Paan Peda

Paan Peda made with mawa, sugar and paan leaves!

These pedas are easy to make with store bought mawa and have a beautiful green color from the paan leaves (no food color used)!

Paan desserts have always been very popular on the blog. Whether it’s the paan coconut ladoo, paan kheer or ice cream.

You all seem to love the refreshing flavor of paan. Personally, I am also a huge fan and...

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Chocolate Paan (Chocolate Meetha Paan)

This Chocolate Paan has paan leaves (betel leaves) smeared with a hazelnut spread and filled with gulkand, chocolate chips, tutti frutti and coconut!

Dipped in chocolate, this meetha paan makes a refreshing after meal mouth freshener or dessert!

Whenever we go to India, I make it a point to go and try the newest paan flavors.

Paan (betel leaves) is very popular in South Asia and people...

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Paan Kheer with Rose Cashew Crumble

Enjoy the flavors of meetha paan in this delectable Paan Kheer!

Topped with rose cashew crumble, these make pretty festive dessert.

I love playing with the flavors of paan (betel leaves) to incorporate them into desserts.

If you have been around here for a while, you would surely know that!

My Paan Coconut...

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Easy Paan Ice Cream

Easy Paan Ice Cream to beat the heat! This refreshing ice cream has all the flavors of meetha paan and is so refreshing on a hot day. And the best part? It’s surprisingly easy to make using a shortcut!

Sometimes the best recipes start with a shortcut. Do you guys agree to this? I mean delicious cake recipes starting with a boxed mix or your favorite pie recipe using a ready to go pie filling. Sounds familiar? I bet it does! While it’s best to make everything from scratch, sometimes we can take shortcuts and still achieve great...

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Paan Coconut Ladoo

Instant Paan Coconut Ladoo filled with gulkand – a special little treat to enjoy this Diwali!

I am so excited to be finally be able to share some Diwali recipes with you guys. Yes! My favorite festival and most definitely my favorite time of the year. This year Diwali falls on 30th October, quite early actually. But for me literally Diwali festivities started in July/August! As you guys know, I had to work way in advance because of...

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Paan Milkshake – Betel Leaves Drink

    I have already posted a paan dessert recipe on my blog and it happens to be one of my favorites , the meetha paan kulfi. Using paan flavor in ice creams and sweets is quite popular back home. What makes it so popular? Betel leaves or paan leaves as we...

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    Thandai Coconut Ladoo

    Easy and fun to make, these Thandai Coconut Ladoo are perfect for Holi celebrations!

    These are simple coconut ladoos which have been flavored with my homemade thandai powder to make them festive!

    Didn’t I tell you guys that I will be sharing a dessert recipe made with the thandai powder this week?

    Well, here it is! Super easy Thandai Coconut Ladoo! The inspiration for these ladoos came from my hugely popular paan...

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    Mango Kulfi

    Hot days calls for frozen treats and there’s nothing quite like homemade kulfi aka the Indian version of ice cream! This Mango Kulfi has the flavors of mango mixed with the traditional kulfi.

    It’s so creamy and so yummy, you would not want to miss out on this one!

    With summer around the corner, grocery stores are jam packed with fruits. I always look forward to this season for fruits, those juicy berries, melons, peaches and of course mangoes! It’s...

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    Moong Dal Ladoo

    Moong Dal Ladoo made with moong dal, sugar and ghee. Easy Diwali sweet with basic pantry ingredients.

    When I was little, I used to look forward to my nani’s (grandmom) homemade besan ladoo every year. In fact they used to be the highlight of my trip to our village, the ladoos along with her delicious peda, mathri, khurma – I used to feast on all these Indian sweets and snacks every day. I really miss that time, childhood is so wonderful , if only we can ever get it back. Besan ladoo is my absolute...

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    Rose Cardamom Burfi

    Double layer Rose Cardamom Burfi made with milk powder is an easy sweet to make this Diwali. Fragrant flavors and an easy burfi to sweeten up your Diwali!

    Diwali is almost here and so I am going to share Diwali recipes with you guys in the next few weeks. Honestly, I am not celebrating Diwali this year, this will be my 1st diwali without mom and I can’t even imagine how it would be – probably the darkest diwali of my life. But whether I celebrate or not, I have to share recipes with you guys...

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    Top 10 recipes of 2016

      And just like that 2016 is over. Doesn’t it feel like it only started yesterday? This was not a great year for me, neither personally nor professionally. But in stead of talking about it, I want to focus on 2017. I hope the new year will bring new hope and happiness for everyone around me. Here’s hoping for a better tomorrow!

      And before the year ends, I wanted to do a recap of top 10 recipes of the year on Cook With Manali. I do it every year just to see what everyone liked the most on the blog. Honestly it’s very hard...

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