Dry Fruit Rolls – Indian Sweet Recipe

Nidhi Raj from SoulAndSpiceBox.com was a guest at our show and shared this wonderful recipe with us. It is easy, quick and a sweet, what more could we want for the festivals coming up! We loved this recipe because it’s there is no added sugar and the sweetness comes from the Dates, which are technically good for you hence making this a “Healthy Sweet”. Thank you Nidhi for sharing Dry Fruit Rolls Recipe with us…

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Diwali Mithais and Snacks!

Diwali or the Festival of Lights can be a stressful time with the pressures of making the perfect sweets, mithai and snacks, making sure the home is impeccable for Dhanteras and Lakshmi Pooja, as well as getting your shopping done for your gold and silver coins and jewelry. In the midst of all the confusion, it is hard to decide what to make for your family and friends, all the get-togethers, the taash parties and…

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Gluten Free Gulab Jamuns

Disclaimer: Mangala Deshmukh is NOT a licensed Dietician/ Nutritionist. The information on this website is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical or other condition. Always seek the advice of your health provider prior to starting any diet. Here’s a traditional favorite which can be made wheat free! Those with allergies do not have to merely watch while others around them gorge on Gulab…

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Namak Pare (Savory Bites)

Namak (Salt) Pare are one of those wonderful snacks that are appropriate anytime of the day, any time of the year. Traditionally, it is important to serve a savory item when a sweet is served for balance, or choice and because “Salt” is such an essential part of life. They are easy to make and need very few ingredients, mostly stuff that we have in our pantry all the time. So this festival season, whip…

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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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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) How-to Video

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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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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Peda

Pedas are a wonderful and delicious mithai (sweets) that are very popular and are often served during Diwali. Traditionally, it is made with milk that is cooked and cooked and cooked…till it thickens. It has a smooth and silky texture and it just melts in the mouth. One Peda will never be enough…so here we have a simplified version that is just as tasty and a lot easier to make. Another interesting fact about Pedas…

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Sevia Kesari (Vermicelli Dessert)

Sevia Kesari, an Indian Vermicelli dessert (aka Sukhi Sevia or Eid ki Sevia) is just as delicious as it is easy to make. It is a wonderful twist and healthy alternative to Suji ka Halwa, which uses a lot more ghee.  Hope you enjoy this dessert as much as I do! Ingredients: Vermicelli – 1/2 cup Ghee ( Clarified Butter) – 1 tsp Sugar – 1/4 cup Water – 2 cup Cashews – 1 tbsp, broken pcs. Golden Raisins…

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