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7 irresistible Diwali sweets you must try

November 02, 2015 14:42 IST

We had asked you, dear readers, to share your favourite festive recipes with us.

Rediff reader Charu sent us these irresistible dessert recipes. You can share yours too!

Surprise your loved ones with these sweet treats this festive season.

7 Cup Barfi

7 cup barfi

7 Cup Cake or Barfi is made with 7 cups of ingredients.

The secret to getting a delicious barfi is removing the mixture from the heat at the right time.

Ingredients

Method

Notes

You can also add cashewnuts or almonds to the mixture at the last stage to further enhance the taste.

You can replace coconut with grated carrot for a different taste and colour. Ensure you get the consistency right before pouring the mixture on to the greased tray.

Rava Ladoo

Rava Ladoo

Ingredients

Method

Notes

You can adjust the sugar according to the sweet taste desired by you. Roast the rava on a lower to medium flame and ensure that the rava does not get burnt at the bottom. If you prefer firm ladoos or soft ladoos add milk accordingly to get the desired ladoos.

Besan Ladoo

Besan ladoo

Ingredients

Method

Cooking Tip

While roasting the besan mixture, keep stirring continuously to prevent burning. Roast on a low or medium flame otherwise the mixture will not cook properly.

Kaju Katli

Kaju Katli

Ingredients

Method

Paneer Kheer

Paneer Kheer

Paneer Kheer tastes excellent when served chilled.

Ingredients

Method

Notes

You can also add few drops of rose water to make it more exotic dessert. You can adjust the sweetness by adding more or less sugar, as desired by you. I have added 1/2 cup of paneer as I like the taste of paneer pieces in the kheer. If you want a thin consistency kheer, you can add just 1/4 cup of paneer pieces.

Basundi

Basundi

Basundi is a popular Indian dessert in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka made with condensed milk, sugar and nuts.

Ingredients

Method

Notes

Keep stirring the milk occasionally to avoid burning of milk. You can also use condensed milk to make instant basundi. You can add fruits like strawberry or Lychee to make a delicious strawberry rabri or lychee rabri. Add nuts like almonds and pistachios to make it even more rich and delicious. Always use full cream milk for better and rich taste.

Aval Kesari

Aval Kesari

Made from avalakki or poha or flattened rice, sugar, ghee, cardamom powder and nuts, Aval Kesari is very delicious and can be prepared in a jiffy.

Ingredients

Method

Notes

Adjust sugar content and ghee according to the taste.
Ensure that the poha is well cooked otherwise the kesari will not be soft.

Photograph: charuscuisine.com

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Charu