The festivals of
India have begun. It is usually believed that Indian festival and Indian sweets
are inseparable. In simple words festivals and sweets in India go hand in hand.
The upcoming festivals are famous round the world and also celebrated in many foreign countries. These festivals are significantly very important in the Hindu culture and so the sweet that are made in Indian house-holds to celebrate them.
Today is the day
where you all will know the most important part of these popular Indian sweets that
are easily made in each and every home during these times.
This is one of the most popular and tasty
Indian sweets that is a favourite sweet of Hindu deity lord Ganesh. It is
called with different names in different languages like modak in Marathi,
Konkani and Gujarati, kudumu in Telugu and modhakam in Tamil. The filling of
modak is made with freshly grated coconut and jaggery put between the dough of
rice flour and wheat flour mixed with all-purpose flour. Earlier people made
this dish with their hands but now a day they cannot develop a proper shape for
which they are famous and hence use mould to give it a perfect shape. Generally
they are steamed but to give a modern effect they started to fry it.
2. Kaju katli :-
katli is that Indian sweet that is also known as kaju barfi. That is made of a
lot of cashew, ghee and a bit of sugar. It is considered a very difficult sweet
to be made as this sweet requires a lot of attention when it is made over the
flame. For this to be made perfectly we first need to grind the soaked cashews
and then cook it over a low flame in ghee until it leaves the corners of the
pan. The trickiest part of this is to see that it does not burn due to the
flame. For the barfi to be rich in taste we can also add saffron and chopped
dried-fruits. Then we cut it into diamond shape and apply a layer of edible
silver foil. This is the most gifted sweet during the festival of Diwali.
3. Besan Ladoo:-
Besan or the gram flour is used in versatile way. This plays an important role in the Indian cuisine. It is put in the starters, main course and to all your surprise in desserts as well. Besan Ladoo is one of the traditional ladoo that we Indians’ eat. These ladoos are made of besan being cooked in ghee until golden but do not let them burn as that will spoil the taste. Then after that add sugar to it and let the sugar get along with the besan and ghee paste. Let the mixture cool and add chopped dry fruits. Then with the help of your hands make the batter in round shape. These ladoos are usually given to pregnant women after their delivery as these give the women the energy they require. These ladoos are quite popular in India and are fondly eaten by all.
4. Til chikki(Sesame chikki):-
or sesame seeds are tiny and are rich in oil.
These seeds have many health benefits and are also used in medication in
the Ayurveda medicines. Since these are tiny we are supposed to eat this
handful on a daily basis to experience the benefits. Til is having properties
that can save us from arthritis, diabetes and heart diseases.
is an Indian thing that we can make out of anything and here I literally mean
everything. I have made chikkis of peanuts, cashew nut, til, coconut and many
more. Truly this is the real solutions for your sweet cravings and can be
easily be made of brown sugar, jaggery, cane sugar and the other sugars you
tend to use at home.
So til chikki is the one sweet that the entire India eats during the Sankranti or the kite festival. It is believed that it is auspicious to have til at this time but the real reason is that ‘Til is the harvest of the season and should be eaten when fresh.’ There is also a famous Marathi saying that:” til gud ghya, aani godh godh bola” meaning eat sesame and jaggery and speak sweet words.
sweet is a world famous and my favourite sweet. This is popular during the time
of holi or the colour festival and can be easily prepared in your homes. This
sweet is deep fried and the outer part is made with suji and maida and the
centre is filled with sweet khoya and dried fruits and at times also we add
coconut to give the flavour.
sweet is not just popular in India but is also eaten in Bangladesh and
Nepal. The preparation similar to that
of samosa but its shape is very different. It is loved by the kids due to the
half-moon shape given to this sweet. This is also similar to the modak that has
been mentioned in the top. These filling sweets are quite famous here and also
the tourists from foreign also love to taste these.
desserts are popular for the taste and colours used in them but are also well
known for the flexibility in making them. In simple words they can be made with
any kind of flour available at your place and the same can be applied for your
sweetening agent. There is no hard and fast rule that a particular thing should
be made as it is shown but can be given a personal touch to make the dessert
more unique that it is and presented in a way that no one has thought it to be