Category Archives: Sweets

Shakkar Para (Sweet Diamond Cuts)

Mildly sweet and crunchy deep fried bits. A snack for evening or to munch for no reason at all. Has a good shelf life. So you can make it and store it for Diwali or before guests are expected. This … Continue reading

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Ragi (Finger Millet) Custard

We all make different variations of easy ragi pudding – cooking powdered ragi in water/milk with jaggery or sugar – an easy way to provide good nutrition to kids. This is a slightly more sophisticated, tastier, nutritionally beneficial custard made … Continue reading

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Vella Cheedai / Sweet Cheedai – Deep Fried Sweet Balls

Salt Seedai / Cheedai as well sweet cheedai is made during Gokulashtami as a Naivedyam to Lord Krishna. Sweet cheedai is slightly tricky to get right. If your proportions are not right, they might break apart while frying. But using … Continue reading

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Tender Coconut and Litchi Ice Cream

A simple and easy non-dairy ice cream that can be easily made at home. For all those who are lactose intolerant or avoid dairy for ethical or other reasons. Ingredients: Litchi fruit – 15 (10 + 5) Tender coconut flesh … Continue reading

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Navara Nei Payasam – Kerala Temple Prasadam-Style Rice Kheer with Jaggery

Navara (Njavara in Malayalam) is a unique nutritional rice variety indigenous to Kerala. Like how mango is the king of fruits and almond the king of nuts, Navara is considered top class among the rice varieties for its rich aroma … Continue reading

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Jaggery and Whole Wheat Flour Halwa

Atta Halwa is a very tasty prasad served at Gurudwaras. It is made with sugar and whole wheat flour. But if you can make the same sweet with jaggery, you get a healthier sweet. The unique taste of jaggery and the … Continue reading

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Roasted Cashewnut Burfi

Cashews, in the form of roasted salted nuts and burfis are highly addictive. Usually these are purchased from shops but making them at home is so easy and there is marked difference in taste. Making sweets at home using whole … Continue reading

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Dates and Peanuts Laddoo

Doubt if there can be a simpler, healthier, and tastier laddoo than this one. It is protein-rich and sugar free. I learnt this recipe from a Gujarati friend who is a very big mungphali/singdana/peanuts fan. Natural sweetness of dates, flavor … Continue reading

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Wheat Dosa with Sweet Coconut Filling

A simple and easy to make dish to satisfy sweet craving. In Karnataka, Neer dosa (made of rice) with sweetened coconut is served in many restaurants. Here is a wheat version that is very easy to make at home. Ingredients: … Continue reading

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Hazelnut Chocolate Marbles

Who does not love chocolate? What if you could make irresistible chocolate at home in just 10 minutes? Definitely way better than buying off the shelf. I am addicted to Nutella. Ever since tasting it first, it has been hard … Continue reading

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