Mango Kalakand

Use fresh summer mangoes to make Mango Kalakand, an Indian mithai (sweet) made with whole milk, mangoes, and sweetened condensed milk. Milk is curdled to make fresh chena which is then cooked with mango puree and flavored with a whiff of cardamom.

Kalakand is a popular Indian sweet that is made with milk. A lot of popular Indian sweets are milk-based, since that was the most commonly available ingredient back then it made sense for so many mithais to be made from...

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Til Chikki (Sesame Brittle)

Til Chikki is a brittle made with sesame seeds and jaggery and especially popular in northern Indian during winters! It’s easy to make at home with only 2 main ingredients. It keeps good for weeks in an airtight container and makes a nice snack or a little treat when the sweet cravings kick in!

Til (sesame) is something that’s consumed a lot during winter months in Northern India. I know it’s used in a lot of dishes in western and eastern parts of India but in my home, the most...

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Kaju Pista Roll

Kaju Pista Roll is an Indian sweet made with cashews and pistachios. These rolls have a layer of pistachio dough covered with a layer of smooth cashew dough. Rich and decadent!

Kaju Pista Roll is one of Sarvesh’s favorite mithai. Well the fact is that he has a massive sweet tooth and has a long list of favorites so I really don’t know which one is his most favorite but this is right up there.

He was...

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Badam Halwa Jars

Take your badam halwa a level up by serving it in these beautiful jars! These Badam Halwa Jars have layers of rich badam halwa, mawa and nuts and topped with rose scented whipped cream. Too pretty to eat!

Now that I showed you guys how easy it is to make badam halwa in Instant pot, let’s take it a notch up and make halwa jars!

When I had the halwa, I thought sure it tastes...

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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! πŸ˜€...

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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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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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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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Chocolate Modak

Easy Chocolate Modak made with mawa, sugar and cocoa powder. These are an easy festive treat to make for Ganesh Chaturthi and you can make these in 30 minutes or less.

Modak is the quintessential festive sweet for Ganesh Chaturthi. The traditional modak which is steamed and made with rice flour and stuffed with jaggery needs some serious skills and also takes time. However if you are short on time and looking for any easy treat for the festival, then try these Chocolate...

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Rava Ladoo

Rava Ladoo is a popular Indian sweet made with semolina, ghee and sugar. This festive treat is easy to make and often made for festivals like Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi. This easy version needs no sugar syrup and you can make it in less than 30 minutes!

I love this time of the year when the weather is changing. It’s beautiful outside and it also marks the beginning of festive season. With so many festivals lined up, I wanted to share an easy Indian sweet recipe...

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