Dudhauri: Fried Milk and Rice Balls Soaked in Sugar Syrup

Dudhauri: A Festive Sweet from Jharkhand

By now most regular readers of this blog must be familiar with the monthly challenges of the Shhhhhh…. Cooking Secretly group that I am a part of. This month, we are cooking dishes from the state of Jharkhand and I chose Dudhauri as the dish to make with my secret ingredients

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Kong Phirin | Suji Kesar Phirni from Kashmir | Semolina Saffron Pudding

Kong Phirin | Kashmiri Suji Kesar Phirni

While the traditional Phirni in North India is made with ground rice, in Kashmir it is made with Suji, Rava or Semolina. Flavoured with Saffron, THE aromatic that Kashmir is famous for, Kong Phirin is a creamy and light dessert that is a great way to finish off a heavy

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Sheer Korma | Sheer Khurma

Sheer Khurma | Sheer Korma (Dates and Vermicelli Kheer) for Eid

For as long as I can remember, I have associated Ramzan (aka Ramadan) and Id-Ul-Fitr with delectable sweets; Malpua, Phirni, Sheer Khurma | Sheer Korma, Meethi Seviyan, Zarda Pulao/Meethe Chawal,…  May be because I am a vegetarian these are the only delicacies I can enjoy. All my life, I have been blessed with

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Chhena Poda is a baked paneer cake from Odisha

Chhena Poda | Baked Cottage Cheese (Paneer) Cake from Odisha

My list of recipes to try is a mile long and seems to get longer by the day as I discover new cuisines and dishes. In recent times, Odia cuisine has caught my interest and I am now determined to explore this culinary tradition. So here comes the recipe for Chhena

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Saggubiyyam Payasam: Sago and Milk Pudding from Andhra Pradesh

Saggubiyyam Paramannam | Sabudana Kheer | Javvarisi Payasam

I absolutely love Saggubiyyam | Sabudana | Javvarisi (Sago), and being in Maharashtra, I can find it in a myriad forms around me. As Sabudana Khichadi, Sabudana Vada, Sabudana Kurdai, Sabudana Papad, Sabudana Mixture, Sabudana Thalipeeth … One of my absolutely favourite Sabudana-based dishes is Saggubiyyam Paramannam | Sabudana Kheer | Javvarisi Payasam. I make Saggubiyyam Paramannam often on

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Semiya Kheer | Semiya Payasam

Semiya Payasam | Semiya Kheer | Vermicelli Pudding

My family always wants something sweet to round off a lunch or dinner on weekends. One of the all-time favourite desserts is payasam or kheer of any sort. While I make payasam in many ways, Semiya Payasam is a popular choice because it gets done easily, and can be eaten cold

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