October 25, 2011

Diwali special - Orange Delight

Diwali is just round the corner. Its the best time of the year - with all the festivities, diyas, fire crackers, rangolis  and ofcourse - sweets. :)

I have a sweet tooth, and love to try out new sweets each year. This year I'm trying to make simple sweets entirely from things that are readily available in our pantry/ refrigerators.

Here's the recipe for Orange Delight, a quick and easy sweet.

Crumbled paneer
1 cup crumbled Paneer. I made the paneer at home from whole milk and yogurt. You can use any method you prefer. One of popular methods uses lemon juice as here
1 whole naval orange.
1/4 cup super fine sugar (sieved)
Orange food color (1-2 drops optional)
Orange or vanilla essense (optional)

Special equipment:
Cookie cutters (optional)
Mini Cupcake liners

Orange segments
  • Peel oranges, and remove skin and seed from each segment. Roughly chop the segments. Reserve  pulp from 4-5 segments for garnishing.

Orange and sugar mixed into the paneer
  • Gently mix the paneer and sugar into the orange pulp.
  • Add orange food color and essense (if desired) and mix.
  • Roll into small balls or cut with cookie cutter of desired shape.
  • Place each piece into a mini cupcake liner gingerly. 
  • Garnish with reserved orange segment pieces.
  • Serve cool. It can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-4 days.

Orange Delight

Note: Using crushed pineapple and yellow food color would create another variation and could be called "Pineapple Delight" :)

Happy Diwali!

Hetal from Houston

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