￼Rasmalai is an Indian dessert, and here I’ve adapted Melissa Clark’s recipe for Rasmalai Cake to make my version. It’s amazing how one bite of this cake will you feel like your are tucking into the richest, best ras malai you can ever find!
￼Ukdiche Modak are steamed, gluten free, sweet dumplings that are made on the occasion of Ganesh Utsav or the Ganpati festival in India. Here, you’ll find a step by step guide and tips for making these modaks that are made of rice flour and sweetened with jaggery. Of course, I had the luxury of using the stand mixer to knead this hot dough!
￼ Nankhatai are Indian shortbread cookies that are made with clarified butter or ghee instead of butter and get a rich flavour with the addition of chickpea flour or beasn. I make mine a tad bit more special with the addition of chocolate chunks and cardamom powder. These are eggless and are perfect festive cookies or desserts. They store well in an air tight container ￼
￼ A one pot rice dish that is hearty, fragrant with spices full of vegetables – that’s Tehri or Taheri for you! My version is cooked in mustard oil which adds so much flavour; and a bunch of spices. This one pot rice dish hails from the Northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and what I love about it is how you can make it your own by using your favourite vegetables, or leftover veggies from your refrigerator!
My mind has been working overtime with flavour combinations for Diwali, and while I’ve been seeing a lot of gulab jamuns sneaking into cheesecakes, I have to admit, I’m a bit partial to my favourite motichoor ka ladoo! And since it is the season to be decadent I’ve decided to make a ‘mithai cupc
It’s the same every year isn’t it? You try to get organised ahead of time to deal with the Diwali madness, but it all comes down to a hectic few days. I did manage to get a head start on Diwali baking this year, but completely forgot that Diwali falls over a long weekend this year… one that beckons
Cardamom, ginger, caraway seeds, cinnamon… if one was ever asked to capture the essence of ‘mithai’ in a cake, this would be it!
A thick and creamy Mango Milkshake, where surprisingly, you don’t need to add any ice cream, a frozen banana is our secret ingredient instead! There’s nothing to beat fresh mangoes in summer in India, and a dash of cardamom that enhances the flavour of mangoes.