Festive Fare ~ Orange Scented Besan Milk Burfi

This is an easy to do variation of the popular 7 cup burfi. I couldn’t get myself to add 3 cups of sugar that the original recipe calls for. For those intimidated by indian sweets, this is a good place to start. One needs to just mix everything together at room temperature and then stir…

Beat the Heat Series ~ Aamrakhand

This is an easy to make Indian dessert that uses the seasons offering and my favourite fruit in the world – Mangoes. Following the aam ras of the day before, this is mango shrikhand also called aamrakhad. It is very easy to make and serves both as a low fat (and relatively low sugar) dessert….

Beat the Heat Series ~ Aam Ras

As kids, we waited for summer vacation like any other child to be free from the bondage of school. It didn’t help that we had no living grandparents or a ‘native place’ to go back to like our friends. As a result of which, there were hardly any other kids to play with and we…

Happy Vishu ~ Paalada Payasam Recipe

Traditional kerala payasam, made by a hyderabadi and served in Chinese tea cups…I am nothing if not a culture  cross breed…and the fact that I get to be privy to many facets of it means I kind of enjoy the best of all worlds. And what are festivals without food? So while I really don’t…