Here's a recipe from my Grandma's closet. She always made this sweet along with the Gurdani every Diwali. Unlike these days our mothers and grand mothers made every thing at home during festive days. And hard as I try, I can't match her skills in this recipe. It's not as simple as it looks, as the whole trick is about timing and once you know that, (which comes only by experience), you are a master!
Ingredients: Maida (Refined Flour): 500 gms
Dalda (Vanaspati, the hardened one): 500 ml
Sugar: 750gms, made into 1-thread consistency syrup in about 2 cups water
Method: 1. Let the syrup cool completely.
2. Heat the vanaspati and add maida into it. Keep stirring briskly for about 20 minutes on sim (in between, increase flame for a few minutes twice), until the consistency becomes thin, and the aroma changes. The colour will also change from white to brownish-cream. (not brown)
Keep stirring it. It becomes thinner & of flowing consistency.
Now you remove it from fire to let it cool.
3. Remove from fire and let it cool until luke-warm.
4. Now, add the sugar syrup through a seive to the cooled maida (off the flame), then stir briskly until you can feel the pressure of the thickening of the maida paste.
(Warning: Your arms are going to hurt here. :)) All the bessst!)
We add the sugar syrup & mix it.. (off the flame).
We mix it for a long long time until the mixture thickens & we can see it hardening.
5. As soon as you can feel it becoming really thick, as shown in the photo, transfer onto a greased plate, and shake the plate hard on the platform to even it out. (do not use ladle to smoothen it.This is to retain the gloss)
6. Let it set.
Cut into cubes and... have a blast this Diwali!!
Note: This sweet is made in traditional Sindhi homes. Unfortunately, the trend is dwindling away because of the ready availability of sweets in the market. But the joy of making and sharing home-made sweets with friends and relative during festivals can not be matched with anything.
Grandma's sweets are definitely special, looks very yummy.ReplyDelete
Yes you are right.The key ingredient that goes into their dishes is LOVE !
wow looks mouthwatering n yummyReplyDelete
I would like one, please! Or maybe two! These are delectable!How can you go wrong with grandma's recipe :)ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event.
Very true Aipi .. all the recipes of moms and grandmas are unbeatable,though made with simple basic ingredients.Delete
Bookmark event is really a novel idea and I will be glad to send in my recipes.
Looks yummy, Love all diwali sweets. Thanks for sharing . Happy diwali to u and your family :)ReplyDelete
oh, thanks for sharing. i love this post. please keep posting and God bless!ReplyDelete
Sure .. will do.. ThanksDelete
Your blog is very enriched. You can see my website Inhyderabadmall which provides Diwali Sweets to Hyderabad, Diwali Puja Hampers to Hyderabad,Hyderabad,India.ReplyDelete
delicious recipe dear with illaborative steps !!!! wishing u n ur family a very happy diwali !keep rocking !ReplyDelete
Thanks and wish you the same from usDelete
WOOOW... tht seeeems yummmmmmmmm!ReplyDelete
jus saw dis recipe, shobha..thanx, was planning to ask masi about it..ReplyDelete
Ok.. Let me know how it turned outDelete
Thanks Shobha for linking this irresistible Sweet recipe to the event and Love the way you presented.ReplyDelete
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wish u a very happy new year too shobha & the sweet looks great.. true the consistency is so imp & our grand mom & mom are def experts..thanks a bunch for linking!ReplyDelete
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Thanks Rasi.. wish you also a vary happy new year.Delete
I was looking for this recipe on Google, and look where it took me Shobha :) .. I have a Sindhi friend and I wanted to make some Sindhi traditional sweet for her.. bookmarking this on e:)ReplyDelete
Wow. Nupur.. Do let me know how it turned out.. I am sure it will be a nice surprise for your Sindhi friendDelete
Traditional sweets are always delicious for all the effort we put into the making ..I too shake the plate and tap it after pouring any barfi .it really helps in setting well.ReplyDelete
Yes Priya. You are right.Delete
The Kurs looks yummy. so simple with just few ingredients. Our grannies always found the time to makesuch delicacies. I love traditional recipes and you are doing a great job sharing and remembering your heritage.ReplyDelete
Thanks and true Mina. Our elders really had patience to make all these in large quantities. I used to be my granny's helper and this way learnt all the tips and tricks.Delete
Traditional sweets are really the best. It is a pity they are disappearing and made in only a few homes like yours. We have a similar Gujarati traditional recipe but add powdered sugar and also a bit of semolina.ReplyDelete
True Mayuri. These are simple yet delicious.Delete
This recipe revives memory of my dear maternal aunt who so lovingly made this kurs specially for me whenever I visited her place. Homemade sweets reign supreme. They are hygienically prepared, cost effective and filled with so much of love. I will try this kurs for the upcoming festivities.ReplyDelete
Yes Neha. this sweet always reminds me of mom. She was so perfect in making the kurs.Delete
Good to know about this traditional recipe from Sindhi cuisine. I must give a try to this with your recipe.ReplyDelete