Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bafa Dhoi

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
One more sweet from Bengal. Many times I came across this sweet but never thought of trying it only because I was lazy. And yesterday I decided to make it and today its ready. Its so simple and easy to make and the taste is too good.
I followed the recipe from Tarla Dalal's website.

I used very little quantity as I was not sure about the taste. But I am going to make it again very soon as my mom liked it a lot. I too enjoyed it chilled.

Milk - 1 cup
Condensed Milk - 1 cup
(I used  the small tin of 90gm and the same amount of Milk and Curds)
Fresh Curds - 1 cup
(Take equal quantity)

  1. Take all the ingredients in a vessel.  Mix it thoroughly. 
  2. I used hand mixer.
  3. Prepare a double boiler.
  4. Boil the mixture in double boiler for 10 to15 min.
  5. Pierce knife and if the knife comes out clean, Bafa Dhoi is ready.
  6. Make it cool outside and keep in the fridge overnight or 4-6 hours.
  7. Enjoy the chilled bowl of Bafa Dhoi.
PJ's ongoing event  
Will be back with one more Bengali sweet :-)
Keep Smiling

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Payesh(Rice Kheer)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
I always wait for a chance to prepare sweets and have it too.This week is Bengali sweets week for me.  I am already late in my entries to PJ's event. I do not want to loose this chance to try new sweet dishes from Bengal.
Here is one simple yet yummy sweet which I really loved to eat. My younger daughter loved it.
I browsed many sites for the recipe and I got the same recipe from all. There were 2 recipes. One with sugar and another one was with condensed milk.
I went for sugar one. 
Here goes the recipe:

Basmati Rice - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/2 litre
Sugar - 1/4 cup or more
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Saffron Strands - 2(soaked in 1 tbsp warm milk)
Bay leaf - 1
Chopped nuts - 2 tbsp(Soaked in warm milk)
(I chopped the nuts very fine, as my kids do not like if I put whole)

Soak the rice for 15 min to half an hour. Drain it and keep aside.
Keep the milk to boil. 
When it is boiled for few minutes, add the drained rice and bay leaf.
Cook the rice till it is boiled 3/4th on low flame (It may take around 25 to 30 minutes).
Keep on stirring in between.
Add the sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well. Add chopped nuts and keep on cooking till the rice is cooked.
Add the saffron strands and cook for a minute.
Allow it to cool.
Serve with some  more chopped nuts.
Serve chilled if you like.
Sending this to 
PJ's ongoing event  

Keep Smiling,

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Milk Rabdi in MicroWave

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
My very last minute entry to three events. When I was searching for Karah Prashad, I got this recipe and was trying to adjust the time to make it. And today I was so much tempted to make it as its the last date for 2 events, as soon as I came from work, I prepared this one. This is again the famous desert in Punjab.
A very quick desert(but need time to chill the rabdi) and very tasty too.
Coming to the recipe, I got the recipe here.
I added one extra ingredient i.e., Chopped almonds.
Milk - 1 cup
Grated paneer - 1 cup
Condensed milk - 1 cup
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Saffron strands - 2
Chopped almonds - 1 tbsp
Original recipe says to add ghee but I skipped it.

Add all the ingredients in a M/W Safe bowl.
Keep HIGH and cook for 5 minutes.
Allow to cool, 
Serve chilled.
Two things I want to change in this are:
1. Do not use frozen paneer, Use fresh and soft paneer as the taste differs a lot.
2. You can add nuts to the rabdi which gives nice crunchy taste.
Sending this to three events :
which is started by Nayna  of
 which is started by  Srivalli.
Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal's

Keep Smiling,

Monday, November 29, 2010

Rasagulla and Dry Jamun-Reposted for the event

Tried and tasted by Nivedita 
Hi All,
You have already read about my weakness about Bengali sweets. I love any bengali sweets. May be because my name is Bengali: Nivedita, :-),
Here are the links for those lovely recipes which I tried at home. 
Re posting the link for those recipes for 
PJ's event  
Celebrate Sweets-Bengali Sweets which is started by  me.

First one is :

 Second one is  
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