Diwali and Bhog go hand in hand and there is no denying it. In fact, for most of us, Diwali is synonymous with all things delicious and sinful. From Chaat to Samosas and Chole Bhature – we cook different types of dishes during the festival and enjoy those delicacies with friends and families. And how can we forget sweets! We enjoy a wide range of desi sweets without any guilt – Laddu, Barfi, Sandesh and much more. While we buy some of these dishes from our favorite sweet shop in the city, some are made at home. Yes, you heard us. If you have a bowl of chhena then you can easily make rasgulla, sandesh, rasmalai etc at home. This raises a question – from where to get chena. The answer is, make it at home.
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Chhena is basically curdled milk and it is even easier to make at home. All you have to do is take a packet of milk, some lemon juice or vinegar and a strainer. this much only! Here we bring you some easy tips that will help you prepare chhaina at home without any hassles. Just have a look.
3 easy tips to make chhena at home:
1. Always use fresh cow’s milk to get the best quality chhena.
2. Boil milk and switch off the flame before adding lemon juice/vinegar to it.
3. After adding lemon juice/vinegar, wait till you get clear green colored whey water.
How to make Chhena | Easy Chhena Recipe:
1. Allow the milk to boil and switch off the gas.
2. Add lemon juice/vinegar/curd to the milk and mix.
3. Let it burst for a minute or two and filter the buttermilk water.
this much only! Follow these steps and get perfectly soft chhena to make your favorite dessert at home. But wait, don’t throw away the whey water. Instead, use it to knead dough (for roti) and make it protein-rich and healthy.
We also bring you some amazing chhena-based dessert recipes. Click here for 5 sweet recipes to prepare at home this Diwali. https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/5-chhena-based-sweets-to-prepare-at-home-this-festive- Season-2118377
Happy Diwali 2021, everyone!
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