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Puran Poli

It won’t be Holi with out Puran Polis. Holi is celebrated for 2 days, day 1 is Holika Dahan which has big importance for us. For Holika Dahan bonefire is held at community ground at night. As a offering to goddess Holika, puran polis are must.You will be serve puran polis on Holi in almost […]

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Watercress Seeds Energy Balls/Aliv Ladoos

These ladoos fall in the home remedy food category. Watercress Seeds are high in calcium, much higher than spinach and milk. Consumption of watercress seeds in moderate portions helps with constipation, fatigue and the common flu. If fresh coconut water is not available one may use package unsweetened coconut water or regular milk works fine. […]

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Cake Dessert Holiday/ Christmas

Italian Meringue Buttercream

This is the lightest and silkiest buttercream you will ever taste and it’s not overly sweet. It’s as white as a cloud and it takes all the flavors and colors well. In comparison to Swiss meringue where you cook egg whites with sugar on a double boiler, in Italian meringue you make the sugar syrup […]

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Cake Dessert Holiday/ Christmas

Chiffon Cake

Chiffon cake is the American version of genoise or sponge cake. It’s much easier to make compared to French genoise and it holds its shape better. It’s much more moist and less crumbly. Plus, they are richer in flavor because of a higher ratio of eggs and oil used, unlike their close cousins, Angel Food […]

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Dessert Gluten free Holiday/ Christmas Uncategorized

Hazelnut Financiers

These Financiers are gluten-free. They taste just like Maharashtran Sheera. Substitutes: If almond flour is not available, you can easily make it at home running 3/4 cup of whole almond through food processor. Same with Hazelnut flour. You may substitute hazelnut with pistachio or walnut too. Instead of Amaranth, rice flour works well too. Yields: […]

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Honeycomb Toffee

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Brittle/Chikki

Brittle is an easy recipe to make around holiday session. They make an excellent snack. You can use jaggery instead of sugar too. It’s a quick recipe to make and it comes together in no time. You won’t have time to measure anything while preparing the recipe, though. Keep a close eye on the sugar […]

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Aflatoon

  Aflatoon is a very unique sweet only available in Mumbai. It’s a Bohri delicacy which resembles to Halwa but it is much richer in flavor. Traditionally, it’s made with eggs, mawa, sugar and then baked. My version is eggless and it is cooked on a stovetop. Growing up, it was a must for Diwali […]

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Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun/ Gulab Jam are fried milk solid soaked in sugar syrup. Any Indian celebration won’t be complete without a Gulab Jamun in it. Traditional version is always made with mawa or khoya that’s what we will we using today instead of milk powder. Khoya is made by cooking milk till it solidifies. Khoya gives […]

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Besan Ladoo

I really enjoy the last quarter of the year. Fall is in the air and the house smells divine with all the aromas of Diwali Faral (Snacks). Living outside India has its own perks, in addition to all Indian festivals we also celebrate American festivals too. Halloween, Dassera, Diwali, Thanksgiving and Christmas…from October onwards till […]