Gujiya | Baked Mawa Gujiya with Condensed Milk Glaze


For the alphabet “G,” I am going to share a baked recipe from India. It’s the festive special Gujiya.  It’s the traditional gujiya prepared in the microwave and conventional oven.  I made the inner filling with milk powder, nuts, and condensed milk.  The condensed milk glaze adds shine to this baked gujiyas which in turn makes it more inviting and decadent and you won’t even feel that it’s baked. 

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Javvarisi Payasam | Sago Kheer | Saggubiyyam Payasam

Kheer or Payasam is one of the quintessential recipes, in particular, on the festive days. And the South Indian Thali is incomplete without the kheer or payasam. When I was browsing through my payasam archives, I realized that I hadn’t posted the sago kheer or javvarisi payasam as we say in Tamil. Sago Kheer is my go to neivediyam recipes on most of my Thursday pooja. Sago is the tapioca pearl, and it is one of the widely used food ingredients during fasting days. With Holi festival coming up, I thought of posting it sooner than later. :-)

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Instant Pot Rice and Walnut Kheer | Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Rice and Walnut Kheer

I am wishing you all a very happy and a prosperous new year.  Today I am going to share a sweet recipe prepared in my instant pot. It is the rice and walnut kheer or the Akhrot kheer. This is a super simple recipe with just 4 ingredients that can be whipped up pretty easily. It’s is rich and decadent kheer with the goodness of walnuts. Today I am sharing the instant pot method but please check the notes to see how it can be prepared on stove top too.

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Ricotta Cheese Rasmalai | Instant Rasmalai

Following my Diwali Mantra – “keep it simple”, I am sharing yet another traditional and yummylicious dessert recipe but with an interesting twist. Here comes the Instant Semi homemade Rasmalai or the Ricotta cheese rasamalai. This is a perfect recipe for parties and potlucks too as this can be prepared well ahead. :-) This recipe was in my mind for quiet sometime and few of my friends were asking me to share quick and easy dessert to prepare for potlucks. With Diwali coming up, isn’t the best time to share this recipe? So scroll down to read how to prepare rasmalai with ricotta cheese. 

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7 Cup Cake | 7 Cup Burfi with Black Chick Pea Flour

One of the biggest festivals of India is right around the corner. Yes I m talking about Diwali the festival of lights. This time Diwali and Halloween are back to back which of course means tons of treats. There will some tricks too. 
Today I m going to present a popular and simple Diwali sweet called 7 cup cake or burfi. Interesting name huh?  This recipe calls for only 4 ingredients, we use 7 measures of these ingredients and hence the name.

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Quinoa & Nectar Kheer | Quinoa Pudding with Liquid Sweetner

I am wishing a Happy Navratri / Vijaya Dasami/ Durga Puja to all my friends. Today I am presenting a low calorie healthy kheer or Payasam or pudding. I can hear you asking, how can a kheer; a sweet recipe can be healthy and low calorie? What if it’s prepared with quinoa and without any sugar? Here comes my Quinoa Kheer prepared with Truvia® Nectar

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Badusha / Balushahi | A Sweet to Celebrate the Special Occasion

Balushahi / Badushahs / Bhadushah / Badushah / Badusha is a traditional and a popular Indian sweet recipe. It is pretty popular all over India. It is popularly known as Balushahi in North India whereas in South it is called as Badushah or Badusha. It is also called as the Indian Doughnut. It’s a soft and flaky sweet prepared with Maida or all-purpose flour and deep fried in clarified butter/oil and coated with sugar syrup.


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Happy Diwali / Deepavali 2015

Wishing you all folks – A very happy and prosperous Diwali / Deepavali / Dhanteras.

Last year I didn’t do a round up post but then just shared what I did on the diwali day. The title was Happy Diwali / Deepavali 2014 and I would like carry on the same for 2015. So here I am. Just sent the newsletter yesterday and thought why not do a round up post this year. We have to put our lights and diyas. Hopefully today evening. The diwali traditions are different in each and every household. According to me festivals = fun + food + family + friends. In US, friends are our extended family and I am getting ready for potlucks. But before that I would like to wish you all happy diwali and here is a round up post for all sweets and savories.  (Click the image to get the recipes)

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Baked Wheat Bread Gulab Jamun

I saw my blogger friends from the Blogging Marathon group trying bread jamun instead of the regular gulab jamun. No matter what Gulab Jamuns will there for all diwalis in our house hold. I followed the same tradition here in US too. But this time I wanted to try something different. Thought of making bread jamun and wanted to make it healthy. So I went with wheat bread and while mixing it I thinking how about baking instead of frying? I was super excited and baked and made this gulab jamuns. 

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