Indian sweets / Mithais Archive

  • Phirni or firni is a traditional north Indian dessert, can be interpreted as rice pudding and is usually flavored with dry fruits. Phirni is one versatile dessert which can be flavored differently according to one’s taste and when strawberry is the fruit of the season, then why not make it with freshly chopped strawberries, which not only will give this traditional dish a twist but also its luscious deep red color will stimulate your senses. We are happy to announce […]

    strawberry firni

    Phirni or firni is a traditional north Indian dessert, can be interpreted as rice pudding and is usually flavored with dry fruits. Phirni is one versatile dessert which can be flavored differently according to one’s taste and when strawberry is the fruit of the season, then why not make it with freshly chopped strawberries, which not only will give this traditional dish a twist but also its luscious deep red color will stimulate your senses. We are happy to announce […]

  • Happy Diwali   with Gulab jamuns We wishes everyone who stops by a very “Joyous and Sparkling Diwali”. Have lots of fun, sweets and be watchful with crackers. We also hope that you have liked the Diwali special recipes and other related sweet stories on Diwali and please be careful about the spurious mawa stuff. On festive season we un intelligently binge on everything that looks edible, so please take special care about it and here are some mithai red list which […]

    gulab jamuns says happy diwali

    Happy Diwali   with Gulab jamuns We wishes everyone who stops by a very “Joyous and Sparkling Diwali”. Have lots of fun, sweets and be watchful with crackers. We also hope that you have liked the Diwali special recipes and other related sweet stories on Diwali and please be careful about the spurious mawa stuff. On festive season we un intelligently binge on everything that looks edible, so please take special care about it and here are some mithai red list which […]

  • …diwali / halloween recipe… Gorgeous yellow-orange pumpkin is the fruit of the season and since tomorrow is Halloween, everywhere it is pumpkin-pumpkin all the way. You can prepare some jack-o-lanterns with the much colored red pumpkins to hang on your door or make some pie or cakes out of this rich and fleshy fruit. Read here for pumpkin pancakes and see some gorgeous pics:pumpkin pancakes This recipe of pumpkin halwa has been taken from Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s most famous […]

    diwali recipes – pumpkin halwa

    …diwali / halloween recipe… Gorgeous yellow-orange pumpkin is the fruit of the season and since tomorrow is Halloween, everywhere it is pumpkin-pumpkin all the way. You can prepare some jack-o-lanterns with the much colored red pumpkins to hang on your door or make some pie or cakes out of this rich and fleshy fruit. Read here for pumpkin pancakes and see some gorgeous pics:pumpkin pancakes This recipe of pumpkin halwa has been taken from Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s most famous […]

  • …diwali special recipe… Broken wheat or dalia as  popularly known is highly nutritious because it is enriched with bran and germs, dietary fibers, manganese and is a good substitute for the staple diet of rice. Whether you mix with lentils and seasonal vegetables to make khichadi or pulav and with milk it makes a delicious dessert. Here goes the recipe for broken wheat kheer. Enjoy ! broken wheat kheer Ingredients: Broken Wheat (dalia): 100 gm Milk: 500 ml Clarified butter […]

    diwali recipes – broken wheat kheer

    …diwali special recipe… Broken wheat or dalia as  popularly known is highly nutritious because it is enriched with bran and germs, dietary fibers, manganese and is a good substitute for the staple diet of rice. Whether you mix with lentils and seasonal vegetables to make khichadi or pulav and with milk it makes a delicious dessert. Here goes the recipe for broken wheat kheer. Enjoy ! broken wheat kheer Ingredients: Broken Wheat (dalia): 100 gm Milk: 500 ml Clarified butter […]

  • …diwali special recipe… Rasmalais …hmm…the yummy creamy sweet cheese dumplings. Rasmalai is everyone’s favorite and is popular too. So this classic dessert inspires me to make another variant called bread rasmalai, with milk breads, cream, thickened milk and dry fruits. Very easy to make and rich on taste too. Here goes the recipe for bread rasmalai. Enjoy ! bread rasmalai Ingredients: Milk: 500 ml Milk Bread: 6-8 slices Sugar: ½ cup Almonds: ¼ cup Pistachio nuts: ¼ cup Clarified butter or Ghee: […]

    diwali recipes – bread rasmalai

    …diwali special recipe… Rasmalais …hmm…the yummy creamy sweet cheese dumplings. Rasmalai is everyone’s favorite and is popular too. So this classic dessert inspires me to make another variant called bread rasmalai, with milk breads, cream, thickened milk and dry fruits. Very easy to make and rich on taste too. Here goes the recipe for bread rasmalai. Enjoy ! bread rasmalai Ingredients: Milk: 500 ml Milk Bread: 6-8 slices Sugar: ½ cup Almonds: ¼ cup Pistachio nuts: ¼ cup Clarified butter or Ghee: […]

  • sinful gajar ka halwa Carrot is good for health no doubt !  Drinking a glass of fresh carrot  juice daily will keep you in the pink of your health, you know it very well, you have been told so by many people, and you have probably read as much at so many places. But will you do that ? Nah ! When winter approaches and fresh stocks of ruby-red carrots arriveto tease youtempt you, your fickle mind starts driftingand tossing the idea, […]

    gajar ka halwa

    sinful gajar ka halwa Carrot is good for health no doubt !  Drinking a glass of fresh carrot  juice daily will keep you in the pink of your health, you know it very well, you have been told so by many people, and you have probably read as much at so many places. But will you do that ? Nah ! When winter approaches and fresh stocks of ruby-red carrots arriveto tease youtempt you, your fickle mind starts driftingand tossing the idea, […]

  • …durga puja special recipe… sandesh Ingredients: Chenna: 200 gm Powdered sugar: 1-2 tbsp Method to prepare: Knead the chenna smoothly and blend chenna and powdered sugar in a pan gently. Cook on low flame, stirring continuously till the chenna is left not too dry or too soft. Take off the flame and spread the mixture on a plate and let it cool.  Once cooled, cut the sandesh into desired shapes and serve.      

    sandesh

    …durga puja special recipe… sandesh Ingredients: Chenna: 200 gm Powdered sugar: 1-2 tbsp Method to prepare: Knead the chenna smoothly and blend chenna and powdered sugar in a pan gently. Cook on low flame, stirring continuously till the chenna is left not too dry or too soft. Take off the flame and spread the mixture on a plate and let it cool.  Once cooled, cut the sandesh into desired shapes and serve.      

  • …durga puja special recipe… rasgulla or rossogulla No it is not a cheese balls dipped in sugary syrup but it is the old sweet everyone’s favorite  rossogulla or rasgulla, which wins millions of hearts across the world. No translation please ! Read here for a sweet and short story on rasgulla. But how to make rasgulla at home ? This question has perhaps intrigued us most, so here we present a step-by-step procedure of making rosogolla or rasgulla Ingredients: Milk: 1 l Lemon […]

    rasgulla or rossogulla

    …durga puja special recipe… rasgulla or rossogulla No it is not a cheese balls dipped in sugary syrup but it is the old sweet everyone’s favorite  rossogulla or rasgulla, which wins millions of hearts across the world. No translation please ! Read here for a sweet and short story on rasgulla. But how to make rasgulla at home ? This question has perhaps intrigued us most, so here we present a step-by-step procedure of making rosogolla or rasgulla Ingredients: Milk: 1 l Lemon […]

  •  Updated: This blog post has been re-edited, re-photographed and re-published with a different title. Orange in milk ? Would not it get curdled ? That was my first reaction when Ma mentioned about something called “Kheer komola“. She makes beautiful payesh, just perfect, the best one and of all the payesh variety she has ever made for the festivals or simple homey occasions, ” kheer komola ” however has never surfaced, until that day. It so happened that one of our family friends had sent us huge crate of oranges from […]

    Orange basundi / kheer komola – Indian dessert

     Updated: This blog post has been re-edited, re-photographed and re-published with a different title. Orange in milk ? Would not it get curdled ? That was my first reaction when Ma mentioned about something called “Kheer komola“. She makes beautiful payesh, just perfect, the best one and of all the payesh variety she has ever made for the festivals or simple homey occasions, ” kheer komola ” however has never surfaced, until that day. It so happened that one of our family friends had sent us huge crate of oranges from […]

  • …poila baisakh special recipes… …bhapa sandesh or steamed sandesh – a Bengali sweetdish… We are concluding the series on “poila baisakh special recipes” on a sweet note with one of the signature dish from the Bengali cuisine – Bhapa sandesh. Bhapa Sandesh or the steamed sandesh Ingredients: Milk: 1 liter Powdered sugar: 2-3 tbsp Vanilla essence: few drops Lemon juice: 1 Raisins: few for garnishing Method to Prepare: To make fresh channa or cottage cheese: see here for an illustration […]

    bhapa sandesh

    …poila baisakh special recipes… …bhapa sandesh or steamed sandesh – a Bengali sweetdish… We are concluding the series on “poila baisakh special recipes” on a sweet note with one of the signature dish from the Bengali cuisine – Bhapa sandesh. Bhapa Sandesh or the steamed sandesh Ingredients: Milk: 1 liter Powdered sugar: 2-3 tbsp Vanilla essence: few drops Lemon juice: 1 Raisins: few for garnishing Method to Prepare: To make fresh channa or cottage cheese: see here for an illustration […]