With Dussehra done and dusted, Dhanteras is just around the corner. It is one of the most auspicious festivals in the country. People commemorate it by buying precious metals, especially gold as it is believed to be a blessing. People who observe this festival also make a plethora of delicious food items to bring home good luck and pay tribute to Lord Dhanvantari (God of health) and Lord Kubera (God of wealth). If you want to bring home some luck, here are five auspicious Dhanteras special sweet dishes that you should try at home! They are super easy to prepare, and you can have all the ingredients conveniently delivered from Amazon Fresh at your preferred timeslots, with great deals available during the Amazon Great Indian Festival 2023.
5 Auspicious Dhanteras Special Sweet Dishes To Make
Laapsi is a delicious Gujarati sweet made with broken wheat or daliya. Here is an amazing recipe that you can try.
1 Cup Jada Lapsi (Broken Wheat)
2 Tablespoons Ghee
3 Cups of Milk
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
Half Tablespoon Green Cardamom Powder
Pinch of Salt
How To Make?
Step 1: Heat ghee in a deep non-stick pan.
Step 2: Add the broken wheat and saute for five to six minutes.
Step 3: Add milk to the pan and stir well. Cover it and cook for about 15 minutes.
Step 4: Add sugar, cardamom and salt. Stir until the mixture becomes thick.
Step 5: Add some of the almonds and pistachios and stir again.
Step 6: Take it off the heat and add the rest of the almonds and pistachios for garnish.
2. Chawal Ki Kheer
Kheer is an iconic dish that is relished by people all over the country. Said to be one of the most auspicious dishes, kheer is made in most Indian households during every festival and even on special days. Here is a simple recipe for you to follow!
¼ Cup Basmati Rice
1 Litre Whole Milk
Sugar as per taste
Half Teaspoon Green Cardamom Powder
1 Pinch of Saffron Strands
1 Tablespoon Of Chopped Almonds
1 Tablespoon Sliced Cashew
1 Tablespoon Sliced Pistachios
1 Tablespoon Raisins
2 Tablespoons of Kewra Water
How To Make?
Step 1: Soak rice in water for 30 minutes.
Step 2: While the rice is soaking, boil the milk in a pan.
Step 3: Scoop out a few spoons of milk in a separate bowl and add saffron to it. Set it aside.
Step 4: Add the soaked rice to the boiling milk and mix well.
Step 5: Cook rice on low heat until they are halfway cooked.
Step 6: Add sugar to the pot and stir well. Let it cook for a while.
Step 7: Add cardamom powder, sliced almonds, and chopped cashews. Then add the saffron milk.
Step 8: Add Kewra water and cook until kheer thickens.
Step 9: Turn off the heat once done. You can serve it hot or cold. Refrigerate it if you want to serve it cold.
3. Boondi Laddu
Another much-loved sweet dish, Boondi Laddu is widely made during Dhanteras. Diwali festivities are incomplete without some lovely boondi laddus. And this extremely easy-to-make recipe will add a dash of luck to your celebrations.
500 Grams Chickpea Flour
Oil as per requirement
Water as per requirement
500 Grams Sugar
2 Teaspoons Ghee
2 Teaspoons Cardamom Powder
How To Make?
Step 1: Mix Chickpea flour with water till the consistency is thick.
Step 2: Deep fry droplets of this batter in hot oil to make boondi.
Step 3: Make sugar syrup and soak the boondi in it.
Step 4: Take the boondi out of the mixture and add cardamom powder to it.
Step 5: Apply ghee on your palms and make small balls.
Your boondi laddu is ready to eat.
4. Kaju Katli
This soft and luscious treat is another popular choice for Dhanteras and is offered to the Lords. With this simple recipe, you, too, can make it easily at home!
2 Cups Cashew Nuts
Half Cup Water
¾ Cup Sugar
Half Teaspoon Cardamom Powder
1 Teaspoon Rosewater
1 Teaspoon Ghee
Edible Silver Foil
Step 1: In a mixer, grind the chilled cashews to a smooth powder.
Step 2: Sieve the ground cashew powder.
Step 3: In a non-stick pan, add sugar, water and cardamom powder.
Step 4: Keep the flame on low and keep stirring until the consistency is stringy.
Step 5: Add the sifted cashew powder to the sugar syrup.
Step 6: Add Rose Water and mix it well until it forms a paste.
Step 7: After the paste develops a dough-like texture, add ghee to help get the dough out of the pan without it sticking to it. Turn the heat off.
Step 8: Grease the butter paper with ghee and apply some of it on your hands as well.
Step 9: Knead the cashew dough until it is smooth.
Step 10: With the help of a rolling pin, roll the dough out and adjust its thickness as per your preference.
Step 11: Cut the dough into diamond shapes. Coat the pieces with edible silver foil and garnish them with rose petals.
Your Kaju Katlis are ready to serve!
Panchamrut is a traditional blend made for poojas. Because of its association with Hindu rituals, it automatically becomes the ideal and most auspicious offering to make to bring good luck! And the best part is that making it essentially requires you to mix everything together! So try this quick and easy recipe of Panchamrut at home so that you can have a blessed Dhanteras!
Half Cup Milk
2 Tablespoons Fresh Curd
¼ Tablespoon Ghee
Half Tablespoon Sugar
Half Tablespoon Honey
Step 1: Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly.
Step 2: Garnish with Tulsi leaves.
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Coming back to the auspiciousness of Dhanteras, which of these recipes will you make for good luck? Let us know in the comments section below!
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