Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. ~Ernestine Ulmer Gulab Jamuns have always been a very very common yet very delicate dessert. It can be paired with Vanilla Ice Cream for a great summer time dessert for weddings and parties. Gulab Jamuns are a definite addition to our Diwali Day breakfasts along with all the other… Continue reading Dry Kaala Jamuns.
As a kid I was never too fond of sweets and would shy away from anything that was too sweet and dripping with syrup. The only exception was of course Gulab Jamun, but even that I could never have more than two at any one point. My all time favourite sweet was always the soft… Continue reading Jangiri/ Emarti – Sweets for Diwali, Holi and pretty much any occasion!
Madatha Khaja is a very new delicacy to me, comparitively as I grew up in Madras all my life. My encounters with any sweets began and ended at home. Madurai amma always made Boondhi laddoo every Deepavali along with Badam Halwa and sometimes rarely Carrot Halwa. Sometimes a guest who comes home would get us… Continue reading Madatha Khaaja
Chocolate Burfi is one of the easiest, most amazing, kid friendly Diwali Sweets that I have ever made. Although I make Boondhi Laddoos, Badushah, Badam Halwa, and Kaju katli, the kids all time favourite is the Chocoalate Burfi, the most simplest, most easiest sweet of all. Of course I have no doubts that this is… Continue reading Almost Fudge Like Chocolate Burfi in 15 Minutes or less!
Deepavali is always a wonderful time to spend with family, relax and be thankful for all the blessings that we have in our life. It`s a celebration of good over evil and one which is celebrated in all parts of the world. I remember the times we used to pitch it and help with my… Continue reading Easy Kaju Apples – Elegant & Appealing Desserts!
Deepavali, is one of the most important festivals all over India and every community have a different way of celebrating the festival of lights. It signifies new beginnings for many in the northern part of India. In the southern part, Deepavali is celebration, new clothes and of course so many many varieties of sweets and… Continue reading Aval Laddoo / Poha Laddoo ( Beaten Rice Laddoo flavoured with cardamom and nuts.)
Think of the word “Sweets” and my mind flashes to the variety of Indian sweets that have been adapted and modified and borne out of the so many different cuisines and regions in India…Since Sugarcane has been growing in India for thousands of years, the art of refining sugar was invented there. From its… Continue reading Fruit Kesari (Semolina Halwa with fruits and nuts)