Major days or activites: Dhuli Vadana: Throwing colors at each other.
Bonfire lit : Little Holi: Holi ka Dahan or kama Dhanam, the story says, Prince Prahalad was carried to fire by Holika to destroy him but he escaped from the fire because of Lord Vishnu"s Blessings.
As mentioned earlier it is a festival of food( like all the other Indian festivals) and the sweet you can see here in the first picture is called Gujia. One of the main sweets of Holi. A pretty simple and sweet snack. The chemistry behind this is simple make a pastry base, fill that with sugar+dry fruit and fry it. Well the traditional recipe is an elaborate version of this with some must need elements.
As some one away from home I don"t have access to all the essential elements,so my gujia is a bit different from the traditional version. But it taste the same.
Here we go:
For 10 Gujia
Maida/all purpose flour: 1 cup.
Khoya/,mava(or burnt milk):(which I avoided: essential element of traditional recipe)=1/2 cup or
Condensed milk=1 table spoon(I used: not an element of traditional recipe).
Clarified butter= 3 Table spoon.
Ghee or oil= For frying.
Powdered sugar=1/2 cup
Jagari (crushed)=4 Tablespoon.
Mixed dry fruits(crushed)=3 Tablespoon.
Roasted suji=1 Table spoon.
Dedicated coconut=1 table spoon.
1.Combine the flour with ghee/oil,bit sugar and pinch of salt using your fingers.
2.Make soft dough and knead it lightly. Add water if needed. Cover with a damp cloth and leave aside for half an hour.
3. In a frying pan fry the dry fruits and turn the gas off and add suji rava +jagari + cardamom powder and mix well and make small balls(7-10) and roll it in the condensed milk Now reserve it to cool.
4.Prepare equal amount of small and thick chapati from the kneaded dough.
5.Stuff the chappathi with our sweet balls. (keep it in the middle,fold it to one side, seal the edges with bit water,roll the edges a bit using your fingers and press the edges with a fork).(or you can use a gujia mold which is available in Indian stores and markets)
5.On slow fire, deep fry this gujia till golden brown.
6.Drain and leave to cool. Our gujia is ready to be served...Enjoy it.
Happy holi again to all.
Well I am surprised to see two lovely bloggers shared two awards with me, first experience for me. ~Thanks dears.
Ediblearts.one lovely blog award( the one above). Thanks dear.
It is my turn to pick 15 lovely blogs..tough choice, I had more than 150 I think in my mind because all you people are so wonderful and talented. Hopefully I will get a chance to include all you people in coming days..
My lovely bloggers:
1.Taste of pearl cityTaste of pearlcity.
2.Divyas easy recipeDivyazeasyrecipe
3.Authentic Food delights.Authenticfooddelights.
4.Vidhyas food blog.http://vidhyas-goodeats.blogspot.com/
5. Zen can cook.http://www.zencancook.com/
6. My wonderful world of cooking.Mywonderfulworldofcooking.
7. Fun wid fudFunwidfud.
9. Not quite nigellahttp://www.notquitenigella.com/.
10. Yummy yo yummyhttp://www.yummyoyummy.com/.
11. Spoonful of delight.Spoonfulofdelight.
13 Vimitha"s Blog.vimithaa"s blog.
14. Divya"s blog.divya"s blog.
15. Vegcultural creatives.Vegculturalcreatives
Thanks Neenu. Now I can share this with few more lovely bloggers.
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