I'm from north India, from U.P (now from Delhi I must say). Raksha Bandhan is a festival of love , no matter how much we fight with our brothers whole year on small small things , but today is one day we care for each others likeness.
Mithe Jave is one essential thing we cook on raksha bandhan. Jave is a kind of a small vermicelli. During in months of july and august (before Raksha bandhan) u can see mothers and grand mothers making jave all evening by hand for rakhi.
This is for you Bhaiya, though i know they are not as good as mummy make it.
1 Cup Jave (roasted)
2 1/2 cups of Milk
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Cardamom Pd
Kishmish, almonds, pistachios
Few strands Saffron
Coconut (shredded) for garnishing
Boil milk and add Jave in the milk with cardamom pd,kishmish, saffron and sugar. Continue to boil on low heat until it becomes thick and jave are all cooked. Garnish with almonds, pistachios and coconut.
Serve hot or cold but with lots of love.....
(Jave absorbs milk when cool so make sure to have enough milk left when u switch off the gas)
This is my entry for dear Purva and Priti's Rakhi ~ Thread of Love event. of Purva's Daawat and Indian Khana.
Thanks for hosting this precious event.
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