Musk Melon Rasayana (Cantaloupe in Coconut Milk, Flavoured with Jaggery and Cardamom) – Step by Step Recipe

The muskmelon, or cantaloupe, is made up of 90 percent water. This is the reason why Β it is one of the preferred fruits of choice for people who wish to stay optimally hydrated in summer. It is also rich in Vitamin A, potassium and beta carotene, making it very nutritious. The word 'rasayana' is derived … Continue reading Musk Melon Rasayana (Cantaloupe in Coconut Milk, Flavoured with Jaggery and Cardamom) – Step by Step Recipe

Boondhi Laddu / Laddoo: Step by Step

Like I said in my previous post, boondhis adapt well to both sweet as well as savoury flavours. This is a sweet dish - a laddoo made by immersing the fried boondhi in sugar syrup, and lightly spicing it with cardamom and cloves. For crunch, we add fried cashew nuts, sugar candy and raisins. A … Continue reading Boondhi Laddu / Laddoo: Step by Step

Gulab Jamun made with Homemade Khoya/ Khova/ Mawa : Step by Step

Gulab Jamun / Gulab Jamoon is one of my most favourite sweets since childhood πŸ™‚ In fact, one of my favourite pastimes back then was to collect all the sugar syrup after the jamuns were eaten up, and then eat it out of a bowl with a spoon! I cannot even imagine doing that now, … Continue reading Gulab Jamun made with Homemade Khoya/ Khova/ Mawa : Step by Step

Mango & Cardamom Pannacotta with Berry Coulis – No gelatine

Hello ! This is my first ever try at making pannacotta. My interest in making this Italian dessert stems from watching Masterchef Australia, where contestants put up endless varieties of Β lip-smacking pannacotta in beautiful shapes and sizes of glasses. My only problem - being a vegetarian, I was reluctant to use animal gelatine. So for … Continue reading Mango & Cardamom Pannacotta with Berry Coulis – No gelatine

Basundhi

I'm a milk-sweet fiend. I prefer milk-based sweets, mostly bengali sweets and sweets that are creamy and nice πŸ˜€ 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

Homemade Cardamom & Strawberry Ice cream – Eggless

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice cream!! πŸ˜€ I am an ice cream fiend. There is an Ice Cream Works store near my place, which I totally adore for their yummy and delightful variety of ice creams. They have an amazing variety of frozen yoghurt as well. I am usually the first … Continue reading Homemade Cardamom & Strawberry Ice cream – Eggless