Life is busy and keeping good health is a must. However, we suggest you save all you cheat days and enjoy the festival of Deepavali just the way it should be. And yes, we’re talking about the good old homemade sweets, full of love and happiness. This time, if you’re away from the family, be sure to put together a few of these and enjoy by yourself.
This is as Telugu as we can get with the festival! You cannot possibly miss Garijalu. To make this, start with some ghee and coconut shreds in a frying pan and saute them until golden brown. Add some sesame seeds and roast them. Keep aside this mixture once it’s done. Take another grinder and add to it all your favourite dry fruits. Give it a good grind until it forms a coarse powder. Add the powders together and to this, add some nutmeg, cinnamon, and castor sugar powder. Set aside your filling to make the cover.
Heat some ghee and pour the flour into it. Mix it well and once it starts to form beads, add milk to make it a smooth dough and keep kneading it. Set aside under a moist cloth for 20 mins and take it out later to chop it into equal parts. Use a rolling pin to make a small roti of sorts, run watery finger over the edges and add the filling in the centre. Finally, turn one side over to the cover and make sure it sticks well. You can leave it here or pleat the edges. And now, fry it in moderately heated oil and enjoy the delicacy.