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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Nolen Gurer Mishti / Palm Jaggery Sweet


We kind of celebrated Valentine's day in a different manner...nope no flowers and dining out but He handed over a Cadbury 'Silk' before leaving for his office and informed me about his late evening meeting ! So there you go ...But I thought of pampering him with his favorite dishes and sweet so that later I can bring up this favour for my use ;-). Made moist fudge Nolen Gurer Mishti to end the so called Valentine's Day !

Ingredients:
1 ltr full fat Milk
2 tbsp Lemon juice or vinegar
1/2 Dessicated Coconut 
1 tbsp Sugar
1 cup Date jaggery 
1 tbsp Water
2 tsp Ghee

Method:
Grate the desiccated coconut and keep it aside. Boil milk in a heavy bottom pan, once the milk starts to boil add lemon juice or vinegar and stir. In few minutes milk will separate from water and you will see greenish whey. Turn off the heat and let it remain like this for 2 minutes. Place a muslin on the sieve and pour the curdled milk. Bring the four corners of muslin together (to make a potli) and tie them. Wash the chana /chenna potli under running water to wash off flavour of lime juice. Gently twist the cloth to remove any excess water and hang the chenna potli over sink to drain out excess water for 1/2 hour.

 Transfer the chana to a mixing bowl and knead lightly with your finger tips. Now here you can see in all the pictures granular chenna as I personally like it that way . In between gather the whole mixture at intervals and keep kneading.  Place a heavy bottomed wok on gas top. Pour a tbsp of  water and jaggery and stir continuously on low flame (do not let it unattended) . Keep stirring on low flame till the jaggery melts. Add the chana mixture into the pan. Soon you will notice the chana mixture is coming together. Add sugar here and check the sweetness and adjust it.

 Keep stirring the mixture until it feels sticky yet moist and leaves the side of the wok. This part is crucial as over doing it will dry up the mixture. It ought to be moist and warm enough to be rolled into marble sized balls. Smear a bit of ghee on your hand, scoop out a spoonful of chana mixture and roll into walnut sized balls. At last roll the balls in desiccated coconut. Serve these immediately or you can even refrigerate and serve them later Enjoy this simple, delicious chana/chenna balls.  

31 comments:

  1. These look so divine and cute perfect for valentines.Inviting you to send this recipe to Lets cook sweet treats for valentines event at simply.food.

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  2. So sweet of your H to gift you with Chocolate...Delicious looking sweet..very new to me

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  3. I got introduced to the taste of nolen gur on my trip to Sikkim where we halted at Bagdogra for a day!Divine !Valentine day is all about making your loved one happy!You must have won his heart!

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  4. ki bhalo Deepa. ami ajkal ranna khub kom kori, sudhu tomader post dekhe dekhe drooooool kori.

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  5. wow very delicious sweet :) tempting me !! and fantastic clicks dear !!

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  6. Beautifully presented,u made me hungry dear..Loved it ,superb!!

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  7. Deepa,thepalm jaggery sweet looks really delicious esp the one without the the coconut covering.

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  8. Looks very delicious and yummy.. Loved the clicks..

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  9. An interesting sweet dessert! Looks yummy!

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  10. I think i tasted this delicious sweet in a marriage function, when i lived in Bhubaneswar, Last click is simply superb.

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  11. Looks too good! I adore palm gur!

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  12. Just loving it Deepa! Amazing pictures and mouthwatering recipe!

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  13. Hey Deepa, I want to try this at home and looks like I am missing on something….at what point do we add 1 cup date jaggery and 1 tbsp sugar thats mentioned in the ingredients?

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    1. Sorry for the confusion forgot to add it in the recipe. Thanks it has been rectified now. You need to melt jaggery and water together first along with 1 tbsp water. And sugar once the chenna/ chana mix is coming together.

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    2. Thank you so much dear! Will try it this weekend :)

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  14. Hi Deepa ..I like the recipe it can be eaten on fasting days too. I have one question: is date jaggery is different than the regular jaggery ?can i replace with regular one?

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    1. Deepi yes huge difference between nolen jaggery and regular jaggery . The taste is the desicion maker but yes you can definitely try this with regular gur. yes it can be eaten on fasting days.

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  15. How wonderfully you have prepared this palm jaggery sweet, wish to grab one from the picture.

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  16. Love the coconut sweet,yummy treat

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  17. These sweet balls look very delicious dear. All the sweets from Bengal are very unique and making me hungry:)

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  18. Perfectly made. Love the clicks too

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  19. Yummy sweet balls never heard of them looks very tempting

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  20. looks delish!! i love your pics ,any special trick?

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  22. Very nice gesture on ur H's part!! I loved this simple and yet delicious sweet!!! Very traditional and unique.

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  23. Sweet looks delicious.. This is my first hearing them & sure want to make them..

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