Thursday, October 25, 2007

Peach Sudharas --- AFAM & Think Spice

Who says that to satisfy your sweet tooth you have to spend hours in the kitchen and have 10 different ingredients? The recipe that I am going to share today is a classic, which my mom made often as a solution for a quick sweet dish. In the old times, Sudharas was often made as a sweet dish when there were unexpected guests for lunch or dinner. Clever, don;t you think? :) This recipe can also be modified a little as per individual choice and the best news, it has fruit in it...yay!! This is as simple as it can get and requires not more than 5-10 minutes. This was usually made in our family on 'Sankashti Chaturthi', which is a fast observed commonly in Maharashtra.
Normally, we use banana to make Sudharas (which was supposed to have been my entry for JFI-Bananas), but since our dear friend, Mansi of Fun and Food, is hosting AFAM this month and her choice for this month is 'Peaches', would I dare use any other fruit here ;) Her last comment really got me working on my entry, and I was worried that if I didn't make something with peach soon, I would see peaches coming at me all the way from California ;)) Jokes apart, I was very keen on sending something for the event and I am just glad I made it in time. And since this recipe also involves Saffron---the theme for this month's 'Think Spice' event, it is also going to Sunita of 'Sunita's World'. Lets get started...
Ingredients:
1/2 of a Jumbo white peach (you can use any)
1/2 cup Regular white sugar
1/4 cup Water
1/4 tsp Saffron
1 cardamom powdered

Method:
Peel the peach and then cut it into small cubes. In a small vessel or saucepan, mix the sugar with water and start heating it to make a syrup. For this recipe we need a simple syrup, so we just need to heat till the sugar dissolves. Once you reach that stage, throw in the peach cubes and let simmer for a while. You want the fruit to be cooked but not overcooked. Once that happens, turn off the heat and add the cardamom powder and saffron to it. Sudharas is ready to be served with hot chapati or paratha! :)

Variations:
  • Instead of peaches, use banana slices or apple or any other fruit of your choice. Get adventurous and don't be afraid of experimenting.
  • If you don't want fruit in it, just follow the rest of the recipe and instead add dry fruits to it, like cashews, raisins, etc.

39 comments:

Sirisha Kilambi said...

wow This is new to me....Peaches in combo with rotis ....Great......Nice entry for the event Tee :-)

Richa said...

peach sudharas...yummm, kay mast recipe shodhali ahes :) kesar definitely takes it to another level:) thx for the variations!!
love peaches in any form ;)
i thot afam is open till 1st nov???

Srivalli said...

well what all we have to think new...hehe...nice one tee...check out mine its even more simpler...but it tasted good...so yours will take good with rotis too...:)

Tee said...

Thanks sirisha!

Richa,
afam aahe 1 nov paryanta , pan think spice saathi last day hota...mhanun :) I remembered you the minute the fruit for this month was announced :)

Thanks Srivalli! I will be checking out your recipe. :)

Siri said...

OOO Lala.. Tee, awwesome idea dear..:D Though this recipe is new to me.. I am sure it must have tasted yummy..:) thanks for sharing with all of us...

Pooja V said...

sahi recipe aahe !! sudharas amchya kade khup avadato but i havnt tried it. now ur entree makes me want to try it soon n Diwali is almost around d corner.

lakshmi said...

aw, i love such spreads. now if i can find those elusive peaches - they disappeared from the market :(

musical said...

Ekdum mast recipe hai, Tee! Kesar and peach must eb yummy together!

Madhu said...

Very nice and new dish to eat with chapathis. Very authentic entry. Like the name sudharas....

Cinnamon said...

This is something new to me, learnt a new recipe today :)
It looks delicious!!

Sia said...

veru new recipe to me... thanks for sharing tee.

Rajitha said...

you know this is what i love about blogging..you think you have a good hold on regional cuisine....and bam! comes out a total new and yummy dish you have never heard before...love it...thanks for sharing..

Swaroopa said...

hey unique recipe. will try it soon.
i might use jaggery instead of white sugar

sunita said...

That's in a class of it's own...I love it...thanks for this sweet entry.

Asha said...

Never heard of this Sundhara! Looks delicious!!:))

Priyanka said...

Sudharas is completely new to me Tee. Seems simple yet peachy:)

Laavanya said...

This looks lovely and you are right about it being very simple. What a versatile recipe too.

TBC said...

Peach compote/sudharas sounds good. Must have tasted great too:-)

Rina said...

This is one easy desert.

Sharmi said...

hmm that sounds pretty sweet! the name is nice:)

Manasi said...

Arey Wah!! sahi!! ekdum vegla sudharas ahe!!!!

RP said...

I should have added some saffron to my peach upside down cake and submitted for both events!! :)

Nice entry!

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks for this great recipe Tee!! how innovative:)

Puspha said...

Very nice.

zlamushka said...

Lovely entry. Peach and saffron, nice combo. Any chance of cooking for me, too?

I am hosting my own event A Spoonful of Christmas dedicated to foods as gifts. Have a look to see if you can come up with something :-)

Roopa said...

very unique one Tee :)

Padma said...

Everyone is hurriedly sending their event entries, Its like finishing ur assignments on the last day of submissions, simply loving the spirit of entries. Great Entry, Tee

Kribha said...

Tee,
this is such a neat idea to combine the two. It's a new recipe for me. Can't wait to try it. Looks yummy.

Suma Gandlur said...

This one goes as a side dish? Can't it be eaten as a dessert? :))

Vcuisine said...

That's interesting Tee. Viji

Priyanka said...

Hey Tee, how do i enroll on Food blog desam? I tried going to their website but i cant find where/how to get enrolled??

Latha Narasimhan said...

Delicious bowl of peach dessert!:) Great dish for people on a fruit diet for sankashti!:))

Anupama said...

Hi Tee, First time around on your blog and I went on scanning it right back to your first post. I like the way you have popularised our marathi gharguti recipes. Chhaan blog aahe tujha.

sagari said...

peach sudharas looks delecious and yummy

Seema said...

Simple, easy & yummy looking dessert.

Latha Narasimhan said...

HAPPY DIWALI TEE!:)

TBC said...

Happy Diwali, Tee.

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SeeC said...

Thats so easy...lovely.
can have it as jam too :)