As you know, the month of August is packed with multiple festivals, and just as many long weekends. It is the right time to utilize all that free time to whip up some exceptional recipes.

One can celebrate Janmashtmi, Independence Day and Ganesh Chaturthi (and all those extra holidays!) with special recipes curated by Chef Gaurav Chadha, In-house Chef, Dr. Oetker India Pvt. Ltd. Food lovers can have a good time with the best that FunFoods by Dr. Oetker has to offer this festive season!

Some of the recommended recipes for this month that one can create at home are:
• Chocolate and Paneer Burfi
• Oats and Peanut Laddoo
• Kesar and Paneer Burfi
• Tri-colour Sandwich Bread Pakora
• Gulab Kheer

5 Delicious #Recipes this festive season

Chocolate and Paneer Burfi                                                                   

Chocolate and Paneer Burfi recipe this festive season

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

50 g Cashewnuts, crushed

100 g Paneer, grated

50 ml Full Cream Milk

200 ml Condensed Milk

¼ tsp Cardamom Powder

60 g (4 tbsp) Dr. Oetker FunFoods Chocolate Spread Fudge

1 tsp Desi Ghee

3-4 nos. Almonds, chopped

Directions:

  1. In a thick bottom pan (slow flame), add cashewnuts, paneer, milk, condensed milk and chocolate fudge. Stir and cook for 5-6 minutes or until mixture begins to thick and leaves the side of the pan.
  2. Grease the tray with ghee and spread the burfi mixture evenly. Sprinkle almonds on top of burfi and gently press with hands.
  3. Keep this burfi tray in fridge for 2 hours to set. Once cooled slice burfi into small squares and serve.

Level: Beginner

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: 5-6 Minutes

 

Oats and Peanut Ladoo                                                            

Oats and Peanut Laddoo this festive season

 

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

100 g Oats

50 g Cashewnuts, chopped

50 g Almonds, crushed

50 g Jaggery Powder

75 g (5 tbsp) Dr. Oetker FunFoods Peanut Butter Crunchy

50 ml Water

1 tsp Desiccated Coconut Powder

2 tbsp Desi Ghee

Directions:

  1. Heat non-stick pan (slow flame) and dry roast oats for 2-3 minutes. In a blender jar add oats and grind it coarsely. Keep it aside.
  2. In a non-stick pan (medium flame), add cashewnuts, almonds, jaggery powder, peanut butter and water. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes or till jaggery melts off.
  3. Add oats, coconut powder and 1 tbsp ghee to above mixture. Stir well and switch off the flame.
  4. Apply remaining ghee in your palms and make small ladoo using above mix. Serve

 

Level: Beginner

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

Note: While making Ladoo make sure that mixture is warm, if the mixture cools up it will be difficult to roll it up.

 

Kesar and Paneer Burfi                                                             

Kesar and Paneer Burfi for the festive season

 

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

50 g Cashewnuts, crushed

100 g Paneer, grated

50 ml Full Cream Milk

200 ml Condensed Milk

60 g (4 tbsp) Dr. Oetker FunFoods Milk Shake Mix Kesar Pista

1 tsp Desi Ghee

3-4 nos. Almonds, chopped

Directions:

  1. In a thick bottom pan (slow flame), add cashewnuts, paneer, milk, condensed milk and kesar pista milk shake mix. Stir and cook for 5-6 minutes or until mixture begins to thick and leaves the side of the pan.
  2. Grease the tray with ghee and spread the burfi mixture evenly. Sprinkle almonds on top of burfi and gently press with hands.
  3. Keep this burfi tray in fridge for 2 hours to set. Once cooled slice burfi into small squares and serve.

 

Level: Beginner

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: 5-6 Minutes

 

Tri-Colour Sandwich Bread Pakora

Tri-Colour Sandwich Bread Pakora, for the Independence Day

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

3 slices White Bread

30 g (2 tbsp) Dr. Oetker FunFoods Veg Mayonnaise Tandoori

30 g (2 tbsp) Dr. Oetker FunFoods Veg Mayonnaise Mint

30 g (2 tbsp) Dr. Oetker FunFoods Veg Mayonnaise Original

½ tsp Caraway Seeds

60 g (3 tbsp) Gram Flour

1 tsp Red Chilli Powder

½ tsp Turmeric Powder

 Salt

50 ml Water

100 ml Vegetable Oil

Directions:

  1. On a bread slice spread 2 tbsp Tandoori mayonnaise and club it with another bread slice.
  2. Spread Mint mayonnaise on top of second layer of bread slice and club with another bread slice. Keep it aside
  3. For Bread pakora batter– In a bowl add Veg mayonnaise, caraway seeds, gram flour, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and water. Mix well forming a thick batter
  4. Apply batter on above sandwich from all sides.
  5. Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry bread pakora until it is cooked and crispy from all sides. Cut sandwich into 2 pieces and serve hot.

Level: Intermediate

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 5 Minutes

 

Gulab Kheer

Servings: 4

Gulab Kheer for this festive season

Ingredients:

1 Litre, Full Cream Milk

100 g Rice, washed and soaked for 30 minutes

100 g Sugar

1 tsp Green Cardamon Powder

8-10 nos. Cashewnuts, chopped

60 g (4 tbsp) Dr. Oetker FunFoods Milk Shake Mix Rose

5 nos. Almonds, chopped

Directions:

  • Bring milk to boil in a large saucepan.
  • Add rice, sugar, cardamom powder, cashewnuts and rose milk shake mix. Simmer over low heat until the mixture thickens and the rice is cooked completely.
  • Pour the mixture into serving bowls. Refrigerate it for 2 hours, garnish it with almonds and serve.

 

Level: Beginner

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time:  25 Minutes

 

 Celebrate this festive season with style

Bon Appetit!