The most special part of the entire party planning is food. Ah, the food. What cuisine to choose from, what dishes to decide and it’s really nerve-wracking for you if it is a themed party. Do not worry people, HookedUpon to the rescue! There are millions of party recipes out there. We have here with us five easy and quick party recipes you can make with paan that are sure to make you the most loved hostess, even more than Monica!
#1 Paan Kulfi
Who can miss kulfi that too with tasty paan flavor!?
First in the list of party recipes and here it is: Take some fresh paan leaves and immerse them in water. Now, chop the leaves from stem and add fennel sides, rose leaves or gulkand and cream and grind them to make a paste. Take full cream milk and boil it till it reduces to half, then add sugar and cardamom seeds. Now mix cornflour in water and add to milk and let it cool. Meanwhile add all the dry fruits you wish to add. When the milk cools down add the cream-paan mixture and some rose water. Keep it to cool in the refrigerator. Garnish with rose petals and serve.
#2 Paan ke Kebab
Doesn’t it sound interesting? It may look difficult, but really, it’s just a simple twist in recipe of dahi ke kebab.
Let’s look at the recipe: Take hung curd in a bowl, add roasted gram powder, add chilly powder, salt, pepper and cinnamon. Now with wet hands make rolls of these kebabs with holes. Grill paan leaves and fry the kebab. Serve with onion-garlic paste.
#3 Paan Shots
One of the simplest party recipes EVER: Add paan leaves, fennel seeds, vanilla ice cream, cardamom, gulkand, coconut, water and if you wish vodka/soda. Now mix all the ingredients. Chill and serve.
#4 Paan Rasmalai
The tasty rasmalai is everyone’s favourite but here’s a twist to it. Let’s look at the recipe: Boil the milk. Add the vinegar water mix to it and turn off the gas. The milk will curdle. Now strain this curdled milk and wash it thoroughly to remove any smell. Let the whey drain out for around 15-20 mins. Now take this curdled milk/chhena and rub it with the palm of your hands till smooth. When smooth it will release its fat.Now make discs with this smoothened chhena and make a well in the centre. Place some gulkand on it and then seal the discs gently giving it the shape of paan. Mix water and sugar in a pan and bring it to a rolling boil. Reduce the flame to low – medium. Add ½ crushed paan to this sugar syrup. Now add the discs to the sugar syrup and let it cook uncovered for 10-15 mins. To check whether the discs are done or not put one in normal filtered water. If the disc sinks it means its ready. If it floats on top it needs some more cooking.When the discs are done put them in normal filtered water and let them cool down completely at room temperature. Meanwhile boil 1 litre of cow milk and reduce it to half. Now add the coarsely crushed paan to this milk.
Add condensed milk and keep on stirring till it becomes little thick.Now add the prepared discs to the milk mixture and let it cook on slow flame for around 15 mins.
Let the paan rasmalai cool down at room temperature. Refrigerate and eat.
#5 Paan Macaroons
Here’s the recipe: Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat. Beat egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment until whites are foamy; beat in white sugar and continue beating until egg whites are glossy, fluffy, and hold soft peaks. Sift confectioners’ sugar and ground almonds in a separate bowl and quickly fold the almond mixture into the egg whites, about 30 strokes. Add crushed paan leaves in the paste. Spoon a small amount of batter into a plastic bag with a small corner cut off and pipe a test disk of batter, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, onto prepared baking sheet. If the disk of batter holds a peak instead of flattening immediately, gently fold the batter a few more times and retest.
When the batter is mixed enough to flatten immediately into an even disk, spoon into a pastry bag fitted with a plain round tip. Pipe the batter onto the baking sheet in rounds, leaving space between the disks. Let the piped cookies stand out at room temperature until they form a hard skin on top, about 1 hour.Preheat oven to 285 degrees F (140 degrees C).
Bake cookies until set but not browned, about 10 minutes; let cookies cool completely before filling.
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