Sweet

Modak Recipe

Modak Recipe

Simple, traditional and delicious  Over the years, I went from just shaping the modak to making it from scratch. A promotion indeed. Of course I had to make these from scratch after I messed up the ones that Mom was making. I used a coconut-jaggery […]

Jaggery Chhena Poda

Jaggery Chhena Poda

Four ingredients & a few minutes for a yum dessert My first evening in Bhubaneswar and I chanced upon this very interesting sweet outside a temple. The shop had a range of sweets and a very enthusiastic seller. He started naming all the sweets with such […]

Beetroot Halwa Recipe

Beetroot Halwa Recipe

Finally, I got this right. I have been trying to get a good halwa for a while now. Now that I have the recipe seems quite simple. It is actually. The only, slightly not so simple part, is that the halwa needs take about an […]

Coconut Barfi Recipe

Coconut Barfi Recipe

A barfi with a coconut base and flavored by cardamom is a sweet confectionary. Using freshly grated coconut is always preferable. But if you use dessicated coconut them do soak it in some warm milk for about an hour before preparing the barfi. The color […]

Rava Ladoo Recipe

Rava Ladoo Recipe

Rava ladoo is a festival recipe. The sweet is made of semolina(rava), khoya/condensed milk, sugar and dessicated coconut along with some cashew nuts, raisins and cardamom powder. The recipe is a mix-all-ingredients recipe but the important thing is to shape the ball like ladoos by […]

Sheer Khurma Recipe

Sheer Khurma Recipe

Sheer Khurma is delicacy made of vermicelli, milk and loads of dry fruits. Sheer translates to milk and khurma to dates. The vermicelli pudding is simple in preparation but is rich, aromatic and heavenly. History says that since Saudi Arabia has bountiful harvests of dates, […]

Walnut Chikki

Walnut Chikki

  Walnut chikkis are sweet bars made of walnuts,plums and jaggery. The jaggery is melted to a syrupy liquid and the dry fruits are added to it. The mix is the spread on a plate and allowed to cool. The jaggery gives the sweet taste while […]

Semiya Payasam

Semiya Payasam

Ingredients: Semiya / Vermicelli: 2cups Milk: 2 cups Sugar: 1 cup Cashew: 6-8 Raisins: 6-8 (optional) Cardamom/ Elaichi: 2 pods Ghee Preparation: Add 1/2 tsp of ghee in a wok and roast the semiya until it is brown in color Heat 1/2 tsp of ghee […]

Chocolate Barfi

Chocolate Barfi

It was in Ooty where I saw the streets lined with shops having boards reading “Home Made Chocolate”. There were tons of varieties and each shop had a different taste. Yes I “invested”a lot of time in sampling the chocolates. There were the standard varieties: […]