Easy Badam Kheer / Payasam

Wish you all a healthy and prosperous New Year 2018! Begin your year with Badam Kheer, a really delicious dessert made with almonds, milk and sugar, with a hint of saffron. This is a lovely dish where almonds are blanched and ground to make a smooth paste, and the paste is added to boiled milk … Continue reading Easy Badam Kheer / Payasam

Fudgy Ragi Brownies with Chocolate Chunks (Eggless): Step by Step

The first time I tried this recipe, I overbaked it by a mile. I also used country brown sugar to sweeten this, which really did NOT sit well with the chocolate in this recipe. Then I substituted that with honey, got my baking time right, and OMG. BLISS. That's what this brownie is! Fudgey, soft, … Continue reading Fudgy Ragi Brownies with Chocolate Chunks (Eggless): Step by Step

Jaggery-Crusted Walnuts & Almonds (Candied)

I love food. I love to cook and am always trying out new recipes. I'm constantly hungry and munching on things. But I've also learnt the hard way that I need to watch over my health and fitness. As a  result, I'm always looking for healthier, non-junk stuff to snack on. While snacking on nuts, … Continue reading Jaggery-Crusted Walnuts & Almonds (Candied)

Navarathri Special: Moong Dal Halwa / Mung Dal Ka Halwa, Step by Step

Navarathri Special Day 5: An utterly delectable, crumbly and melt-in-the-mouth Moong Dal Halwa! A 'halwa' is a traditional sweet pudding, made with ghee (clarified butter), and garnished with a mixture of fried nuts. It may not may not require additional flavouring, in the form of essence, extract and juices. Halwas can be made from a variety … Continue reading Navarathri Special: Moong Dal Halwa / Mung Dal Ka Halwa, Step by Step

Chocolate Covered Dates Stuffed with Whole Almonds

Dates are one of the best naturally sweet foods that you can eat. Eating 1-2 dates each day can help give you instant energy and make a good addition to a balanced diet. Dates offer a plethora of nutritional benefits: they act as laxative and help in relieving constipation and regulating intestinal function. The significant … Continue reading Chocolate Covered Dates Stuffed with Whole Almonds

Eggless Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – Baked with Pressure Cooker

Hello all! For last year's Christmas, Nithya and I wanted to try out something different, something other than the good old plum cake. We wanted something more rich and warm for the winter and we also wanted it to taste very Christmas-y. We finally decided on the very famous Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting 😀 … Continue reading Eggless Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – Baked with Pressure Cooker

Basundhi

I'm a milk-sweet fiend. I prefer milk-based sweets, mostly bengali sweets and sweets that are creamy and nice 😀 Although I do love the occasional gulab jamoon and jalebis, I'd any day pick a sweet that is creamy and yummy over something that isn't. Halwas are an exception to this rule. I made this delicious … Continue reading Basundhi

Easy Badam Halwa

  I've been wanting to make Badam halwa since Diwali last year, but for some reason it never happened. DH is having a potluck at office today, and he asked me what I wanted to make. When I was thinking some kind of variety rice, he suggested dessert. I jumped at the chance and immediately … Continue reading Easy Badam Halwa