During last Ramadan, I had bought a packet of Qamarddin, which is basically preserved dry apricot sheets, to make juice out of it. Even though a tad bit time consuming, I used to love the end result, though nobody in my house were very fond. Once Ramadan got over, I knew for sure the remaining sheet is going to lie in the refrigerator and expire to glory. That is when I though, why not utilize it into a pudding. I googled for a recipe online and got one recipe, which unfortunately gave me something which looked like a juice rather than a pudding! OK, so now what do I do with it?? Then I suddenly realized that I had bought a set of lolly-holders and voila, there I converted into lollies, and the next day, it disappeared… In fact, I didn’t get even one of them to eat fully. I had to satisfy myself by licking from what was given to hubby and the kids. 🙁
Linking it to Akhila’s event, Dish starting with Q.
- 200 gm qamaruddin sheets, soaked in 2 glasses of hot water for 3 to 4 hours till soft
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 tbsp rose water
- 1 tbsp corn flour, made into a paste with ¼ cup water
- Soak the qamaruddin sheet in hot water for 3-4 hours or overnight, until soft.
- Mash the whole mixture by hand till well melted or you can also use a hand blender to mash up the mixture.
- Pour this juice into a saucepan, add all the other ingredients and mix well without any lumps. Bring to boil on low to medium flame and cook till the mixture thickens to a pourable consistency. Keep stirring in between to ensure that it doesn't stick to the pan.
- Switch off the flame and let it cool.
- Once completely cooled, pour into your lolly holders and freeze them for 3-4 hours.
- To pull out the lollies, dip them in hot water for a few seconds and pull out. Enjoy!!!