Oct 21, 2013

Kesari Rajbhog for SFC#1




Rajbhog is Indian Mithai which prepared with chenna (cottage cheese) and saffron, and served in sugar syrup. As it’s our first announcement so I choose quite simple recipe under Indian Sweets. I adopt this recipe from Chef Sanjeev kapoor’s food portal. 

For this recipe, you have to knead the chenna with sooji and maida and stuffed with khoya and pistachios and served in cardamom flavor sugar syrup. This recipe is quite same as Bengali rasgulla but quite different in part of stuffing and its color is yellow.


Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: 12
Category: Indian Sweets
Recipe Source: Sanjeev Kapoor

Ingredients:
2 Cup Chenna/ Cottage Cheese
1 Tsp. Refined Flour/ Maida
1 Tsp. Semolina
24 Pistachios, Blanched
1 Tsp. Green Cardamom Powder
4 Cup Sugar
Few Saffron Strands

Instructions:

Knead the fresh cheena until to smooth.
Add refined flour and semolina and knead it gently.  Divide into twelve equal portions.
Blanch the pistachios in water for 5 minutes and peel it and keep aside.
Add 2-3 pistachios in each portion of chenna and form into small round ball form.
Combine sugar with three Cup of water. Bring it to a boil and make thin sugar syrup.
Remove scum, if any and add cardamom powder in syrup for flavor.
Add stuffed chenna balls into sugar syrup.
Cover and cook for 15 minutes on high flame or until they are almost double in size. Keep aside to cool.
Soak the saffron strands in hot water and keep aside.  
Add saffron color in cool syrup and refrigerate to chill.

Notes:
Personally I don’t like food color or preservatives in food. For this recipe, I was soaked few saffron strands in warm water and get original kesari/ saffron color which is good for health too.



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10 comments:

  1. Lovely rajbhog.Def My favourite one.

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  2. Yummy and tempting rajbhog.. My favourite dessert Preeti :-)

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  3. Loved this challenge, thanks for introducing Rajbhog to us..delicious rasgullas.

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  4. delicious rajbhog!! it was fun making it!!!

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  5. It was indeed a good challenge.. Loved it

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  6. Very yummy and delicious rajbhog..

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  7. Loved the color of the syrup and stuffing is interesting..

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  8. wonderful challenge and raj bhog looks so spongy, perfectly made dear !!

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