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Tilgul: Jayu's Easy Breezy Can't go Wrong Recipe


3/4 cup roasted Til (Sesame Seeds)
1/4 cup roasted crushed groundnuts

1 cup sugar
1 tsp ghee

1/4 tspoon cardamom powder

pinch of saffron

Time: 10 minutes (excluding roasting peanuts and til)

Prepare a plate or clean smooth surface by applying some ghee.
Heat ghee and sugar in a thick bottom non-stick pan.
The sugar will turn into lumps and then into a brown syrup.
Remove from heat, add cardamom powder, and saffron and mix in the peanuts-sesame seeds mixture quickly.
Spread the mixture on the prepared plate while hot. ( You can use ghee covered rolling pin to spread it)

Cut into pieces while warm.

You can make daNyaachI chikkI if you use only crushed roasted peanuts.

Also try our Gulpoli recipe for Sankranthi

Gajar Halwa (Carrot Halwa)


1 pound carrots, peeled and grated

1/4 gallon half and half

3 tablespoon ghee

1/2 cup sugar

2 fist full raisins

2 fist full mixture of nuts (almond slices, cashew, pistachios)

1 teaspoon cardamom powder

In a thick bottomed container or in a wok or kadai heat the ghee.

Add the carrots and mix them.

Add the half and half.

Cook until the liquid is reduced.

Add the sugar and the raisins and cook until the halwa is dry as desired.

Mix in the nuts and cardamom powder.

Enjoy warm halwa with vanilla ice cream.

Tip: Grate the carrots on a food processor

If half and half is not available substitute it with 100 gms cream and 100ml milk.

If peeled and sliced  almonds are not available, soak the almonds and then peel, then slice.

Keep the nuts in the refrigerator to keep them fresh.

To the mixture of the nuts add a little ghee and microwave for 45 seconds.

Add powdered sugar for a quicker cook time.

Pineapple Angel Cake


1 box Angel food cake mix, dry

1 20 oz can crushed pineapple, juice and all

Beat these 2 items together per box beating instructions.

Pour into UNGREASED 9x13" pan.

Bake at 350 degree for approximate 30 minutes or until lightly browned and springy to touch in the center.

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