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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Microwave Turkish Delight- a soft and scented delicacy...

This is a traditional sweet of middle east. I tasted this for the first time at K.C Das and I got attracted to the light pink coloured fragrant square cubes, that I wanted to see how it tastes. They are so delicate, light and scented with rose water.



Ever since I tasted this, I wanted to try this out and was searching for cream of tartar. This cream of tartar is an acid, which ensures that the baked goods are well rised. At last I got it and then I was waiting for an occasion to make this (just an excuse to try something sweet).
I wanted to try this on my husband’s birthday, but I made this two days before his birthday. He too loves this a lot and this sweet is the first choice when he wants to buy sweets for his friend because of its amazing flavors. It was a big surprise for him, when I showed him the prepared sweet. He never expected me to make this as I used to say that to make this is a big process. But this is not at all difficult. I made this in microwave. You can also make this on stove top.
I googled and got so many versions of this turkish delight and I ended up with this. This is an amazing dessert to gift someone and will be loved by all.




Ingredients:
  1. Water- 3 Cups
  2. Sugar- 2 Cups
  3. Icing Sugar- 1 ¼ Cup
  4. Corn Flour- ⅔ Cup
  5. Gelatine- 4 Tbsp
  6. Cream of Tartar- ¼ tsp
  7. Red Food Colour- few drops
  8. Rose Water- ½ tsp
Method:
  1. Take a deep microwave safe bowl and pour water along with 2 cups of sugar and gelatine. Stir and microwave for about 7 minutes on high.
  2. Take it out and mix well. Return to microwave and heat for another 7 minutes on high.
  3. In this add the Icing sugar, corn flour and cream of tartar. Mix and again microwave for 6 more minutes.
  4. Take it out and add the red food colour and rose water. Mix well. Pour this mixture in a greased tray and let it cool.
  5. When it is cooled completely, refrigerate this for 4- 5 hours or overnight.
  6. Take it out and cut into squares and dip them in icing sugar and arrange in a bowl as you wish.




20 comments:

  1. wow, this looks extremely delicious n tempting....nice clicks..

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  2. wow... this looks fantastic... mouth watering....

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  3. Turkish delights look so delicious and tempting. Great pics as well.
    Deepa

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  4. beautifully done... looks mouthwatering...

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  5. They are my favorite.I guess they are also called jujubes...Looks tempting...will definitely try...!!

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    1. Thank you so much...Nandani. Sure you will love these.

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  6. wow.. mouthwatering.. a new recipe to me.. :)

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  7. Omg, those turkish delights are simply awesome, you are pulling me to make some.

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  8. A delite indeed...!!! Looks too goood!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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