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Gujarati Mishtan Mithai recipes
Who doesn’t love sweets? The Gujaratis too are sweet-lovers, and their cuisine features a large selection of ‘mishthan’, which basically means mithai. Gujaratis love sheeras and make a wide variety of these using different flours and lentils. There are also various unique sweets prepared for festivals and special occasions. Some of them are so easy that you can prepare them any time, even as a tea-time treat!
Try your hand at Gujarati special mishthans like Golpapdi, Magaz , Basundi, Doodh Paak and Atta Ka Sheera.
This wheat flour based Golpapdi is easier to prepare than any of the other traditional Gujarati sweets . Since it does not have too much ghee and is trouble-free to prepare, you can even make it often as an evening snack.
Gujarati Basundi is a rich and delicious dessert of thickened milk, very similar to the North Indian rabdi. Almonds and pistachios add crunch to this creamy sweet. Remember to keep scraping the sides of the vessel when cooking, as that will make the basundi thick and impart a real creamy texture.
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07 Nov 16
Lapsi, Fada ni Lapsi, Gujarati Broken Wheat Dessert Recipe by Tarla Dalal
One of the most well-known of Gujarati desserts, Lapsi is a very appealing sweet dish of roasted and cooked broken wheat sweetened with sugar and flavoured pleasantly with cardamom powder. Roasting the broken wheat in ghee gives the Lapsi a rich brown colour, intense aroma and nice flavour. Although ....
23 Nov 14
Atta ka Sheera ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
I consider this one of the easiest guajarati sweets-with just a few ingredients, which too can be found in all kitchen shelves. Just note a few simple points, and success is assured. While sautéing, keep a lookout for when the ghee separates and the atta becomes lighter, as this is the perfect indic ....
23 Nov 14
Mohanthaal ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Mohanthaal is another famous sweet from the gujarati repertoire. This sweet needs to be prepared with tact, as the one-thread sugar syrup is the foundation stone for the success of this recipe. If overdone, the dish loses its colour and taste. Also, the mava that imparts the softness to this sweet s ....
26 Dec 16
Malai Peda, Diabetic Friendly by Tarla Dalal
Here's the traditional Indian
sweet made using a combination of low-fat and full-fat milk, as compared to the other sweets which are made only using low-fat milk.
A combo of both the milk is what gives these pedas its required grainy texture. However, we have u ....
12 Dec 16
Doodh Paak ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Doodh paak is a semi-thick mithai, brimful with the goodness of milk. The milk is simmered for a while; then the rice is added and simmered till cooked. As the rice is cooked completely in the milk, it imbibes a luxurious flavour and aroma. The cardamom and saffron added towards the end complete the ....
22 Jan 16
Golpapdi, Gujarati Gol Papdi Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This wheat flour based sweet is easier to prepare than any of the other traditional Gujarati sweets
Since it does not have too much ghee and is trouble-free to prepare, you can even make it often as an evening ....
14 Nov 11
Golpapdi, Microwave Golpapdi by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Indian
sweet, made quickly and easily using the microwave oven.
The aroma and rich flavour of ghee-roasted wheat flour, sweetened with jaggery, is just too delicious to explain with words. Since it is so easy to make, you can experience it for y ....
23 Nov 14
Moong Dal Sheera ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is ambrosia for all sweet lovers, especially those fond of sheera. This coarse-textured, hot sweet takes a long time to cook—as slow cooking with continuous stirring is a must for this recipe—but is definitely a rewarding effort! soak the saffron in warm milk for at least 20 minutes as i ....
14 Jun 11
Golpapdi ( Healthy Snacks For Kids) by Tarla Dalal
Traditionally made of whole wheat flour, easy and flavoursome Golpapdi can also be made more innovatively using a mix of jowar flour, soya flour and rice flour. Make them in advance and store in airtight containers so you can satisfy your hunger pangs with something sweet and healthy!
13 Jan 16
23 Nov 14
Kopra Pak ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Although very delicately-flavoured, this coconut sweet gets a rich feel thanks to the tinges of saffron and cardamom that are added. I would suggest the use of traditional coconut grater in order to attain the perfect texture of this sweet. Another key ingredient is the mava, which helps to bind the ....
19 Aug 16
Coconut Sheera by Tarla Dalal
Richness oozes out of very spoonful of this divine mithai. With the creamy taste of not just coconut but coconut milk too, the Coconut Sheera has a good dose of semolina and crumbled mawa for added volume, and a dash of nuts for an exciting crunch.
Sweetened aptly with sugar and flavoured by c ....
23 Nov 14
Shrikhand ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Shrikhand is a magical transformation of simple curds into a delicacy, by a simple procedure. It involves no cooking and is a standard feature of sunday meals, festive menus as well as faraal foods! things get even easier as it can be made in advance and stored in the freezer for close to 15 days. U ....
29 Jul 16
Kaju Puri by Tarla Dalal
This popular old-time favourite is so easy to prepare. Kaju Puri consists of cashewnuts, sugar and cardamom powder. To this, saffron dissolved in milk is added and then a dough is placed inside a bangle between polythylene sheets and rolled to get a perfect round and baked.
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