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Shrikhand

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

500 ml/1 pint/2 cups thick yogurt
3-4 tablespoons caster sugar
2 drops rose essence
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom or 4 drops cardamom extract
1/4 teaspoon saffron strands
1 tablespoon pistachio kernels

Directions

Semolina Pudding

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Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

185 g/6 oz/3/4 cup sugar
300 ml/10 fl oz water
60 ml/2 fl oz milk
1/4 teaspoon saffron strands
125 g/4 oz ghee
90 g/3 oz/1/2 cup medium semolina
2 tablespoons sultanas (golden raisins)
2 tablespoons slivered almonds
1 teaspoon ground cardamom

Directions

Gulab Jamun (Rose-Flavored Milk Balls in Syrup)

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Food & Recipes

Makes about 20.

Ingredients

8 tablespoons full-cream milk powder
3 tablespoons self-raising flour
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 tablespoon soft butter or ghee
approximately 3 tablespoons water
ghee or oil for frying

Syrup
2 cups white sugar
4 cups water
5 bruised cardamom pods
2 tablespoons rose water or few drops
rose essence

Directions

Rabri (Reduced Milk Pudding)

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

1.5 litres/3 pints/6 cups fresh milk
4 tablespoons sugar
2 drops kewra essence or rose essence
1 tablespoon slivered blanched almonds
1 tablespoon slivered blanched pistachios*

Directions

Ras Malai

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Food & Recipes

Considered the queen of Indian sweets, it is a combination of fresh cheese balls (Rasgullas) and Rabri, both of which may be served independent of the other.

Directions

Pistachio Barfi

Food & Recipes

In Indian and Middle Eastern shops, pistachio kernels are sold which are not the usual roasted, salted pistachios in shells. It is these softer kernels which are used whenever pistachios are called for in recipes.

Ingredients

125 g/4 oz raw pistachio kernels
1 litre/2 pints/4 cups full-cream milk
220 g/7 oz caster sugar
pinch of ground cardamom (optional)
gold or silver leaf (optional)

Directions

Balushahi (Pastries Coated in Syrup and Nuts)

Food & Recipes Balushahis, deep-fried pastry circles that are dipped in syrup and coated with crumbly nuts, go particularly well with after-dinner coffee. Almonds and pistachios are used here, but any other unsalted nuts may be substituted.

Ingredients

For the pastry:
250 g/8 oz plain flour
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
a pinch of salt
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
4 tbsp melted ghee
3 tbsp yoghurt
1 1/2 tbsp cold water
Ghee for deep-frying
2 light-coloured cardamom pods, bruised

Carrot Halva (Gajar Halwa)

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Food & Recipes

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb carrots
60 g/2 oz ghee
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom or 6 drops cardamom extract
375 g/12 oz/1 1/2 cups sugar
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup hot water
250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup cream
4 tablespoons dried milk powder or khoa
2 tablespoons blanched pistachios or almond slivers
edible silver leaf to garnish (optional)

Directions

Almond Cream Fudge (Badam Barfi)

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Food & Recipes

This is sold in Indian sweet shops in large, flat diamond shapes on which thin sheets of edible silver are sometimes pressed for decoration.

Ingredients

1 litre/2 pints/4 cups milk
185 g/6 oz/3/4 cup white sugar
375 g/12 oz blanched ground almonds
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom or 6 drops cardamom extract
2 tablespoons blanched pistachio nuts
edible silver leaf (optional)

Directions

Naan

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Food & Recipes

This yeast-risen bread should be cooked in a clay oven called a tandoor, which is why it is often called tandoori naan. However, it is still worth trying in a conventional griller or oven.

Makes 8.

Ingredients