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Gujarati Mishtan Mithai recipes
Last Updated : Jul 06,2018
Gujarati Mishtani, 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! I have thousands of memories with different Gujarati delicacies and would love to share them with you all.
Being a Kutchi Gujarati, we preach Jhulelal and Jhulelal Jayanti is incomplete without the prasadam of Lapsi. Fada ni Lapsi is made by roasting broken wheat in ghee and cooking it with water or milk and finally adding sugar. This traditional recipe is subtly flavored with cardamom and has an intense aroma. Be it a family function, auspicious occasion, office pot party or just comfort food, Golpapdi or Mohanthaal has been a part of it always, at least in my life and I am sure in most Gujarati households. These melt-in-the-mouth desserts are made by roasting flour in oodles of ghee and finally garnished with dry fruits. They sure are a treat to the palate! More than the set cubes, I love Garam Golpapdi popularly known as Sukhadi. The taste of melted gur in ghee roasted wheat flour with milk is extremely delectable and irresistible.
I remember my father boiling milk since 5 am so, that the gas range would be free before my mother gets up and starts cooking a grand meal for Raksha Bandhan or any special occasion. Basundi a creamy, luscious Gujarati dessert of thickened milk is similar to the North Indian rabdi. The addition of almonds and pistachios adds a bite to it, we even add chironji to it. Taste best when eaten with piping hot, deep-fried puri and any aloo shaak. Giving a twist to the authentic Basundi, try your hands on Pineapple Basundi an innovative fruity flavored tempting dish.
Come summers, I and my brother not only waited eagerly for vacations but also for the arrival of the king of fruits, mango. Starting from May till the end of June, we ate Mangoes and Mango Custard. Doodh Keri is what we fondly call it, my mother made it and kept bowls of them in the refrigerator and we would relish it in the sunny afternoons. Aam raas drinking competition with cousins was a regular affair. Also, shrikhand got upgraded to Aamrakhand.
We love our Jalebi-fafda as much as Jethalal from Tarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah does. Sunday breakfast is the time for family bonding. Heavy breakfast of Jalebi and fafda with masala chai and late lunch of Dal dhokli is a common practice in most Gujarati houses.
Try your hand at Gujarati special mishthans like Kopra Pak, Magaz, Doodh Paak and Atta Ka Sheera and surprise your friends and family!
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25 Jun 18
Jalebi by Tarla Dalal
This sticky, sugary, spice-tinged mithai is an all-time favourite in West and North India. It is so popular that for many, by default dessert means Jalebi!
Deep-fried in ghee and resplendent with the goodness of saffron and cardamom, Jalebi is as rich as a
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 Jul 18
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
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 ....
15 Mar 18
Magaz by Tarla Dalal
Magaz is a melt-in-the-mouth mithai made with the energizing combination of besan, sugar and ghee. The rich flavour of this laddoo-like sweet depends on how well you cook the besan. It is important to roast it uniformly, till a rich smell comes. Keep stirring it so that it does not char. The proport ....
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 ....
16 Jul 18
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 ....
13 Jan 16
10 Jan 17
Pineapple Basundi by Tarla Dalal
The rich and intense flavour of boiled milk tinged with enchanting spices like saffron and cardamom, is uniquely coupled with freshly-grated pineapple in this innovative Pineapple Basundi.
The flavour of pineapple is quite strong in this dessert, as the fruit is grated rather than chopped. Make ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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!
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