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    Joy of Celebration!

    Joy of Celebration!

    CONTEST ALERT 1 - #FestiveCookingContest - Cakes, Sweets & Savouries!

    Festival Season is here!!! Share recipes and photos of your festival cakes, bakes or sweets! Winners get exciting gift vouchers up to Rs.6000 and get featured in our December magazine!

    Contest closes on 10 November 2018

    Terms and Conditions:- 1. Send original entries only. 2. It is deemed that participants are responsible/liable for the photographs shared 3. ParentCircle may use the photographs/ entries for publishing purposes in future at its discretion. 4. The decision of judges is final. ... more

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    Team ParentCircle Nov 27 2018

    @Team ParentCircle Click here to check out the top 10 recipes! >>> https://www.parentcircle.com/article/festive-cooking-contest-winners-and-top-recipes/

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    Team ParentCircle Nov 27 2018

    @Team ParentCircle One cannot imagine celebrating a festival without some lip-smacking delicacies. We look at 10 delicious food recipes, from our readers, that add sumptuous sparkle to the joy of the festive season.

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    Team ParentCircle Nov 13 2018

    Thank you so much to all the wonderful participants who shared recipes and photos of Festive sweets, bakes, and savouries! They all looked very enticing and we could see the amount of efforts gone into doing them!

    The winners will be announced by this week and the Top 10 recipes get featured in our Website. Moreover, Some special recipes get featured under the Christmas Recipes column of our December magazine!

    Keep up with your good work and we are looking forward to your engagement!

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    Team ParentCircle Nov 13 2018

    @Team ParentCircle

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    Preeti Nov 10 2018

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    Preeti Nov 10 2018

    @Preeti #FestiveCookingContest
    Anti-Gravity Chocolate Truffle Cake
    Ingredients :
    *For Chocolate Cake:
    Flour. :1.5 cups
    Cocoa pdr. :1/2cup
    Baking pdr. :1tsp
    Baking Soda. : 1/2 tsp
    Salt. : a pinch
    Coffee pdr. : 1tbs
    Oil : 1/2 cup
    Milk pdr. :1 cup
    Sugar :1/2 cup
    Vanilla extract : 1tsp
    Vinegar. : 1/2 tbs
    Milk/water : 1 cup
    Kit kat chocolates and gems as per requirement
    *Procedure:
    - preheat the oven at 180deg or less for 10-15mins
    -mix all the ingredients and whisk well.
    -Pour the batter in a greased and dusted cake tin and bake for about 35-40mins until cooked.
    -cool it completely and frost with chocolate ganache.
    -decorate with KitKat bars and chocolate gems. Tie a ribbon for better presentation style.
    Sssllurrppp!!

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    Sanchita Mittal Nov 5 2018

    @Sanchita Mittal Wow very nice recipe. I like to do this

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    Poonam Jadhav Oct 23 2018

    @Poonam Jadhav These Boondi Ladoo Parathas are looking so appealing!

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    Poonam Jadhav Nov 2 2018

    @Poonam Jadhav Thank you team..Glad u liked it :)

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    Sayoni Mondal Nov 1 2018

    @Sayoni Mondal Lovely

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    Maheswari Oct 31 2018

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    Nandini Jaiswar Oct 30 2018

    @Nandini Jaiswar Beautiful the Photo as well

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    Nandini Jaiswar Oct 31 2018

    @Nandini Jaiswar Thank you so much dear...

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    Sonia Oct 31 2018

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    Jyoti Oct 31 2018

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    Sanchita Mittal Oct 31 2018

    @Sanchita Mittal Super delicious melt-in-the-mouth laddoos, quick and easy to prepare and loved by all. Just ideal for the festive season
    Ingredients for Kesariya coconut laddoo
    1 cup Coconut powder
    1/4 cup Milk
    1/4 cup Sugar
    1/4 teaspoon Cardamom powder
    10 Saffron strands
    8-10 pistachios for garnishing
    1 teaspoon Ghee for binding the laddoos (optional) . I have not used ghee.

    Method
    Dissolve half of the saffron in warm milk and keep aside.
    Dry roast the grated coconut slightly on a low flame for 2-3 minutes, such that the colour of the coconut powder does not change
    Add saffron milk and cook on medium flame until all the milk is absorbed.
    Keep stirring frequently to avoid the milk from getting burnt.
    Add powdered sugar and mix well.
    You can use condensed milk also instead of milk. (in that case, you can avoid sugar)
    The mixture gets a little diluted once the sugar is added.
    Keep cooking on low flame for some more time until the mixture becomes sticky and you are able to make balls out of it. The mixture will also leave the sides of the pan.
    Now add cardamom powder and mix well.
    Now grease your hands with a little ghee and make lemon sized balls out of the mixture
    Roll them in dry coconut powder, garnish with chopped pistachios and saffron strands
    Delicious kesariya Coconut laddoos are ready to serve.

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    Jyoti Oct 30 2018

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    Sanchita Mittal Oct 30 2018

    @Sanchita Mittal Healthy and delicious
    Angoori Rasmalai are tiny chhena balls soaked in milk syrup and flavored with cardamom powder and saffron
    It tastes heavenly when served chilled, soaked in this flavoured milk.
    The recipe goes this way-

    Ingredients For chhenna / paneer:
    1/2 litre full cream cow's milk.
    1/2 cup curd or 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    6 cups of water for washing the chhena
    For sugar syrup:
    1 cup sugar
    3 cups water
    1 teaspoon rose water
    Ingredients for the flavoured reduced milk
    3 cups boiled full cream milk
    1/2 cup condensed milk
    6 to 8 cashewnuts chopped
    10-12 small pistachios chopped
    7 -8 almonds chopped
    For the garnish
    2 teaspoon finely chopped mixed dry nuts
    A pinch of saffron (kesar) strands

    Method
    For the Angoori chhena balls
    First of all boil 1/2 litre milk in a thick bottomed pan, add lemon juice or curd and stir well.
    Add more curd if required and stir till milk curdles completely.
    Switch off the flame and immediately drain the curdled milk into a big cotton hand kerchief, pour water and wash the paneer thoroughly to remove the sourness.
    Now bring the corners of the cloth together and squeeze off excess water and hang for 30 minutes till all the water drains off completely.
    After 30 minutes, take the freshly prepared chhena in a big plate and start kneading it with your palms.
    Knead well till it turns out smooth without any lumps, make smooth small pea-sized balls of paneer and keep aside.

    For the sugar syrup
    In a deep vessel take 1 cup of sugar.
    add 3 cups of water and stir well.
    Boil the syrup for 10 minutes on medium flame until the sugar dissolves.
    Add rose water and drop the prepared paneer balls into boiling sugar syrup carefully.
    Cover and boil for 15 minutes, so the paneer balls will become double in size.
    Now simmer the flame and let it cook covered for another 45 minutes.

    Method for the reduced milk syrup
    Take a deep vessel and add 3 cups of boiled milk and cook on low flame for about 5 minutes, keep stirring from time to time.
    Add the condensed milk and mix well and bring to a boil.
    Switch off the flame and add the chopped dry nuts and let it cool down to the room temperature.
    The ras mixture is ready now.
    Now take out small angoors(chhena balls) from the sugar syrup and squeeze out excess sugar syrup gently with the help of 2 flat ladles or by pressing gently between your first finger and thumb.
    Add these balls to the above prepared flavoured reduced milk.

    Once the Rasmalai is completely cool, refrigerate it and serve the Angoori Rasmalai with a generous sprinkle of chopped almonds cashews and pistachios and saffron strands.
    Enjoy endlessly.

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    Monali Bordoloi Oct 29 2018

    @Monali Bordoloi Thank you for sharing this easy recipe. And can also vouch for the taste -- the laddus are delicious!

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    Monali Bordoloi Oct 29 2018

    @Monali Bordoloi My goodness, I followed your recipe and tried making this but the laddu is just crumbling when I try to stick it together. I added three teaspoons of ghee but it did not help. What should I do now?

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    Monali Bordoloi Oct 26 2018

    Tips to use Diwali leftover sweets

    Diwali is a time of getting and gifting sweets. If you have a few broken pieces of sweets in the box or some half laddu, here are the few tips on how to re-use them.


    1. If you have few half-eaten boondi or motichur ki laddu which no one wants, you can make a separate dish out of it.
    Take a bowl of set/hung curd, crumble the laddus in it, if you have fresh cream, add 2 spoons of it in the mix. Check the taste, if you want more sugar, add one spoon of it, now serve it in individual bowls and freeze it for one hour. Than serve chilled. You can garnish it with diced almond pieces.

    2. If you have broken pieces of barfi, and other sweets, dont throw it away. Mawa-based sweets you can add while making kheer.
    3. Rest of the leftover sweets, you can crumble with your hands or grind it to a powder. You can make this stuffing for your sweet paratha.

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    Shireesha Siri Oct 18 2018

    @Shireesha Siri This looks lovely!! Thank you for sharing!

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    Shireesha Siri Oct 26 2018

    @Shireesha Siri @Shireesha Siri This is the first time I have heard of Kheer made with corn seeds. Looks interesting to me. Will try to make this recipe sometime in the future.

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    Shireesha Siri Oct 26 2018

    @Shireesha Siri Oh My God Shireesha, this kheer looks absolutely delicious. Do you grind the almonds and cashews into a paste or do you simply break them into small pieces?

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    Shireesha Siri Oct 26 2018

    @Shireesha Siri Have also not heard of corn kheer before. Do you grind the corn kernels first? How do you make them soft enough? Please do share with us.

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    Shireesha Siri Oct 26 2018

    @Shireesha Siri Ah I just read the recipe. Thanks for posting that. :)

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    Poonam Jadhav Oct 23 2018

    @Poonam Jadhav This is something new and creative! would definitely want to try this out! Thank you for sharing!

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    Poonam Jadhav Oct 24 2018

    @Poonam Jadhav Thank you team..Glad u liked it :)

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    Poonam Jadhav Oct 23 2018

    @Poonam Jadhav Wow!

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    Yamini Oct 22 2018

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    Yamini Oct 23 2018

    @Yamini This looks so yummy!

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    Shireesha Siri Oct 15 2018

    CORN Milk kheer
    Ingredients
    CORN seeds - 1cup
    Milk - 1/2 litre
    Ghee - 1tsp
    Dryfruits - 1/2 cup
    Cardamom powder - pinch
    Jogerry - Crushed 1cup

    Procedure :

    1)First grind corn seeds into smooth paste.
    2)Now heat ghee in the pan ,fry dryfruits. .now add corn paste..fry it for ten minutes. .
    3)Add boiled milk in the above. .Boil it for sometime. .now add jogerry.,
    4)it becomes thick,now add cardamom powder. .
    5)So the tasty Corn milk kheer ready to serve. .

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    Rujuta Jadhav Oct 15 2018

    @Rujuta Jadhav Thank you for sharing a very elaborate step-by-step recipe! This looks really yummy!

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    Rujuta Jadhav Oct 15 2018

    @Rujuta Jadhav Thank you for appreciating my efforts :)

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    Rujuta Jadhav Oct 15 2018

    @Rujuta Jadhav Totally in love with your presentation and the recipe! Thank you for sharing this! :)

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    Rujuta Jadhav Oct 15 2018

    @Rujuta Jadhav Thanks a lot for appreciating my efforts :)

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    Yamini Oct 15 2018

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    Yamini Oct 15 2018

    @Yamini everyone must try this recipe in festive season

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    Yamini Oct 15 2018

    @Yamini Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! Your barfis are looking really appetizing! These look like a must try this festive season! :)

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