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September 29, 2014
Dharwad Peda

Dharwad, a small town in northern Karnataka is all too famous for its delicious sweet, Dharwad Peda. I’m all too blessed to have friends from this region who bring these mouth-watering peda every time they are travelling. The town hosts some of the old and traditional shops selling these peda. This light brown coloured peda is garnished with sugar giving its traditional appeal. Having had it so many times, I wanted to make them once myself [...]

September 19, 2014

Marriages and festivals are always special in the Indian context and celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm. The rituals, clothes, jewellery and food all vary by the region and families and every sect and class has riches that stand out. We will see one such different recipe today where different types of dry fruits are cooked as a sweet dish. They look awesome on the dessert plate and taste just out of the world. Shufta is a dish from [...]

August 23, 2014
Milk Cake

Milk Cake is one of the very famous sweets in northern India. I’ve hardly found any sweet shop not selling it, as kids we used to look forward to having it as a treat. This love and fondness for it has ever grown and I keep buying it from the market every now and then. However, this time I thought of making it myself at home and it turned out just like my favourite one from [...]

Gulkand and Paan Cooler

Paan or betel leaves have been long used in India and considered auspicious. They are used in Hindu religion for most rituals and pooja. Combined with other ingredients like gulkand, katha, saunf and mouth freshner etc, they are very famous after meals and sold in large numbers on numerous corner paan shops all over India. As Indians most of us would have had a paan sometime or the other, so why not use very similar [...]


Nankhatai is one of many famous Indian sweets which are just indispensable for the Indian festivals. Occasion of Raksha Bandhan is definitely not complete without sweets, so I thought why not make these delicious Indian cookies at home and celebrate the festival with a personal touch. Nankhatai is easy to make and can be stored for up to a week in an air tight container without refrigeration. They are a good option to make as [...]

July 28, 2014
Sheer Khurma

Eid is just round the corner and the celebrations are not complete without a sweet. Talking about sweet’s what better than a Sheer Khurma. This traditional Mughlai dessert pudding is made with vermicelli in added flavors and milk. It is decorated with dry fruit slivers and served with love. I still remember my childhood days when we used to look forward to my friends bringing this sweet freshly prepared in their homes to us. The [...]

July 25, 2014
Badam Ka Harira

Almonds are extremely nutritious and should be included in daily diet. We can eat them raw or include them in various things we make at home. The recipe I’ve today comes from the city of Hyderabad and uses almonds in the preparation. Badam Ka Harira is very nutritious drink and generally served to new mothers. Usually it is served hot and tastes absolutely delicious. You can serve it after meals or any time during the [...]

Sabudana Aur Nariyal Ka Meetha

I’m always on a look out for different kind of recipes to serve when I’ve guests at home. Sometimes I try a different snack and sometimes a main course and at times a different dessert. Going with this tradition I made a delectable and yummy dessert today with coconut and sabudana. Mixing these with milk in a kheer like preparation, I made Sabudana Aur Nariyal Ka Meetha. The dish turned out really yummy and everyone [...]

July 17, 2014
Badam Ka Sharbat

Sharbat’s has been used in India since traditional times. As kids and even now, roohafza, rose and mint sharbat’s are the favorites as summer drinks. Right now it is also Ramzaan time and iftar in the evening needs a perfect beverage to go with the food. So why not make healthy Badam Ka Sharbat? Badam or almonds are rich in proteins and carbohydrates, you can easily make a sharbat and store it in the refrigerator for [...]

July 8, 2014
Coconut Barfi

Indians have a sweet tooth and to cater to their requirements there is no dearth of sweets available. It is hard not to buy sweets once you walk-in to a sweet shop. At the same time it is a pleasure to make something on your own. In the past we have seen how to make sweets like halwa, gulab jamun and rasgulla. Today I made Coconut Barfi at home and I’m still feeling the richness and [...]