Badam Halwa with Almond Flour (Instant Pot)

This Badam Halwa is made with almond flour and is so easy to make in the Instant Pot. This takes much less time and effort compared to traditional halwa so you don’t have to wait for special occasions to enjoy it!

I am excited to share yet another dessert made with almond flour with you all. This is an easy badam halwa recipe which comes together rather quickly in the Instant Pot.

Before I was introduced to almond flour, the...

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Kesar Badam Ladoo (with Almond Flour)

These Kesar Badam Ladoo are probably the easiest sweet you can make for the festive season. You need only 6 ingredients and 20 minutes to make them. They can also be easily made vegan and refined sugar-free!

Almond flour is one of my favorite ingredients to make Diwali sweets. It can be used in so many different ways in different recipes and is readily available in the market these days.

There’s no...

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Paan Cheesecake Truffles

Bite sized version of Paan Cheesecake, these Paan Cheesecake Truffles are made with cream cheese, parle-g crumbs, real paan leaves and flavored with gulkand and garnished with candied fennel. If you love meetha paan, then you are going to love this fusion dessert.

It’s super easy to make, no-bake and great to make for your Diwali party!

And it’s Diwali yet again and I am back with yet another paan dessert! 😀...

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Gulab Jamun Cheesecake Truffles

These no-bake Gulab Jamun Cheesecake Truffles combine cream cheese, pargle-g biscuit crumbs and gulab jamuns into one bite size treats! Dipped in chocolate, these truffles are so much easier to make than a full cheesecake, carry and share! Give these a try this festive season.

Combining Indian mithais with cheesecake always sounds like a good idea for fusion desserts. Indian sweets are typically very sweet so when you combine them with cream cheese, it cuts into the the...

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Achari Mathri (Air Fryer or Oven Baked)

These mathris are made with atta (whole wheat flour) and stuffed with a achari filling. They are great for snacking and go well with chai. I cooked these Achari Mathri in the air fryer but you can also bake these. These are air fried so they make a healthier alternative to the traditional mathris.

For Diwali, if there’s one snack that I always make then it has to be mathri. They are my favorite and I never miss an opportunity to make these for the festive season. Earlier I would always deep...

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Rabdi Jalebi Cupcakes

Jalebi Cupcakes filled with creamy rabdi make the ultimate festive treat! These cardamom flavored eggless cupcakes are filled with a thick instant rabdi, topped with creamy saffron scented frosting and decorated with jalebi on top!

In the recent years, there has been so much interest in Indian fusion desserts. I have to admit, that it’s one of my favorite things to bake too. I can’t get enough of mixing Indian mithai flavors with cakes,...

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Whipped Paneer Dip with Spicy Honey

Looking for a fun appetizer for the holiday season? Try this Whipped Paneer Dip with Spicy Honey! Made with paneer, feta, mint, jalapeños and topped with a spicy honey (the best part!), this is a crowd pleaser. Serve with naan, pita chips, baguettes for everyone to enjoy!

Appetizers are my favorite part about a holiday meal. That and desserts! I can skip the mains but I never skip on my appetizers and desserts. Every year, I try to come up with one interesting...

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Easy Rabdi – Instant Rabdi

Make this easy Instant Rabdi for the festive season with only few ingredients and in less than 30 minutes! This makes a great dessert on it’s own and also pairs well lots of Indian sweets!

Festive season is the busiest time of the year for a lot of people. I know I am super busy with work and it’s also extremely busy in the kitchen with lots of events and parties lined up.

While I love making extensive...

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Mawa Cake Cookies

The cookie version of mawa cake, these cookies are filled with warm spices like cardamom and saffron and flavored with mawa (milk solids). These eggless Mawa Cake Cookies are best enjoyed with chai!

I love baking with Indian flavors, they are some of my favorite. The Indian festive season gives me the perfect time and opportunity to play with flavors and bake my heart out.

Last Diwali, I shared this...

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Makhana Namkeen (Air Fryer & Stove-top)

Make this crunchy snack with makhana (fox nuts), nuts, spices and very little oil. This Makhana Namkeen is easy to make in the air fryer and is goes well with a cup of chai.

I really crave a salty snack with my evening chai and homemade namkeens are my favorite. I often make a batch of my roasted poha chivda and this makhana namkeen to enjoy with my cuppa chai.

With the days getting colder, my...

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Mohanthal Recipe

Make the perfect Mohanthal – a sweet fudge made with besan (gram flour), ghee and sugar with this step by step recipe. This recipe is a labor of love but the end result is so worth it. Makes the perfect sweet for festivals like Janmashtami, Navratri and Diwali.

I didn’t grew up eating Mohanthal, in stead I grew up eating besan burfi. I first tasted mohanthal at a friend’s place and was instantly hooked. I have a thing for sweets made with besan (besan ladoo is another favorite of mine)...

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Butterscotch Kheer

Give your regular kheer a makeover with this Butterscotch Kheer. Thick rice kheer flavored with butterscotch essence, topped with crunchy praline and butterscotch sauce, this makes the perfect dessert for the festive season.

Rice Kheer has to be the most common dessert that’s made in every Indian household, right along side sooji halwa. I grew up eating kheer on a regular basis. Mom made it for all festivities and also when we...

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