Chocolate Brownies

Rich chocolatey brownies with vanilla ice cream
07/06/2016 8:06:49 AM vindhyadesai

Cakes and brownies, who does not like them. Brownies can be eaten as a snack or an indulgent dessert served with vanilla ice cream. I have added bananas to this recipe and they give great flavour and moistness to brownies. Using only whole wheat flour will make brownies hard and chewy, I will add a recipe when I try out a good recipe and brownies turn out like brownies. ... “Chocolate Brownies”

Lauki Halwa | Sorekayi Halwa | Sorekayi Dumrotu

A simple homemade halwa for the sweet tooth
06/21/2016 9:56:35 PM vindhyadesai

A simple homemade halwa is very satisfying. Flavours added just from aromatic elaichi/cardamom and smooth creaminess added from milk. Lauki or bottle gourd is like butter and this halwa has an almost melt in the mouth texture. A quick fix sweet when guests are coming over. The best part is, it can be served at room temperature or even a little warm. It is soothing to the gut especially if you have eaten spicy food or feeling acidic. I have not added khoya/khova to this halwa. Dumrotu(special halwa of¬†Karnataka) is generally made using white ashgourd but both vegetables are very similar in texture and their halwa is similar. ... “Lauki Halwa | Sorekayi Halwa | Sorekayi Dumrotu”

Aam Shrikhand | Aamrkhand | Mango Shrikhand

Light, creamy mango and yogurt based dessert
05/29/2016 2:11:50 PM vindhyadesai

Aamrkhand or mango shrikhand or aam shrikhand is a mango and yogurt based no-cook dessert. It’s the mango season! Mango the king of all fruits makes this dessert very special. It is light and creamy and the mango flavours ooze through from the dessert. If the mangoes are sweet only a little sugar will be enough to cut through all the flavours. Saffron is added for enhanced flavour and gives a deep colour to shrikhand. Hung curd or yogurt separated from all the whey is used to make aamrkhand. I also love making kesar elaichi shrikhand. Aamrkhand is generally eaten with puris or just as dessert. ... “Aam Shrikhand | Aamrkhand | Mango Shrikhand”

Kalakand

Soft moist milk sweet, a sure crowd pleaser
05/05/2016 7:18:09 PM vindhyadesai

Sweets made with milk which are soft, moist and rich are liked by most. The kind of colourful and tasty sweets lined up in a sweet shop always attracts everyone. But they can be quite expensive to buy and are mostly reserved for special occasions. But what if these kinds of sweets can be made at home with simple ingredients. One such sweet is ‘kalakand’, it is one of my favourite sweets and I absolutely love making it. They turn out to be so moist and are very fresh when made at home. They have to be made ahead of time because it needs some time to set and tastes better that way. ... “Kalakand”

Peach and Blueberry Crumble

Juicy fruits baked with a crumbly top served with vanilla icecream
04/24/2016 8:23:08 PM vindhyadesai

Crumble is a famous English dessert made from juicy fruits like peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, blueberries mixed with sugar. On top of these fruits a crumble topping made of flour, sugar and butter is added and baked off in an oven till crisp and golden. ‘Crisp’ is another variation of a crumble which generally has oats on top which crisp up when baking. This one is a delectable dessert and I am sure everyone will love it especially if it is served with vanilla icecream. Here I have used peaches and blueberries. Peaches are best in summer, flavourful and juicy. Peaches are like almond fruits, cherry fruit or plums. I love the crumble recipes from Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa. ... “Peach and Blueberry Crumble”

Haal Kesari | Milk Kesari

Fudgy, melt in the mouth sweet, oozing with ghee and kesari flavour
04/21/2016 9:34:35 PM vindhyadesai

Made with ordinary ingredients found at home, it makes for a very satisfying sweet or dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth. It is made with fine cream of wheat, cashews, raisins, milk, ghee and sugar with saffron enhancing the flavour & colour. Most importantly it can be served warm, at room temperature and you can even make it ahead of time. The classic South Indian breakfast combination of upma & kesari together is called chow chow bhaat. ... “Haal Kesari | Milk Kesari”