Cocoa Peda / Chocolate Fudge – 4′ O Clock Sugar Rush!

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Chocolate Peda: It is not very new that I dream about ‘sweets’ all the time. My mother thinks that all my 28 teeth (that’s right, 4 wisdom teeth never grew…am evolved, hehe) are literally made of sugar!! Well, I blame it on my constant depression, rare jubilation, occasional victory(over something stupid), mere joblessness, lazy afternoons…crazy [...]

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Kesari / Sooji ka Halwa – How Sweet Is That?

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Zaffroni Sooji Ka Sheera: Saffron Infused Semolina Halwa. Rawa Halwa. Rawa Kesari. It isn’t what I exactly planned it to be, blogging about nothing! I mean the usual stuff, I know sometimes (okay, okay kool…many a times) my recipes are not so blog worthy. Come on, how many people would actually ruin a simple dessert!! [...]

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Vermicelli Fudge / Semiya Fudge – Valentine’s Day Special

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Vermicelli Fudge: Ramzaan Halwa. Semiya Halwa. Ingredients: Extra fine vermicelli 1 cupCondensed milk 1/4 cupMilk 2 cupsCardamom powder 1/4spoonSaffron powder 1 pinchSalt 1 pinchSugar syrup 1/2 cupGhee/melted butter – 1/4 cup. Method: In a wide wok, heat few spoons of ghee. Add the sugar syrup, cardamom and saffron. Now add the vermicelli and 2 cups [...]

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Paal Paniyaram – Country Style Dessert

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Pal Paniyaram: Ingredients: For Paniyaram: Rice flour 1 cupGrated jaggery 1/2 cupCardamom 3crushedGrated coconut 4-7 spoonsOil for frying/ghee. For Pal: Coconut 1 whole – grated and pureedFarm fresh milk 1 liter Cardamom 6-7 crushedSugar 1 cup. Method: In a wide vessel, heat milk, reduce it into half of its original volume. Further add coconut puree, [...]

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Paal Kozhukattai / Doodh ka Modak – Traditional Tamil Pudding

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Paal Kozhukattai: I have heard about this particular sweet, a million times(both through movies and friends)…but never got a chance to see it or to taste it!!! My mommy is a kind of person…who is very content with her own style of cooking,he he…I mean, she never showed even slightest curiosity to try anything traditional [...]

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Sabudana Kheer / Sago Pudding / Jowarisi Payasam

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Sabudana Kheer: Hai hai hai hi…girls, friends and my beloved blogger buddies…how are you all doing today? Sorry for this delayed update. Oh boy…I can’t believe that I abandoned my laptop for such a long time!!! All the sudden, my hardware crashed:( Gosh…its like a nightmare to lose all the hard work at one go. [...]

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Semolina Pudding / Sooji Kheer / Rawa Payasam

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Semolina Kheer: Ramzan Payasam. Ramzan Kanji. Sweet Porridge-Ramzan special. Thari Kanji. Sometimes, its very easy for me to be a terrible cook…no, its not a joke. I make blunders, okay some huge blunders, simply irrevocable mistakes while fixing even good old simple recipes. The each time, I tried to whip this sooji kheer, I was [...]

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Sandesh – Sometimes, Nothing is Everything!

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Sandesh:(Bengali Style) When I was a kid, my grandma kept making sandesh quite often for me, almost every day:) She just split milk intentionally, added some sugar to it and dished out as decadent sweet! No practical errors! Of course its not cooking at all! But that’s what so good about it:)I never understood that, [...]

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Badam Puri – Sinful Indulgence

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Badam Puri: Ingredients: Almonds 10-15 Saffron few strandsMilk 1/4 cupAll purpose flour 1 cupGhee for shallow fryingSugar syrup thick 1 cupSliced nuts to garnish. Method: Soak almonds ahead in warm water. Peel their skin off and wet-grind the nuts to thick paste. In a wide bowl, bring the flour, crushed saffron and almond paste…if needed, [...]

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Rabdi / Thirattu Paal Payasam – A Dive into Delicious Dairy Desserts:)

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Rabri:(Bengali Sweet) Paneer Payasam? Thirattu Paal – Payasam Ingredients: Milk, Milk and more Milk…as much as you wanted,Sugar as per your tasteNuts to garnishCardamom to flavour. Method: Split a litre of milk, using lemon juice, or citric acid or salt. Boil continuously and remove the whey. BTW, whey is full of milk protein too, try [...]

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