Nei Appam | Paniyaram Pan Nei Appam

Nei Appam

Nei Appam / Neyyappam / Unni Appam is one of the traditional sweet recipes that we prepare for Krishna Jayanthi and Karthigai Deepam. It’s a traditional dish in both Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It’s flour-based sweet fritter deep fried in ghee, but guess what, I am going to share the non-fried version of the same. Thanks to the appe pan/ paniyara chatti.  Here comes the low-cal version of the sweet delicacy Nei appam.

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Microwave Vegan Mango Kesari / Sheera | Vegan Mango Desserts

Vegan Mango Rava Kesari

The third vegan dessert that I am going to share is the Vegan Mango Kesari or Sheera.  I did not use any oil/vegan butter or margarine for this recipe, and I prepared this zero oil Kesari in the microwave. Once you have the mango puree ready, you can make this dish in 3 minutes and 15 seconds in the microwave. Yes, that’s the cooking time for this recipe. Dig in further to see the step by step recipe detail.

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Vegan Mango Phirni with Flattened Rice| Vegan Mango Desserts

Vegan Mango Phirni

A vegan kheer with mango flavor, yes that’s what I am going to share today!!!  I prepared this Sweet Vegan Mango Phirni with almond milk, flattened rice and of course sugar. But the flavor doesn’t stop there. I further enhanced it with with the flavors of mango, saffron, and pistachios. You know what, you can prepare this delectable Phirni under 30 minutes, and it is a perfect dessert and an offering/prasadam for any occasion.  Here is the detailed step-wise pictorial recipe.

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Vegan Mango Mousse with Coconut Milk Cream | Vegan Mango Desserts

VeganMangoMousse

Looking for a quick, easy and a semi-homemade vegan dessert to wow your guests? Then here you go, Vegan Mango Mousse – A simple three-ingredient delicious and decadent dessert that you can whip up in less than 15 minutes. Just chill it for 15 to 20 minutes, and the mousse is ready for serving.  Luckily we still get the Mexican mango varieties here in the US. So even though the theme is Vegan Sweets, I made it to Vegan Mango Sweets.  Here comes the first vegan mango dessert with step by step pictures.

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Vegan Sweet Potato Pone | Sweet Potato Pudding

The third recipe that I am going to post under the theme “Latin American Cuisine” is the Sweet Potato Pone which is also popularly known as Potato Pound of Belize. It is a traditional dessert of Belize(formerly known as British Honduras). Once you have grated sweet potatoes ready, you can whip this dish in no time. This party pleaser is a vegan dessert, making it perfect for all the vegetarians and vegans.

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Gujiya | Baked Mawa Gujiya with Condensed Milk Glaze

BakedMawaGujiya

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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Amrakhand | Aam Shrikand | Mango Shrikand with Greek Yogurt

Amrakhand

The mango season has begun and if I can find fresh ones here in the US, needless to say about in India. :-)  So let’s kick start this mango season with this simple single serving shrikhand recipe. This mango or aam shrikhand is popularly known as amrakhand. All you need is yogurt, mango puree, and sugar to prepare this yummylicious dessert. The other ingredients are entirely optional, and you can adjust as per your preference. Today I am going to share how to make this amrakhand with Greek yogurt.

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Ragi Malpua

The second recipe that I am going to post under the “Holi Recipe” theme is the Ragi Malpua. Malpua is a sweet pancake which is quite famous in Orissa, but it found its way to the other states and now it has become a popular dessert throughout India. Instead of frying the malpua, I prepared them like regular dosa and stuffed it with grated coconut – nut filling. Also, I made it with Ragi flour, Wheat flour, and Oats flour thus making diabetic friendly.

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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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