Blogging Marathon #17
Theme: Archived Recipes Revisited & Improved
It’s the end of Week 3 and just one more week with this theme of improving archived posts. I hope you have enjoyed the journey so far that has taken your palette from Dominica to Malaysia and beyond. Don’t forget to come back on Sunday as complete our journey of revisiting the past.
In case you missed the previous posts with this BM theme, here they are:
Panch Puran Mashed Potatoes
Carrot Coconut Muffins
Stuffed Arepas & Beans
Malaysian Fish Curry
Thai Corn Fritters
Halloumi Fig Sandwich
I am ending this week’s issue of BM with this recipe from the archives that I never actually did. I simply posted a recipe I had gotten online to introduce Indian sweets to my readers, as I was talking about Diwali. Sometimes, I am the United Nations and I try posting a recipe of the cultures for every religious holiday occurring around that time – Diwali, Eid and Purim. This time, I am doing the recipe and so will have photos too. See the original posting here.
Although the original recipe called for cashews, I didn’t have any, so I substituted with pistacchios instead. I also used raisins instead of currants.
(click here for printable recipe)
1 cup semolina/cream of wheat
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon pistacchios, coarsely chopped
3 1/2 teaspoons ghee
Heat 1/2 teaspoon of the ghee in a skillet and lightly fry the pistacchios for a minute until they become fragrant.
Heat the rest of the ghee in a saucepan and fry the semolina on a low flame until it turns light brown.
Add sugar and milk. Turn off the flame and mix until the mixture starts to stick together. Fold in nuts and raisins.
As soon as it is cool enough to handle, form into little balls. If they start to become difficult to stick together, wet your hands a little. Serve immediately. Sweet and delicious, this is a perfect snack with tea, coffee or milk.
Although I have tried different ladoos at Indian Mithai shops here in NYC, this is the first one I tried to make myself. I am proud. These came out so yummy. It is also so quick to prepare…wonderful is you need a quick sweet and are short on time.
Don’t forget to check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#17