Indian sweet

Wheat Kheer

As soon as I entered their Coimbatore home, I was struck by the simple and sweet aura that surrounded this family. Everyone gathered in the room, happy enough sitting around and giving their inputs as I spoke with Alamelu Srinivasan […]

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Kalakand

A favourite mithai in North India, kalakand was traditionally prepared by curdling milk and cooking it until it thickened. Nirmalaji adds an interesting and healthier twist by the addition of sandesh. As she says, “You can make it whenever you […]

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Nirmala Mardia

“There is no greater joy than cooking with your own hands and serving your loved ones,” says 67 year-old Nirmala Mardia, a Rajasthani Jain from Chennai. She enjoys cooking a wide range of dishes for her friends and relatives. In […]

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Tofu Pudding

This is a delicious and sattvik kheer with soy milk from Pramodaji Chitrabhanu’s cookbook, Rainbow Food for the Vegan Palate. A believer in a plant-based diet as a compassionate way of life, she constantly innovates to create recipes that are […]

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Organic wheat kheer

Prepared with organic wheat which Deepak Jatkar grows in his own farm, here is a healthy and delicious Indian mithai. As he said in his interview on organic farming, “Gehun ki kheer or wheat kheer is a sweet dish. We […]

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Sandesh

Sandesh was the topic of this article “The Thief of Hearts” in Culturama, a magazine for expats in Chennai. Pratibha Jain talks about her wonderful journey with Indu Bokaria, a Sandesh artist and author of just-launched cookbook “Recipes from a […]

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Interview by Indian Express

Summer Foods was the theme of this article “Cool Diet for Hot Season” in the Indian Express. Pratibha Jain shares some practical tips to beat the heat along with the recipe of Mango Roll – a beautiful and delicious Sandesh […]

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Chitvish Pongal

Popularly known as ChitVish, ardent cook and recipe writer Chithra Viswanathan reminisces about the age-old tradition of Pongal, and gives a modern touch to Sarkarai Pongal, a South Indian sweet delicacy. Harmony – Celebrate Age Magazine features this article in […]

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Panchdhari, Besan ki Pakodi

Panchdhari A halwa made with flour, gramflour, semolina and khoya; this is a much-loved traditional dish in the Chowdhari family. Smt. Anandkawarji says that it is prepared along with pakodis every year on the death anniversaries of her father-in-law and […]

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Aalyachi Wadi ~ Ginger Burfi with Sushila Gajanan Kulkarni

Aalyachi Wadi or Ginger Burfi is a simple and sumptuous sweet dish popularly prepared in winter months using ginger, known as Aalye in Marathi. A piece of this ginger burfi consumed before breakfast is much recommended since it aids digestion […]

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Paal Kozhukattai ~ Sweet Recipe with Tamilian Great Granny Saradha

  When I asked the family about Saradhaji’s specialty dishes, they reeled off a list of traditional TAMILIAN recipes in one breath. As her daughter says, “Most of her culinary skills were downloaded from my paternal grandma. They were a […]

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Bellam Pongal Festival recipe

BELLAM PONGAL is a sweet dish made with rice as an offering to Goddess Parvathi. The magic ingredient is the jaggery which lends the rich brown colour. The best is the red variety of jaggery, also known as paagu bellam, […]

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sojjiappam recipe

A traditional sweet dish, Sojjiappam is one of the most favourite preparation in Mrs. Doraiammal Neelakantan’s family. An interesting variation of the famous Poli, this Sojjiappam recipe is easy to prepare and keeps for a few days.   Ingredients: For […]

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Mango Kalakand, a tasty Mithai taught by Smt Jaikuwar Lodha, a Great Granny from Ahmednagar

  A favourite in Jaikuwar Bai’s family, this delicious mithai is best prepared with the Alphonso or Pyari varieties of mango. The pulp from these mangoes does not contain any threads and can be used in this recipe without straining. […]

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Dal ka Halwa Seera

  One of the most popular sweet dishes of Rajasthan, dal ka seera seems a simple dish, but requires practice, patience and expertise. Most families have one or two persons who become the experts in making this dish. Nila Devi […]

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Nagari Laddus

  The quality of your mental state is influenced by the food you eat, says Smt Mankawar Devi Fomra, a great-grandmother from Chennai. Guided by faith and devotion for the lord, she eats satvik foods and leads a satvik life. […]

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kasaar Rajasthani Mithai

A sweet dish which is very popular in traditional Rajasthani homes. Easy to prepare, this Kasaar RECIPE is a favourite during travel time and can be preserved for weeks. It is prepared all through the year and traditionally sent back […]

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Rose petal Sandesh

A popular DESSERT from Kolkata, Sandesh is healthy, tasty & versatile there is no end to its creative modifications & combinations. This PANEER MITHAI combines well with many seasonal fruits – apple sandesh, mango sandesh, orange sandesh & pineapple sandesh […]

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Adad Paak Gujarati Mithai

In many traditional Rajasthani & Gujarati homes, a must-make delicacy during winter-time is laddoos made from crunchy, edible resin crystals combined in divine proportions with ingredients such as pepper, dry ginger & nuts, all of which have heating properties, making […]

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Sattu for Rakhi - Rajshree recipe

As the day of Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi which means a wristband tied on a brother’s wrist by his sister, approaches every year in the month of August, I receive the tastiest assortment of ‘Sattus’ from my dear […]

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