Khasta Goja or flaky Bengali sweets where layers of pastry dough are cut into small pieces and deep-fried till beautifully golden brown before dipping in syrup. This goja misti is often made on special occasions and festivals for its long shelf life and quite easy procedure. All you need is some flour, shortening like ghee and oil to fry before dipping them in simple sugar syrup.
Gulab Jamuns are perhaps, the most popular Indian sweets that are a big part of every festival, event, marriage and special occasion of any sort. These deep-fried round doughnuts are soaked in a flavoured sugar syrup known as chashni. There are several variations to the gulab jamun recipe, but the mawa ke gulab jamuns or the ones made using khoya or milk solids are the most popular ones. And that’s the one that we will be making here.
Besan Ladoo is a popular Indian sweet, which is made and consumed throughout the year. Besan means Bengal Gram flour and ladoo means round balls. Here, the besan or gram flour is thoroughly roasted in ghee or clarified butter and then added with sugar and spices. Besan ke ladoo is particularly very popular as Diwali sweets or during other festivals and marriages.
This Atta Ladoo or Whole Wheat Flour Ladoo is one of the healthiest Indian mithai recipe, which can also be served as a snack. It has aata (whole wheat flour), boora (sugar crystals), nuts and a very moderate amount of ghee to bind everything together.
Peraki is a seasonal Bengali dessert that resembles a turnover with a rich stuffing of milk solids or khowa, grated coconut, chopped nuts and date palm jaggery. These are deep-fried and then dipped in warm sugar syrup to get a crunchy texture on the outside while the centre remains juicy.
Elaichi Peda, or green cardamom flavoured milk peda is a mildly sweet milk fudge, is a widely popular Indian sweet dish during the festivals. This Indian sweet dish is mildly perfumed with powdered cardamoms, thus making it a light Indian milk sweetmeat.
Balushahi is a popular Indian sweet where a a round patty of pastry is deep fried and dipped in a thick flavored sugar syrup to coat it well. Known by its various names throughout the Indian subcontinent such as Balushahi mithai or Badusha, it is always a popular choice of Indian sweet for festivals and celebrations.