Sisters-in-laws Mrs Ruxmani Danthi & Mrs Bindu Danthi, both senior citizens are expert cooks and have published Book ‘ FOR THE SWEET TOOTH-Gujarati Traditional Sweets’. They have sent Two Healthy & Easy to make Sweets recipes for our readers.
1) Khajoor Laddoos
1 kg Black Khajoor (Dates)
2 tb sp Sesame seeds
2-3 tb sp Ghee
1 tb sp Khus-khus (poppy seeds)
8 tb sp thickly chopped Almonds, Pistachio, Cashewnut & Walnuts.
Sauté dry fruits pieces & sesame seeds with Ghee in a pan.
Put washed seedless dates, keep stirring.
In about 10 minutes the dates will melt, stir well & put off the heat.
When cool, form small small laddoos, roll in Khus-khus with light palm pressure.
Your Laddoos are ready.
2) Anjeer Barfi
4 dry Anjeer (figs)
1 tb sp Walnut pieces
1 tb sp Cashew pieces
1 cup Mawa (khoya)
1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
Boil the sugar with little water
When it’s completely melted add Anjeer pieces.
When Anjeer is completely cooked add mawa & stir well.
Add walnut & cashew pieces when it thickens.
Add Cardamom powder. Mix well.
Put off the heat.
When cools down a little, pour in a greased thali.
Flatten, allow it to set & make pieces.
Your Barfi is ready to eat.
Courtesy- Ruxmani Danthi
(From the book FOR THE SWEET TOOTH-Gujarati Traditional Sweets)