Monday, October 20, 2008

Dussehra and Diwali Treats!

Wish You all an advance happy Diwali and belated Dussehra.

I know I am a little late for navratri recipes. I wanted to share this beautiful Goddess Durga's picture with all of you.




Laddu Parade

Rava Laddu /Semolina Laddu




Ingredients :

1 cup Rava (sooji)/ semolina (makes 5-6 laddus)
1/2 cup sugar (you can add more if desired)
1/4 cup Ghee (clarified butter)
1/4 cup cashew nuts
1/4 cup Raisins
3 tbsp milk



Preparation :

Fry the cashew nuts and raisins in 2tbsp of ghee until golden color and keep separately.
Roast the semolina in a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat until slight golden color.
To this add ghee and sugar. Fold them together. Also add the fried cashew nuts and raisins.
Combine the 3 tbsp milk, fold together and remove the mixture from the pan in to a plate.
If you feel the heat is bearable by your hands, make small balls (laddus) out of the mixture.
The traditional way for making rava laddus is different and is a little difficult.
It requires thick sugar syrup in which the Semolina is poured and then made into balls.




The following are some of my previous recipes which I would like to combine in this Diwali treat. Click on the name to go to the recipe.












Snacks



The following recipes are famous for Durga pooja in Kolkata, West Bengal. Without Sandesh and Malpua there is no Navratri festival in Kolkata.


24 comments:

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Sharmi...
I am commenting on ur blog after a long time. Happy Dussehra and Diwali to u dear... Nice picture. It is so good....

sowmya said...

beautiful dispaly of yummy sweets and savouries..love the dry fruit halwa..

Alak said...

the rava ladoo looks awesome :)

Happy cook said...

You are back with a bang.
Love all the treats.

Mandira said...

love the pictures Sharmi and so good to have you back!

Eco_smith said...

Amazing collection of recipes and pictures..
reminds me of sweet shops back home. Dry fruit laddoo are particularly impressive

sra said...

Love that rava laddu solo pic!

TBC said...

Best wishes for the festival season, Sharmi.

Your pineapple malpuas have been on my "must make" list since you first posted it last year.:)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

love all your sweets and savories.. thx for sharing them. it will be very useful.. and i love the pics as well.. congrts on your baby :)

Kay said...

That's a beautiful parade of laddus, Sharmi! :)

Susan said...

Hi, Sharmi - Just saw that you couldn't read my email. I don't know what went wrong. I replied in English, as usual.

Just copied/pasted in my other Yahoo mail account and sent it out. Hope you can read that one. : )

Mansi said...

gosh! that's an amazing spread Sharmi! makes my mouth water:) I made rawa-besan laddu too 3 days ago..yet to post it:)

hope you'r doing good girl...boy, I wish you lived closer, so I could raid your kitchen!:)D

SMN said...

hey sharmi, how u doing? nice to see ur post? hows ur daughter doing?

Thats a huge spread of sweets and i cant take my eyes off.. all r my fav.. Wish you and ur family happy dushhera and diwali..

Mahek said...

hi
Happy diwali to you,
did you make so many things all by yourself
The goddess Durga photograph is breathtaking

Divya Vikram said...

An array of festival dishes..I loved the coconut ladoo pic especially!

Srivalli said...

Such a lovely post Sharmi...you know how to enchant a reader!..thanks for the lovely entries!

Saju said...

what a lot of yummy recipes. Happy Dussehra and Diwali to you

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Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

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meeso said...

Oh wow, I wish I could taste all of those!

Mishmash ! said...

Happy Diwali Sharmi to your and your wonderful family.....and thanks a ton for your greetings too...my hugs to u and kids....:)

Purva Desai said...

First time to this delicious blog...
All the goodies look simply lip smacking....

Wishing u and ur family Happy Diwali...

Mallugirl said...

what a spread!! i hav enever tasted malpua.should try that.

Gayathri said...

Wow!! Brilliant Website.
I am glad that i visited your blog. Too good