What are some yummy divali deserts?!

Question: What are some yummy divali deserts?
my comparitive religions class is having a divali celebration and i signed up for desert and im wondering what i should make?


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gulab jamus is CRAZY sweet (overly sweet)
rasmalai is DELICIOUS (pretty sweet but not crazy sweet)
dunno if I spelled those right, but ask any Indian they are YUMMY!! =)

The popular traditional dessert made during Divali is 'Pista Burfi' (Pistachio Milk Fudge). This desert is also exchanged during Divali between families. Other food items exchanged are raw nuts such as Almonds, Cashews, and Pistachios.

Milk Pista Burfi (Milk Pistachio Fudge) Recipe
Made by reducing whole milk sugar ghee ground pistachios and cardamom

This is perhaps the best known confections in India. It is made by reducing un-homogenized un-pasteurized whole milk.
How to make milk Burfi?

1. Whole milk: 2 Quarts
2. Sugar: 1 Cup
3. Ghee (Clarified Butter): ? Cup
4. Cardamom seeds ground: ? teaspoon
5. Blanched Pistachios: 1 Cup Powder the nuts in a food processor.
6. Crushed Pistachios: ?Cup

1. Select a heavy bottom pan. If you have a non-stick pan, it would make it easier. Combine items 1 through 4 in the pan. Bring the mixture to 180 oF. You are going to simmer the mixture for about 45 minutes reducing it to about 60% volume. Use a spatula to stir and avoid scorching on the bottom of the pan.
2. Stir in the powdered nuts. Continue cooking on at about 180 oF for another 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Add remaining ingredients. Cook till it looks like stiff bread dough
4. Grease a cookie pan. Transfer the mixture to the cookie pan smooth the top surface with the spatula. Make it like a ?" high rectangular slab. Let it cool down to room temperature. With a sharp knife, cut it into 1" squares or diamond shape. Store in the refrigerator.

Note: 180 oF is a nice temperature whenever you want to reduce milk. This temperature causes minimum scorching on the bottom and avoid boil-over.

you cant go wrong with indian "Gulaab Jamon"

served all the time as a desert. should be able to find it very easily. However I think it sucks. good luck

look up divali deserts on yahoo. or google.

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