Jalebi – Indian Dessert

Hooray! Its festival season yet again and one thing is for sure…Jalebi will be on everyone’s wish list. Try this easy Jalebi recipe and be amazed at what you can do with a cup of flour and sugar. Serve your family some hot jalebis this holiday season and warm some hearts (and tummies). 🙂 Prep Time: 5 minutes plus 30 minutes fermentation time Cook Time: 30 minutes Makes approx 35 jalebis Ingredients: All-Purpose Flour –…

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Carrot Halwa (Gajjar ka Halwa)

Carrot Halwa always takes me back to the childhood days. It was usually served during the winter months and the warm halwa would just disappear so fast – so warm, soft and “the melt in the mouth” goodness…mmm! Did we mention that carrots are very good for you? 😉 With a lot of festivals round the corner, we though we’d start the auspicious part of the year with this great, easy and hands-off treat. Prep…

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Saffron Mango Mousse (Shrikhand)

Saffron Mango Mousse is a quick, easy and fabulously light and airy dessert. It has that “WOW” look that will look like you have put in hours of work in the kitchen. The beautiful color of the Mango, intensified with the color of Saffron, the creaminess of the Cream Cheese and the lightness of the Sour Cream, topped with the nutty Pistachios! The combination is “melt in your mouth goodness”. Call it a “Saffron Mango…

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Til Sankari (Tilgul)

Til Sankari is a sweet snack that is perfect with some tea or to serve as a munchie. Sesame Seeds give a wonderful depth while the peanuts add texture to this gorgeous bites of sweetness. Tilgul is distributed and exchanged during Sankranti, an Indian festival especially in the State of Maharastra. We thank Pinal for sharing this awesome recipe with all of us. This is also known as Til Sukhadi or Tul Sukhadi. Prep Time:…

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Quick Kalakand – Indian Milk Burfi Recipe

So there is an easy way to do things and there is a not-so-easy way! Here we show you the easy way to make Kalakand! “Easy” because it has only 2 major ingredients AND ready to eat in under 2 hours and only 1 dish to clean, how can you go wrong with that? Try this mithai recipe for the festivals, holidays or as a hostess gift and you’ll have everyone licking their fingers! With…

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Tiramisu

This Valentines Day (or any special day of the year), surprise your sweetheart with a piece of delicious Tiramisu. This Italian cake recipe is a must for coffee lovers and you’ll be surprised that this elaborate looking dessert can be so easy it is to make.

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Tres Leches Cake, A Latin Dessert

In the event that you can only have one and only one dish, make sure it’s a dessert, especially if you can lay your hands on a Tres Leches Cake! As delicious as this dessert is, there seems to be some dispute over it’s origin. Some historians believe that it originated in Nicaragua, some say Mexico. One thing is sure…there are not enough words to describe this cake that just melts in your mouth. Latin…

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Chocolate Burfi

Chocolate Burfi is perfect for the Holidays, Parties or as hostess gift! The part we love about this burfi is that it looks like you have worked really hard and spent a lot of time on this item, but, no one needs to know the truth! The fantastic presentation and yummy taste…get ready to amaze yourself! Prep Time: 5 min Cook Time: 10 min Setting Time: 2-4 hours Makes: approx. 30 pcs. Ingredients: Instant Dry…

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Besan ki Burfi (Magas)

Festivals and holidays are right around the corner. Celebrate your family and friends this year with delicious Besan ki Burfi (aka Magas). Roasted and fragrant chickpea flour (besan) is the base of this very popular Indian sweet or mithai. Learn how to make ordinary besan into an extra-ordinary dessert with this “I can’t believe how easy it is!” recipe.

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Vella Dosa – Sweet Jaggery Pancake

Vella is Jaggery in Tamil, hence the name Vella Dosa. Sweet Jaggery Dosa has a very special place in our home, it is always made on the spur of the moment. We love the fact that it does not need as much planning as other dosas do. Quick, fast, easy and so so good… Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 2-3 min each dosa Makes: 10-12 dosas Ingredients: Whole Wheat Flour – 1 cup Rice…

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Meethe Chawal aka Sweet Rice

Meethe Chawal which literally translastes as Sweet Rice aka Gur (jaggery) Chawal (Rice) is very simple recipe which can be served as a snack or as a dessert. It is very easy and quick to make and really enjoyed by kids. Prep time: 20 minutes (including soaking time) Cook Time: 20 min Serves – 6 Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup Hot Water – 2 cups Jaggery – 3/4 cup Ghee/ Clarified Butter – 1.5…

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Cracked Wheat Payasam

Since there’s never a shortage of Indian festivals, it helps to have simple yet delicious desserts on hand for your family and friends. Watch this video for Cracked Wheat Payasam and serve it as a alternative to the standard kheer recipe. The richness of the coconut milk and unique sweetness of jaggery make this dessert perfect, even for large gatherings.

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Rice Kheer

Rice Kheer is a Classic! It does not matter which part of India you go to or come from, this milk with rice and sugar concoction (with few variations) is going to win your heart. So much so , it is now famous and is known to the world as “Rice Pudding”. Here are some other regional names that we lovingly call this dish – Kheer, Khir, Payasam, Payasa or Kheeri. Any others? We’d love…

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Trifle Pudding Cake

Trifle is a delicious dessert usually made by layering sponge cake, custard, fruit, cream, and sometimes jelly. Try this super easy recipe for Trifle Pudding Cake that you can make in under 15 minutes! Next time you’re having dinner guests and just can’t find the time to make an elaborate dessert, this one can save the day! Oh by the way, did we say it’s so easy that even kids can make it? Take a…

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Biscuit Cake

Here is a cake with a difference…Biscuit Cake!!! You will probably have to fight the kids off just because you want it all to yourself (how do I know? Well, been there done that!). The best part is that there is no baking required and it is very simple to make. The only thing you need is patience – just enough to make it and allow it to chill before you dig into it. Another…

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