Since sweets and desserts are a quintessential part of any Indian festivity, this Independence Day, dig into some unforgettable mouthwatering sweet recipes –
- ¼ cup of basmati rice
- 1 litre full fat milk
- ¾ cup of sugar
- 1 tsp green cardamom powder
- ¼ cup of orange marmalade
- ¼ cup of pistachios paste
- Few strands of saffron
- Soak the rice in water for 10 minutes and then drain the water completely.
- Pulse the rice in a mixer grinder, then soak the mixture in cold water.
- In the meantime, heat the milk in a separate pan. Add the crushed rice along with cold water in the boiling milk and keep the flame low. Simmer this mixture for 7-8 minutes till it becomes thick.
- For the Orange: Take out one-third of the phirni in a separate bowl and allow it to cool down. Mix it with orange marmalade and some saffron.
- For the White: Meanwhile, add sugar to the rest of the phirni that is still in the pan. Cook it for 2-3 minutes. Now take out half of that phirni in another bowl and allow it to cool down.
- Green: Add the pistachio paste and green cardamom powder to the phirni left in the pan and mix it well.
- Garnish all the three varieties of phirni with almond shavings, crushed pistachios and a few strands of saffron.
- Serve this colourful phirni recipe warm or chilled.
Orange and Pista Kheer
- 5 cups of full fat milk
- ½ cup of sugar
- ¼ cup of rice (soaked and crushed)
- 2 tsp green cardamom powder
- 3 large oranges (peeled and diced unevenly )
- 3 tbsp of pistachios (blanched and chopped)
- Heat the milk in a heavy-bottomed vessel and bring it to a boil. To this, add sugar, rice and green cardamom powder.
- Stir occasionally and simmer it till the milk turns thick.
- Turn off the flame and allow it to cool down.
- Once cooled, add diced orange pieces and chopped pistachios to the kheer. Stir the mixture slightly and serve it chilled.
- Garnish it with shaved almonds and silver vark.
- 1 cup of cashewnuts
- ½ cup of almonds
- 1 ½ cup of sugar
- 1 cup of ghee
- 2 cups of full fat milk
- ½ tsp green cardamom powder
- ¼ tsp green and red/orange food color
- Few strands of saffron
- Soak the cashew nuts and almonds in separate bowls for 35 minutes.
- Peel off the almond skin. Grind both almonds and cashews together to prepare a thick paste.
- Add sugar and milk to this paste and blend it together to form a smooth consistency.
- Divide this mixture into three equal proportions.
- Heat one portion of it on the stove, add green food color, one-third of the ghee and green cardamom powder and bring it to a boil.
- Grease a cooling tray with ghee and spread the orange portion evenly. Place it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
- In the meantime, add the other portion of ghee and a pinch green cardamom powder to the second portion of the milk. This will be white in color. Bring it to a boil and spread it evenly over the green portion. Place it in the refrigerator again for 10 minutes.
- Next, add the remaining ghee, green cardamom powder, saffron and orange food color to the rest of the milk and bring it to a boil. Pour the orange mixture onto the white layer and chill it for 30 minutes.
- Once cooled, cut it into bite-sized pieces and serve.
This Independence Day, let’s celebrate 73 years of India’s freedom with some famous Indian dessert recipes that are super easy to prepare and go perfectly well with the festivities. You no longer need to go out hunting for milk, sugar, saffron, dried fruits, ghee, rice or any other ingredients. Simply order everything at home using Easyday Club’s whatsapp shopping convenience and get your groceries delivered to your doorstep.