Vidhu's kitchen

Semiya Kesari / Vermicelli kesari / சேமியா கேசரி



Ingredients

Semiya                   : 1 cup ( Thin quality)
Sugar                      : 3/4 cup
Water                      : 1& 1/4 cup
Ghee                       : 2 tbsps
Cardamom powder : 1/2 tsp
Cashewnuts             : few
Food colour             ; a pinch




Method

Heat 1/2 tsp ghee in a pan , roast the semiya in low flame .
Add water to it and cook till done.
Add kesari colour powder,sugar to it and cook till thick.
Switch off the flame and add cardamom powder and mix.
Again heat the remaining ghee,add cashews and fry.

Add it to the kesari ,mix well.
Serve hot.



Mini Badusha ( Without Curd) / Balushahi



Ingredients

Maida                                : 2 cups
Ghee                                  : 1/4 cup
Baking soda                      : a pinch
Salt                                    : a pinch
Sugar                                 : 1 cup
Water                                 : 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder            : 1/4 tsp
Oil


Method

Mix the flour , soda, salt and ghee well.
Add 1 tbsp water and knead well until you get a smooth & soft dough .
Keep aside for 30 minutes.
Divide the dough into 8 to 10 equal portions and shape into small balls.
Make a slight dent in the center of the ball .
Heat oil ,reduce the flame,deep fry the balls on very low heat.
Allow it to cool.
Mix sugar and water and bring it to boil.
As soon as you get it to a one string consistency, drop the fried badushas into the sugar syrup,leave it for 2 minutes and remove it.
Cool completely and store it in an air tight container.
Serve & Enjoy.


Basundhi / How to make Basundhi



Ingredients 

Full cream Milk                         : 1/2 ltr
Sugar                                          : 2 tbsps
Saffron                                        : 1 pinch
Almonds                                     : 1 tbsp
Cashews                                     : 1 tbsp

Method

Put the milk in a heavy bottomed pan.
Boil it
Take 1 tbsp milk in a cup , add saffron & keep aside.
Boil the milk for 5 minutes.
Add sugar, chopped almonds, chopped cashews, soaked saffron , mix well.
Reduce the flame ,  let the milk thicken
Keep stirring in between.
Boil for few more minutes or till milk thickens completely.
Remove from flame .
Serve chilled .
Enjoy