Nariyal Ladoo – Coconut Balls

Indian festivities are incomplete without mithai , a more popular name for sweets in India. These are prepared during the festival season , weddings or just like that. During festivities and weddings these are typically  boxed in colorful cartons to be given to friends and family. Of course the modern day…

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Icebox Cupcake

#007 Icebox cake is a classic no-bake dessert. You can compile the whole ‘cake’ in 15 minutes and it only takes a few ingredients, sometimes as little as two .       A stack of chocolate cookies layered with strawberry cream cheese and topped with berries – the easiest…

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Gajar Halwa ( Carrot Pudding )…The Easier Way

The beauty of this pudding is that even a novice can cook this beautiful looking dessert, as delicious as your grand mom would make it . If you are familiar with other ‘Carrot Pudding’ recipes, you will find that this one is cooked without using any butter/ghee. The traditional recipe…

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Layered Lemon Cake

Guest Recipe By Tangerine Almeida Several weeks ago, my friend Monika Celly from ‘Vegetarian Surprises’ asked me to bake a cake for Superbowl Sunday. So I decided to bake a lemon cake. This is a light lemon cake that I use in high altitude Colorado. I always use this recipe…

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Bhugga ( Sweetened Sesame Seed Balls )

Bhugga &  Lohri Lohri is a North Indian festival usually falling on 13th January every year. It is believed that the farmers celebrate Lohri in anticipation of a good harvest of wheat crop in  March–April. Lohri is more significant if there has been a wedding or birth of a new baby…

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Layered Peppermint Barks

A quintessential Christmas tradition, Peppermint Bark is not just delicious but also easy to make.I made this chocolate confection last Christmas using layers of white & dark chocolate to hold the crushed peppermint candy. But why make one when you can buy? Simply because you want to use your favorite…

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Besan ladoo / Chick Pea Flour Balls

Ladoos or the Cookie Balls are one of the most common of all Indian sweets. Amongst all of them, Besan ladoos are an all time favorite. Made from roasted chick pea flour, these are rich and sweet  & can be a dessert or a snack in your menu. As the…

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Khoya Balls/ Fusion Balls

    Few months ago I got a burfi recipe from a good friend of mine. I liked it so much that it became a staple at every special occasion in our family. My husband’s weakness for coconut burfi made me tamper with the original burfi recipe. I created a…

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