Paan Ladoos (Betel Leaves Ladoos)

Hi Friends, This is my favorite recipe and I made it twice for two diwali events and it surely turned into a crowd pleaser. It is my favorite paan ladoos recipe and I would give the credit to the blogger Manali who has a lovely foodblog ‘Cook with Manali’. I have made few changes to…

Energy Balls (Dates and Mix Nuts Ladoos)

Hello Everyone, Nowadays I don’t get time to blog every week as I use to earlier. Life with a 20 months old toddler is busy but I will try to write more often. Here is my toddler’s favorite ladoos which are little energy boosters for him, as they are made up of dates, mixed nuts,…

Indian Rose Flavored ‘Gola’ (Snow Cone)

There are days when you miss your childhood the most. You feel like you want to go back to those sweet memories and today is a similar day for me. I have a fond memory of visiting my maternal grandparents’ place every summer vacation. Every evening I use to visit the special ‘gola stands’ (snow-cone…

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mini Tarts

I baked this heavenly tart for my husband on Valentine’s day and I am extremely proud to say that it turned out to be the most gorgeous dessert I have ever made. This was a part of my special V-day dinner menu along with heart shaped Italian pasta with homemade marinara sauce as an entrĂ©e….

Quick and Easy Apple Tart

I served this apple tart dessert on Thanksgiving eve to my best friend and her husband who visited us from Dallas. This recipe is extremely easy to whip up, as I have used store-bought puff pastry and fresh-cut apples. I always keep puff pastry in my freezer, as it is very versatile ingredient. I always…

Classic Mango Sticky Rice (Thai)

Few months back I tried this recipe in one local Asian restaurant who serves amazing Thai and Japanese food. I instantly fell in love with it, as I adore mangoes and coconut both. Here is the picture of mango sticky rice from that Thai restaurant. I clicked this picture, so that I can make my…

Ice Cream Sandwiches

I can’t wait to share this amazing and scrumptious quick dessert recipe. I am combining two of my favorite fall flavors from Trader Joes. Last fall of 2012, I tried various fall favorites from Trader Joes like their pumpkin spiced chai, apple cider, ginger cookies, pear cider, fresh pumpkin (for soup and stews), and also…

Berrylicious Tiramisu / Trifle Cake

I made this cake for my husband on his birthday. Ya I wrote made and not baked. Why? Because there is no baking required. It is a great cake which also can be served on hot summer day, when you want something light and refreshing. Everyone knows about Italian tiramisu dessert. Basically traditional Tiramisu desserts…

Blueberry Jam

Who doesn’t like jam. Actually in last two years, I have hardly purchased any store-bought ones, as home made jams are very easy to prepare. Moreover, you can control your ingredients, especially sugar. You can know exactly what is in your recipe, which is my all time favorite homemade cooking advantage. I don’t have much…

Carrot Pudding (Indian Carrot Halwa)

Well, this is every Indian’s heart and soul favorite recipe. I’m sure you guys must have tasted it in any of the Indian restaurants in the U.S. It is usually served in the buffet’s dessert section. Similarly you can make Indian style rice pudding. Just substitute carrots with 10 cups of partially cooked basmati (long…