An authentic and a traditional Deepavali recipe – Okkarai prepared with channa dal, moong dal, jaggery, and ghee. It is like the sweet version of paruppu usili without any veggies. Read through the post and you will know why I call this as sweet paruppu usili. Check out the detailed stepwise okkarai recipe here.
Diwali Special Sweet Recipe – A delicious Bengali Sweet Sondesh or Sandesh prepared with Ricotta cheese in the microwave with the delicate flavors of rose syrup. For the people outside India, Diwali is just another working day. Not everyone has the luxury to take off. But at the same time, we don’t want to miss the celebrations, fun and of course food. If you are looking for a quick yet delicious sweet recipe, then you are at the right place. Check out this microwave ricotta cheese Sondesh recipe that can be prepared within 15 minutes, flat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With Ugadi and Tamil year coming up I wanted to post some simple instant pot sweet recipes that can be offered as neivediyam on these auspicious days. I haven’t posted any instant pot dessert recipe after my Walnut Kheer. So here I am sharing a simple dessert prepared with rice and sugar candy or kalkandu.
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.