Nestlé MILKMAID
½ cup Water
Step 1: Collect the pulp of oranges. Add half a cup of water in a pan, add the pulp and cook on low flame until it is softly cooked.
Step 2: Combine Nestlé MILKMAID and milk in a pan and cook on a low flame. Bring it to a boil while stirring.
Step 3: Add butter and the cooked orange pulp to the pan and keep the flame medium until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
Step 4: Transfer the mixture onto a dish and let it cool slightly. Shape it into modaks and serve.
By following these simple recipes, you can experience the joy of having traditional Indian sweets at home easily and quickly.