Mango Shrikhand Tarts

Mango Shrikhand tarts are not new on this blog…in fact this little dessert was one of the first things I wrote about when we started the blog! When I was young, my grandmother would make shrikhand at home, as back then it wasn’t available in stores as it is now. She usually made the basic […]

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Parsi Ravo

This is a recipe for Parsi Ravo or Rawa as we called it at home, and mom got it ages ago from her friend. It is a semolina pudding and has got to be one of the simplest desserts to make, and also extremely delicious and satisfying. So simple that it was one of mom’s […]

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Pineapple upside-down cake

This cake is an old classic and although I’ve had this recipe for a while, I don’t bake this cake as often. But I chanced upon a tin of pineapples while doing my weekly shop and thought, why not? I personally enjoy getting straight to the recipe when something has caught my fancy, so here […]

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Mawa cake & Parsi choi ice-cream

One of the things I lament the most when I visit coffee shops both in Singapore and back in Mumbai is the disappearance of good old fashioned tea cakes. Much as I like a brownie or a cheesecake every now and then, nothing quite complements a cup of tea or coffee like a simple tea […]

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Puran Poli

Puran poli is a sweet chapatti or flatbread filled with cooked chana dal (Bengal gram), jaggery and spices, essentially cardamom and was one of my favourite things to eat as a child. My grandfather knew how much I loved it and would get a box as a treat for me from Girgaon (South Mumbai) at least […]

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Sandesh…at last

Without knowing it my first introduction to Bengali cuisine had happened when I was very young, while gorging happily on sandesh from a Bengali sweet shop in Nagpur, my father’s home town. It’s only later I realized just how integral this wonderful sweet is to Bengali cuisine and culture. Sandesh is a very popular dessert made from […]

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Gulpoli – sweet flat bread

Gulpoli is a sweet flat bread that can be eaten as an indulgent snack or as dessert. The chapati is made with a combination of whole wheat and plain flour with the addition of some gram flour. While the filling inside is made from jaggery, roasted sesame seeds and roasted gram flour with a little nutmeg […]

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Shrikhand

Shrikhand is a quintessential Marathi dessert and I have fond memories of my grandmother making this at home. Shrikhand is made by hanging yoghurt or curds to strain out the whey. The remaining yoghurt cream is then mixed with some sugar, ground cardamom and nutmeg, saffron and charoli (lndian dry fruit) and chilled before being served. There are […]

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