Cardamom & Pistachio Shortbread Biscuits (NanKhatai)

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)

Cardamom & Saffron Funnel Cakes with Cardamom Flavored Whipped Cream

One thing I can’t resist eating in the midst of my attempt to eat better in 2019, is funnel cakes. I just absolutely love going to amusement parks and other carnival-type events and getting a delicous HOT funnel cake smothered in powdered sugar! The more sugar, the better, right? And how many of us have … Continue reading Cardamom & Saffron Funnel Cakes with Cardamom Flavored Whipped Cream

Gulab Jamun (Sweetened Milk Dumplings in Simple Syrup)

If you’ve ever been to an Indian lunch/dinner buffet, you will have noticed that in the “dessert” section, there is usually a large tray of these “golden brown dumplings” floating in a sugary syrup. They are usually served warm and the dumplings are extremely spongey and soft. The syrup is extremely sweet, and well, sugary! … Continue reading Gulab Jamun (Sweetened Milk Dumplings in Simple Syrup)