Mango Barfi

I have a super duper sweet tooth since childhood. I remember eating a whole box of sweets in a day and then getting a scolding from parents for that. And this has remained the same to this day. I knew that this would remain the same even after my marriage and the only difference will be the person giving me a scolding will be my husband. But after coming to the US, I found that not a single brand of sweets passed my expectation. I so miss those sweets we used to get at a โ€˜halwaiโ€™ in India. But then I decided, instead of crying for not getting those sweets, I would attempt to make those at home. Who knows, while giving my best shot and trying out these recipes, my cravings will be fulfilled too. Two birds in one stone kind of thing! Read More


Gajar Halwa

Winter season in India brings variety of fresh vegetables in the market, along with fresh red carrots. During my childhood, I remember, when I could see those pyramids of carrots at vegetable market on my way home from school, I used to tell my friends that the season of gajar ka halwa has arrived. Being a favorite dessert of all, this dish is quiet a regular at my home in winter. Cooked in homemade clarified butter and garnished with dollop of extra malai (cream) from my Uncleโ€™s dairy farm added royal richness to the dish.

Far from my home, where I cannot get those things, I still have tried to give my best shot at adding that extra richness to this dessert.

Though this dish has those extra calories, donโ€™t we need those in this crazy winter ๐Ÿ˜‰ Read More