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Custard Powder Halwa / How to make Custard Powder Halwa / Easy Halwa recipe – Diwali recipe

Custard Powder Halwa / How to make Custard Powder Halwa / Easy Halwa recipe – Diwali recipe

Custard Powder Halwa is my recent try for this Diwali 2017, it is very simple, quick to prepare also it tastes delicious. Also, custard powder halwa needs just 4 ingredients to be prepared and also these are commonly available in all out kitchen, so no any fancy ingredient used here. Moreover, the quantity of ghee/clarified butter used is very little compared to other Halwa.

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Also do check out Banana Halwa, Badam / Almond Halwa, Lauki Halwa, Wheat Halwa, Carrot Halwa, Corn flour Halwa, Dates Halwa, Tri-fruits Halwa, Pumpkin Halwa, Banana Sheera, Beetroot Halwa and Walnut sheera.

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Custard Powder Halwa / How to make Custard Powder Halwa / Easy Halwa recipe – Diwali recipe

This Halwa can be prepared perfectly even by beginners. Give a try for this Diwali…

Ingredients:

  • Custard powder – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1 ½ cups
  • Cashew nuts – 7 nos
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Saffron strands – few strands
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 3 tbsp

Making of Custard Powder Halwa / Custard Powder Halwa Video recipe –

Preparation:

  • Break the cashew nuts into small pieces, keep it aside.
  • Soak saffron strands in a tbsp of water and keep it aside.
  • In a bowl, add custard powder, sugar and mix it well.
  • Pour water, mix it well until it the dissolves. Make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed vessel, pour ghee/clarified butter, add cashew nuts and roast until it starts turning golden brown in color.
  • Pour in the custard powder, sugar mixture followed by the saffron water, cook only in low flame.
  • Keep on mixing it, until it gets thicken.
  • Once it starts thickening, start beating the halwa, until it rolls out.
  • Keep on beating the halwa, until the ghee oozes out from the sides of the halwa.
  • Meanwhile grease a tray with ghee/clarified butter, transfer the halwa to the tray.
  • Level it with a ladle, let it sit until it reaches room temperature.
  • Slice the halwa into pieces.

Serve it. Store it in an air-tight container, so that it stays fresh for a week time. Also, slightly heat, before serving.

 

 

 

 

Note: This Halwa is prepared in 20 mins, but the important thing in this Halwa, since we custard powder thickens earlier, it’s a must to prepare this Halwa in low flame. Preparing low flame helps custard powder to get cooked completely and then thicken, else it would taste raw. Also, it doesn’t mean the once the halwa is thickened it is done, make sure that it doesn’t stick to the ladle and has a glassy appearance.

 

Instant Bread Gulab Jamun Recipe / How to make Gulab Jamun with Bread / Gulab Jamun Recipe

Instant Bread Gulab Jamun Recipe / How to make Gulab Jamun with Bread / Gulab Jamun Recipe

Gulab Jamun and Rasgulla being my all-time favorite sweet right from childhood, recently when I came across this Bread Gulab Jamun from my friend, wanted to try it immediately. Luckily had 7 to 8 bread slices leftover from our breakfast, so tried out immediately.

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Instant Bread Jamun recipe / How to make Gulab jamun with Bread / Gulab Jamun recipe

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Bread Gulab Jamun is an easy, simple and instant sweet recipe that can be prepared easily and perfect by beginners. I have also shared out a video recipe for Instant Bread Gulab Jamun in my you tube, refer video for perfect texture. Let me share the recipe…

Making of Instant Bread Gulab Jamun / Bread Gulab Jamun Video –

Ingredients:

  • Bread slices – 7 nos
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Water for sugar syrup – ¾ cup
  • Rose white essence – 2 drops
  • Milk powder – 4 tbsp
  • Milk – 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Full cream – 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom – 2 nos
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
  • Ghee / Oil – 1 cup (for frying)

Preparation:

  • Cut the corners of the bread, chop them into medium pieces, grind them to coarse powder.
  • Add milk powder, full cream, crumble it well.
  • Sprinkle milk little by little, and knead it gently and roll it to a dough.
  • Divide the dough into small portions, roll it to small balls and keep it aside.
  • Meanwhile add sugar, pour water in a heavy bottomed vessel, cook in medium flame until it reaches slight syrup consistency.
  • Crush the cardamom, add it to the sugar syrup along with the lemon juice (to avoid the syrup from crystallizing).
  • Heat oil / ghee in a vessel, gently drop the rolled-out bread balls and deep fry it in medium flame until it turns golden brown.
  • Drain the oil and remove it from fire.
  • Transfer it to the sugar syrup, once its ready, let it rest for 3 hours.

Serve it. You can serve it along with ice cream.

 

Karthigai Deepam 2016

Karthigai Deepam 2016

Karthigai Deepam – to know more about this festival CLICK HERE. This festival is celebrated for 3 days and the first day we use to prepare veg meals as offering to god, lit the lamps at evening, perform pooja by offering the meals and then will consume it after the fasting all over the day. For the other two days, we would be litting the lamps and perform pooja in the evenings.

Karthigai Deepam is one such beautiful festival, I love the most because of the litting the lamps. I use to collect lamps all over the year whenever I find it unique and beautiful. But when it comes to earthern ware, I use to paint them before 3 days of karthigai deepam and lit it on karthigai deepam.

We use to fast the whole day, when the kids and elder people use to consume Peanut Ladoo and Roasted gram Ladoo while a big vegetarian south Indian meal would be getting ready on the other side. During evening, we lit all the lamps at our home, perform pooja by offering the meal to god. Later we consume the meals with our whole family.

Karthigai Deepam 2016

Karthigai Deepam 2016

This year menu –