Indian Festive Sweet Rice And Jamun Bhog Recipe
A delicious sweet jamun and sweet rice dessert famous in West Bengal and also known as Sita Bhog will surely excite your taste buds. Make and enjoy this for your next festivities.
Light up this Diwali Dinner table not only with colorful diyas and rangoli but also celebrate more with your homemade traditional festive sweets. Sweet Rice and Jamun Bhog recipe is my version of Sita Bhog, a Bengali sweet which we usually buy from sweet shops in Kolkata.
This year I have tried to keep it simple and easy and cook for bhog to offer our Almighty Ganesh and Lakshmi and then distribute to my guests. A healthy guilt free cooking is done best when organic ingredients are used, you can use sweet potato for making jamuns but I have used homemade paneer instead. Serve in terracotta bowls or pack as sweet gift hampers for your guests.
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- 1/2 cup Govind Bhog Rice
- 1 cup Sugar
- 11/2 cups Water
- Rose water , a few drops
- 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
- 2 Bay leaf (tej patta)
- 2 teaspoon Ghee
- Saffron strands , for garnish Mini Jamun:
- 200 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese)
- 3 tablespoon All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 3 tablespoon Caster Sugar
- 1 Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
- 3 tablespoon Ghee
- Saffron strands , a few Sugar Syrup:
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1-1/2 cup Water
How to make Indian Festive Sweet Rice And Jamun Bhog Recipe
To make the Indian Festive Sweet Rice And Jamun Bhog recipe, first we will prepare the sweet rice so let's wash the rice and soak for 10 minutes.
Heat a large heavy bottomed saucepan with ghee and fry the rice.
Add green cardamom and bay leaf .
Pour in water, rose water and sugar and let the rice cook on medium to low flame. Once the rice is cooked completely spread on a plate to cool. Drain any excess water in the rice if there is any.
Sprinkle Kesar all over the rice.
Now let's make the sugar syrup for the jamuns. Take a small saucepan and add both sugar and water and let it boil to a syrup consistency.
Finally to make the jamuns, take a big plate and mash the paneer, sugar powder, cardamom powder, kesar and flour with your palm. The mixture should become smooth.
Shape the paneer mixture in mini oval jamuns .
Meanwhile, heat ghee in a frying pan and fry the mini jamuns till golden brown in few at a time and transfer in hot sugar syrup. Let it rest for 15 minutes.
Indian Festive Sweet Rice And Jamun Bhog Recipe is part of the Festival Recipes Contest