Amba Vadi / Mango Vadi

Mango Vadi is a special sweet from the Konkan region. These vadis are not very popular outside the konkan region, I personally think so as compared to amba naral vadi or amba barfi. As far as amba vadi is concerned I personally love them a lot as the basic mango flavour goes into these vadis. […]

Coconut Barfi

On the occassion of Akshayatritiya I’m posting a quick and easy sweet traditional konkan recipe Coconut Barfi.  RECIPE Ingredients : 1 1/2 cup freshly grated coconut (use the white part only) 1/4th cup khoya/ mawa(I used store bought) 3/4th cup sugar(adjust to taste) A few strands of kesar /saffron  1/4th tsp cardamom powder METHOD : […]

Aamras with a tinge of black pepper / Mango pulp with a dash of black pepper

Aamras is one of the most loved sweet that can be served as a dessert or with hot puris (deep fried Indian bread). Aamras is the pulp of the ripe mango fruit,flavoured with cardamom and black pepper. In Konkan a little jaggery is added and freshly crushed black pepper is also added to aid digestion […]

Rice Kheer / Rice Pudding

Quick and easy version of instant rice kheer. When there’s no time to cook rice kheer the traditional way by cooking rice in milk, instant kheer by adding cooked rice also turns out delectable. RECIPE : Ingredients 1 cup cooked rice( I used basmati) 1/2 litre boiled milk 3 1/2 tbsp sugar (adjust sweetness to […]

Satyanarayan Prasad Sheera / Prasadacha Sheera

This Sheera is offered as prasad on the auspicious occassion of Satyanarayan Puja hence also called Prasadacha Sheera. The speciality of this prasad is the ingredients are used in 1 1/4th measures. The measuring cup can be big or small just see that the same measuring cup is used. The quantity of ghee added may […]

Bottle gourd Halwa / Dudhi Halwa

We all love to savour on traditional home-made sweets and bottle gourd halwa is one among them. I’m posting my version of bottlegourd halwa and there are many versions to this recipe.  RECIPE : Ingredients 11/2 cups grated bottle gourd 1 tbsp ghee 10 tbsp milk 100 gms grated khoya / mawa 1/4th cup sugar […]

Strawberry Piyush

Strawberry Piyush is a delectable, delicious beverage made by blending strawberry shrikhand and buttermilk. I always make extra shrikhand to prepare this tasty beverage. RECIPE : Ingredients 1 cup strawberry shrikhand Approximately 11/4th to 11/2 cups thick buttermilk(you can blend curds also) 1 to 11/2 tbsp powdered sugar( adjust to taste) Strawberry pieces to garnish  […]

Sweetened Semolina with Banana/ Banana Sheera

RECIPE Ingredients 1 cup semolina (thick rawa*) 10 to 12 cashews 8 to 10 raisins 1 cup sugar (adjust sweetness to individual choice) 1/2 cup ghee 1 cup hot water + 1 cup hot milk  2 elaichi banana sliced into thin roundels 1/2 tsp cardamom powder Kesar/Saffron to garnish(optional) METHOD : In a flat nonstick […]

Mango Piyush

Piyush is a delectable, delicious beverage made by blending Amrakhand and Buttermilk. A regular in the uphaar gruhas in Thane, Mumbai this awesome beverage soothes the throat in this scorching hot weather. RECIPE : Ingredients 1 cup Amrakhand(Mango Shrikhand) Approximately 11/4th to 11/2 cups thick buttermilk(you can blend curds along with water also) 1 to […]

Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand/ Saffron flavoured sweet yoghurt

Shrikhand is the traditional dessert of Maharashtra and Gujarat. The recipe is very simple and easy to make using fresh curds. You can add flavours of your choice to give various variations of your choice like elaichi,kesar elaichi,mango, strawberry shrikhand etc. Today I’m posting the recipe one of my favourites Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand. RECIPE : […]