On March 25, 2020, the biggest lockdown in the world began in India. It restricted the movement of more than 1.3 billion people! Although it comes at the cost of the nation’s economy and frustration of the people stuck at home for weeks on end, it is a necessary measure to curtail the spread of COVID-19. But just because you can’t visit your favorite restaurant, you don’t need to miss out on delicious desserts. Here are 5 simple dessert recipes that you can make at home to satiate your sweet tooth.
Brownie in a Mug
Nothing beats some hot and gooey brownies after a tiring day doing all the housework on your own. The good thing is that this dessert can be prepared in just 5 minutes. To prepare the brownie, take 2 tbsp of sugar, 3 tbsp of milk and vanilla essence in a microwave safe mug. Mix them well and add 3 tbsp cocoa powder, 3 tbspmaida, and a pinch of salt. Mix them until a gooey paste is formed. Microwave this paste for 1 minute and your brownie is ready! Top it off with some whipped cream.
If you love fusion desserts, then this recipe, made by CEO and Founder of The Chocolate Spoon Company, Rachel Goenka,will be perfect for you. To prepare gajarkahalwa, cook some grated carrots in ghee. Once cooked, add sugar, milk and some more ghee. After all the milk has been absorbed, add cardamom powder and butter.
Now, to make the cake, preheat the oven to 175°C. Now, mix some flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Add oil, milk, and vanilla essence to it and stir well. Once the batter is done, add the gajarkahalwa to it. Now, put this batter into greased cake tins and bake for 50 minutes to an hour. Once done, remove the cake and cover it with frosting.
Oreo Ice Cream
For this dessert recipe, grind the Oreo biscuits roughly in a grinder. Then add sugar, cold milk, and cocoa powder to this powder, and mix well. Now take some frozen bananas and blend them until a fine consistency. Mix the bananas with your Oreo mix. Now transfer this whole mixture into an airtight container and freeze for 6-7 hours.
Oats barfi is a low calorie alternate to the traditional Indian dessert. For this mithai recipe, take oats and grind them until they turn into a fine powder. Take some ghee in a pan and roast the ground oats. In another pan, heat water and sugar to create a syrup. Add the roasted oats to this syrup and some khoya. Keep stirring until everything is mixed well. Transfer it into a sheet and cut into your favorite shape.
Peanut Butter Fudge
Heat some milk and add sugar to it. When the milk comes to a boil, turn off the flame. Add vanilla essence and peanut butter to the milk and stir continuously. Now take a greased container and pour the mix into the it. Once the mixture is cooled, slice it into squares.
Start cooking these drool-worthy dessert recipes at home and make the best of your time under the COVID-19 quarantine.