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Desi Sweets

Coconut Laddoos with Condensed Milk

If you have to have to whip up something sweet in a jiffy, Coconut laddoo is a very good option. All you need would be a tin of condensed milk and freshly grated or desiccated coconut in stock. If using desicatted coconut, the laddoos will last for 3-4 days, under refrigeration. Coconut Laddoos wit

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Bhapa Doi (Steamed Yoghurt Pudding)

Bengali cuisine is known for its spread of confectioneries, mostly made of dairy products. Some of the popular sweets are Sondesh, Rosogolla, Rasmalai etc to name a few. Bhapa Doi is yet another sweet dish from Bengal. It is nothing but Steamed Sweetened Yoghurt. A very easy to prepare dessert. Idea

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Gujiya/Karjikkai

Gujiya/Karjikkai Recipe by Mareena Jerrish

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Mysore Pak – Soft Version

Today as soon as I woke up from my beauty nap, D asked “Mama, Can you make some Mysore Pak for me, please. The soft one please??” Well, that was a rare request from him as usually its either brownies, doughnuts etc. With Diwali right at the corner, I couldn’t wait to try it. The last time I made Mysore Pak was when I was a student. Hence, I had butterflies in my stomach while preparing it. Thankfully they turned out just fine

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Ghevar/Ghewar- a Rajasthani Sweet

With the festival of Raksha Bandhan just around the corner, what better recipe than that of Ghewar ?? Before moving on to the recipe, let me shed some light on Raksha Bandhan. It is a festival that celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters, where in the sisters tie a Rakhi around thei

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Sukhiyan (Deep Fried Sweet Mung Bean Balls)

Sukhiyan is a popular teatime snack of Kerala. This snack is pretty easy to make.The recipe is taken from the book of the famous cooking expert of Kerala, the late Mrs K.M. Mathew This recipe yields approximately 20 sukhiyans Sukhiyan (Deep Fried Sweet Mung Bean Balls) Source: Mrs K.M. Mathew

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Rawa/Sooji Laddoos (Sweet Semolina Balls)

With the festival of lights right at the doorstep I was totally upbeat and in high spirits. What better way to welcome Diwali than to make some homemade desi sweets. The search for the sweet of my choice zeroed onto Semolina/Rawa/Sooji Laddoo, the recipe of which I found at ‘Wining and Dining the In

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Apple Sandesh

Usually I like to laze around and take it easy on Sundays and Holidays. But today was an exception…. Why so??? ‘Cos I was back on my feet after a bout of viral fever. Moreover, I was feeling lonely, as J was out of station and D was having a sleepover at his friend’s place. So what do you do then

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Parippu Payasam/ Parippu Pradhaman (Mung bean lentils cooked with jaggery and Coconut Milk)

Payasam or Pradhaman is one of the must have desserts of any Kerala Sadya, a vegetarian feast. There are varieties of pradhamans like Ada Pradhaman, Parippu Pradhaman, PaaladaPradhaman etc. The recipe I am sharing here is that ofParippu Pradhaman,made with Mung bean lentils cooked with Coconut mi

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Falooda

Falooda is a chilled dessert that consists of layers of vermicelli, soaked basil seeds, jelly, rose syrup and ice cream. One can even add a layer of fruits if needed. This dessert is yet another favourite of ours, especially during summers. I got this recipe from my Mother-in-law. This recipe should

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Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)… a North Indian Sweet Dish

It was ‘celebration time’ in our householdyesterdaywhen J got the admission offer from the prestigious Indian School of Business. Such occasions call for a sweet treat and the first thing that came to my mind was Gajar Ka Halwa….a sweet dish made of grated carrots cooked in milk. Having a bowl of

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Homemade Instant Jalebis

Who doesn’t like Jalebis?? The feeling of munching on Hot Jalebis, especially during winters, just cannot be put into words. I hadn’t made Jalebis in a long time and so I decided to make them today as the evening snack. The whole process must nothave taken more than 20 minutes. The Jalebis made thei

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