Category Archives: Sweet Treats

Low Fat Plum Brownies

I searched for some low calorie recipe of brownie and end up with this Low Fat version, with some plums in hand and frozen cranberries I got excited about adding a splash of red with plums and cranberries in my brownie, with this Plum Brownie I think I should end my Plum experiments until next […]

Aunt Suzie’s Muffins

Our family has been making this recipe for decades. It always gets raves at every large gathering that includes breakfast. We have selfishly kept this recipe in the family and even now they are against me sharing it. I attempted to find a similar (identical) recipe online with no success. The world needs to have […]


Dorbesh is nothing but Boondi Laddu. But this Dorbesh is little different from the regular Non-bengali boondi laddu. Dorbesh is made with colorful boondies, and looks very tempting. Ingredients: For Boondi Or Bonde : Gram flour or Besan – 1 cup Water – 1/2 cup (adjust to make the smooth batter) Green cardamom pods (ilaichi) […]

Orange Iced Tea with Mint and Lime

Last year a friend of mine from Hong Kong got a packet of Chinese tea leaves called “Poli”, I am not a tea lover so never used it but few days while reshuffling all those kitchen cabinets I saw that tea leaves packet lying all alone in one dark corner, and so this how it […]

Thirunelvelli Halwa

An authentic halwa from tamil nadu , nellai district which very popular for its delicious taste and made with wheat berries From the original site: Thirunelveli halwa is my all time fav , as a kid i used to love the jelly like transparent halwa which my friends used to share with me at school […]

Orangish Chocolatish Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls were in my baking list from a long time but don’t know why I never made them though I really really love them, in my opinion they are one of the perfect treats to enjoy with coffee and they fit in so well in the breakfast, brunch and tea time menu, they are […]

Pastry Creme Layered Orange Marmalade Cake

With some Nagpur Oranges in hand and a bottle of orange marmalade lying in the fridge for a while the first and the obvious choice was an Orange Marmalade Cake, tanginess of orange, sweetness of pastry cream and bitterness of marmalade make this cake a perfect tea time treat. This Pastry Cream or you could […]

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Some dishes never lose their glory nor they are ever out of trend, one such classic desert is Gajar Ka Halwa, winter specialty of Indian households though carrots are available all round the year but only during winters market is flooded with those juicy, sweet and long deep orange carrots. These winter carrots have all […]

Strawberry and Apple Crumble

With Strawberries in season and winter at it’s peak nothing is more comforting than Crumble for desert. So this is the first desert I made in the new year, wish the year is also full of colors and freshness. Ingredients: Ingredients: 2 firm apples, peeled and chopped ½ Cup strawberries, chopped (or more if you […]

Spiced Almond Cookies

Smart cookies are strategic about holiday baking. These Spiced Almond Cookies are a classic holiday favorites and are great for gifting, it’s quick to make and turn out delicious and distinctive cookies, all sure to hit the sweet spot with family and friends. Their generous size makes them especially festive but they can be made […]

Traditional Christmas Fruit & Rum Cake

I can’t believe it’s almost end of the year and finally I am baking the most awaited cake of the year, the traditional Christmas Cake, which is one of my favorite cakes from my childhood days but I baked this for the first time and it is simply decadent. Ingredients: Candied Fruits to be soaked […]

Christmas Themed Pumpkin Cake

With Christmas just a few days away and my traditional Christmas Cake yet not gone into the oven, all thanks to my winter laziness and with the beginning of holiday season lot of friends drop by to wish us early Christmas before leaving for holidays and also winter break started for many of the kiddies […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

As already winters started everywhere, after Thanksgiving market is flooded with different variety of Pumpkins, whether it is Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Bread, Roasted Pumpkin Soup or Pumpkin Cheesecake, dishes with Pumpkin are always an all time classic. After making trifles I had some Pumpkin Puree in hand so I made Mini Pumpkin Cakes and decorated […]

Whole Wheat Coffee Chocolate Cake

As a home baker, I always try to substitute All Purpose Flour with whole grains, especially in breads or muffins but sometimes it is inevitable to replace All Purpose Flour to get the perfect end results. Many a times my friends complain about denser texture of whole grain cakes, breads and muffins, what I learnt […]

Raisin and Rosemary Mini Scones

A traditional Scottish quick bread, scones are welcome as a treat for breakfast or as a teatime snack with a cup of hot and steaming tea. Scones are easy to master, and make simple but mightily delicious teatime treats. Scones come in many sizes and flavors, sometimes I bake those classic quadrant shaped scones and […]

“D” for Deep Fried Doughnut

Doughnut or Donut, whatever you like to call them, are one of the highly commercialized confectionary item, all across the globe there are retail chains dedicatedly selling only doughnuts, filled with fruit preserves, jellies, cream, custard or glazed with chocolate, butter cream, cream cheese, and like bees kids are always attracted towards these colorful rings […]

Mamouls, cookies from Heaven!

Mamouls are what I would call, cookies from Heaven!! They melt in the mouth and make you feel like you are in the seventh heaven. These little goodies, packed with rich nuts, scented with orange blossom water and sweetened with honey are so addicting that you would never want to stop eating them. Ingredients: Ingredients: […]

Peanut Butter “Browndie”

Talking about these gorgeous Browndies, now you must be thinking what the hell is Browndie, so here’s the story for you… When I put them in the oven for baking till then they were suppose to be Blondies but then I got a call from my friend and by the time I checked my oven […]

Vanilla Almond Butter Bars

Creamy almond butter and vanilla are the inspiration for these no-bake bars. With only a handful of ingredients they’re quick, easy and perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth (not to mention they’re actually pretty healthy too). Ingredients: *1 cup creamy or chunky almond butter *1 cup of honey *2 cups of whole grain oats (either […]

Granola Bars

Granola Bars are nothing but Granola cut into different shapes, so that one can enjoy them during any given time of the day. Granola Bars are the powerhouse of energy that’s why it is preferred by those who are hiking, trekking or camping because it is lightweight, high in calories, and easy to store though […]

Phirni – Rice and Milk Pudding

Talking about Phirni, nobody knows about the roots of Phirni, some believe it came into existence during Mughal era, as a royal desert, today Phirni is a popular sweet dish not only in India but in Pakistan too and even after so many years it is till served in traditional style – earthen potware (Mitti […]


So spongy and soft, Rasgullas are my all time favorite sweets, I can relish two to three in one go without having overdose of sweetness. Only milk, sugar and water is required to make these spongy balls but still despite of simple ingredients Rasgulla making is an art, which can be easily mastered if you […]

Makhane Ki Phirni – Lotus Seeds Milk Pudding

Makhane Ki Phirni is my version of two dishes Makhana Kheer and Rice Phirni, this recipe is a fusion of both the classic dishes and it tastes divine. Makhane Ki Phirni is must have item in my menu during Navratri because many people do not eat rice while fasting and this recipe is the best […]

Semolina Pineapple Pudding

Pineapple Halwa is also called Pineapple Rava Kesari or Kesari Baath in South India, which is a very popular sweet dish in South Indian menu. Kesari Bath is very much similar to Sooji Ka Halwa only difference is kesari bath is cooked in saffron with loads of ghee in it. As I told you earlier […]

Pineapple Jam

It is always hard to bid goodbye to seasonal fruits and to enjoy taste of seasonal fruits for a longer duration I make fruit jams, few seasonal fruits I have got obsessed with are Plums, Peaches and Pineapples (All P’s!!) Jam for me is the best way o preserve fruits and relish their goodness for […]