Category: Desserts

Piyush (A Sweet Drink with Shrikhand)

Maharashtrians always have Shrikhand for festive meals. In addition to serving it with Puri, in Maharashtra, Shrikhand is also transformed into a delicious drink called Piyush. I first discovered this wonderful drink at Prakash, that venerable food place near Shiv Sena Bhavan, Mumbai, which is home to a traditional Maharashtrian snacks. It was when

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Sweet Potato in Jaggery Syrup – Vrat ka Khana

I love Sweet Potato in Jaggery Syrup. It is a simple, yet wholesome dessert that makes great use of the sweet potato. In parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat, this dish is classified as Vrat ka Khana or a dish eaten on fasting days. How to Make Sweet Potato in Jaggery Syrup

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Shrikhand with Kesar and Pista

Living in Maharashtra means encountering delicious Shrikhand on every festive occasion.:-) Among my childhood memories are my Ammamma (maternal grandmother) ordering chakka (strained yoghurt) by the kilo and then getting us grandchildren to churn it into the smooth paste it needs to become before it can be made into yummy Shrikhand! The

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Pal Payasam | Doodh ki Kheer

There is something about simple Pal Payasam that can gladden the glummest of hearts. The key to good pal payasam is patience, patience, and more patience. 🙂 And of course, full-fat milk. The recipe is very simple, it is the patience that matters. It takes the milk more than hour to reduce.

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