A dessert made with poppy seeds

Khus Khus Halwa | Gasagasala Halwa | Post ka Halwa

Poppy seeds or Khus Khus (also called gasagasalu in Telugu) are known for their somnolent or sleep inducing properties. So, last week when my father was unwell and not sleeping to well, I made this Khus Khus Halwa for him.  As a bonus, since he likes sweets, it also made

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Dudhi Halwa | Lauki Halwa

Decadent Dudhi Halwa | Lauki Halwa with Mawa

Dudhi Halwa | Lauki Halwa is super easy to make and depending on the mood can be made simple or decadent. Either way it is very delicious and quite popular. With Diwali being just round the corner, I decided to make a fully loaded version of this delicious Halwa and am

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Belgavi Kunda

Belgavi Kunda – Recipe by Swapneel Prabhu

When I made Dharwad Peda last year, I had written about how that sweet and Belgavi Kunda are dear to me from my childhood. Both these sweets were a once-in-a-year treat when Dixit Uncle (Amma’s colleague and a dear family friend) went on his annual vacation to Belgaum. We do get

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Mango Sheera, Aam ka Sheera or Amba Sheera

Mango Sheera | Amba Sheera

As I write this recipe for Mango Sheera, I am smiling. Till recently, Sheera was very sacred and the only versions I would accept are plain Sheera, Rava Kesari and Sapata or Banana Sheera as made for Satyanarayana Pooja. However, having started this blog I am exploring other variations like Apple Cinnamon Sheera,

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Badam Halwa or Almond Halwa Recipe

Badam Halwa or Almond Halwa – Ugadi Special Recipe

Ugadi or the Telugu New Year is on April 8, 2016. Also celebrated in Karnataka and in Maharashtra as  Gudi Padwa. It is both a time of piety and gaiety. We start the day with prayer and Ugadi Pachadi and then celebrate the a time for family and friends. As with all

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Sheera or Suji ka Halwa

Sheera or Suji ka Halwa is a very popular halwa across India. Made with Semolina (aka Rava or Sooji), this dessert is very very easy to make and gets done in under 30 minutes. You can make it as a simple dessert or then make variations such as Rava Kesari, Pineapple Kesari or

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