Gajar Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Classic Indian dessert Gajar Halwa is made with carrots, milk, sugar and ghee!

It’s one of quintessential winter dessert especially in North India and is rich and decadent.

You guys! After 9+ years of living in the US, I finally found red carrots here! I almost can’t believe it.

Remember how much I cry over orange carrots while making carrot halwa?...

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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....

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Burfi Truffles

Inspired by the Indian burfi, these Burfi Truffles are made with milk powder and dipped in dark chocolate, white chocolate and make the perfect festive treat!

Garnished with crushed nuts, rose petals, edible silver leaves, these are perfect for gifting to your friends and family.

Ever since I can remember burfis have been an integral part of Diwali. Back home in India, I remember my house filled with those boxes of burfis during Diwali...

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No-Bake Mithai Cheesecake

Mithai Cheesecake- an Indian inspired fusion cheesecake flavored with flavors like rose, cardamom, saffron and topped with assorted Indian sweets (mithai).

This is a no-bake cheesecake and makes a show stopper of a dessert for the festive season!

Cheesecake pairs well with so many flavors, that’s the reason you have such a big menu...

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Kala Jamun

Classic Kala Jamun made with khoya (dried milk solids). These small deep fried balls are soaked in a sugar syrup flavored with rose water, cardamom and saffron.

This popular Indian sweet are my favorite and highly addictive!

Gulab jamun and it’s cousin Kala Jamun are one of the most popular Indian sweets.

I remember as a child either of these were always there at every birthday party that...

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Tutti Frutti Burfi Roll

Easy Burfi Roll made with milk powder and filled with tutti frutti.

These festive treat are easy to make and require only few ingredients.

Milk powder is one of my very favorite ingredients to use when it comes to making Indian mithai. There’s so much you can make with them (like this rose cardamom burfi or milk peda) and that’s the reason I am always stocked up on it especially during this time of the...

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Rasmalai Cake Jars

Rasmalai Cake Jars with layers of soft eggless cake, flavored milk and rasmalai flavored whipped cream.

Topped with rasmalai, these make a pretty festive treat and also a fun way to serve rasmalai.

Fusion dessert recipes in a jar are my thing. Whenever I have a dinner party at home, I always end up making Indian fusion...

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Quinoa Jaggery Ladoo

Quinoa Jaggery Ladoo- an easy and protein packed treat to make this festive season.

These ladoos are refined sugar-free, gluten-free and require no cooking other than roasting the quinoa in the oven.

Every year when I brainstorm Diwali recipes, my goal is to come up with recipes which not only taste good but are also easy to make.

Sure, I would throw in a more complicated recipe...

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Besan Halwa

Rich and aromatic Besan halwa is made with gram flour, ghee, sugar, nuts and flavored with cardamom.

This is one of those desserts which is just perfect for any celebration and requires only few ingredients.

As an Indian, your relationship with halwa (or kesari/sheera as it is called in other parts of India) is indispensable. It doesn’t matter which part of the country you belong to, it is one dessert which every...

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Motichoor Ladoo

Motichoor Ladoo is a popular Indian sweet, made with besan (gram flour).

It’s one of my favorite sweets which I make for special occasions and is mouthwatering good!

I have mentioned this often that as a kid I was a very non-picky eater (and I am still the same!). I used to eat all veggies but the only thing I was picky was sweets.

I only liked 3 Indian sweets...

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Puff Pastry Gujiya Bites

Here’s a fun take on the traditional gujiya- Puff Pastry Gujiya Bites!

The same flavors of gujiya in bite size which is easy to make using store bought puff pastry.

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The only time gujiya was made in my house was during...

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White Chocolate Thandai Mousse

Easy eggless mousse with flavors of thandai and white chocolate!

If you are looking for a show stopper of a dessert for your Holi party, give this White Chocolate Thandai Mousse a try!

Holi is next week and the preparations are in full swing in my kitchen.

My mom would always prepare so much stuff for holi, and I know I have spoken about it before but...

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