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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Eggless Mawa Cake

Eggless Mawa Cake- a tea time cake made with mawa (milk solids) and flavored with cardamom and saffron and nuts.

This is a popular cake from Irani/Parsi cafe and bakeries in India.

Indian inspired dessert are my favorites. It of course has to do with the fact that these flavors are more familiar to me and hence they appeal more to my taste buds.

Cardamom,...

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Baked Oats Namak Pare

Baked Oats Namak Pare- savory crunchy snack made with whole wheat, oats.

This is a more wholesome version of the traditional namak pare and is quite easy to make.

It’s good to keep a balance between indulgent and healthy, right?

So after sharing the Mithai Cheesecake, I had to share something less indulgent and more...

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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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Baked Cream Cheese & Chutney Samosa

Baked Cream Cheese & Chutney Samosa- these samosas are filled with cream cheese mixture flavored with chutney, green onions, jalapeño, raisins and cashews.

These make a great vegetarian appetizer for the holidays or just about any party!

Diwali parties will be different this time, most will be limited to a few people.

But I am sure what will not be different is the food! Diwali is one time of the...

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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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Baked Masala Peanuts

Baked Masala Peanuts – crunchy, spicy roasted peanuts which are baked in the oven making them a healthier alternative to deep frying.

These spiced peanuts make a great snack with chai or coffee.

I love munching on something savory with my evening chai. I remember mom always made some homemade chivda or namak para or something for her evening...

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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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Sweet Tamarind Chutney (Imli Chutney)

Sweet Tamarind Chutney aka Imli Chutney made with tamarind, jaggery and spices.

This is a staple chutney used in India for all kinds of chaats!

This recipe should have been here years ago. I don’t know what took me so long.

It’s one of the most staple chutneys and I have been meaning to share this recipe for...

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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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Raj Kachori

Raj Kachori- crispy deep fried kachori filled with potatoes, moong dal, yogurt, spices and chutneys!

Topped with cilantro, sev, pomegranate this is the ultimate indulgence!

If you have lived in and around Delhi, then you must not be unfamiliar with Raj Kachori.

It’s the king/queen of all things chaat. This round crispy deep fried shell filled with all...

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