Saturday, November 14, 2020

Diwali sweets (I)





We always celebrate Diwali. Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. In Jainism,it is celebrated the spiritual awakening of Lord Mahavira, and in Sikhism, it is celebrated the day that the Sixth Sikh Guru, was freed from imprisonment. However, in Hinduism it is celebrated the festival of lights during five days, each day has a special meaning. In one of those days, the goddess Kali and Lord Krishna were believed to destroy the demon Narakasura. Thus, it is celebrated the triumph of good over evil, the triumph of light over darkness....

During this festival, a lot of sweets are made. Of course, next week I will be on a light diet.....hahaha....for now, I'm enjoying these Indian sweets...  


Coconut Burfi

200 grams of coconut shredded
300 grams of condensed milk
few drops of rose water
some saffron
2 cardamom crushed
1 teaspoon of butter

In a pan, melt the butter. Add the condensed milk and coconut. Put it in medium-low heat. Stir it constantly until you have a ball that is not attached to the pan. Add the saffron, cardamom, and rose water. Place it on a heat resistant tray previously greased with butter. Cut it in squares. Enjoy!

Plain burfi with pistachio

230 grams of ricotta
220 grams of condensed milk
few drops of rose water
3 cardamom crushed
1 teaspoon of butter
Few pistachios for garnish 

In a pan, melt the butter. Add the condensed milk and ricotta. Put it in medium-low heat. Stir it constantly until you have a ball that is not attached to the pan. Add the cardamom, and rose water. Place it on a heat resistant tray previously greased with butter. Cut it in squares, and garnish with a pistachio. Enjoy!

In previous years, I have made Gulab Jamun, and this year I made it again....we love it!

frying gulab jamun

soaking gulab jamun in syrup

eating gulab jamun 

1 comment:

  1. Both sweets look so tempting! I love esp. the coconut burfi.

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