For a sweet lover, what can be better than having a double bonanza of Gulab Jamun and Chocolate? This is like a happy fusion of two great sweets. Gulab Jamun of India fusing with Chocolate of West. If this idea itself gives a sweet kick, then continue reading to find out how to perform a happy marriage of these two sweets.
Kala Jaam or Kala Jamun (काला जामुन) is an exotic sweet dish served on special occasions being a scrumptious desert very similar to Gulab Jamun. The difference between gulab jamun and kala jaam is the colour and texture. While gulab jamuns are golden colored balls, kala jamun have a dark color very close to black (with out loosing any flavour) and have a very distinct texture of grainy from inside and somewhat chewy on the surface.
Below is the Kala Jamun pictorial recipe depicted step by step.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serving: 20-22 pieces
The history of sweets dates back to more than thousands of years. Kaju pista roll (काजू पिस्ता रोल) is an indian sweet / mithai recipe prepared from powdered cashews and pistachios. These elongated rolls looks absolutely delicious, which make them perfect for festivals like Diwali, Holi or any other celebration.
Preparation time : 30 minutes
Cooking time : 5 minutes
Serving : 16 (pieces)
If you have liked my Khoya Gujiya, here I am presenting the recipe of colourful Dryfruit Gujiya. As the name suggests, this gujiya has got dry fruit stuffing instead of khoya stuffing. The outer crust remains same (as mava guiya) and one more addition we here to this gujiya, that is of glazing with sugar syrup as the final step of making this gujiya.
Personally I like this gujiya more compared to the khoya gujiya. I still remember in my childhood days, when my mother use to make both types of gujiya, me and my brother both always attacked on dry fruit gujiyas primarily and once they were finished in just 2-3 days then only we used to focus our attention to those khoya gujiya. Because of their colourful appearance they always attracted us more.
These gujiya can be made without using colour. I use colour in this because my mother used to add it. Reason of her adding colour was because she use to make both type of gujiya on one single day prior to holi so she can differentiate among the two types. So this is solely your choice to add colour or not.
Here comes the recipe:
Prepration Time: 35-40 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
serving: 30-35 pieces
India is a land of festivals and has got two big festivals for hindu’s in a year which are Holi & Diwali. As Diwali is meant to be festival of light, similarly Holi is meant to be festival of colours. As a kid I always use to be very excited for both. For Diwali it was the excitement for sweets and fireworks and for Holi it was for colours, balloons and again sweets. In both the festivals, sweet was the common theme.
Can’t believe its March already?! Time is flying fast. I got Degustabox for February delivered towards tail end of Feb, as I was away holidaying. None the less, the protocols were same, I had been pre-adviced on delivery and box had lots of goodies. Most of them I liked.
Some of you already know how to make mawa (or khoya) using milk powder. How about making instant mawa using ricotta cheese? Have you tried that? Well even before we go there, lets get to what is mawa and why we need it? For those who are unfamiliar with mawa, it is most common ingredient in most of indian sweets. It is also spelled as khoa, or mava.
Its a known fact that most of Indian sweets have Mava or Khoya as one of common ingredient. It is also a known fact that making mava from scratch is super tedious task and is most common deterrent for anyone wishing to make sweet at home.Continue reading “Instant Khoya Recipe – Using Milk Powder”
Are you a mum like me? Do you have young kids? One of the biggest challenge that you may have faced (as much as I do), is cooking food. Normally if you making any Indian curry, making the curry paste takes half of the time in cooking. There are numerous ready to make curry pastes available in market and its always a lingering thought that are these curry pastes as good as these sound?
My lovely readers, you have seen all sorts of recipes on this blog and whilst I try to cook healthy, there are few recipes where it yields food which has high calorific content or not suitable for Vegans. Hence I thought I will share something which is more vegan friendly as well as ticks the boxes of those following Paleo diet too.
This is Date and Fig roll, which is a no-cook recipe too.
Hello my lovelies! Hoping this near has been treating all of you well. Its already close to end of Feb and I am now publishing this January review, so am a tad late, never the less you get to know what I feel about the contents in the box. Box was itself delivered little late than usual around 23rd January. With new year, there have been lot of things going around in my life (including my first holiday post pregnancy) to keep me overly occupied and now with second baby life is only more busy.