Dry fruits and Kesar Srikhand

Srikhand is a traditional Indian dessert recipe . Its a perfect amalgamation of yogurt and sugar , lightly flavored with nutmeg and topped with kesar and dry fruits. Srikhand can be served with hot poori or as a stand alone dessert. It’s a treat , not to be missed! At this time of the year , when everyone is going gaga about the soaring temperatures and the heat , we tend to crave these cold modern desserts like icecream , smoothies, jellies and so on . The age old Indian desserts don’t even come to our mind. But today ,suddenly…

Eggless Vanilla Cake

EGGLESS VANILLA CAKE This is one of the classic eggless recipes ever. I am sure you will find thousands of recipes for this one on the net. Sharing this recipe , as this one marked the beginning of my baking story! Last week I happened to recreate this magic , and the story went like this …… Everyday I have to pack a small snack box for kids to carry . More often than not I find myself looking for quick fixes, and end up sending them a few biscuits or cake packs that are easily available in the super…

Rice Flour Laddo

This is something I noticed this Diwali during Laxmi puja. All the sweets ( Prasad ) made specially for goddess Laxmi are white in colour. Got to know from the elders that goddess Laxmi likes white sweets and red flowers , and so we had to prepare a white sweet that day. The first white coloured sweet is kheel batasha, which is the main Prasad distributed during Diwali . There’s no cooking involved in this. Just take kheel and batasha, mix them and keep it in a bowl. We had to make another white sweet, something quick and easy ,…

Sheera – suji halwa recipe

Ganesh puja is just around the corner ! The preparations for the puja and celebrations are already in full swing! The Ganesha idols , the Pandals , appointing of the priests …. Everything is taken care of. The kids are preparing for the cultural programs,…… there’s fun and excitement all around. Ganesh Puja is a 10 day long festival , wherein Lord Ganesha visits us. To celebrate the festival the entire community comes together. The entire 10 days are filled with fun n excitement , and we all get a chance to come together and celebrate! It was a ritual…

Coconut Burfi Recipe

Coconut Burfi The festive season has just started and I am already diving into the sweet section of the kitchen. With the shravan or the vegetarian month for us , the celebrations have begun. The fasting and pujas have started in full swing , and so follow the sweets and Prasad! Coconut and festivities go hand-in-hand for us , as it is a sacred fruit offered to god and received as Prasad. Making coconut burfi is the easiest way to utilize them.The kids just love it, and they get over within no time! The burfi is a mixture of Bombay…

Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Whenever I happen to pass by a bakery, the aromas of all the baked goodies , and the display are so tempting . I always end up buying at least a fresh loaf of bread and buns! After having mastered the art of baking cakes ( Awarding the master’s degree myself) , I decided to try my hand at breads! I thought how hard could it be? But let me tell you “cakes” are really a piece of cake , as compared to breads. Mostly because you need a lot of patience and time with breads. I have to admit…

Banana Strawberry Muffins

The other day , a friend of mine was enquiring about my microwave oven . She needed the model number , capacity and other details as part of her market survey before buying one. I never remember all these details about any of the gadgets I own, I am more interested in using them to get what I want. So I started looking for the user’s manual to get all the details , and found a small recipe book that was nicely tucked inside it. I had never taken a look at it before, so just out of curiosity started…

Chocolate Brownie Cake Recipe

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The kitchen’s closed – its SUNDAY! It all starts from Friday , or should I say, Monday itself. The wait for the glorious weekends. And “Sunday” is the King of all days. The one day we can actually enjoy – sleep as much as we like, have a late breakfast, or make it a two-in-one brunch, take naps in the afternoon , and then go out for dinner! Sounds perfect right? But with a house to clean , maids to manage , entire weeks tasks scheduled for Sunday , 2 kids (at home) trying to…

Modak Recipe – Ganesh Chaturthi Prasad

I am from a Maharashtrian Brahmin family……. And according to our tradition we start any new venture with “ GANAPATI BAPPA MORYA”!! As kids we used to wait for the Ganapati festival, for the decorations, puja, aarti, music and masti …..but above all, we used to wait for all the delicacies we’ll get to stomach!! One of those specialties is “MODAK”…. And for the same reason I chose to write about its recipe as my first one!! When I started trying out various recipes , my Mom and MIL were my lifelines. “Hello….Mom?, How do you make Modak? Its nothing…