Kesar pedas (Saffron infused Indian milk fudge)

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Pedas are basically an Indian milk fudge, prepared from mava/khoya ( milk solids) and sugar, mostly flavored with cardamom. There are so many different kind of pedas such as malai peda, chocolate peda, mango peda, mawa peda, Mathura peda so forth and so on. Basically you can add your own flavors and make your own unique flavored peda. Continue reading →

No-cook kesar pista kulfi ( Saffron pistachio Indian ice cream)

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Kulfi is basically a rich and creamy, traditional Indian ice cream. It is prepared by evaporating sweetened milk, with continuous stirring until the milk is reduced to almost half its quantity. During this laborious process, the sugars caramelize which give kulfi it’s distinct taste. The thickened milk is then poured into kulhars ( kulfi molds ) and placed in an ice + salt mixture, which facilitate the freezing of kulfi’s. Kulfi’s are available in all sorts of flavors – saffron, pistachios, rose, almond, custard apple, mango etc. Well, I love all of them 🙂 Continue reading →

Mango parfait

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I had some leftover canned mango pulp that was sitting in the ziplock bag, which I could have easily had as it is! But the blogger in me was itching to do something with it. Browsed through my refrigerator , I had a sponge cake, cool whip and I had recently bought mangoes from the grocery store ! So I already knew what I was making – parfait it was. The previous night I prepared the jelly and let it set , so I could put this together the next day. This is quite similar to the fruit custard and jelly I’ve shared earlier , except this time I took the shorter way out and used cool whip instead of making the custard. You could also use some yogurt , sweeten it and whisk it well to get rid of any lumps. To make it even more decadent how about a cream cheese plus condensed milk mixture ? Aahh endless possibilities, there is always a next time 🙂 Continue reading →

Rose and pistachio ice box cake

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Hello folks!
Sharing a super simple , quick and fun dessert! All you need is patience , yes for it to set 🙁
I can’t believe it took me 6 months to make this ice box cake ! I had actually drafted this recipe after looking at the surplus heavy cream lying in my refrigerator after baking the decadent tres leches cake ! Well if you’ve had tres leches cake before , you sure know how rich and indulgent it is ! So that’s it my quota for that months sweet treat was done, anything more and it would have been a little too much ! Continue reading →

Cake truffles

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Hello folks !
Today’s post is quite an unexpected one for I didn’t plan on making these cake truffles! What I had in fact planned on sharing was a simple cake , an experiment that didn’t have a successful outcome. The cake didn’t turn out bad, but was not great either !
So what to to with the cake gone wrong ? Make cake pops , that’s what came to my mind as that’s probably the most convenient option out there ! So I shopped for these sprinkles and candy melts and wait ! I forgot the lollipop sticks itself ! How silly ! So cake truffles it was instead! They tasted so much better with the cream cheese and condensed milk binding and that chocolate coating of course ! I added a bit of cocoa powder as the cake was plain vanilla flavored. A little cakey and fudgy like a good dense brownie  , slathered in chocolate , best of both the world’s  😉 Continue reading →

Goan baath cake ( Coconut and semolina cake)

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Baath cake is a classic Goan delight , made of semolina and coconut. I intended sharing this for Christmas, but posting every other day got really overwhelming, and the pictures were just baby sitting in my phone’s camera roll. I guess it’s never too late , right? Continue reading →

Bolinhos de coco ( Goan cookies)

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December is officially here!! I guess all of us agree that time does fly by with the blink of an eye! Is it just me? Why do I feel like this phenomenon never occurred when we were kids? Perhaps, we didn’t have a dime worth of worries back then!

Let’s rejoice anyway, it’s the holiday season!!! The joyous feeling of Christmas is already in the air, with gifts, decor & other holiday accents embellishing the racks of most stores.


I’ve begun preparing my Christmas goodies:) Today I made these traditional Goan cookies, ‘Bolinhos’ , which means cookies in Portuguese and ‘coco‘ means coconut. Continue reading →

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