diwali sweets Archive

  • Saffronstreaks wishes Happy & Prosperous Diwali to all, may you have safe, glowing and beautiful year ahead ! All I have this Diwali is a box full of Agre ka Angoori petha / crystallized white pumpkins or candy and a delightful book on history of sweet inventions or dessert by Michael Krondl  as you would love to frame it. This post is not about the book review or a new recipe to cherish this Diwali, it’s all about tracing our roots back […]

    Sacred fudge, an ode to Indian mithais and Diwali celebration

    Saffronstreaks wishes Happy & Prosperous Diwali to all, may you have safe, glowing and beautiful year ahead ! All I have this Diwali is a box full of Agre ka Angoori petha / crystallized white pumpkins or candy and a delightful book on history of sweet inventions or dessert by Michael Krondl  as you would love to frame it. This post is not about the book review or a new recipe to cherish this Diwali, it’s all about tracing our roots back […]

  • Saffronstreaks wishes Happy & Prosperous Diwali to all, may you have safe, glowing and beautiful year ahead ! We @ saffronstreaks celebrating Diwali with everyone’s beloved “gajar ka halwa” and if it doesnt excites you enough, then wait, we are going to serve it differently. How ? Read it further. Gone are the days when Diwali used to be a week long affair, rather than a weekend thing which seems much like a chore to me rather than a celebration. Galore of homemade […]

    Almond crust tart filled with Indian carrot pudding – a Diwali special

    Saffronstreaks wishes Happy & Prosperous Diwali to all, may you have safe, glowing and beautiful year ahead ! We @ saffronstreaks celebrating Diwali with everyone’s beloved “gajar ka halwa” and if it doesnt excites you enough, then wait, we are going to serve it differently. How ? Read it further. Gone are the days when Diwali used to be a week long affair, rather than a weekend thing which seems much like a chore to me rather than a celebration. Galore of homemade […]

  • After the BREAK……BREAK ke baad… We are back , yes WE ARE BACK with some delicious stories that will sure entertain you… Ya I know we took an un announced break from blogging, from social networks … just to get indulge in some secluded “ME” time… and it really works wonders on you and rejuvenates with more creativity…bubbling with new stories that we cant wait to share with you… Weather is absolutley beautiful outside…crisp, cool and sunny, bright which instantly cheers you up and season’s first break […]

    Orange infused mava barfi jewelled with pistachios

    After the BREAK……BREAK ke baad… We are back , yes WE ARE BACK with some delicious stories that will sure entertain you… Ya I know we took an un announced break from blogging, from social networks … just to get indulge in some secluded “ME” time… and it really works wonders on you and rejuvenates with more creativity…bubbling with new stories that we cant wait to share with you… Weather is absolutley beautiful outside…crisp, cool and sunny, bright which instantly cheers you up and season’s first break […]

  • I was planning to make pure chocolate gujiya this Holi, to satiate my never-ending desire for chocolates, but as they say “women proposes and God disposes ” ! my oven ditches me at the last moment and developed a technical snag which needs some expert hands to rectify it. Today morning it finally sprung back into life once again, but due to lack of time and other constraints, I could not go for pure chocolate gujiya, however I decided to make […]

    Gujiya infused with chocolate flavour

    I was planning to make pure chocolate gujiya this Holi, to satiate my never-ending desire for chocolates, but as they say “women proposes and God disposes ” ! my oven ditches me at the last moment and developed a technical snag which needs some expert hands to rectify it. Today morning it finally sprung back into life once again, but due to lack of time and other constraints, I could not go for pure chocolate gujiya, however I decided to make […]

  • Wishing you all who stops by a very Happy, safe and prosperous Diwali Celebrating Diwali with mawa kachori and peda / pedha. “Sweets are always an integral part of any joyous or festive celebrations in India and so when Diwali comes the ladoos, pedas, barfis, jalebis , seera, rabdi all dressed in gorgeous attire arrives at the market to lure us which even the calorie conscious people find hard to resist. Hence to score on this front the sweetmeat shops […]

    mawe ki kachori and peda – Indian sweets

    Wishing you all who stops by a very Happy, safe and prosperous Diwali Celebrating Diwali with mawa kachori and peda / pedha. “Sweets are always an integral part of any joyous or festive celebrations in India and so when Diwali comes the ladoos, pedas, barfis, jalebis , seera, rabdi all dressed in gorgeous attire arrives at the market to lure us which even the calorie conscious people find hard to resist. Hence to score on this front the sweetmeat shops […]

  • Does cooking needs some special skills ? Or is it just a matter of personal taste and choices, preferences ? Or do you believe that any one can cook ? just any one…??? If you have watched  Ratatouille (the movie), you must have known, what and who am I referring to , the famous French chef Gusteau who believes that “anyone can cook” , just you need right aptitude for it. Cooking is an art, and that involves not only […]

    coconut laddoo / sweet coconut balls

    Does cooking needs some special skills ? Or is it just a matter of personal taste and choices, preferences ? Or do you believe that any one can cook ? just any one…??? If you have watched  Ratatouille (the movie), you must have known, what and who am I referring to , the famous French chef Gusteau who believes that “anyone can cook” , just you need right aptitude for it. Cooking is an art, and that involves not only […]

  • This is a special post for Indus Ladies e-book featuring 100 Diwali sweets. A great idea and an equally great job to compile such a huge selection of sweets and for us it will be definitely a prized possession. We are happy to announce that our Strawberry Phirni has been selected as one of the entry : Entry no 87 out of eight other Sweet Recipes that we have selected to send for Diwali Sweets : Kalakand Mango Sandesh Rasgulle […]

    diwali sweets e-book by Indus Ladies

    This is a special post for Indus Ladies e-book featuring 100 Diwali sweets. A great idea and an equally great job to compile such a huge selection of sweets and for us it will be definitely a prized possession. We are happy to announce that our Strawberry Phirni has been selected as one of the entry : Entry no 87 out of eight other Sweet Recipes that we have selected to send for Diwali Sweets : Kalakand Mango Sandesh Rasgulle […]

  • In India no celebration or festival is complete without sweets and though Diwali , the festival of light is still couple of weeks away, the homes, bazaar, the streets are already buzzing with the fervor of Diwali, lights, decor and the Diwali special sweets and when it comes to Indian sweets the list is almost endless. Wont it be better, if we have 100 selected sweets specially made for Diwali or any other festive occasions, and keeping this in mind […]

    diwali sweets – a special blog post for Indus ladies

    In India no celebration or festival is complete without sweets and though Diwali , the festival of light is still couple of weeks away, the homes, bazaar, the streets are already buzzing with the fervor of Diwali, lights, decor and the Diwali special sweets and when it comes to Indian sweets the list is almost endless. Wont it be better, if we have 100 selected sweets specially made for Diwali or any other festive occasions, and keeping this in mind […]

  • Subho Bijoya Saffronstreaks wishes everyone who stops by a very happy Vijaydashami. On this special occasion, we @ saffronstreaks are celebrating Dussehra or Vijaydashami with a sweet note kalakand or qalakand – the delectable Indian milk fudge. The origin of qalakand can be traced back its root to Arabic cuisine, as the root word qand means sweet in Arabic language. (courtesy : Wikipedia) This is one of the most scrumptious sweet in North and East India where milky white kalakand are hugely popular but in Western India, its fried version or the Ajmeri Kalakand is […]

    celebrating dussehra with kalakand – Indian milk fudge

    Subho Bijoya Saffronstreaks wishes everyone who stops by a very happy Vijaydashami. On this special occasion, we @ saffronstreaks are celebrating Dussehra or Vijaydashami with a sweet note kalakand or qalakand – the delectable Indian milk fudge. The origin of qalakand can be traced back its root to Arabic cuisine, as the root word qand means sweet in Arabic language. (courtesy : Wikipedia) This is one of the most scrumptious sweet in North and East India where milky white kalakand are hugely popular but in Western India, its fried version or the Ajmeri Kalakand is […]

  • Bengali’s love for sweet dish is well-known affair and sondesh they simply adore it. The great Bengali luncheon always ends on a sweet note, and it does not stops there, it continues with late afternoon tea and dinner as well. Life revolves around tales of sweets from birth, marriage till death and memories laden with nostalgia keep haunting, weaving the stories and unfolding the secrets of sandesh making, a culinary art which remains the forte of selected few. A 150 year […]

    mango sandesh – a summer delight

    Bengali’s love for sweet dish is well-known affair and sondesh they simply adore it. The great Bengali luncheon always ends on a sweet note, and it does not stops there, it continues with late afternoon tea and dinner as well. Life revolves around tales of sweets from birth, marriage till death and memories laden with nostalgia keep haunting, weaving the stories and unfolding the secrets of sandesh making, a culinary art which remains the forte of selected few. A 150 year […]

  • Saffronstreakswishes its readers a very Happy Holi. Malpua or the sweet , fennel scented fluffy Indian pancakes drenched in sugary syrup and when served along with rabri becomes heavenly delicious, a deadly combo which can never go wrong and make the festival of color and joy all the more delicious and sweet. Malpua enjoys a very strong integral relationship with Holi and there is a small story behind it. “In early 16th century Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, a Hindu saint and social […]

    malpua (syrupy Indian pancakes) rabdi and holi

    Saffronstreakswishes its readers a very Happy Holi. Malpua or the sweet , fennel scented fluffy Indian pancakes drenched in sugary syrup and when served along with rabri becomes heavenly delicious, a deadly combo which can never go wrong and make the festival of color and joy all the more delicious and sweet. Malpua enjoys a very strong integral relationship with Holi and there is a small story behind it. “In early 16th century Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, a Hindu saint and social […]

  • This is one halwa or pudding (as you like to call it) which will definitely surprise you, if you are not  familiar with it. Many years back, when I was not much into cooking and all, I got a chance to taste it at my friend’s place. It was light pink in color, which was quiet unusual and taste exactly like carrot (gajar ka halwa) halwa. Later I came to know that it was doodhi / lauki / bottlegourd halwa, with an artificial color […]

    doodhi halwa – unusual but tasty

    This is one halwa or pudding (as you like to call it) which will definitely surprise you, if you are not  familiar with it. Many years back, when I was not much into cooking and all, I got a chance to taste it at my friend’s place. It was light pink in color, which was quiet unusual and taste exactly like carrot (gajar ka halwa) halwa. Later I came to know that it was doodhi / lauki / bottlegourd halwa, with an artificial color […]

  • Mango is heavenly delicious, irresistibly tempting and when combined with freshly whipped cream, becomes more sinful and charmed every one with its mellow fruity flavour which lingers in memory for a long time. The fruit itself exudes so much warmth and comfort, just like a tropical sunshine, and on a lazy summer afternoon, seeking shade under its green lusty boughs, time just flies away. Mango kheer speaks about the delicious combination of the ripe pulpy goodness of mango and rich creamy […]

    mango kheer – summer is calling

    Mango is heavenly delicious, irresistibly tempting and when combined with freshly whipped cream, becomes more sinful and charmed every one with its mellow fruity flavour which lingers in memory for a long time. The fruit itself exudes so much warmth and comfort, just like a tropical sunshine, and on a lazy summer afternoon, seeking shade under its green lusty boughs, time just flies away. Mango kheer speaks about the delicious combination of the ripe pulpy goodness of mango and rich creamy […]

  • 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: […]

  • Sweets are always an integral part of any joyous or festive celebrations in India and so when Diwali comes the ladoos, pedas, barfis, jalebis , seera, rabdi all dressed in gorgeous attire arrives at the market to lure us which even the calorie conscious people find hard to resist. Hence to score on this front the sweetmeat shops began blending and experimenting with various ingredients , themes and thus “designer sweets” made their entry in the market that catches easily […]

    diwali mithais – the sweet and bitter story

    Sweets are always an integral part of any joyous or festive celebrations in India and so when Diwali comes the ladoos, pedas, barfis, jalebis , seera, rabdi all dressed in gorgeous attire arrives at the market to lure us which even the calorie conscious people find hard to resist. Hence to score on this front the sweetmeat shops began blending and experimenting with various ingredients , themes and thus “designer sweets” made their entry in the market that catches easily […]

  • 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… 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 […]