Easy recipes you can try at home on the special day

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KARWA Chauth is just around the corner with great preparations underway by people across the country. Karwa Chauth is an auspicious Hindu festival in which wives fast for the longevity, security, prosperity and welfare of their husbands. The festival begins nine days before Diwali in the month of Ashwin. On this day, married women observe the fast for their husbands from sunrise to sunset. The fast begins at sunrise and ends only after seeing the moon.

As the festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm, we bring you some amazing and easy-to-make recipes to enjoy the fun of the festival at home.

1. Rice Kheer

Kheer is the most favorite Indian dessert for all occasions and is quite easy to prepare. It is simply a delicious, creamy and appetizing dish for the festivities. It can be flavored with cardamom, clove, saffron or rose water.

Ingredients:

5 cups milk (full cream)
1/4 cup rice (washed)
1/2 cup sugar
4 cardamoms
10-12 almonds (grated)
10-12 raisins

How to do:

Take a saucepan and boil some milk in it. When the milk begins to boil, add thoroughly washed rice to it. Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the rice is cooked and the milk thickens. Now add sugar, raisins and cardamoms to it for flavor. Mix well until the sugar is well dissolved and transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with almonds and other dried fruits. Serve hot or cold as you wish.

2. Coconut Ladoo

Coconut ladoo is a traditional dessert served as a delicacy at festivals in Indian homes. These are small sweet balls made with coconut, sugar or jaggery and cardamom.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut (grated)
1 tablespoon of ghee
1/2 tbsp green cardamom powder
1/2 cup of milk
Favorite dried fruits and nuts (chopped)

How to do:

Roast the grated coconut over low heat. Once it is well roasted, add condensed milk to it. Stir continuously over low to medium heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon of green cardamom and mix well. Once the mixture has thickened, turn off the heat and set the pan aside. Once the mixture has cooled, make medium sized balls from the mixture to form a ladoo. Roll the ladoo in the shredded coconut until evenly coated. Now put them on a plate or tray and leave them in the fridge for some time. Your coconut ladoo is ready to serve.

3. Moong Dal Halwa

Halwa can be made with a wide variety of gajar halwa, lauki halwa and potato halwa. Moong Dal halwa is one of the easiest and most delicious variations of halwa. This reduces the time needed to fry the lentils.

Ingredients:

1 cup yellow moong dal
1/2 cup ghee
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of water
1 1/2 cup milk
2-3 almonds (chopped)
4-5 strands of saffron

How to do:

Grind the washed moong dal in a grinder. Heat a pan and add ghee to it. Add the mill moong daal to it and fry it over low or medium heat until it becomes aromatic and gives a slight color change. Now add 1 1/2 cups of water to the mixture and allow the moisture to fully absorb the water. Add milk and cook over low heat. Now add sugar to it and leave the mixture on the stove for about 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and garnish with dried fruits such as almonds and crushed saffron. The delicious moong dal halwa is ready to be served.

4. Aloo Tikki

It is the most famous Indian street food made from potato, spices and herbs which is crispy and spicy. This is the easiest dish you can try at home and satisfy your food taste.

Ingredients:

3-4 potatoes
Finely chopped chilli
garam masala
Breadcrumbs
Turmeric powder
ginger paste
Finely chopped coriander
masala cat

How to do:

Boil the potatoes and mash them properly. Mix them with breadcrumbs and add spices. Heat the oil in a pan and make small tikkis from the mashed potato mixture and place them in the pan. Fry until both sides turn golden and crispy. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with green chutney.

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