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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Amrakhand | Aam Shrikand | Mango Shrikand with Greek Yogurt


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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Panchamirtham | Panchamrutham | Panchamritham


Panchamrita means five amruthams or amrtas used in Hindu worship which basically consists of milk, honey, sugar, yogurt and ghee. Today I am going to the share Tamil Nadu version err precisely our family version of Panchamritham which we usually prepare during temple abhishekams. Yes, yearly once or twice we do abhishekams to our family deities in our native, and we usually prepare the Panchamrutham by ourselves. This time my MIL, wrote this recipe for me along with other family recipes.

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Vegan Carrot Kheer | Carrot Payasam

After  starter and  main dish, the third recipe is of course going to be dessert. :-) You can prepare tons of dessert with carrots.I have already posted carrot cake and carrot halwa. With Karthigai Deepam festival right around the corner, I thought of preparing kheer or payasam. So here comes the Vegan carrot kheer, prepared with carrot puree and coconut milk and sweetened with cane sugar.

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No Bake Cranberry Sauce Cheese Cake with Agar Agar

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Last but not the least, here comes the thanksgiving dessert recipe. This is a super simple, no bake cheese cake recipe that can be whipped up in no time. Today I am presenting you my No bake cranberry cheesecake with the homemade cranberry sauce. You can find the sauce recipe here. This cheesecake is set using Agar-Agar making it suitable for vegetarians.

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

I am wishing you all  a very happy holiday season. With thanks giving around the corner, I would like to share some vegetarian thanks giving recipes. Last year, I posted Eggless Pumpkin pieVegetarian Thanksgiving gravy and Mashed potato. Before getting into the savory recipes, I would like to share a sweet err tart recipe first. Here is the slow cooker cranberry sauce prepared with fresh cranberries and sweetened with old fashioned syrup and sugar. Some call this as sauce and some as relish. Irrespective of the name, it will brighten up your dinner table.

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White Chocolate Mummies with Cereals and Peanut Butter Filling

Are we all set for some trick or treating? I am back with a sweet recipe again after two Diwali delicacies. But this time, it is for Halloween.  This weekend is a happening weekend with Diwali potlucks and Halloween parties. This is a perfect Halloween party recipe which is super simple to prepare with some readily available ingredients. Here comes my White Chocolate Mummies with Cereal and Peanut Butter filling. So as the name suggests it’s a combo of white chocolate, your favorite breakfast cereal and peanut butter. How can it go wrong huh?  Now you got to tell me if it’s spooky or goofy? 

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