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This iridescent milk jelly, delicately perfumed with almond, is set off to perfection by the exotic flavours and beautiful colours of the mixed fruit salad. Very little sugar is needed as the fruit provides natural sweetness.
This is a milk-based sauce popular throughout Latin America. Milk sweetened with vanilla and sugar is cooked to make a wonderful, versatile caramel-like cream. You can eat it alone, use it to fill cakes, or serve over bananas, ice cream or any other pudding!
This is a popular recipe for kheer, flavoured with cardamon and rose water. Serve warm or cold. Fresh milk, rice and nuts are considered 'satvic' foods in Ayurveda. Satvic foods help balance one's doshas (subtle energies), nourish the body, the mind and ultimately, pave the way for one's spiritual evolution.
A wildly popular dessert that‘s found at any Rajasthani wedding and at sawan ki teej. It’s best had with warm milk.
This is a great summer time sweet. You can chill it in the fridge it or add lots of crushed ice to it before serving. Kids love it because of the mishri.
Thick and creamy, possibly the best thing you'll ever taste! It's not light in calories though!
Annam parvanam is probably the most common Naivedyam item in South India. I like to add some more flavor and richness to this traditional parvanam by adding some fresh coconut to it. You can use sugar instead of jaggery, but I like using a bit of both. Feel free to experiment with this dessert. I like to serve this cold.
Simple to make at home and flavors are easily modified to your taste. Have this ready in the freezer for unexpected guests! Try substituting condensed milk for the honey for a less sweet version.
This is an easy kheer to make especially if you run out of dessert and want something quickly.
This is an easy shake to make and it tastes yummy!
If you like the flavour of Besan in sweets, you will love this halwa. I often make this halwa instead of Besan ladoo or Mysore Pak. My kids gobble it up even before it has a chance to cool down.
This is a very easy, but a bit time consuming sweet. It is like sooji halwa except that the liquid is milk (paalu). My children love this sweet.
This kheer is typically eaten during fasting. It is a simple kheer, not something you serve at a dinner party. When we were little, my mother used to make this kheer for us when we had a cold or sore throat. It is very satisfying.
This is the Great Indian Bread Pudding and comes from Hyderabad. Simple, rich, best eaten chilled. Great for a large dinner party, as recipe can be easily multiplied to make more.
Cook milk slowly for hours with saffron and sugar, let it thicken and voila, you have rabri! This version is much quicker, but equally delicious. My secret ingredient? Bread for texture! You can make it a day or two ahead.
This commonly prepared dessert, is a combination of vermicelli, milk and nuts.
A tasty dessert prepared from pineapple.
We make this dish for Pongal (Sangaranthi) every year.
This dessert is made with wheat, coconut milk and milk. Wheat and coconut is a seldom used combination, but those who have tasted it can't wait for more!!
This is a Holi specialty from Rajasthan. I'm from Jodhpur and Bhaang is so famous and sought after that government authorized shops sell it during the festival season.