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A vibrant amalgamation of a number of factions, India is a country with profound richness of cultures. Cultures that make India a nation of colors, festivals, traditions and cuisine. The incredible diversity in each and every aspect reflects the oneness that the citizens of India share with each other irrespective of the viable differences. My recent visit to a sweet shop proved to be a fruitful rendezvous with this richness. An array of alluringly colorful [...]Read More

Corn Halwa

When I was a kid, the only corn we knew about was bhutta, which was sold on the streets roasted over coal with a fan and then served with lemon and salt. However the past few years have seen the corn take so many shapes in number of dishes. We were introduced to corn flakes, which I still consider a perfect breakfast cereal. The American sweet corn is sold in so many different street shops [...]Read More

Basundi

Milk is a universal food item consumed in every country. In India, the milk production happens to local and national level with people still buying from local goushala’s (cattle farms) and also from dairies and super markets. It is consumed in large quantities not only in regular servings and cereals but also as part of cooking. It is used to make dahi which is another staple throughout India. We use milk in a lot of desserts [...]Read More

Gulab Phirni

Rose or gulab has had a special significance not just for India, but for the world. The beautiful flower has been used to demonstrate love, affection and care. In the Indian cuisine we have used rose water and petals for many special preparations. Today I used the rose water with phirni to make Gulab Phirni. I decorated it with some rose petals and served it as a dessert and it gave an ultimate appeal. The [...]Read More

Kala Jam

Indian sweets are just so inviting that you cannot say no to them. Having talked about gulab jamun in a past article, let’s today pick up Kala Jam. A lot of people get confused between the two, however they are two distinct sweets. The basic difference between these two is that the Kala Jam is slightly tight with some filling in the middle and it more darker than the gulab jamun. However in the taste they [...]Read More

Shakkar Paare

Each one of us has had some connection with the traditional Indian cuisine. People in our generation would still remember the marriage ceremonies being conducted without the use of caterers, using the services of halwai’s who used to be stationed in the house for days for the preparation. I also have some faint memories from my childhood and the makings of pakwaan, sweet and savory. However there are still people and families who make these at [...]Read More

Gujia

Holi is one of the biggest festival in India. Celebrated in the month of March it is called the festival of colors. Adults and kids come out to play with water and colors, the scents of gulal fill the air and there is masti every where. Like any other festivals, this is also the time of enjoying with family and friends and when there is a get together, the food is definitely on high priority. [...]Read More

Balushahi

Balushahi is a traditional Indian sweet made for special celebrations. It is very famous in the North India, while in the south a similar variety is also known with a name of Badushah. I’m fairly sure a lot of you would have tried this sweet at some point of time and now reading about it, you would want to taste it again. Balushahi is made with maida and desi ghee among other ingredients. It can [...]Read More

Kesar Ras Malai

  It is hard to resist some of the sweets and one among them is Rasmalai. Generally Ras Malai is made as flat discs or at times round balls in a milk curry, the round balls shaped are also known as jhilmil or chenna in certain towns and cities of India. Today I added kesar (saffron strands) to the preparation and made Kesar Rasmalai. Few ingredients like kesar give both a great taste and color to [...]Read More

Coconut Rice Kheer

For a traditional Indian family, you cannot keep them away from the sweets like halwa and kheer for long. They are just an integral part of our culture and food habits. So again I’m back with a perfect kheer recipe made with rice and coconut this time. Coconut Rice Kheer can be easily and quickly made at home and is a great choice for festivities & religious functions. You could also prepare it as a [...]Read More

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