We all love desserts, don’t we? Desserts have the power to brighten up our day, shine up our nights & bring charm to gloomy days. There are many kinds of desserts out there, but as Indians nothing triggers our taste buds like Indian desserts.
So here are absolutely mouth-watering Indian dessert recipes:
- 6 tbsp. jasmine rice
- 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1⁄2 tsp. lightly crushed saffron
- 1⁄2 tsp. ground cardamom
- 6 cups milk
- 3 oz. jaggary or 6 tbsp. light brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
- 1⁄4 cup thinly sliced pistachios
Place rice in a fine strainer, and rinse under running water until water runs clear; drain thoroughly. Heat butter in a 10″ skillet over medium heat; add rice, saffron, and cardamom, and cook, stirring until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Add milk, and cook, stirring occasionally, until milk is reduced by half and rice is tender, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Add jaggary, almonds, and half the pistachios, and cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl, and garnish with remaining pistachios before serving.
SWEET RICE PUDDING.
- 1 cup long grain white rice, rinsed
- 1⁄4 cup moong dal (dried mung beans), rinsed, soaked 30 minutes, and drained
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1 stick cinnamon
- 1⁄4 cup ghee
- 1⁄2 cup cashew halves
- 3 tbsp. golden raisins
- 1 1⁄4 cups grated jaggery or brown sugar
- 2 tsp. ground cardamom
Bring rice, dal, and 4 1⁄2 cups water to a boil in a 4-qt. saucepan. Reduce heat to medium; cook until rice is tender, 12–14 minutes. Add milk and cinnamon; cook, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching, until dal is mushy, 20–22 minutes. Melt ghee in an 8″ skillet over medium-high; cook cashews and raisins until raisins are plump, 2–3 minutes. Stir into rice with jaggery and cardamom; cook, until jaggery is melted and pudding is slightly thickened, 3–4 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
- 8 cups whole milk
- 1⁄3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. ground cardamom
- Golden raisins or shelled pistachios, for garnish
- Bring milk to a boil in a 6-qt. saucepan, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. Add lemon juice and remove from heat; large curds will form. Using a wooden spoon, gently push curds together toward one side of the pot; do not stir or the curd will break into small pieces. Line a fine-mesh sieve with dampened cheesecloth; strain curds and discard whey or save for another use. Rinse curds under cold running water.
- Gather edges of cheesecloth together to form a purse. Tie edges around a wooden spoon. Place spoon over a large pot, balancing ends of spoon so that purse hangs freely. Let drain at room temperature for 1 hour; discard any liquid that collects in pot. Transfer purse to a colander and cover with a heavy-bottom pot filled with water; let cheese drain 1 hour.
- Unwrap cheese and transfer to a work surface. Using hands, knead cheese until a smooth ball forms, 2–3 minutes. Gradually add sugar and cardamom; knead until smooth. Heat a 12” nonstick skillet over medium. Cook cheese mixture, stirring occasionally, until slightly dry but not golden, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Using hands, divide dough into 8 balls. Press a golden raisin or pistachio into each ball.
- 6 cups yogurt
- 1 tsp. saffron threads
- 1 tbsp. warm milk
- 1⁄2 cup superfine sugar
- 1⁄2 tsp. green cardamom seeds, crushed
- 10 pistachios, chopped
Cut 3 layers of cheesecloth into a 12″ x 24″ square. Put yogurt in middle of cheesecloth, bring up ends, and tie with kitchen twine. Tie cheesecloth-bound yogurt to the handle of a wooden spoon; set wooden spoon over a bowl. Chill yogurt and let drain overnight to a thicker consistency. Combine saffron and milk and let steep for 30 minutes. Put drained yogurt into a bowl; stir in saffron mixture and sugar. Divide shrikhand between 6 small bowls and garnish with cardamom and pistachios.
GAJAR KA HALWA.
- 1⁄2 cup ghee
- 4 medium carrots, coarsely grated
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup heavy cream
- 1 1⁄2 tsp. ground green cardamom
- 1⁄2 tsp. rose water
- 2 tbsp. golden raisins
- 2 tbsp. roughly chopped cashews
- 1 tbsp. roughly chopped almonds
- 1 tsp. minced pistachios
- Melt 1⁄3 cup ghee in a 12″ nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; stir in carrots. Add milk; boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring occasionally, until carrots are very tender and sauce is thickened, 30–35 minutes. Stir in sugar, cream, cardamom, and rose water; cook until sugar is dissolved and halwa is thick, about 25 minutes.
- Melt remaining ghee in an 8″ skillet over medium-high heat; cook raisins, cashews, and almonds until raisins are plump and nuts are lightly toasted, 3–4 minutes. Stir mixture into halwa and garnish with pistachios; serve at room temperature.
So here are some delicious Indian dessert recipe you can try at home to treat your taste buds in this lock down.
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