Sunday, January 29, 2012

Shufta


BM # 12   Day 7

Whenever  I cook ,some how there are a few things which have to be either savoury or sweet…I mean I just cant relate Paneer being a sweet…or sweet potato being savoury..wonder why such fixed notions?...and to break this temprament I wanted to create something sweet with paneer.Of course there are these Bengali sweets…but..paneer  as such being sweet somehow  was a little difficult for me to digest.All the same today I have prepared a Kashmiri sweet called Shufta .This is a rich accompaniment to a Kasmiri party meal.Lots of dry fruits,saffron ,cardamon and paneer ..all in a sweet syrup,which is totally divine.The taste buds refuse to satisfy…wanting more and more…but let me tell you this is served as an equaliser and not as a dessert.Just a teaspoon or so…but I bet any Indian sweet lover will not be able to resist this….check out for yourself…..



1cup ..........assorted dry fruits(you can choose what you like)
Few pieces dry coconut
½ cup........ diced paneer
Ghee for frying

Boil almonds,pistachios,figs,raisins,apricots. (I also used some dry apple slices too)
Peel off the skin of almonds and pistachios.
Chop the boiled fruits.
Heat ghee.
Fry these fruits.
Fry cashewnuts,walnuts and hazelnuts.
Fry coconut.
Lastly dice the paneer into small cubes and fry to a golden brown.



Sugar syrup
½.......... cup sugar
½.......... cup water
½ tsp.... milk
4-6 .........cardamons
Saffron strands

Combine sugar ,water and milk and boil till the sugar dissolves.
Strain.
Add crushed cardamon and saffron.




Add all the fried dry fruits,coconut and paneer.
Boil till a little dry.
Serve warm.






Ending this BM with a sweet note..and hoping to meet very soon.
This was my second week,In the first week I choose Daals..a small recap of what I posted  under Daals

Tri-daali Daal  au Joovar-jo-Dhodho

Gul-gule'

Daal Paatra
Daalwada

Hari Daal ke Kebab



Thanks Valli…the BM keeps us on toes,else we get lazy.

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23 comments:

  1. Another new dish from you. Great to run the marathon with you all. Hoping to see you in the next session too

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  2. wow! thats an amazing dessert there! thanks for introducing us to so many new recipes..it has been lot of fun doing the BM with you!

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  3. Wow amazing recipe.. This is absolutely yummy looking dessert..

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  4. Interesting sweet! must have tasted divine.. I loved all your paneer recipes

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  5. Oh WOW! I absolutely love you're presentation! Its amazing! :)
    -
    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)
    Ongoing Event:(Kid's Delight - Something Sweet)

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  6. Very interesting and rich dessert,sounds new to me.Looks delicious and the presentation is very neat and wonderful,the bowl is so cute.Bookmarked...

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  7. it's been great knowing you through the BM..delicious looking treat!

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  8. delicious and absolutely new dish. The ingredients are always around when we are planning to make something sweet. this is a knowledge session

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  9. You simply rocked Vaishali, i learned so many different dishes throughout this BM..thanks for sharing all with us..Shufta looks absolutely irresistible and divine.

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  10. Mouthwatering Recipe..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  11. Completely new to me. Shufta looks irresistible...

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  12. Vaishali, must thank you for introducing so many new dishes to us...it was great as always doing BMs with you..:)..Shufta looks so good..

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  13. Irrestible!!!! Tempting Clicks!!!

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  14. Wonderful pics in this very unique dish. It was lovely to learn so many new recipes from you during the BM :)

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  15. Beautiful presentation and yummy recipe!!! Love the nuts and paner combo!

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  16. What a great looking dish! Its a bit elaborate recipe but I guess totally worth it! Yum!

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  17. Pictures look so divine! What a delicious dish :)

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  18. Wow thats a fantastic recipe and very very new to me have to try for sure.

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