Desserts are a part of full course meal. Desserts are served at the last of the meal. There are different varieties of traditional sweet dishes in India. We Indians love sweet dishes very much. Weather be it occasion, festivals or any gatherings. We always have craze for sweet dishes. Among the varieties of sweet dishes. The two main authentic sweet dishes from the ancient India are the famous gazar ka halwa and the Malpua. Both of these sweet dishes have an authentication in them. Both of them are made in the Indian homes during various festivals and occasions. We serve this sweet dish to our guests. The recipes of these two authentic sweet dishes are very easy and only needs a handful of ingredients to prepare them. So, let us check out in details on this authentic Indian sweet dish recipes.
2 Interesting Traditional Sweet Dish Recipes.
GAJAR KA HALWA
Gajar ka halwa is a sweet dish that is very popular among the Indian subcontinents. Gajar ka halwa is also known as Gajar ar halwa or carrot pudding. This sweet dish is made with loads of red carrots, milk, some dried fruits, and khoya. This sweet dish is traditionally made at Indian homes and served as a dessert after a full meal. There are different ways in which this halwa can be made. Some use Malai or cream for this halwa, and some do it in a plain way, but the taste remains just outstanding.
At first, the Gajar or carrots are grated finely with a greater. Then some ghee is heated in a pan and the grated carrots are stirred nicely so that the moisture of the Gajar gets away and an aromatic flavor comes out. Next, a pot full of milk is put on a flame and stirred continuously. When the milk becomes half of the quantity the carrots are put into the milk pot. Stir them and then put the lid on the container. Let both the carrots and milk simmer together on low flame. Now when the carrots get tender, add some khoya, sugar, and some dried nuts. Stir and mix them very nicely. And our delicious Gajar ka halwa gets ready to be served.
This dessert recipe is very easy to prepare and also it does not need a lot of items to be prepared.
When sudden guests arrive at our home and we need to serve them some desserts for their meal, then I think Gajar ka halwa is the best recipe to prepare.
In this winter season, we get lots of red carrots in the market that looks very yummy.
This dessert recipe is also made during many festivals at our home, such as Diwali, Dussehra, Eid, Holi, and many more. This dessert recipe also contains fewer calories than any other desserts of the Indian subcontinent.
Carrots are rich in beta-carotin which is good for our eyes. This protects our eyes from the sun and also helps in lowering other eye problems. Now let us check out the recipe in detail and serve them to our relatives, friends, and family. Now let us check the recipe of this dessert in detail.
GAJAR KA HALWA
- 2 cups carrot grated
- 4 cups milk
- half cup sugar
- 1 cup khoya
- 2 tablespoon ghee
- 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
- 1 tablespoon cashews chopped
- 1 tablespoon almonds chopped
- 1 tablespoon pistachios chopped
- 1 tablespoon raisins
- Heat a pan and add 2 tablespoons of ghee to it.
- Now add the grated carrots and stir them very nicely till the moisture goes out and a sweet aroma comes out.
- Now heat another pot and add the milk to it.
- Let the milk boil and stir them continuously till the milk becomes half
- Now add the carrots and stir them.
- Cover the lid and let the carrots get cooked.
- After 10 minutes open the lid and add the khoya and sugar.
- Stir them very nicely.
- Now add the dried nuts.
- Serve them
Malpua is a traditional dessert recipe of the Indian subcontinent. Malpuas is originated from the vedic times of ancient India. Malpua can also be served as a snack. The main ingredients needed for this dessert recipe are flour, rice flour, sugar, and fennel seeds. There are many variations of Malpua. Some are cooked with suji, ripe bananas, pineapple, or only of rice flour. Malpua is also a type of sweet cake. This is loved by all generations. In all the Indian festivals Malpua is made in every home. This is a traditional dessert recipe made in ancient times. Malpua is among one of the bhog of Lord Jagannatha.
A smooth batter is made of the ingredients and then they are dipped and fried in hot oil. Sometimes they are dipped in a sugar syrup and flavored with cardamom. Malpuas are crispy on the edges and soft in the center. Malpua is popular among Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra. Malpua is also famous in Bangladesh and Nepal. Malpuas are often served with rabdi in Bengali occasions. So, lets us now check out the detailed recipe of Malpua and try them at our home.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 2 cups milk
- 4 tablespoon ghee
- 2 tablespoon khoya
- half cup sugar
- half cup water
- Take a bowl and all the milk and khoya to it.
- Mix them very nicely.
- Now add flour, fennel seds, and cardamom powder to it.
- Mix them very well and make a smooth batter out of it.
- Beat the batter for about 10 minutes.
- Now set the batter aside for about 2 hours.
- Now prepare the sugar syrup by adding the sugar and water to a pan.
- Heat them till the sugar melts and turns sticky.
- Set them aside.
- Now heat a pan and add ghee to it.
- When the ghee becomes hot, add 2 tablespoons of the batter to it.
- The batter spreads according to its consistency.
- Fry them well till the color turns golden brown.
- Now put them on the sugar syrup.
- Our malpuas are ready to be served.
- To avoid crystallization of the sugar syrup you can add lemon juice to it.
- Allow the malpuas to set in the sugar syrup for 10 minutes directly from the frying pan.
- You can adjust the consistency of the batter by adding more milk to it latter.
- Serve the malpuas by garnishing them with chopped nuts.