LADOO

Divali is right about the corner here in Trinidad and around this time of year, apart from the religious aspect, the focus shifts to the excitement of receiving Indian sweets and food in abundance. Ladoo is one such sweet that many people look forward to. This delicacy is usually shaped in balls and is a…

TRINI MALIDA/MALEEDA

INGREDIENTS: 1 hot paratha roti (12inch diameter) 1/2 cup condensed milk 1/4 cup evaporated milk 1 tsp JGM Products ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground elychee 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 4 tbsp margarine 1-2 tsp brown sugar raisins (as much as you like) cherries (as much as you like) DIRECTIONS: Add roti to a food processor….

FAT KURMA aka TRINI GULAB JAMOON

YIELD: 15-18 INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups powdered milk 1 cup all purpose flour 4 tbsp butter or margarine 2/3 cup condensed milk 1/4 cup evaporated milk 1/2 tsp JGM Products ginger powder 1/4 tsp JGM Products ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground elychee 7-8 almonds 7-8 seedless dates OTHER INGREDIENTS: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup water…

CREME CARAMEL

INGREDIENTS: 6 large eggs 1 tin condensed milk 1 1/2 cup evaporated milk 2 tbsp powdered milk 1 tsp vanilla essence 1/4 tsp JGM PRODUCTS ginger powder 1/2 tsp JGM PRODUCTS cinnamon powder 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup water (approx.)   DIRECTIONS: Add sugar and water to a pot over low/medium heat. Bring to…

BARFI – TRADITIONAL INDIAN SWEET

Barfi is a traditional Indian sweet that’s popular especially during Divali (Diwali) and Eid. It’s one the first things I eat when I get my hands on a ‘sweets bag’ during either of these festivities. Like most Indian sweet treats, the spices used are important. Many people look forward to the different spices like the…