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.
If you are like me and enjoy besan in sweets, then you will love Besan ladoo. What is even better is that they're very easy to make and keep well for many days. Not that they will last that long!
I invented this recipe just to make my son eat gujiya. Adding just a little bit of food color presents a colorful Holi snack kids can't resist picking up.
My mom used to makes this as a treat when I got good marks in tests at school.
Easy to make coconut laddoos. I love the way they crumble.
A fancy dish of soaked rice, milk and nuts.
This is the famous stuffed potato cutlet that you get at chaat haunts in Punjab. Good for a snack or as a meal with white chane, I can eat it any time of the day with Imli or Pudina chutney.
This is a coconut, khoya mouth-watering sweet no one can resist. You'll never guess from its taste how easy it is to make! Narkoler nadu is very commonly used for pujas as a prasad and for me it is associated with fond memories of childhood. As usual there are many variations, but this is how it is made in our family.
This 'Khao Neeo Mamuang', is an authentic sweet rice pudding that you find in Thailand. It's creamy, smooth, garnished with sesame seeds and is just great for after dinner with a nice cup of coffee.
A great recipe for a simple chocolate cake that even vegetarians and lactose intolerant people can enjoy!
This cake is simple enough to eat with a cuppa tea, yet good enough to serve for a special occasion. It's one of my family's favourites.
Good things come to those who wait. This recipe isn't the quickest but worth it! It makes plenty so you can give away as gifts with good coffee beans.
Freshly baked personal-sized pizzas, loaded with fresh tomato slices and topped up with cheeses, olives and fresh herbs. A delicious way to welcome your guests!
One of the courtly dishes of the Mughals, do-piaza combines onions and tomatoes with their fave spices as a foil for rich duck. Try serving with plain boiled long-grain rice or mirchi parathas.
It takes only 5 ingredients to make this fabulously creamy ice cream. Before freezing, you can also add crushed biscuits, nuts, chocolate chips, coconut or any other of your favourites!
Rice, honey and bananas cooked together with seasonings and then baked.
This tasty pizza includes a variety of toppings to suit every taste. It is easy and fun to make. Serve with a big salad, full of spinach, tomato, onions, cheese, cabbage and other leafy greens.
This Basmati dish is subtly scented and coloured with anardana, saffron, cinnamon and ginger. Look no further for your next spectacular party dish!
This Baklava recipe uses the same kind of filo pastry that's used for 'veggie or goat puffs'. It looks like samosa dough but it's crispy, light and flaky- the perfect texture for this rich, honey soaked, nut sprinkled, wildly popular middle eastern dish. It crackles as you bite but almost instantly, it just melts in your mouth.
Enjoy this wonderful Italian snack of bread topped with a sharp, lemony anchovy paste and sweet grilled tomato. Anchovies are excellent in winter to 'heat' the body.