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Category: Festival Recipes

Black Chickpeas/Kala Chana Sundal (South Indian Chickpea Stir Fry)

Black Chickpeas/Kala Chana Sundal (South Indian Chickpea Stir Fry)

I have posted the recipe for Chana Sundal earlier on the blog and now I have used the darker version also called Kale Chane.These are popular for festive occasions especially when an offering is made to the Goddess Durga/Parvati and her various avatars.In Northern India […]

Prasad Boondi : Celebrating Bada Mangal – A mesmerising story with a sweet outcome!

Prasad Boondi : Celebrating Bada Mangal – A mesmerising story with a sweet outcome!

My upbringing in the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh made me incline towards the customs and traditions followed there and despite hailing from another community from a completely different part of the country I made this my home and enjoyed all the celebrated occasions and […]

Bhandarewale Aloo Ki Subzi (Potato Curry for auspicious days and fasts)

Bhandarewale Aloo Ki Subzi (Potato Curry for auspicious days and fasts)

Jai Mata Di! A “bhandara” is a mass feast given in North India on auspicious occasions of mostly Navratri (the 9 days fasts of Goddess Durga).It is an opulent event where many people include sometimes more than 56 items (chappan bhog).One item which is a […]

Instant Khoya/Mawa

Instant Khoya/Mawa

With the Indian Festival of colours – Holi around the corner there is one ingredient which is in high demand – Khoya/Kova/Mawa which is used in Gujiya,Halwa,Gulab Jamun and Burfi recipes.Recently there was a video on You Tube which went viral showing how artificial milk […]

Multicoloured Chum Chum (the favourite Bengali dessert with a twist of Modern Art)

Multicoloured Chum Chum (the favourite Bengali dessert with a twist of Modern Art)

I have experimented with Bengali Sweets a lot and this is one of my innovations!I made a plain Chum Chum and painted it on top with edible food colours making it an edible example of Modern Art.I used liquid food colours and a plain silicon […]

Pineapple Angoori Rasmalai (the universal favourite in a fruity Avatar)

Pineapple Angoori Rasmalai (the universal favourite in a fruity Avatar)

Angoori Rasmalai is a delicious dessert which consists of mini Rasgullas immersed in flavoured milk like the authentic Rasmalai.Here I have added the benefits of Pineapple to the dessert giving it a fruity and refreshing taste!You can add flavours and colours according to your taste.Here […]

Christmas Pudding/Christmas Plum Pudding

Christmas Pudding/Christmas Plum Pudding

This is a very special post this year as this was one of the best conquests I made this Christmas!I made the pudding which turned our to be extremely delicious and mouthwatering! You can either buy ceramic pudding bowls from Mason Cash – they are […]

Almond and Jaggery Pudding for good health(Gud aur Badam ki Phirni)

Almond and Jaggery Pudding for good health(Gud aur Badam ki Phirni)

Phirni is an Indian dessert made of rice and milk,the rice ground to a paste and then cooked with milk and condiments! This is the first Phirni recipe on this blog and I am super excited to tell you all that this Phirni is different […]

Pineapple Kesari/Pineapple Sheera (Semolina Pudding with Pineapple)

Pineapple Kesari/Pineapple Sheera (Semolina Pudding with Pineapple)

HAPPY DIWALI This uber delicious dessert is known as Kesari Baath in Bangalore,Pineapple Sheera in Maharashtra and Pineapple Kesari in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.This is a take on the very popular Suji Ka Halwa in North India!Its a wonderful option for the mandatory dessert in […]

Unity in Diversity – A Navratri Mithai with the sweetness of patriotism!

Unity in Diversity – A Navratri Mithai with the sweetness of patriotism!

India had a sordid tale to tell recently as the country lost many Army Personnel in a short war with the neighbouring country!As firstly a civilian and more importantly secondly a human being I do condemn hatred between humans as well as discrepancies based on […]