Last minute Diwali recipes for the busy mom

Last minute Diwali recipes for the busy mom

What's Diwali without Burfee? If you know, you know...

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For busy women, it can be extremely nerve-wracking to have it all together. 

Especially during times when you are required to celebrate festivals or celebrations that require planning. 

Of course, there are means and ways to make life easier and it's called catering, but some women still want to be able to do things on their own without the tedious amount of work and time it takes to accomplish. 

For those women (and men), we have found three easy (they are quite simple in comparison to the traditional method of making) recipes that you can do for Diwali this year. 

The 'Simply Wonderfuls' have come onto the scene and purists may be judgemental, but we think this is a lovely way to make a favourite for Diwali without all the hassle. 

This is a simpler version of Burfee and we found a Durbanite who tried it out to let us know if it is actually simple to make. Check out the video below by Tee Pillay on TikTok

@teepillay The Lazy Girl Cooking Series: Diwali Edition - Episode 1 🪔❤️✨#diwali #diwalidesserts #burfee #barfi #simplywonderfuls #sweetmeats #diwali2023 #diwalisweets #diwalirecipes #southafrica #southafricanindian #desi #brown #durban #joburg #capetown #easydiwalirecipes #easysweettreats #easydesserts #fyp #foryou #foryoupage ♬ original sound - Tee Pillay

This second one promises to be easy but we have to stress that it is important to have all the ingredients. Let's not give anyone a reason to trash your 'simple' sweetmeats this year...

Below is the recipe for Diwali Rose Ladoo and they seem to look easy to make and only have four ingredients. 

Check out the recipe below, courtesy of TikTok

@kamanabhaskaran #diwali #easydesserts #dessert #ladoo #indianrecipes ♬ original sound - Musicie

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This last recipe is a great alternative to frying a favourite Indian dessert, Gulab Jamun. 

Durban foodie, Priyanka, shared how she made Gulab Jamun in her air fryer. In this day and age, if you haven't got an air fryer, then you have definitely been living under a rock. 

Check the video below, courtesy of TikTok

@inspiredbyprisfood Air Fryer Gulab Jamun 🤭 - It is possible 😬 I finally tried making Gulab Jamuns in my Instant Vortex Versazone! I’ve been curious for a while, and I decided to give it a shot before Diwali. It’s a healthier twist on the classic Gulab Jamun, and surprisingly quick to whip up and it turned out great. INGREDIENTS 2 cups All-Purpose Flour 2 tablespoons Semolina 2 tablespoons Softened Ghee (Clarified Butter) 1 teaspoon Baking Powder A pinch of Bicarbonate of Soda 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elachi) 1 teaspoon Nutmeg 1 can Condensed Milk (400g) For Syrup: 2 cups Sugar 2 cups Water 1 teaspoon Rose Essence 2-3 drops Yellow Food Colouring (optional) A pinch of Saffron For Air Frying: 4 tablespoons Ghee (Clarified Butter) METHOD 1.In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients for the gulab jamuns: All-Purpose Flour, Semolina, Baking Powder, Bicarbonate of Soda, Cardamom Powder, and Nutmeg Powder. Make a well in the centre and add Ghee and Condensed Milk. Mix until a stiff dough forms. (Do not over knead) 2.Shape the dough into small balls and roll them into log shapes. This recipe yields about 30 gulab jamuns. 3.Brush the gulab Jamuns with Ghee on both sides and place them in the Instant Vortex Versazone. Set the temperature to 175 degrees Celsius and air fry for 7 minutes. While they're cooking for 7 minutes, remember to brush both sides of the Gulab Jamun with some ghee every 3.5 minutes. 4. After air frying on one side, brush the gulab jamuns on both sides with Ghee and air fry at 185 degrees Celsius for 7 more minutes. Repeat the above step. 5. While the gulab jamuns are air frying, prepare the syrup. In a pot, combine 2 cups of Sugar, 2 cups of Water, a few drops of FoodColouring, 2 Cardamom Pods, and a pinch of Saffron. Simmer until it becomes a sticky syrup. 6. Once the gulab jamuns are done air frying, place them in the warm syrup and let them soak for a few minutes until they become soft. 7. Transfer the gulab jamuns to a lined tray to cool down before serving. 🔌: If you’re interested in getting your hands on The Instant Vortex Plus Version, you’ll find an excellent deal at Yuppie Chef right now. #gulabjamun #diwalirecipes #sweetmeats #mithai #airfryerrecipes ♬ original sound - (InspiredByPri’sFood) Priyanka

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