It comes Diwali again.....one of the Hindu Festivities that I like the most....it is celebrated by celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists......It is the time when there is the victory of the light over darkness, the good over devil, and knowledge over ignorance....
It is the time when we eat a lot of Indian sweets.....I remember the time when I used to go to our favorite Indian restaurant to buy sweets that they made specially for this Festival.....Now, it is time for me to make them since I can't find them here....
Today, we have as dessert 3 sweets
Kaju Pista Roll
3/4 cup of cashewnuts
3/4 cup of pistachio
3/4 cup condensed milk
1/3 tablespoon of butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 cardamom crushed drops of rose water
Grind the cashew until fine powder. Melt the butter in a pan and add the condensed milk. Incorporate the cashew and cardamom. Cook it until separates from the pan (about 7 minutes). Let it cool.
Grind the pistachio and mix with the icing sugar. Add few drops of rose water to make a dough.
Place the cashew dough in between a parchment paper. Roll it with a roll pin.
Place a roll of pistachio dough and roll the caju dough around it
Freeze it to cut it properly. Enjoy!....it is delicious...
1 cup ricotta or paneer
1 cup powder milk
1/2 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoon of crushed cardamom
pistachio and almond to decorate
Melt the butter in a pan. Add the sugar, ricotta and powder milk. Cook it for 3 minutes. Add the cardamom and saffron. Cook it for another 5 minutes until it forms a ball. Add the chopped pistachio and almonds. Put it in a pan, let it cool and cut it in pieces. Enjoy!
160 grams of caju
80 grams of sugar
4 tablespoon of water
1 tablespoon of rose water
Butter to grease a tray
Grind the caju until fine. Be careful not to over do it.
Mix the water, sugar and rose water. Heat it in a pan, and add the caju. Cook it at lower heat until it is cooked and gets separated from the pan. It takes around 7 minutes. Put it on a greased mold. Cut it in diamond shapes. Enjoy!