We all crave something sweet after a fulfilling dinner. Whether it be
molten Choco Lava Cake or a piece of Gulab Jamun, we all want a
sweet dish and always have a little space for it even after we have
filled our stomachs with all the delicious dinner.
Do you know desserts are very good for our health? First of all, they are packed with nutrients. The carbohydrates present in them help us to fuel our bodies and mind. They make us happier as the naturally high percentage of carbohydrates helps the brain and body to produce chemicals such as serotonin and hence dessert helps in bringing happy faces. Whenever you lose your appetite you should try something sugary and low nutrient carbohydrate because the feeling of sluggishness, mental fog and distraction go away because of a finger-licking good dessert.
I recently met a very famous Indian dessert. It is made with milk and
flavoured with spices and dry fruits.
- Take half a can of condensed milk and put it in a saucepan. Add
two cups of whole milk. With the whisk mix everything so that a
liquid of consistent consistency is made.
- On low heat simmer the mixture for twenty to twenty-five
minutes. Continue to stir often so that the milk at the bottom of
the pot doesn’t turn brown.
- Chop all the nuts like cashews, pistachios and almonds. After
twenty-five minutes add the chopped nuts to the basundi
- Add grated nutmeg and half tsp cardamom powder, ten to
twelve grams of saffron and two tablespoons of chironji.
- Stir everything to mix and simmer the basundi in the pot for
another minute.6. Now transfer the basundi to serving bowls and you have your
creamy dessert ready. Garnish it with some almonds and
pistachio slivers. You can also try it with puri.
You all have eaten besan or boondi ke ladoo but have you ever tried
toasted coconut ladoo? It is a gluten-free, Indian vegan dessert and
takes about thirty minutes to make.
All you need is
- dried shredded coconut
- full fat coconut milk
- seeds of one green cardamom
- third cup of raw sugar
- A pinch of salt.
○ First make sure that the coconut has a small shred. Crush
cardamom seeds in the mortar and pestle and set aside.
○ Cook the coconut in a skillet over medium-low heat until
the state of most of the coconut is golden.
○ Add coconut milk and cardamom to it. Cook it for two
○ Add sugar and salt according to taste and increase the heat
to medium and cook for fifteen to twenty minutes.
○ Cool it to room temperature then shape them into balls.
The amazing toasted coconut laddu is ready and enjoys it
with a cup of tea on a rainy day.
Every other person is a huge fan of mangoes and why wouldn’t
anyone be? The king of fruits is super sweet and savoury and can be
enjoyed at any time of the day. Have you heard of mango halwa? It
takes about thirty minutes to make. It is made like you make a normal
Suji ka halwa.
You should try it as experimenting in the kitchen sometimes brings disaster but sometimes makes the best meals ever. You should never be scared of trying something new and should always take the shot. Try all kinds of halwa and laddu with ingredients that no one ever thought of. Who knows one day you will make one of the best recipes ever because you pushed yourself to experiment in your kitchen. Enjoy your desserts!!!!!!!