Basant Panchami 2023 recipes: 6 mouth-watering candy delicacies to get pleasure from on Saraswati Puja

Basant Panchami, the Hindu competition that marks the start of preparation of spring season is right here. The competition falls on the fifth day of the Hindu unisolar calendar month of Magha and is widely known 40 days earlier than Holi. Also referred to as Saraswati Puja, many individuals worship Saraswati Maa, the goddess of information, language, music, and all artistic vitality and energy. On at the present time, folks put on yellow garments and in addition add saffron, haldi or any form of yellow color to their conventional dishes because it’s Maa Saraswati’s favorite color. Goddess Saraswati’s idols are wearing yellow clothes and niknaks and yellow flowers like marigold and mustard are supplied to her. (Additionally learn: Basant Panchami 2023: Shubh muhurat, puja vidhi, rituals, samagri and all you want to know)

A few of the conventional recipes are ready on Vasant Panchami are saffron rice, kulfi, yellow dal, pua, besan ladooo, meetha chawal, boondi amongst many different delicacies

Listed here are 6 Basant Panchami recipes you may put together at dwelling to have fun the competition.

1. Fruit & Mint Custard

Fruit and Mint Custard
Fruit and Mint Custard

(Recipe by Swapnadeep Mukherjee, Govt Chef, The Metropolitan Lodge & Spa)


Strawberries – 4

Kiwi – 4

Apricot – 4

Yellow berry – 4

Mango custard powder – 15 gm

Milk – 150 ml

Sugar – ¼ cup

Cashew nuts (chopped) – 1 tsp

Few drops of vanilla extract

Mint leaf (chopped) – 5

Almond (sliced) – 1 tsp

Milk/chocolate bar to garnish


• Take strawberries, apricot, kiwis, yellow berry or fruit of your selection and reduce into small cubes or slit them into two halves

• Combine custard powder and sugar in little milk.

• Boil the remaining milk for 10 minutes. Pour the boiled milk into the above combination.

• Add chopped fruits, chopped mint leaf and add vanilla extract.

• Garnish with chopped almond and cashews and add milk. Add a chocolate bar as per your liking.

• Preserve it in a freezer (for higher style) or let it calm down for a while at room temperature and revel in!

2. Apricot and Gooseberry Gujiya

(Recipe by Swapnadeep Mukherjee, Govt Chef, The Metropolitan Lodge & Spa)

Apricot and Gooseberry Gujiya
Apricot and Gooseberry Gujiya


For gujiya

Maida (All goal flour) – 300gm

Oil/ghee (melted) – 100 gm

For the Filling:

Khoya – 150 gm

Cardamom Powder – ½ gm

Chopped almond – 20 gm

Apricot (chopped) – 20 gm

Gooseberry (chopped) – 15 gm

Raisins (Kishmish) – 10 gm

Dried coconut (shredded) – 50 gm

Sugar – 100 gm


• Sieve the flour. Combine six tablespoons of oil with the maida. Combine properly in order that the combination takes the type of breadcrumbs and binds to a sure extent.

• Now add some water and knead evenly. Preserve including water as required and knead into gentle however tight dough. Put aside and canopy with a moist fabric.

• Mash the khoya and fry it in a kadhai/deep pan until gentle brown. Add sugar and cardamom powder into the khoya and blend properly. Add apricot, gooseberry, almonds, Cashews, coconut and raisins. Fry for two minutes and take away from the warmth. Enable it to chill.

• Divide the dough into small balls and roll every ball right into a small spherical of 4 ” diameter.

• Fill half the spherical with khoya combination, fold it and seal the spherical, twisting the sides inwards. Take care that the filling doesn’t ooze out.

• Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes till golden brown.

• Take out from oven and dip in sugar syrup. Serve scorching or chilly, garnish as per liking with apricot and gooseberries.

3. Fruit Truffle

(Recipe by Swapnadeep Mukherjee, Govt Chef, The Metropolitan Lodge & Spa)

Fruit truffle
Fruit truffle


Kiwi – 1

Orange – 1

Whipping cream – 100gm

Contemporary cream – 100gm

White chocolate – 100gm


• Pour cream in a pan and stir repeatedly. Add white chocolate and stir properly until it melts. Preserve it apart at room temperature.

• Take whipping cream in a bowl and mix with the chocolate and cream combination. Make sure that it has mousse consistency.

• In a glass, add kiwi, layer it and unfold a dollop of mousse. Stage it properly. Now add diced orange on high and garnish with almond flakes. Tricolour truffle is able to serve.

4. Laddoo

(Recipe by Swapnadeep Mukherjee, Govt Chef, The Metropolitan Lodge & Spa)



Kabuli/chickpea flour – 1 cup

Khoya (crumbled) – 1 cup

Sugar – ½ cup

Ghee – ½ cup

Raisins – 10

Cashew nuts – 5

Pistachios – 5

Almonds (blanched) – 5

Cardamom powder – ¼ teaspoon

Milk (optionally available) – 1 teaspoon


• Powder sugar and preserve it apart.

• Warmth ghee in a pan or kadhai or a thick bottomed deep pan. Add chickpea flour and stir for 3 – 4 minutes or till it turns gentle brown and turns into fragrant. Switch it to a different plate and preserve apart. (Will probably be in liquid kind however no downside. Whenever you add khoya and sugar it should harden)

• In one other kadai, dry roast crumbled khoya till it turns into gentle brown in color. Stir it continually in order that it doesn’t keep on with the underside of the pan. (It will take round 5-6 minutes)

• Take away the pan from warmth. Add fried flour.

• Subsequent add raisins, pistachios and almonds. Combine all of the elements properly and depart it apart for cooling.

• Drizzle milk and blend as soon as extra (This step is optionally available. Add milk provided that you discover it tough to make balls)

• When the combination is heat and manageable, then form into spherical balls.

• Beautify with coconut. Let the laddoos cool fully earlier than storing them in an hermetic container.

5. Mewa Chikki

(Recipe by Chef Vikash Anand, Sous Chef, The Ashok Lodge)

Mewa Chikki
Mewa Chikki

Prep time – half-hour, serves 4


Sugar -240 gm

Water -240 ml

Makhana – 50 gm

Raisins – 25 gm

Cashews (break up in half) – 25 gm

Almond (shredded) – 25 gm

Dry coconut powder – 25gm


1. Prepare dinner sugar and water collectively on excessive flame, until sugar is totally dissolved.

2. Get one string consistency from this sugar syrup, and management the warmth in between.

3. Add all of the remaining elements collectively and blend properly.

4. Greece a tray or ceramic plate and pour this combine on it.

5. Garnish with some dry fruits and coconut powder.

6. Let it cool for 1 hour in room temperature.

7. Take away from plate utilizing a skinny slicer.

8. Lower utilizing a pointy knife and serve.

6. Millet Laddu

(Recipe by Chef Vikash Anand, Sous Chef, The Ashok Lodge)

Prep time- 40 minutes, serves – 20-25 items


1. Besan (thick): 200 gm

2. Raggi flour: 100 gm

3. Bajra flour: 100 gm

4. Desi ghee: 350 gm

5. Boora: 300 gm

6. Cardamom powder: 5 gm

7. Pista: 10 gm

8. Cashew nut: 10 gm

9. Combine millet: 100gm


1. Take an iron kadhai, place it over medium flame and add ghee until it melts.

2. First add besan and cook dinner for five minutes, until you obtain sandy texture, add ragi flour and Bajra flour thereafter and once more cook dinner for quarter-hour until brown color is achieved.

3. Now add boora and nuts, combine properly.

4. Convey the combination to barely decrease temperature after which begin making laddu balls.

5. Roll the laddoo in multi-millet grain and serve.

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