Archive for the ‘Sweets’ Category

how to make poora | sweet filling recipe

isn’t it great when we can make something and reuse it for a lot of recipes. poora is one such recipe. you can use it directly or as a filling in a variety of pithas and cakes. poora takes a lot less time and can be stored for a couple of days in the refrigerator.

poora recipe

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kheer | khiri | dessert

kheer is a special sweet dish, which is prepared all over India to during festivals and auspicious occasions. In Odisha “chaula khiri” is popular . Kheer, also called Ferenhi or Payesh or Kiru is a rice pudding from the cuisine of the Indian and Iran, it is made by boiling rice or wheat or tapioca (or vermicelli) with milk and sugar. It is flavored with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashews, almonds. It is typically served as a dessert. It is also known in some regions as payesh, payasam, payasa, phirni, chaula khiri and gil-e-firdaus. kheer has a lot of different names in different part of India but what ever the name is, we love rice kheer for it’s flavor and divine taste  :) 

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tala suji kakara pitha

tala kakara pitha is a special dish as it is made on special occasion and festivals. Odisha is the home of many varieties of pithas – aarisa pitha, manda pitha, enduri pitha, chakuli pitha, poda pitha, chitau pitha and many more.

pithas are usually made as offerings to deities during festivals. pithas are filled with ‘pur’/ ‘coconut stuffing’, which is usually a sweet mix of jaggery, grated coconuts, chenna (curd cheese) and spices.


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fruit custard recipe

quick, delicious and healthy – that’s how I would describe fruit custard recipe. It takes less than 5 mins to prepare this recipe. Only as much time you need to cut and prepare the vegetables. I have directly used custard cream available rather than making it with custard powder and milk. Its better in taste and sometimes even cheaper.



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rasmalai | Indian sweet recipe

yahoo !!! we finally made rasmalai at home (actually sarita did it 😉 ) it was awesome. i have already finished half of the rasmalai 😀 it is so alluring. i always thought rasmalai is made by super expert cooks at the restaurants and hotels. if you also think so, let me tell you its a myth. YOU can make it at HOME :)


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sooji ladoo recipe | rava laddu recipe

“laddu” the very name brings a smile to many of us :) So here we are today with a simple and easy rava laddu recipe. rava, or sooji, is commonly available in most households and is the primary ingredient for upma recipes. rava laddu or sooji ladoo recipe can be made in less than 30 mins and can be among your secret recipe for guests.

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rasgulla | make spongy rasagolla in pressure cooker

Rasgulla – the name itself makes my mouth water. Soft or spongy, fresh hot or chilled, rasgullas are a must try for everyone. In Odia, it is called ‘Rasagolla’. Made from sugar syrup, cheese (chenna) and semolina, rasagolla is a very popular dessert in India.

I have made the spongy version of rasagolla using pressure cooker.

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How to make Pumpkin Halwa | Kaddu ka Halwa Recipe

Pumpkin Halwa, also called kaddu ka halwa in Hindi, is a popular sweet dish and is specially made on festivals. But I make pumpkin halwa whenever we get a big one :) Pumpkin Halwa is also made on certain auspicious events or pujas when onion and garlic is not included in the recipes.


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Pear and Garlic Chutney | Easy Chatni Recipe

Pear and Garlic Chutney – One afternoon at office, I got a picture message from Sarita on WhatsApp. Of course I guessed that its Pear chutney, (because of the picture in the background 😉 ) But I had never tasted one. So as soon as I reached home, I headed straight for the chutney. It was tasty. I had it for dinner and stored it in fridge for the next day as well, coz chutneys tastes great when eaten out of fridge and can be stored for 2-3 days.


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Dahi Baingan Recipe | Odia Dahi Baigana | Curd Eggplant Recipe

Dahi Baingan Recipe – Odia Dahi Baigana – Curd Eggplant Recipe – A typical Odiya recipe, dahi baigana is very easy to make and requires much less spices as compared to other dishes. It can be used as a sweet dish, and can be eaten both with rice and rotis. Generally eaten during the summer months, dahi baigana is also healthy because of the usage of curd and curry leaves. You have to try it to understand the delicious taste of this simple recipe. And wait, this recipe is a No Onion No Garlic one, so you can also add it in your puja festivities menu.


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