Hi everyone! Finally my first post in #blogtober.
Come October and the festive season begins, and what’s a festive celebration sans delicious food. So here I am bringing you a few quick, easy to make, and delish dessert and mithai recipes to greet your guests and enjoy with your family.
5 instant dessert recipes for festive season
Coconut makes an auspicious beginning for joyous occasions, and it is the main ingredient of the first recipe.
- Powdered coconut – 250g
- Condensed milk/ fresh cream – Half tin/ 1 small tetra pack
- Powdered sugar – as per taste
- Sherbets of different flavors – few drops
- Silver wark (for decoration)
Take powdered coconut in a big bowl. Add condensed milk or fresh cream/ malai and powdered sugar. Mix well to turn into kneading consistency.
Add rose, khus, pineapple, mango sherbets for flavor (it also gives beautiful colors to the ladoos). Make into small balls. Decorate them with silver wark or coat them with desiccated coconut and serve these sweet delights!
2. Caramel Makhanas
Sweet indulgences during the festive season are more than welcome. And when you know its homemade and healthy, you don’t mind binging a tad bit extra.
- Foxnuts (makhanas) – 100g
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Ghee – 1tbsp
- Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
Heat 1tbsp ghee in a deep kadhai. Add sugar and cardamom powder. Let the sugar melt over medium heat. Keep stirring till the sugar turns golden brown. Add roasted foxnuts and stir well. Serve when cool and crispy coated with caramelized sugar.
You can also caramelize popcorn in the same way.
3. Instant Kheer
Guests dropping in suddenly and you want to serve kheer? Gone are the days when grandmom took hours and hours to prepare delicious kheer. Try this instant kheer recipe and you’ll surely get lots of compliments for your amazing cooking.
- Milk – 1.5l
- Rice – 1 cup
- Khoya – 250g
- Sugar – 1 ½ cup
- Saffron – few strands
- Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
- Dry fruits of your choice
Boil rice in a cooker till its soft (you want thick khichdi like consistency). Add milk and let it come to a boil, add grated khoya. When khoya dissolves add sugar and keep stirring. Add saffron and cardamom powder and mix well. Remove from heat when you get required consistency. Garnish with dry fruits and serve hot or cold.
Serve kheer with a fruity twist – layer it with mango puree, cut strawberries, or sweetened pineapple! This is a great way to serve the same old dessert in a new style.
4. Day and Night
Giving your leftover mithai a novel touch with this super recipe! All you need are some ladoos, gulab jamun, and creativity.
- Boondi ladoos –500g
- Gulab Jamun –500g
- Almonds and pistachios – for garnishing
Break the ladoos and layer a bowl with this boondi. Put a few gulab jamuns on top of boondi. Repeat the layers once again. Top layer should be boondi. Sprinkle shredded almonds and pistachios. Heat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes and your yummy unusual dessert is ready!
5. Roasted Makhanas
And after all this sweetness, just a hint of savory delight! Foxnuts are such a healthy snack option. You can munch on them without the guilt of extra calories.
- Makhana – 100g
- Ghee – 2tbsp
- Salt – to taste
- Mixed herbs and spices
Take makhanas in a bowl and sprinkle salt, chilli powder, black pepper, mixed herbs. Pour 1tbsp ghee over them and toss well. Try different flavors – Maggi masala, oregano, peri peri, gunpowder, etc.
Heat a non-stick pan or a wok with 1 tbsp ghee. Roast the makhanas over medium heat until crunchy golden.
Do try these easy festive recipes at home and tell me which one did you like the most. Also let me know if you’d like easy snack recipes! See you soon.