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Easy sweet recipes to sugar up the festive season

Gulab Jamun
Gulab Jamuns are the go-to festival sweets in every home. You can serve it hot as well as cold, and it satisfies everyone’s taste buds. Here is how you can make gulab jamun at home:

  • Take a bowl and mix flour, powdered milk and baking powder together. To this, add thickened cream gradually until the dough is in the right consistency. You can also use ready-made gulab jamun mix to prepare the dough.
  • Roll the dough into small balls and ensure that these do not have any cracks on the surface.
  • Heat a pan of oil and keep it in a medium flame. Fry the gulab jamun balls in the oil until it turns brown in colour. 
  • Meanwhile, in a large pan, boil water and add sugar to it. Wait until the sugar completely dissolves. 
  • Now, add cardamom powder and rose water to it. Mix the solution thoroughly and leave it aside for it to reach the right thickness.
  • To this sugar solution, add fried Jamun. Leave it undisturbed for the Jamun to soak well in the solution and serve it after 2-3 hours.

Kheer is a traditional sweet that marks the beginning of every auspicious occasion. It is hands-down one of the easy sweet recipes to make at home. Read on to know how you can prepare yummy creamy badam kheer!

  • Soak badam in hot water for about 4 hours and later peel the skin.
  • Add some milk, sugar, cardamom and saffron to the almonds and grind it into a fine paste.
  • Boil milk in a pan and add the grounded mixture to the milk. You can use a milk boiler to boil milk quickly.
  • As the milk boils, ensure you constantly stir the kheer to avoid any sedimentation.
  • Take a small pan and fry a handful of nuts in ghee.
  • Once the kheer has reached the desired consistency, add the nuts to the mixture.

Your super quick badam kheer is ready to be distributed!

Kaju Katli
Kaju katli is the soul of Indian sweets. The greatness of the cashews and richness of ghee defines this sweet. Here is the preparation method for making Kaju katlis that melts in your mouth.

  • Take a cup of cashews and powder it using a blender. Make sure not to blend it for too long as the oil in the cashews will be released, making the powder soggy.
  • Take a pan and add water and sugar to it. Let it boil until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the cashew powder gently to the sugar solution and mix it thoroughly. Make sure to stir continuously until it reaches the desired thickness of the mixture.
  • Take a butter paper or greased sheet and pour the mixture to allow it to cool.
  • Now, knead the dough to avoid any cracks and roll into a thin sheet.
  • Cut them into the desired shape.

Spread the love with a box of Kaju katli!

Motichoor Ladoo
What is more delicious and wholesome than a ladoo? Ladoos are an integral part of every Indian occasion, making it a traditional festival special sweet. Ladoo boxes define festivity and for all sweet lovers out there, here is a quick Ladoo recipe:

  • Heat water in a large pan and add sugar to the boiling water.
  • Once the sugar dissolves completely, add milk to it and let it boil, till it reaches the required thickness.
  • Now, add cardamom powder and orange food colour to your sugar syrup.
  • In a large bowl, mix besan flour with milk and a small quantity of baking powder.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a pan and, using a perforated spoon, add the mixture into the oil.
  • Cook until the batter turns brown and soft.
  • Take it out of the oil and let it cool for some time. Then, remove excess oil using tissue paper.
  • Add them into the sugar syrup, mix them thoroughly and allow it cool.
  • Mould them into a proper ladoo shape and store them.

It’s time to gorge on tasty Motichoor ladoo!

Get ready with tempting mouth-watering sweets for all your festivals with easy sweet recipes. Let the festive season mark the beginning of happy and new events. Celebrate and share the delight with a box of homemade festival sweets. Check out Wonderchef for the best kitchen appliances to make your sweet preparation process easy and straightforward.

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