Gajar (Carrot) Halwa

Gajar (carrot) halwa is the most popular and authentic Indian deserts, which marks its presence on any special occasions or festivals in India. Once winter sets in you will start seeing nice red carrots in the markets in India. These carrots are sweet and juicy, unlike the carrots that we get around here in the…

Shrikhand

Shrikhand is a yogurt based traditional sweet from the western states of India. It is made from hung curd/yogurt, sweetened with sugar and flavored with saffron and cardamom. It has a thick creamy and smooth consistency. Unlike common belief, it is very easy to make shrikhand at home. It is a great make-ahead dish. I…

Halwasan

Halwasan is a traditional Indian sweet from Gujarat region of India. It has fudge-like texture and consistency and is made from milk, edible gum, semolina, and caramelized sugar. It is a relatively healthy sweet as we are using edible gum which is sourced naturally from tree gum and is considered to be very nutritious. It…

Fruit Custard

Fruit custard is a timeless recipe which makes its presence in many special meals and parties. It is one of those desserts that I have enjoyed growing up. I am happy to see that my son loves it as well, although he likes it with more bananas and apples (just like me!!), so I save…

Dudhi Halwa

“Halwa” is one of the most authentic dessert that is loved by every Indian across the world. However, the recipe passed down through generations, differs from one region of India to the other. Halwa is essentially made by adding milk, ghee and sugar to flour, vegetable or a fruit. The list of halwa is endless,…

Beetroot Halva

Beetroot halwa – A simple and delicious dessert prepared from nutritionally rich beetroot, rich creamy texture from mava, nice flavor and aroma from Ghee. My son used to love eating boiled beets as an early toddler, he would eat nothing but beets for lunch and dinner. Though things have changed lately, he won’t even touch…