How To Make Your Own Traditional Holi Sweets

How To Make Your Own Traditional Holi Sweets – There are many traditional sweets that are commonly made for Holi, such as gujiya, mathri, thandai, and malpua. Here is a recipe for gujiya, a sweet pastry that is filled with a mixture of sweetened condensed milk and nuts:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ghee or butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (almonds, cashews, and pistachios)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • Oil for deep-frying

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and ghee or butter. Mix well until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Holi Recipes 
  2. Slowly add milk to the mixture and knead it into a dough. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and set it aside for 30 minutes.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, chopped nuts, raisins, and cardamom powder. Mix well.
  4. Divide the dough into small balls and roll them out into small circles.
  5. Place a tablespoon of the filling mixture in the center of each circle.
  6. Fold the dough over the filling to create a half-moon shape and press the edges together to seal the pastry.
  7. Heat oil in a deep pan over medium heat. Carefully place the gujiya in the hot oil and deep-fry them until they are golden brown.
  8. Remove the gujiya from the oil and place them on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  9. Allow them to cool down before serving.

These sweet pastries can be stored in an airtight container for several days. You can also make mathri, thandai, and malpua with similar recipe by just changing the ingredients and method of preparing accordingly.How To Make Your Own Traditional Holi Sweets

How To Make Puran Puri

Puran poli, also known as Puranpuli or Holige, is a traditional sweet dish that is commonly made for Holi and other festivals in India. It is a type of sweet flatbread filled with a sweet lentil mixture. Here is a recipe for making Puran Poli:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chana dal (split Bengal gram)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup jaggery
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Oil for cooking

Instructions:

For the filling:

  1. Soak the chana dal in water for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain the water and grind the chana dal into a smooth paste.
  3. In a pan, add the chana dal paste, jaggery, cardamom powder, and nutmeg powder. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens and forms a soft dough. This may take about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool.

For the dough:

     5. In a mixing bowl, combine the wheat flour and salt. Mix well.

  1. Slowly add water to the flour mixture and knead it into a soft dough. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and set it aside for 30 minutes. How To Make Your Own Traditional Holi Sweets

Assembling and cooking:

     7. Divide the dough into small balls. Roll out each ball into a small circle.

  1. Place a tablespoon of the filling mixture in the center of each circle.
  2. Gather the edges of the dough together to form a ball and flatten it again.
  3. Heat a griddle or tawa over medium heat. Grease it with a little oil.
  4. Carefully place the puran poli on the griddle and cook it until it turns golden brown. Flip it over and cook the other side.
  5. Once both sides are cooked, remove it from the griddle and serve it hot.

Traditionally ghee is used to cook puranpoli but you can use oil as well. Puran Poli is typically served with ghee or butter. You can also serve it with yogurt or chutney. How To Make Your Own Traditional Holi Sweets

How To make Sharikhand

How To Make Your Own Traditional Holi Sweets- Shrikhand is a traditional Indian sweet dish made from strained yogurt, sugar, and various flavorings such as saffron, cardamom and nuts. Here is a recipe for making Shrikhand:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Greek yogurt or hung curd
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • A pinch of saffron strands
  • 2 tbsp warm milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (almonds, cashews, and pistachios)

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, place the yogurt or hung curd and strain it through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth for at least 4 hours or overnight to remove the excess liquid.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar, cardamom powder, and saffron strands. Mix well.
  3. Add the saffron mixture to the strained yogurt and mix it well.
  4. Cover the bowl and refrigerate it for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to develop.
  5. Soak saffron in warm milk for 10 mins
  6. Before serving, add the saffron milk and chopped nuts to the shrikhand and mix well.
  7. Serve chilled.

You can also add other flavors such as rose water, vanilla, or fruit puree to the shrikhand mixture. Shrikhand is typically served as a dessert or as a side dish with traditional Indian meals. It’s very popular in Western India particularly in Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Note: The consistency of Shrikhand can be adjusted according to one’s preference. If you want it to be more thick add less milk and if you want it to be more runny add more milk. How To Make Your Own Traditional Holi Sweets

How To Make Besan Ladoo

Besan Ladoo is a traditional Indian sweet made from gram flour (besan), ghee, sugar, and various flavorings such as cardamom powder and nuts. Here is a recipe for making Besan Ladoo:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups besan (gram flour)
  • 1 cup ghee
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (almonds, cashews, and pistachios)

Instructions:

  1. In a pan, heat ghee over medium heat.
  2. Add the besan to the ghee and stir continuously until it turns golden brown and has a nutty aroma. This may take about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well.
  5. Add the sugar mixture to the besan and mix well.
  6. Add the chopped nuts and mix well.
  7. Take small portions of the mixture and roll them into small balls.
  8. Allow the ladoos to cool down before serving.

Besan Ladoo can be stored in an airtight container for several weeks. You can also add other flavors such as saffron, rose water, or vanilla to the besan mixture. Besan Ladoo is typically served as a dessert or as a sweet snack. It is a popular sweet in Northern India, particularly in states like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab.

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