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THIS BAISAKHI, MAKE YOURSELF THESE DELICIOUS INDIAN DESSERTS

THIS BAISAKHI, MAKE YOURSELF THESE
DELICIOUS INDIAN DESSERTS

Come 14th April, and most of India and all of North India will spend the Sunday celebrating a vibrant and vivid 'Baisakhi' – a Sikh festival to mark the commencement of the Khalsa way of living. It is essentially the Sikh New Year and commemorates the formation of the Khalsa Panth of warriors under Guru Govind Singh. A spring harvest celebration, Baisakhi is celebrated with traditional fervour and grandeur. All Gurudwaras are decorated with painstaking effort and kirtans are held all day long. Sikhs indulge in a holy bath at a river or lake before visiting the Gurudwara where community fairs, performances and processions are held.

While singing, dancing, wearing bright and colourful clothes are all significant to this festival, an important part of any Indian festival or celebration, for that matter, is food. Most festivals have signature dishes attached to them. And in the case of Baisakhi, while non-vegetarian dishes like achari mutton, tandoori chicken and saag meat are made traditionally and sarson da saag, makke di roti, pindi chana and biryani in the vegetarian dishes, sweets are where all the fun lies.

Here we have 5 fun, easy and exciting Indian desserts to ensure your Baisakhi is as sweet as it is memorable

  • Atta laddoos: One of the easiest ,and by far the healthiest Indian dessert, atta laddoos are made from whole wheat flour, ghee and sugar. Of course one may add their choice of dry fruits or flavours like cardamom to enhance the experience.

    All you need is:-
    • 1 cup roasted whole wheat flour
    • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
    • 1/3 cup ghee
    • 1 tbsp. raisins

    How to make it:-
    Once the atta is roasted, add the ghee and mix well. Roast for 3 to 5 minutes while stirring continuously. Take the mixture off the flame and add the powdered sugar. Mix well. Before the mixture cools down, form laddoos.
  • Phirni – A classic Indian pudding, this creamy milk-based dessert is easy to make and is quite popular in the north of India.

    All you need is:-
    • ¼ cup ground rice
    • 1 litre milk
    • ¾ to 1 cup sugar
    • 6-7 cardamoms
    • A few almonds and some strands of saffron

    How to make it:-
    In warm milk, add saffron strands and bring to a boil. Lower the flames and add ground rice and sugar. Stir well. Cook the mixture on a low flame without covering the pan. When the rice is almost cooked, add blanched almonds and ground cardamom. Stir till Phirni thickens. Refrigerate and serve.
  • Gurh ka halwa –This is a very popular Indian dessert and is simple to make especially since jaggery is a big part of the Indian diet.

    All you need is:-
    • 1 cup of semolina
    • 1 cup of pounded jaggery
    • 1 tsp fennel seed
    • 1 cup of milk
    • 1/3 cup Ghee
    • A few strands of Saffron
    • 1 tbsp. Sliced almonds
    • 1 tbsp. Sliced cashew nut
    • 1 tbsp. Raisin

    How to make it:-
    Heat ghee and crackle fennel seeds in it. Add semolina and sauté till it browns. In a separate pan, heat water & dissolve jaggery into it. Add milk, jaggery and saffron to cooked semolina. Add dry nuts and cook further for two minutes.
  • Meethe Peele Chawal : A rice based desi dessert, meethe peele chawal is essentially sweet, yellow rice. Full of flavour which it derives from cloves, cardamom, dry fruits, it gets its yellow colour from saffron.

    All you need is:-
    • 1 cup of soaked Basmati
    • 1 ¼ cup of sugar
    • 4 cups of water
    • 100 gms of desi ghee
    • A few strands of saffron
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 2–3 Green cardamom
    • 2-3 Cloves
    • 4-5 almonds
    • 4-5 Raisins
    • 4–5 Cashew nuts

    How to make it:-
    To boiling water, add bay leaf, cardamom, cloves and soaked rice. Cook the rice till it is 80% done. In a heavy based pan, heat the ghee and fry the raisins, almonds and cashew nuts and add the drained rice in it. Lower the heat, remove half the rice and sprinkle half the sugar, and then layer the rest of the rice and the rest of the sugar over it. Cook for ½ an hour and serve hot.
  • Panjiri – This sweet has many variations to it. A dry, sweet mixture of wheat flour, ghee, powdered raw sugar, Panjiri is a big hit with kids.

    All you need is:-
    • 1 cup roasted whole wheat flour
    • 1/2 cup unrefined, powdered sugar
    • 4 tbsp. of ghee
    • 3-4 cashews,
    • 3-4 roasted almonds
    • 3–4 raisins

    How to make it:-
    Add 4 tbsp of ghee to whole wheat flour roasting on a low flame and mix well. Add cashews and roasted almonds. Cook for 5-6 minutes while monitoring the taste and colour. Switch off the flame and remove the pan from heat. Add powdered sugar to the mixture. Mix it well and add the raisins and allow it to cool.

The list can go on to include sooji halwa, mango lassi, coconut laddoos, malai kheer, dry fruit halwa, boondi ladoo or even exotic puddings like apple kheer.

Can't make up your mind as to what to try this Baisakhi? Well, why stop at one – try them all!

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