holi sweets Archive

  • This is going to be the most colorful post till date, commemorating the Hindu festival of color Holi in every form. Holi is the festival of life and merriment. Color plays an important part in Human psychology. It has that inherent power to cure many things, and as the season changes the languidness of Winter mellows beautifully into cheerfulness of the colorful Spring, and in India Spring has more warmer tones than in other parts of the world, there is […]

    Thandai spiced coconut milk panna cotta : Veganlicious Holi & summer treat

    This is going to be the most colorful post till date, commemorating the Hindu festival of color Holi in every form. Holi is the festival of life and merriment. Color plays an important part in Human psychology. It has that inherent power to cure many things, and as the season changes the languidness of Winter mellows beautifully into cheerfulness of the colorful Spring, and in India Spring has more warmer tones than in other parts of the world, there is […]

  • Morning was bright and shiny, the air was crisp and the sky looks beautiful with islands of fluffy clouds scattered on it, just the way an early Autumn morning should feel fresh and crisp. But for past one week something was bothering me persistently. As the fresh gingerly flavor of morning tea wafts around the kitchen, I declared to DH that my heart skips the beats…. He smiled mischievously and before his mind raced along the wrong track, I warned […]

    Diwali snacks – Sweet potato tikki stuffed with spicy peas

    Morning was bright and shiny, the air was crisp and the sky looks beautiful with islands of fluffy clouds scattered on it, just the way an early Autumn morning should feel fresh and crisp. But for past one week something was bothering me persistently. As the fresh gingerly flavor of morning tea wafts around the kitchen, I declared to DH that my heart skips the beats…. He smiled mischievously and before his mind raced along the wrong track, I warned […]

  • Fig fudge or fig and chocolate fudge or anjeer (fig) halwa or anjeer barfi, it goes by many name but it has only one language that speaks deliciousness in every bite ! Holi like other festivals of India always holds a special place in our heart, and being very adventurous by nature I never shied away from playing with colors. In those days in my prime years, festivals like holi used to be celebrated with great fervor, a three-day affair, not like weekend celebration of today’s […]

    Cardamom scented fig and chocolate fudge / anjeer halwa or barfi for Holi

    Fig fudge or fig and chocolate fudge or anjeer (fig) halwa or anjeer barfi, it goes by many name but it has only one language that speaks deliciousness in every bite ! Holi like other festivals of India always holds a special place in our heart, and being very adventurous by nature I never shied away from playing with colors. In those days in my prime years, festivals like holi used to be celebrated with great fervor, a three-day affair, not like weekend celebration of today’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Saffronstreaks wishes its readers a very happy Independence  Day and on this beautiful day, what is better than the plate of piping hot samosas to celebrate such a ocassion. If food has that power to bind the people, then I believe samosas has that unique and divine power. It is being loved by every one, from rich to poor, across all the religion, caste and creed, on street foods to gourmet tables, it is everywhere with endless possibilities of fillings that never fails to bring smiles […]

    imperfect samosas for monsoon medley

    Saffronstreaks wishes its readers a very happy Independence  Day and on this beautiful day, what is better than the plate of piping hot samosas to celebrate such a ocassion. If food has that power to bind the people, then I believe samosas has that unique and divine power. It is being loved by every one, from rich to poor, across all the religion, caste and creed, on street foods to gourmet tables, it is everywhere with endless possibilities of fillings that never fails to bring smiles […]

  • Banana blossom or mocha (in Bengali an East Indian language) holds a special stature in Bengali cuisine, and consider as very adventurous and gastronomically exciting. I was never a huge fan of banana blossom or mocha as we love to call it in my growing up years though we had some banana plants in our backyard, but in recent years I developed a strong fascination for it. As I was gently removing the outer bracts to extract the inner flowers, […]

    mochar chop – banana blossom appetizer

    Banana blossom or mocha (in Bengali an East Indian language) holds a special stature in Bengali cuisine, and consider as very adventurous and gastronomically exciting. I was never a huge fan of banana blossom or mocha as we love to call it in my growing up years though we had some banana plants in our backyard, but in recent years I developed a strong fascination for it. As I was gently removing the outer bracts to extract the inner flowers, […]

  • kebab literally means fried or grilled meat dishes, and on a winter night when the freshly roasted kabab just out of the tandoor made their way into the dining table, it filled the atmosphere with its exotic aromas. Hara bhara kabab or the green filled kabab is a vegetarian twist to this ever-loving meaty delicacy, and this recipe uses healthy and fresh spinach, green peas, cilantro all of which imparts a green color to the kabab and filled with mashed […]

    hara bhara kabab

    kebab literally means fried or grilled meat dishes, and on a winter night when the freshly roasted kabab just out of the tandoor made their way into the dining table, it filled the atmosphere with its exotic aromas. Hara bhara kabab or the green filled kabab is a vegetarian twist to this ever-loving meaty delicacy, and this recipe uses healthy and fresh spinach, green peas, cilantro all of which imparts a green color to the kabab and filled with mashed […]