Pardon me for my sudden absence from this space...I just got back from my 2 weeks trip to Mangalore. It was all of a sudden and the tickets were surprise gift for me from my hubby dear on my birthday.. My brother Uttam got engaged on 15th nov and I had gone to Bangalore to attend the function. It was really good meeting my friends and relatives.
Aparna who is my very good friend is my blogger friend too.. She and her hubby too made it to the engagement. I also go tot meet my rakhi bro Sandeshanna and Durga vanni.They also came home and we had pretty good time talking about our good old days. You guys really made our evening memorable :)
I also got to meet Suma and her cute little kid Smera... In spite of such short notice I am really happy that we could meet..She is really sweet. Her kid is very friendly and easy to get along..We had a really good time. I am already looking forward to meet her next time. Thanks Aparna and Suma for making my trip memorable.
This trip was pretty pleasant and hectic. First it was bro's engagement. I am really lucky to have such a sweet and cute Vanni (sister-in-law). I was able to make it to temple functions with my Father-in-law and parents ( I really miss going to temple here.. :(). I even got my results of MSc(IT).. I cleared my fourth sem.. and now I am a masters degree holder.. I have been really wanting this for quite sometime..
I also celebrated my birthday last month. This was one of my best birthday well planned by my hubby. He invited all my friends and at sharp 12 I cut 2 cakes. One on account of my birthday and second on account of our engagement day. Yes, We got engaged on my birthday :D hubby arranged cakes, chips, coke etc for party and it was really fun to have everyone around in-spite of it being a week day.
Anyways with so many good news it will be unfair if I don't share sweets with you all.. What if it is virtual!! Here is my MIL's famous Milk burfi. It is really simple and if done with patience turns excellent. She gets request from young and old alike to make this sweet and it gets over in no time.. This time I told her that I wanted to learn it from her and also told her that I wanted to post it on my blog . My FIL too helped us with this and made neat pieces of burfi :) We had fun time making this together. My batch from India is already getting empty and all my friends have asked me for recipe... I need to make it again :D
Here is what's needed:
2 cups Milk
3 cups Sugar
1/4 cup Besan/Chickpea flour
1/4 cup Sooji/Semolina
1/4 cup ghee
Cardamom powder to taste (Optional)
1) Fry besan with little ghee until frangrant and colour changes slightly. Cool it completely.
2) Add milk(cold need not be boiled) and mix. Make sure that there are no lumps.
3) Add sooji and sugar and mix well.
4) Keep it on the gas on medium and keep stirring often.
5) The mixture tends to thicken and starts leaving edges. Add cardamom powder if using. There is actually no need to use as this sweet has its own fragrance from ghee and milk. To test if done take a small lump of mixture and cool it. If it hardens then it is done. Takes about 50 mins to 1 hr. Inspite of that if it is not done then add 2 fistful of powdered sugar and mix well. Check again.
6) When done, spread it on a greased plate and level it with a glass whose bottom is smeared with ghee to prevent it from sticking. Cut into desired pieces and store it in jar when completely cooled.