Thandai, Sweet & Spicy Drink for Holi

Holi is a festival of colors, celebrated all across India. The way it is celebrated varies from region to region. Regardless of region, common element is playing with colors, applying to friends and family. In many western and northern Indian states, food is also an important element in celebrating this Spring festival. Apart from array […]

Basundi ~ Creamy Milk Dessert

Basundi is a milk based sweet from western India. It is a thick sweetened milk, flavored with cardamom and saffron, garnished with pistachios and almonds. In some versions of basundi, powdered nuts are also used. Traditionally to prepare basundi, whole milk is boiled with constant stirring until it reduces to ⅔ or ½ the original […]

American Style Pistachio Raisin Biscotti

I am again late posting my Home Bakers Bake for this month. It has become a pattern. This time I did bake by 12th of the month but just did get to put it up on the blog. But, we do have 2 weeks time to update the blog, so I am still with in […]

Sweet Punch: Anjum Anand’s Easy Lime Cookies

Sweet Punch for the the month of May is your choice. Every month the organizers of the punch pick a bake and the members bake it. But this month, we were to pick our own bake and I chose to bake Lime Cookies from Anjum Anand’s New Indian. Before narrowing down on the this bake, […]

Indian Cooking Challenge: Varo

The recipe for October’s Indian cooking challenge is  Sindhi sweet called Varo, a dry fruits or nuts brittle.  Nuts brittle also called chikki, is made of jaggery in South India, unlike varo which is made of sugar.   Valli gave us two recipes and I adapted both the versions to make my varo.  Madhvi gave grams […]

Strawberry Pistachio Pudding

This is a quick and easy recipe that even a 10 year old can prepare.  I made it using instant Jello pudding mix.  I am not a big fan of jello instant pudding but, it is very easy when one needs to prepare a dessert in a jiffy, or when one is craving for a […]

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