Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Gujarati Series: Sukhadi.......and a Celebration

Today is my son's birthday, and what better way to celebrate than posting something as sweet as him!
This is Sukhadi - a traditional Gujarati dessert, made in many homes on special days. One of my favorites since childhood, I remember going to Mahudi to the temple of Lord Ghanatakarna Mahavir. The Sukhadi used to be served as a Prasad, and we would get entire trays of this for the family.The only restriction was that this Sukhadi be eaten within the temple grounds. Taking it out of the grounds would result in a series of unfortunate events. Abiding by this law, my mother would make sure it was all gone by the time we left! That Sukhadi was sweet, soft, buttery and totally delicious. Here is my version, try it sometime:

You will need:
  • 1 cup - Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup - Grated Jaggery
  • 3/4 cup - Ghee
  • 1 tsp- Cardamom Powder
  • 2 tbsps- Milk
In a wide pan, heat the ghee. Add the flour slowly and roast until golden brown.....you'll see the mixture coming together.Lower the heat to a minimum. Add the grated Jaggery at this point along with the Cardamom powder and the milk. Take off the heat. In a greased tray, slowly and evenly spread the mixture. Sprinkle some cardamom powder and nuts if you like. I left it plain. Cut into triangles while it is still warm so it will easier to remove. Let it cool a bit and serve. This is also healthy for kids, I give both my sons a piece each day for an extra boost in calories and energy.




Here are some baby pictures I would like to share.....my little tiger has come a long way!
































Here he is today, a bundle of energy and laughs......this kid really knows me inside out, an old soul perhaps?
Happy Birthday, My Son.





56 comments:

G.-mo said...

Hi there, very very nice blog U run, I am back again with easy games, now.
kind regards

sra said...

What a sweetheart! Happy Birthday to him!

bee said...

what a gorgeous child. trupti, how is this different from mohan thal?

Lata said...

He is so cute. And your house looks great too.

Richa said...

sukhadi joeeney modha ma pani aavey che :) tari recipe hu jaldi banavis. b'day wishes to little kiddo :)
thanks a ton for this recipe sweetie :)
hugs

Vcuisine said...

Such a lively child Trupti. So cute. Wishing him a very happy birthday. May God bless him with health, happiness, wisdom and long life. The traditional sweet looks so nice. Will sure try sometime. a great post. Have a good day. Viji

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this recipe. I have been waiting for it. I will have to try this weekend.

Happy birthday to your little one!!

Latha said...

happy birthday... such a charming child... he has your eyes, trupti! nazar uthaarna:)

Sig said...

Happy Birthday to the cutie pie...

Sia's Corner said...

happy buuuuuuurday to handsome tiger:) lots of hugs and kisses from me:)

Sneha said...

He is one cute boy! Watch out for the girls in the neighbourhood ;-)! Happy Birthday to him!!

musical said...

Dear Trupti:

Pls. read this to lil' Sahil:

"Happy B'day to you, from old mausis and new.....hugs and lots of love, surili mausi :)".

Have a wonderful, bright day and year ahead.

and teh sukhadi just seems to prefect for the occassion.

hugs to you also,
surili.

TheCooker said...

The sukhadi looks good.
And your little one is a sweetie.
Happy b'day to him and best wishes to you as well...can't forget the mom on a kid's b'day, right?
-TC

shilpa(Aayisrecipes) said...

Happy birthday to your kid Trupti. He is so adorable. Nice dish for his b'day.

Sandeepa said...

"Happy BirthDay Sahil. You are the cutest"
-S Mashi

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to him, Trupti. He is so cute!

Lizy said...

Your son is very cute, Trupti. Wish him happy birthday for me.

Sreelu said...

Trupti,

You son looks adorable, Happy birthday dear !!!

Asha said...

Happy B'day to your baby T!He looks cute,and he looks like you!!
Sweet sounds great,never made with Atta,gotta try!:))
Enjoy the sons T,they grow up so fast.You will see mine tomorrow!;D

Reena said...

trupti, do wish your son on my behalf. what a cute boy!

does sukhadi taste like mysore pak?

swapna said...

Many many happy returns of the day to ur little one trupti.He is so cute..:-)
Enjoy this day with him..

Manasi said...

Happy Birthday!! tum jiyo hazaron saal, saal ke din ho pachas hazar!!!!

Manasi said...

Oh.. wanted to add this seperately.. love the Sukhadi! sounds similar to golpapdi! i love that!

Sajeda Meghji said...

Trupti,

I love your son, how gorgeous can a little boy be?
the sukhadi recipe is as tempting as all your recipes!
by the way, I will be in Canada most of June, so far Toronto, Montreal and Edmonton. if you are any of these places at the same time, I would love to meet you.

Mishmash ! said...

What a sweet post from a sweet mom to her sweetest!!
Pass on my B'day wishes to her and hey, he is gonna be a handsome young man one day :):)

Shn

Sushma said...

Dear Trupti,

Many Many Happy Birthday Wishes to the little cutie pie.. He is soooooooo adorable. And Congratulations to you also on his birthday..

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Here's wishing your son a very happy birthday, Trupti!!!! And the Sukhadi looks gr8!!!

Cynthia said...

Hi Trupti, this is my first visit to your blog and you have quite a beautiful place here.

What as auspicious occasion to make my first visit - your son's birthday. May he be showered with blessings always.

Swapna said...

So sweeeeeeeeeeeeet..Happy Bday to ur son! May God bless him..The sweet looks great too

Menu Today said...

Hi Trupti,
Birthday Wishes to your son. Healthy sweet treat for Birthday. Thanks.

Sharmi said...

oh choo chuweet!! My very Happy b'day to them. also my kisses and hugs! Finally I got to see them. they look really so adorable.

btw will try this recipe.
looks good. Enjoy:)

Garam Masala said...

He is an adorable cutie. Poor kid must get his cheeks pulled often! Happy B'day to him.

archana said...

Wishing your son a very Happy Birthday .He is too cute Trupti :)I liked the sweet , will try it some time :)

sana said...

I love sukhadi but haven't made it as often as I should. Now that you reminded me, I will try one day soon.
Good wishes to your son on his birthday.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Trupti,
Best wishes from my side to your kid.He is really adorable...enjoy

Roopa said...

trupti, he is soo.......cute. wishign him a very happy b' day. hugs and kisses from me!

Coffee said...

AWE!!!!!!!! Such a cuttie pie!!!!!

Sukhdi is the ultimate sweet!!!! Thanks for reminding..... bau divas thi banaivi nathi. :)

archana said...

Hi Trupti again. There is some magic in your recipe Sukhadi.I saw your site at 7 a m and within ten minutes I headed for the kitchen to make it. The Sukhadis came out well. You explained the procedure so well that I had no problem .Every thing is perfect about the recipe. I wish I had got this recipe earlier, it is so quick to make :)

sunita said...

Oh I missed it...nevertheless,a whole lot of wishes(belated) for your little darling...

Vini K said...

Hey Trupti,Happy Birthday to your son,dear!he looks soo cute.Lots of kisses to him from all of us!and sukhadi looks beautiful.will have to use up that jaggery in my cupboard now!:)

Dilip said...

great...my best wishes to your bundle of energy and laughs...god bless...gee its been ages since i had Sukadi...looks devine....thanks for sharing

Garrett said...

Ooh, that sounds yummy!

Indira said...

Congratulations to proud parents and Happy Birthday to adorable darling Sahil.

Shyam said...

What cute pics! Or rather, what a cute subject for the pix :)

Linda said...

Awww.. happy birthday wishes to the little sweetie!! They grow up before you know it :)

Arts said...

Happy Bday to ur Kid.. he's chooo cute!! :)
Sukhadis look nice.. we make similar ones using sesame seeds (called Tilachi Wadi) instead of wheat flour.. will surely try it soon!

Tameen said...

your son is such a cutie.. Happy belated birthday tiger!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to little fast growing baby!
I am making "Sukh" di tonight. Love the saris...where do you get these pics from....great colors.
Trupti T

Prema Sundar said...

Happy birthday(I think Iam a bit late)to ur cute little darling..

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Happy Birthday to your tiger as well! I love the spice of the week, and especially saree of the week! Keep them coming Trupti.

Kanch

Kajal said...

Hi Trupti,
Love your corn soup...........spiderman-3 cake.........if it is possible than I am at your home with out calling you and taste you’re all this things........Specially our gujarati Sukhadi, I visit lot of time Mahudi for Prasad of Sukhadi.
Lovely photo of your little Tiger. Happy Birthday:)
Have a nice day my dear.:)

Srivalli said...

Hi Trupti, you son looks very adorable and cute.
and you have a lovely site too..

Latha said...

very healthy and a perfect pleaser for sweet-tooth, Trupti! I just had a piece still warm and truly delicious. So off I'm now to make another batch:) btw, is this the same as gol papdi?

Kavita said...

Thanks so much for the recipe.. I love sukhadi and miss a lot being in US. I will definately try this recipe Hope it turns out like my Mom's.
Thanks again.

Neha said...

Hi, I was looking for a sukhadi receipe, n I hit upon ur blog, I have never made sukhadi b4, but have eaten it in Maudiji. I was looking for a easy sweet to make for the occasion of Rakhi, and just made it, thanks to ur easy and step by step recipe...:))

kanan said...

I made this sukhadi. I made first time and it was delicious. I love your site. thank you.

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