Seven Cups Cake

Ingredients

  • Gram flour;200 gms/1 cup
  • Ghee/Processed Butter;200 gms/1 cup
  • Wet Coconut gratings;200 gms/1 cup
  • Milk;200 gms/1 cup
  • Sugar;200 gms/1 cup
  • Cardamom powder;-1/2 a teaspoon;

Method of Preparation

Melt a cup of ghee in a heavy bottomed sauce pan on a medium flame. Add Gram flour,Coconut gratings, sugar, milk and go on stirring till the mixture becomes  semi solid.  Add cardamom powder to this boiling mixture.Continue stirrin until the mixture loosens its stickyness. Turn off the gas and transfer the mixture into a greased tray.Allow it to spread into the whole tray. When it is still hot cut the cake into diamond shape or square shape and allow it to cool.After the cake gets cooled ,  serve and ENJOY

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DEEPAVALI SWEETS;-[TWO];-COCOA MILK BURPHY.

                 METHOD OF PREPARATION OF COCOA MIXED MILK BURPHY

This sweet  a special one which i tried at home about one month back and which came out very well . Now  i want to prepare this sweet  for this year Deepavali festivalalso.

The main ingredients for the preparation are as follows;-

>[a];- Condensed milk or Milk maid [available in Tins in all Indian stores ]

 >[b];-Cocoa powder;-two table spoons

>[c];-Sugar;-200gms or according to taste

>[d];-Butter;-400gms.

>[e];-Dry coconut powder;-two tablespoon

>[f]Dry fruits like pista, badam,  [all 10-12 in numbers]cut into small pieces and dry grapes[12]

>[g];-cardamom powder;-one teaspoon;

>[e];-Kesari or saffron;- 7-8 petals or colour 1/4 teaspoon.

>[f];-Cardamom powder;-1/4 teaspoon

>[g];-water;-one cup to dissolve sugar.

>[h];-Dry fruits mixture  like pista, badam , cashewnuts [cut pieces] and drygrapes;-2-3 tablespoons.

   METHOD OF PREPARATION;-

Take a non-stick pan and heat in a low flame. Add half a cup of water and sugar. Allow sugar to dissolve completely. Now remove the contents from the milk maid tin and pour entire milkmaid into the boiling syrup and add cocoa powder about two tablespoons to this mixture,Go on stirring with a wooden stick . Now add butter about four hundred gms. and go on  stirring continuousely, till the mixture becomes golden brown.In the meanwhile fry cut pieces of dry fruits along with dry grapes till they become light brown. See that they are not over fried.Add this to the cooking mixture  and mix well.When the mixture, starts leaving the corners , take it out and transefer to a  greased  tray[Apply butter or ghee to the entire  tray ]. When the mixture is still hot cut into squares or rectangle or any other design you want.Allow it to cool and store the pieces in a  tight mouthed   container This sweet is really very tasty

DEEPAVALI SWEETS.; [ONE]-MILK CAKE [MILK BURPHY];-METHOD OF PREPARATION

                        SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FESTIVCAL;DEEPAWALI

DEEPAVALI IS THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS This festival comes only once in a year.It can be a lot more fun provided we can give it to a festive spirit.That is why, we go out of our way to make it memorable. We will be thinking of preparing many  types of sweets  to distribute among our friends and relatives, on the day of the festivalas with whom  we all want to share our joy and happiness.This festival was started from the  day, Lord Srikrishna killed the demon kin gNarakaasura, who were troubling innocent people.They prayed Lord to protect them from the hands of this demon king ”NARAKA” . Litterally speaking  Naraka  means underworld  darkness. Lord srikrishna wiped out this darkness and saved the lives of all  who had a great devotion and faith in ”HIM” But before he died in the hands of Lord , the demon king asked the Lord to grant him a wish that this day should be celebrated in his name That is why it is called as Naraka chaturdhashi.He attained ”MOKSHA”[salvation],as he died in the hands of Lord.for this lord agreed.

The day comes on 14th day of krishna paksha  ,in the month of November.This day has been called as ‘Naraka chaturdhashi”  This year i have tried  a different sweet, on the  occasion of fesstival;-MILK CAKE OR MILK BURPHY, ;

The method of preparation of this cake is given below;-

Main ingredients required to make this cake are;-

>[A];-Condensed milk;-400 GMs[Milk maid which is available in food world and Indian stores. ]

>[B];-Butter;-400 gms.[unsalted]

>[C];- Dry fruits like Badam and pista cut into small pieces.

>[D];-Sugar;-200gms.

>[E];-Cardamom powder[Elaichi];-half a teaspoon full.

>[F];-Saffron or Kesari few petals to give extra flavour.

Method of preparation;-

Heat a non-stick pan in a low flame . Put one table spoon full of butter, and fry cut pieces of dry fruits,till they are done, but they should not be overfried.Transefer to a small bowl;In the same kadai,put condensed milk and sugar ; Go on stirring till sugar is dissolved.then add remaining  butter and fried dry fruits to it and  go on stirring till they become Halwa consistency. Now in half a cup of milk,dissolve petals of Kesari and add this to the cooking cake . See that the mixture should not be over fried and should not stick to the kadai. Remove from stove .In the meanwhile apply little butter to a steel plate and let it spread completely.This should be done prior to preparing cake.Now transefer whole mixture to this plate and slightly pat with the palm of your right hand,when it is still hot,by applying ghee or butter.Now cut this cake in the diamond shape or whatever the shape you like,and serve.ENJOY.