Daulat Ki Chaat – Indian Street Food

This amazing Street Food can’t be breat! Chandni Chowk, a hub of whole sale business in Old Delhi but also known for the food – the street food, the kebabs, the chaats, the kheers, the sandwiches, chole 7 bhature, bedmi puris – the list is endless! Here is a little clip from the time I tried Daulat Ki Chaat, a sweet Milk Souffle. It is sold only during the winter months as it cannot hold…

"Daulat Ki Chaat – Indian Street Food"

Chocolate Souffle – Easy Valentines Day Dessert Recipe

Souffles have a WOW factor to them, the name, the lightness, the melt-in-your-mouth goodness. And if has chocolate added, even better! Try these little cakes of joy and get ready to be impressed by your own culinary skills. Prep Time: 30 min Bake Time: 8-10 min Serves: 8 approx. Ingredients: Chocolate Chips – 1/2 cup (4 oz), bitter-sweet or semi-sweet Large Eggs – 3 Sugar – 2 tbsp + 4 tbsp Cream of Tartar –…

"Chocolate Souffle – Easy Valentines Day Dessert Recipe"

Eggless Marble Cake (Chocolate & Vanilla) Recipe

Some of us just can’t decide which to pick – Chocolate Cake or Vanilla Cake! Well, here is a simple and a very attractive solution, combine the two favorites and make a Marble Cake. Marble Cake is not just a “WOW” presentation but also has that “WOW” flavor effect, the subtle hints of vanilla give a flavor break from the decadent chocolate. Sink your teeth into a soft, spongy eggless cake and take a bite…

"Eggless Marble Cake (Chocolate & Vanilla) Recipe"

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…

"Diwali Mithais and Snacks!"

Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup is really as simple as it’s name. It just can sometimes get confusing due to the many different applications. Here we simplify it and take the confusion out of it making it even more simpler! Ingredients: 1st type: for drinks (cocktails and mocktails) 1 part Water 1 part Sugar 2nd type: for diluted drinks (lemonade, ice tea etc) 2 parts Water 1 part Sugar 3rd type: (moisten cakes) 3 parts Water 1 part…

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Macaroons (with Walnuts and Cornflakes)

Having found my Grand Mother’s recipe book from mid last century, the first thing we tried out was these Macaroons! They were just amazing – the crisp exterior and the soft interior, what a perfect balance. What we loved was the simplicity of the recipe and the availability of the ingredients. Enjoy these delicious small wonders. Prep Time: 10 min Bake Time: 12-15 min Makes: 10-15 Macaroons (depending on size) Ingredients: Dry Shredded Coconut –…

"Macaroons (with Walnuts and Cornflakes)"

Gluten Free Halwa

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. Cook Time: 15min Serves: 4-5 Ingredients: Cream of Rice Cereal – 1 cup (found in the cereal aisle) Ghee/Clarified Butter – 1/4th cup Water – 3…

"Gluten Free Halwa"

Eggless French Toast – Sweet & Savory

Sometimes it is very hard to replicate the texture of eggs but here is our version of Eggless French Toast that just can’t be beat! Try the sweet version for the sweet tooth or the savory one when you are just in the mood for something a little “not so sweet” 🙂 Enjoy! Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 10 min Makes – approx. 5 slices Ingredients: For the Batter: Besan/ Chickpea flour – 1/2…

"Eggless French Toast – Sweet & Savory"

Gluten Free Apple Crumble

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. You will enjoy making this quick and easy dessert which tastes delicious with whipped cream, or can be enjoyed warm from the oven by those who…

"Gluten Free Apple Crumble"

Funnel Cake

Funnel Cake is a State Fair favorite and has the longest lines possible and honestly, we think we go there just to be able to enjoy this wonderful treat. The “yummy, sweet, warm, crispy-outside and soft-inside” goodness makes the long lines so worth the trouble and effort. Prep Time: 7 min. Cook Time: 3-4 min for each cake Makes: approx. 5, 7″cakes Ingredients: Egg – 1 Milk – 1 cup All- Purpose Flour (Maida) –…

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Double Chocolate Cookies (Eggless)

Cookies are enjoyed by kids and kids-at-heart. These gorgeous Eggless Double Chocolate Cookies will make you do a double-take and grab some double-helpings. Make a big batch, bake some for now and freeze some dough for later. Since summer holidays are here, get the kids to help out and get some cookie-points with them 🙂 Prep Time: 15 min Chill Time: 30 min Bake Time: 20 min Cooling Time: 15 min Makes: approx 20-24 cookies…

"Double Chocolate Cookies (Eggless)"

Gluten Free Eggless Chocolate Cake

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. Everyone loves chocolate, and what better than a delicious cake served with hot chocolate sauce or a dollop of ice cream? I prepare a couple of…

"Gluten Free Eggless Chocolate Cake"

Milk Cake (Eggless Dessert)

Perfect for the holidays and a one step dessert – can life really get better than this? Milk Cake is a recipe that is simple and easy and yet has the look that you’ve probably slaved over the dish for hours 😉 ! The combination of the raisins, dates and the cranberries and a great suprise element in the creamy milky flavor of the ricotta. Did we mention that it’s eggless? Thank you Payel Mukherjee…

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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…

"Carrot Halwa (Gajjar ka Halwa)"

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…

"Quick Kalakand – Indian Milk Burfi Recipe"

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…

"Vella Dosa – Sweet Jaggery Pancake"

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…

"Meethe Chawal aka Sweet Rice"

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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