I don’t believe in googling for recipes every time… I prefer calling family or friends to learn it :) And yes, if it’s about making a traditional sweet with authentic taste, my only helpline is MUM!!! No matter how much I learn in cooking, I can never beat her in making sweets ;) But this time, I didn’t bug her… A few sweets are by heart, which you grew up eating! Sukhdi is one such thing…
I remember the 1st time I went to Mahudi (a village near Ahmedabad) to visit a Jain temple! I fell in love with that place… and ever since then, I had been visiting it 2-3 times a year when I was in India. Not only that temple fills my soul with lots of positive vibes, I enjoy a travel from Ahmedabad to that place… I love eating there in the lodge… I so much love getting those RakshaPotli on my wrist… and I love that Sukhdi <3 <3 <3 That’s probably the best ever sukhdi I have ever had… And I’m sure no one can beat that flavor or texture… ever!!!
I have grown up seeing my mum make it for me n my brother! And this time, I tried it by myself… Of course, I don’t need a recipe for this :) But will surely give you one…
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour (Atta)
1/2 cup + 2-3 tbsp Ghee (Clarified butter)
1 cup Jaggery, grated or powdered one
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
- Heat ghee in a kadai and melt it completely.
- Add wheat flour into 2-3 batches and keep stirring to avoid lumpy mix.
- Once you add all wheat flour, keep mixing continuously and let it get roasted until lightly brown.
- It’ll release a beautiful aroma which will be an indication of moving to next step.
- Add jaggery into it and mix constantly.
- Mix will leave the sides after a few mins.
- Spread it to the greased (with ghee) thaali and let it rest for 10 mins.
- Cut into squares or diamonds as you like.
- Best if served warm :)
- I add a bit more of ghee ‘coz I absolutely love my sukhdi to be soft, crumbly and melt-in-mouth.
- I use greased flat-bottom bowl to spread the mix evenly in thaali :) My mum is used to do it and I love following her way!!!
- Also, keep the greased thaali ready to avoid end-moment rush.
- Will post an enhanced version of the same in a few weeks ;)