Rava (Semolina) laddoo

 

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Rava laddoo is a yummy Maharashtrian sweet, prepared during festivities such as Diwali, Navratri to name a few. Few ingredients go into the making of these delicious laddoos, namely semolina, sugar and ghee. It is flavored with cardamom powder. Addition of nuts and raisins give it an additional texture and crunch. Continue reading →


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 →

Poha chivda ( Sweet and spicy roasted flattened rice)

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Poha chivda is basically a sweet and spicy, Indianized version of a trail mix. Poha ( flattened rice) is combined with dried fruits, coconut and raisins and tempered with mustard seeds, curry leaves and few other ingredients. Each household probably has their own little variation to this chivda. Mostly this is prepared as a savory snack during Diwali, which is distributed along with other delicious sweets to family, friends and neighbors. Continue reading →

Badam pista burfi ( Almond and pistachio fudge)

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Hello folks!

Sharing with you guys a super simple dessert recipe! Traditionally most Indian sweets use mawa / khoya be it in burfi’s , peda’s etc. Now again, mawa is not easy to find here, so I tried making these with condensed milk instead. The coarse almond and pistachio powder give a lovely texture almost similar to the authentic Indian burfi/fudge, perfect for preparing these for Diwali – the festival Of lights. Continue reading →


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