Category Archives: Sweets

Mango Halwa

Ingredients:- Fresh Mango puree – 2 cups (Grind 4 mangoes in a mixer/blender to a thick paste without adding water) Ghee – 1/4 + 1/4 cup; divided Sugar – 1.5 cups Vanilla flavored custard powder – 3 tbsps. mixed with 1 … Continue reading

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Chana dal or Kadala parippu Burfi

Ingredients:- Chana dal – 1/2 cup Milk – 2 cups + 1 cup; divided ( I used full cream milk powder mixed with water to make milk) Ghee – 1/2 cup Green cardamom – 1 number Sweetened condensed milk – … Continue reading

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Jack fruit seeds Burfi

Ingredients:- Jack fruit seeds – 7 numbers Cream or milk – 1/4 cup Maida – 1 tbsp. Besan/ Chickpea flour – 1 tbsp. Sugar – 1 cup Ghee – 1 heaping tbsp. Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp. Method:- Clean the … Continue reading

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Jaggery and wheat flour Pak

Ingredients:- Ghee – 1/2 cup Wheat flour – 1 cup Cardamom powder – 1 tsp. Grated nutmeg – a pinch Jaggery – 1/2 cup; finely grated Method:- Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan & add the wheat flour. Roast … Continue reading

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Oats kesari

Ingredients:- Quick cooking oats – 1.5 cup Ghee – 6 level tbsps (solid) Salt – 1/4 tsp. Boiling water – 4.5 cups Cashew nuts – 1/4 cup; coarsely chopped Sugar – 1.5 cup Powdered cardamom – 1 tsp. Method:- Heat … Continue reading

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Chocolate and caramel biscuit slice

Ingredients:- You will need crackers for this recipe For the chocolate ganache:- Grated chocolate – 3/4 cup Cream – 1/2 cup For the caramel syrup;- Sugar – 1/2 cup Boiling water – 1/4 cup Butter – 25 grams Cream – … Continue reading

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Vermicelli aka Semiya Sweet balls

Ingredients:- Vermicelli – 200 grams (Use the extra fine variety) Butter – 150 grams Sweetened condensed milk – 1 tin or 400 grams Powdered cardamom – 1 tsp. Rose water – 1/2 tsp. Chopped nuts – as required for garnish … Continue reading

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Sweet cheese fritters

Ingredients:- For the dough:- All purpose flour – 2 cups Instant yeast – 1 level tsp. Salt – 3/4 tsp. Egg – 1 medium Sugar – 1 tbsp. Philadelphia cream cheese spread – 200 grams or 1 cup Lukewarm water – as … Continue reading

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Cake chocolate truffle

Ingredients:- Butter cake – 500 grams Butter – 100 grams (softened) Powdered sugar – 1/2 cup Drinking chocolate – 2 tbsps. Brandy/Rum – 1 tbsp. Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp. Apricot jam – 3 heaping tbsps. For coating:- Apricot jam – … Continue reading

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Koova-pazham verukiyathu

Ingredients:- Arrowroot powder – 3/4 cup, mixed with a little water to make a smooth paste Grated coconut – 1.5 cups Water – 1.5 cups Jaggery/Sugar – 1/2 – 3/4 cup Kerala banana – 1 medium, chopped (really ripe) Ghee … Continue reading

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