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

Gulab Jamun / Gulab Jamoon is one of my most favourite sweets since childhood 🙂 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

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

Festival Recipes – Sri Rama Navami Naivedhyam – Panagam, Kosumari and Neer Mor

Hello !! After a short break due to moving cities, I've finally found some time to start blogging again  🙂 Sri Rama Navami is a popular Hindu festival - the birthday of Sri Rama, one of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. This day is considered auspicious and celebrated across hindu homes in India. Typically, … Continue reading Festival Recipes – Sri Rama Navami Naivedhyam – Panagam, Kosumari and Neer Mor

Navarathri Special – Sundal

I’ve been busy lately with the Navarathri or Dusshera festival. This is a 9-day festival dedicated to the Hindu Goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi. The tenth day is called ‘Vijayadashami’ – ‘Vijaya’ meaning victory in Sanskrit and ‘Dashami’ denoting tenth day. The festival connotes different legends in different parts of India, but what is common … Continue reading Navarathri Special – Sundal