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September 1, 2007

Besan Unde and Many Happy Returns


Celebrations. Incomplete without sweets in our country. When we think about Kucch Meetha Ho Jaaye, this is what we make.




Ingredients:


1 cup Gram Flour

1/2 cup Wheat Flour

1 cup Powdered Sugar

3/4 cup Ghee (Clarified Butter), more or less depending on the need

5-6 Cardamom, powdered

1/4 cup Raisins

1/4 cup Cashewnuts

A pinch of Nutmeg powder

Ghee for frying


Heat the ghee in a kadhai and fry the besan until the aroma fills your kitchen. Transfer to a large plate. In the same kadhai, without adding any extra ghee, roast the wheat flour. Mix this with the besan paste.


In another small kadhai, heat some more ghee and fry the raisins and cashews. Add these to the besan-wheat flour mixture. Add the cardamom powder and nutmeg powder along with the powdered sugar.


Mix well and form small balls. This is a lovely treat for you and yours to enjoy.


Today is my parents' 44th wedding anniversary and I wanted to share a really special treat with all of you. I am so happy to be able to spend today with them and am ever so grateful that I got them as parents. My world is a better place thanks to them.


Amma & Appa: wishing you every happiness.

And off this goes to dear Asha for the RCI Karnataka event.

17 comments:

Vcuisine said...

Many more returns of the day to your parents Raaga. The sweet is an apt treat to celebrate this. Viji

Latha Narasimhan said...

Many happy returns of the day to your parents Raaga! Nice sweet to celebrate this occassion!

Happy cook said...

Many happy returns of the day to your parents.
And ofcourse for every celebration one need sweets.

Srivalli said...

Many happy returns to your parents Ragaa...and that unde looks tempting...

nandita said...

Those are lovely - S joins me in wishing your Amma-Appa a very happy anniversary! Wish my trip to Madras could have co incided with yours :(

Cynthia said...

Please pass on my wishes for a happy anniversary to your parents.

TBC said...

Anniversary wishes to your mom and dad. I am very fond of besan laddoos:-)

Rajitha said...

raaga, wish ur parents a very happy anniversary, i am sure u being there is the best present they have got :)

Padma said...

Wishing your parents a very happy anniversary and may they celebrate many more and your love for them can be seen in those besan laddus....such a nice treat on a sweet ocassion, thanks for sharing Raaga!

Redchillies said...

What a sweet gesture on your part Raaga! Wishing your parents a very happy anniversary.

Sreelu said...

Raaga,
wishing your parents a very happy anniversary !!! excellent treat to celebrate a excellent occation

Suma Gandlur said...

My best wishes to your parents. What a great way to celebrate:)

SeeC said...

Wishes to your parents. You are right about celebrations.

Sweet besan unde...

Arts said...

Happy Anniv to ur parents, Raaga..
Loved the sweet.. A twist in normal laddus taht we make.. And seem healthy by addition of wheat flour.. bookmarked!

Raaga said...

Thanks all of you. It was a very special day and we had a great time. I am back in Gurgaon but my mind and heart are walking through the streets of Madras!!!

Asha said...

Congratulations to your parents Raaga, great looking Laddoos:))

Sharmi said...

hey sorry for being so late. my belated wishes. hope you had a great time in chennai. delicious looking laddus!! what did you get from chennai?