This time of the year calls for celebrations and gorging on mouthwatering delicacies. If you are hosting a Diwali party this year, then you will definitely LOVE what’s ahead. We’ve got three easy to prepare and even easier to eatDiwali special food recipes that can be easily prepared in your kitchen –
- 5 cups of milk
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ cup of sugar
- ½ tsp green cardamom powder
- 2 tbsp chopped pistachios
- In order to prepare chhena, bring three cups of milk to a boil and then add lemon juice to it while stirring it. Wait for the milk to split and solidify until the water separates. Squeeze the excess water out and keep the chhena aside.
- In another pan, bring the remaining milk to a boil and allow it to simmer till it reaches half its quantity.
- Now add sugar to it and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. To this, add the prepared chhena and allow it to simmer until mixture becomes thick and there is no excess water left.
- Next, add the green cardamom powder and turn the flame off.
- Grease a plate with ghee and spread the chhena mixture evenly. Sprinkle chopped pistachios on top and lightly press it so it sticks to the chhena.
- Place it in the freezer for 2-3 hours. Then using a sharp knife, cut equal square pieces of the kalakand.
- Separate the pieces neatly and serve.
- 1 cup of rice
- 1 tbspajwain
- ¼ cup of sesame seeds
- Salt as needed
- Oil (for frying)
- Wash and soak the rice for 5-6 hours. Drain the excess water and dry the rice on a thin muslin cloth. Grind the soaked rice to a fine powder.
- In a mixing bowl, combine rice powder, ajwain, sesame seeds and a pinch of salt. Add water as needed and mix it all well to form a smooth consistency batter. It should neither be too runny nor very thick.
- Lay a muslin cloth wide on the floor. Wet your hands and start making small circles of the batter onto the cloth, using your finger. The excess water will slowly get absorbed.
- Leave all the sakinalu circles on the cloth to dry.
- Heat some oil in a pan and deep fry each sakinalu from both sides until it turns golden-brown and crispy.
- Allow it to cool down and store it in an airtight container.
- Enjoy it with a hot cup of chai.
- 1 boiled potato
- 1 cup of besan
- ¼ cup of rice flour
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1 tsp chaat masala
- ¼ tsp turmeric and cumin powder
- ½ tsp aamchur powder
- 2 tsp oil
- Salt as needed
- Oil (for frying)
- Grate the potato in a bowl and add besan and rice flour to it. Then add all the spices and mix everything well.
- Next, add oil to the potato mixture and knead it into a soft, non-sticky and smooth dough.
- Heat some oil (for frying) in a pan.
- Grease the small hole bhujiamould with some oil. Fill the mould with the dough and hold it directly over the pan. Press the dough against the mould and let the bhujia drop directly into the hot oil. Be careful, the hot oil should not spill.
- Do this in batches, so that the bhujia does not overlap and get stuck.
- Deep fry it till it turns golden-brown and crispy.
- Drain excess oil and spread the bhujia on a paper towel, so that it soaks the excess oil.
- Now break the bhujia evenly and serve it with your favorite hot beverage.
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