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If the meal itself is loaded with rich ingredients and dairy products, just imagine how grand the mithai of this region would be! Indeed, the sweets of Punjab are sure to warm your heart and pamper your palate with their richness and memorable flavour. From Phirni
and Rice Kheer to Fruity Phirni , Dry Fruit Barfi, and other favourites, we are sure you will enjoy all the recipes in this section.
The Phirni is a common preparation in most Punjabi households and is traditionally served in earthenware bowls called ‘shikoras’. These are popularly known as ‘matki phirnis’ and are served at most punjabi restaurants and functions.
Khoya-based barfis are a delight to savour, because they have a rich milky flavour and amazing melt-in-the-mouth texture. This particular Dry Fruit Barfi is all the more special, because it also includes loads of dry fruits and nuts along with delicate spices too!
21 Jul 16
Poha Phirni by Tarla Dalal
Poha Phirni, poha is a rich source of iron as the rice is beaten in an iron mortar-pestle. Besides adding a colourful touch to this unusual phirni, fruits like apples and bananas also provide vitamins, minerals and fibre.
26 Apr 17
Mango Kulfi by Tarla Dalal
Come summer, the strong aroma of mangoes captivates your senses even as you enter the market. It is simply impossible to leave without buying some.
Fair enough, because this amazing fruit can be used to make a practically endless range of recipes – right from snacks to main course and of course, ....
15 Feb 17
Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves to savour the traditional flavours of homemade mithais. If it includes a dose of good health, then it becomes all the more desirable and enjoyable, without guilt!
Here is an easy way to make tasty, low-calorie gajar halwa, which is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. With the rich ....
16 May 11
Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Richness personified, the Anjeer Halwa is a really striking dessert made of puréed figs, powdered almonds and milk powdered, cooked with ghee and a little bit of sugar to add to the natural sweetness of figs. The almonds and figs complement each other beautifully in flavour and texture, while the mi ....
16 May 11
Gulab Jamun ( Mithai) by Tarla Dalal
There are umpteen ready mixes available in the market for making Gulab Jamun, but none can beat the traditional recipe made with homemade khoya. Authentic Gulab Jamun made with hariyali mava has a very rich mouth-feel that gels well with festivity. In a bygone era, when everything was made at home, ....
01 Apr 16
Kala Jamun Recipe, How To Make Kala Jamun by Tarla Dalal
This mithai gives you the wondrous feeling of biting into a gulab jamun but in a more handy form! Kala Jamun is made with a perfect mix of hariyali khoya and maida to get super soft jamuns, which are deep-fried and dipped in warm sugar syrup to make a lovely semi-dry sweet. This mithai is ideal to s ....
02 Nov 16
Sooji Ka Halwa, Banana Rava Sheera by Tarla Dalal
A super tasty dessert ready in minutes, made using the microwave oven, and using everyday ingredients!
You will enjoy the strong taste of banana and its creamy texture in this lovely Sooji Ka Halwa. It is important to fry the sooji nicely in ghee before adding the milk, bananas, etc., in order t ....
12 Apr 12
Walnut Halwa by Tarla Dalal
Walnuts are cooked with rawa, ghee and sugar and flavoured with cardamom to make a delicious, quick and scrumptious halwa.
28 Mar 17
Dry Fruit Barfi by Tarla Dalal
are a delight to savour, because they have a rich milky flavour and amazing melt-in-the-mouth texture.
This particular recipe is all the more special, because it also includes loads of dry fruits and nuts along with deli ....
17 Jul 12
Phirni, Punjabi Phirni Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Phirni is a wonderful, creamy dessert made with ground rice combined with milk, cream, sugar and some saffron strands for flavouring.
This superb dessert also tastes great when flavoured with saffron (kesar) or rose essence. The key to a good phirni is to grind the rice well.
The phirn ....
30 Oct 15
Quick Kalakand by Tarla Dalal
Kalakand is an all-time favourite that has stood the test of time and tide! From its origins in northern India, its popularity has become pan Indian – why global too, as it is not uncommon to find this luscious, milky mithai in Indian stores across the world.
Here is a Quick Kalakand, which wi ....
30 Oct 15
Chana Dal Halwa ( Indian Cooking) by Tarla Dalal
Chana dal has a richer flavour than other pulses, which lends itself well to the preparation of a mouth-watering halwa. Soaked and ground dal is sautéed till a rich aroma is achieved, and then prepared into a traditional halwa flavoured with cardamom and saffron.
It is important to stir the da ....
12 Apr 15
Paneer Kheer ( Diabetic Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this cardamom-flavoured low-fat Paneer Kheer. By replacing traditional sweeteners with sugar substitute, and by doing away with unhealthy thickeners, we ward off those unnecessary carbohydrates and calories too. So, you can enjoy the rich texture and wonderful flavour o ....
23 Jan 16
Seb ki Jalebi, Apple Jalebi Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Try this different, yet delicious jalebis made of apple rings. Apple rings are dipped into a fermented batter and deep fried and soaked in a saffron-flavored sugar syrup. Crispy and syrupy, serve it with slivers of pistachios and almonds. Mmmm…yummy!
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