Eggless cakes are pretty common in my Indian community due to either personal, religious or health concerns. As a matter of fact, my wedding cake was eggless, and it was absolutely delicious too! Actually, I still remember it – it was moist, spongy and had multiple layers of pina colada and tutti-frutti flavored cake. (Okay … Continue reading Eggless Orange Saffron Cake (with Orange Mascarpone Frosting)
This caramel flan recipes take the traditional flavors of a Spanish flan and combines it with the floral flavors of cardamom and saffron that is commonly found in Indian desserts. The flan is extremely light and has a delicious cardamom and vanilla flavor, which is elevated even more with the saffron infused caramel sauce on … Continue reading Caramel Flan (Cardamom Flan with Saffron-Infused Caramel Sauce)
Donuts are probably one of the best things on earth! I mean, think about it! You can pretty much make any of your favorite cakes and sweets into a donut shape! One thing I love to do is fuse traditional Indian foods and desserts with other types of cuisine, so when the opportunity rose to … Continue reading Gulab Jamun Donuts (Sweet Milk Donuts)
One thing I’m a real fan of is Tiramisu. There is just something about those spongey layers of ladyfingers soaked in delicious espresso and then topped with the most creamy mascarpone and vanilla filling, that keeps making me want to have it all the time. It’s just simply divine! Problem is, it can be a … Continue reading Best Tiramisu Ever!
Nankhatai are shortbread biscuits, originating from the Indian subcontinent, popular in India and Pakistan. The word Nankhatai is derived from Persian word “Naan” meaning bread and “Khatai” from an Afghan word meaning Biscuit. (www.wikipedia.com) Here in the US, we simply call them “Shortbread Biscuits/Cookies.” The different between the American version and the Indian version is … Continue reading Cardamom & Pistachio Shortbread Biscuits (NanKhatai)
If you like eating Funnel Cake and enjoy the soft, chewy center with the slightly crispy outside, you will love trying the Indian Jalebi. Jalebi is similar to a mini-sized funnel cake but after it is fried, it is immediately dunked into a thick simple syrup and then plated. Once it cools, it has a … Continue reading Jalebi (Crispy dough in Sugar Syrup)
Here is a variation of the Mango Lassi that turns a drink into a really creamy and refreshing pudding that is perfect for any occasion or event! MANGO LASSI PUDDING Serves: 6-8 people Ingredients: 1 cup of plain OR vanilla yogurt 1 packet of Knox unflavored gelatin 1 box of Vanilla Pudding (6oz.) ¼ cup … Continue reading Mango Lassi Pudding