For the alphabet G, I found this recipe in one recipe supplement book. The photo was awesome, I liked it immediately. This was the very first recipe I tried for this BM and should say I was so disappointed with the recipe. There is one popular Tamil magazine called Aval Vikatan, which gives a recipe book as a supplement for each magazine. I used to buy the magazine just for the recipe booklets and had more than 100 booklets. But at one point I stopped buying and had the booklets stored in my book shelf. For this marathon, I had noted down two or three recipes from the booklets and the very first try itself went bad. The measurement of ingredients are so off and if a beginner tries the recipe, it surely would have ended up in the bin. I just did some on the spot changes to the recipe and finally finished it like how it looked in the picture. The next two or three attempts with the recipes from the booklets also gave the same type of result. I was so furious. We spend so much for the magazine but what they give are hopeless recipes. I just threw away all the supplements day before yesterday. If a recipe from a blogger doesn’t turn out good, I have seen some horrible negative feedback in social media but what to do with these famous magazines? I will never ever buy that book..
As for the recipe, after I changed the measurements of the ingredients, I ended up with a good sweet. Godhumai is wheat in Tamil and this is made with wheat flour. This was the first time I came across this recipe. I even searched for it in the net, but I never got any results. So I am not sure how much authentic this recipe is, but with the amount of ghee and dry fruits used, this sweet was so delicious. But beware, this is not for health conscious people. The amount of ghee itself will prove it.
Wheat Flour – 1 1/2 cups
Ghee / Clarified Butter – 1/2 cup
Sugar- 3/4 cup
Milk -1 cup
Cashew Nuts – 3 tbs
Raisins – 1 tbs
Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp
In a heavy bottomed pan, add ghee.
Roast the cashews and raisins. Remove from ghee and set aside.
To the same pan add the wheat flour and keep on roasting until it is aromatic and turns slightly brown.
Add in the sugar, cardamom powder and mix well.
Now add milk and keep on stirring until the flour is cooked and the mixture is soft.
Add the roasted cashew and raisins and mix well.
Serve it hot or at room temperature.