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‘Home-Made’ Makes The Best Gift Ever!

by Ankush Dadu on Feb 22, 2023

You may hop across to your nearest Anand Sweets store or order your favourite gifts online but to make it extra special, add a touch of ‘home-made’ to your gifts of love. Check out the delectable (and so easy!) recipes below, crafted with ingredients from Anand Sweets.

Do share your special recipes made using any one or two Anand Sweets ingredients. The best will get featured on our Instagram and win a gift from us!  

Get inspired by the below recipes sourced from three home-makers.


DOODH PEDA KHEER
INGREDIENTS
1 ½  litre full cream milk
7-10 Anand Sweets Doodh Peda
¼ cup Basmati rice
2 Anand Sweets Doddh Barfi for garnishing

METHOD
Bring milk to a boil in a heavy bottomed pan, lower heat, and simmer, stirring till the quantity is reduced almost to half. (Be patient, and ensure the milk does not get burnt.)

Crumble Anand Sweets Dhoodh Pedas and add to the milk, stirring till it’s all blended nicely.

Add the rice and cook till rice may be mashed in lightly. (Add more milk if required.)

Take off the flame and transfer to serving dish, cool and refrigerate.

Garnish with crumbled Anand Sweets Doddh Barfi and serve as a delicious cold dessert.

This is a wonderful gift to carry along when invited for a meal – even if your host has already made dessert – for who can resist this delicious Doodh Peda Kheer!

 

RIBBON PAKODA CHAAT

INGREDIENTS
For the bhalla:
½ cup urad dal
¼ cup moong dal
½ tsp roasted and ground jeera (cumin)
½ inch ginger, grated
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry bhallas
1 cup (or as liked) dahi, whipped with salt to taste

Other ingredients:
1 cup Anand Sweets Ribbon Pakoda, lightly crushed
1/2 cup Anand Sweets Khara Bondi
1 medium boiled potato, chopped
1 tsp sweet tamarind chutney
1 tsp mint-coriander chutney
Chaat masala to taste

Method:
Soak dals overnight and grind to a smooth paste with ginger and salt. To ensure right consistency of paste, drop a pinch of batter in water and see that it floats up. If not, add a bit of sooji to thicken the batter.

Deep fry small dollops of batter in medium heat to make bhallas. The bhallas must rise up gently to the surface of the oil as you drop them in. Adjust heat as required to achieve this.

Flip over once to brown bhallas evenly.

Soak bhallas in water for about 10-15 minutes and squeeze out water without breaking them.

Add bhallas to whipped dahi and sprinkle powdered jeera.

Arrange Anand Sweets Ribbon Pakodas on a platter and top with dahi-bhalla.

Add the chopped potatoes and Anand Sweets Khara Bondi atop this.

Sprinkle with the chutneys and chaat masala, and serve up the chatpata chaat as an anytime snack!

Surprise a friend when you go over next. Carry the dahi-bhallas and other ingredients separately and assemble on-spot with a delicious platter of Ribbon Pakoda Chaat!
  

LADDU CAKE

INGREDIENTS

1 cup baking flour or maida
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp vanilla essence
3 large eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup ground sugar (or as liked)
 cup whipped cream
5-7 Anand Sweets Motichoor Laddu

METHOD
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
Sieve together maida, soda and baking powder twice and set aside, covered.
Beat eggs lightly, add sugar and oil and whip together. Mix in the essence.
Add maida bit by bit, folding it in gently to make a smooth batter.
Pour batter into a greased cake tin, lined with butter paper.
Bake covered for 20 minutes and then uncover and bake for another 10-20 minutes.
Check if the cake is done by inserting a skewer in the center – it should come out clean.
Cool cake completely on a wire rack and slice through horizontally.
Moisten the bottom half lightly with cold milk or juice.
Spread whipping cream on the bottom half, and top generously with crushed Anand Sweets Motichoor Laddu.
Cover with the other half to create a deliciously soft cake sandwich.

Pack in a nice cake tin and delight your hostess at any gathering.
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