indian dessert Archive

  • Say hello to September with these simple and delicious carrot coconut barfi. Have you noticed that you can now yum our recipe? Yes, we have recently joined Yummly the social sharing platform for food and recipes, and here is our publisher page.  September is the month of transition as Monsoon begins its retreat from larger part of the subcontinent, sun shines brightly against a deep blue azure sky announcing the onset of Autumn, and for us Indians it is also […]

    Carrot and Coconut barfi / fudge – easy festival recipe

    Say hello to September with these simple and delicious carrot coconut barfi. Have you noticed that you can now yum our recipe? Yes, we have recently joined Yummly the social sharing platform for food and recipes, and here is our publisher page.  September is the month of transition as Monsoon begins its retreat from larger part of the subcontinent, sun shines brightly against a deep blue azure sky announcing the onset of Autumn, and for us Indians it is also […]

  • Today we are going to present a very special dessert from the city of Nizam’s – Hyderabadi qubani ka meetha aka Indian apricot fool (e) or pudding and one of Hyderabad’s special dessert, for which the city is known for. Summers are for peaches, berries and apricots. Apricots mature early than the others, fresh one has a hint of tang in them but I love their apricot y color and musky flavor.  The fruit is native to Armenia and the […]

    Hyderabadi qubani ka meetha / Indian apricot pudding or fool (e)

    Today we are going to present a very special dessert from the city of Nizam’s – Hyderabadi qubani ka meetha aka Indian apricot fool (e) or pudding and one of Hyderabad’s special dessert, for which the city is known for. Summers are for peaches, berries and apricots. Apricots mature early than the others, fresh one has a hint of tang in them but I love their apricot y color and musky flavor.  The fruit is native to Armenia and the […]

  •   Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. ~Ernestine Ulmer The magic word here is “Mango” . Yellow, ripe, plump , juicy, musky and fruity with a leathery vibrant yellow skin, sometimes comes with those pretty pink spots, speaks about its ripeness, hint of sweet flavor oozing out of the bud tells you its sweetness and even before you think about eating it, just like that , your head buzzed with thousand of ideas to try with mangoes. Thats the mango […]

    Saffron mango kulfi – a royal summer treat and uncondtional mango mania !

      Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. ~Ernestine Ulmer The magic word here is “Mango” . Yellow, ripe, plump , juicy, musky and fruity with a leathery vibrant yellow skin, sometimes comes with those pretty pink spots, speaks about its ripeness, hint of sweet flavor oozing out of the bud tells you its sweetness and even before you think about eating it, just like that , your head buzzed with thousand of ideas to try with mangoes. Thats the mango […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Who doesn’t love rosogolla or rasgulla ? It is perhaps the most wanted and hot favourite sweet not only among the Bengalis but the entire nation loved it. I am sure the foodies / non-foodies alike will agree with me on this. Rasgulla / rosogolla comes in all the sizes but when you gulp down the sweet cheese balls soaked in syrup , it filled you with joy and happiness. A pot full of rasgulla for every occasion. Rosogolla r payesh / rasgulle ki kheer is one of […]

    rosogolla r payesh / rasgulla e ki kheer

    Who doesn’t love rosogolla or rasgulla ? It is perhaps the most wanted and hot favourite sweet not only among the Bengalis but the entire nation loved it. I am sure the foodies / non-foodies alike will agree with me on this. Rasgulla / rosogolla comes in all the sizes but when you gulp down the sweet cheese balls soaked in syrup , it filled you with joy and happiness. A pot full of rasgulla for every occasion. Rosogolla r payesh / rasgulle ki kheer is one of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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, […]