Ukdiche Modak

Modak is an Indian sweet popular in states of Maharashtra, Goa and Kokan region. It’s called “Ukdiche Modak” because in Marathi “Ukad” means “to steam”. Also known in Gujarati as  modhaka, modhakam in Kannada,  kozhakkattai in Tamil and kudumu in Telugu. One of the favourite religious dishes of Lord Ganesha and so is offered in…

Stuffed Poached Pear

It’s said that it is not a real meal if it doesn’t end with desserts. French cookbooks did not exactly feature desserts but instead they had recipes of “Entremets” which means “Intervals”, dishes that were served between larger courses that could be sweet or savory. Back in the ancient civilizations people used to have fruits…

Bengali Rasgulla

Rasgulla also known as rassogolla/roshogolla/rasbari, is an Indian Dessert made of “Chenna” (an Indian cottage cheese) dough, which is cooked in light sugar syrup flavoured with cardamom and saffron. A Famous British chef William Harold defined it as “a bowl of sweet, syrupy, soft cheese balls”. The dish originated in East India, present day Odisha…

Gajar Halwa (Carrot Pudding)

Gajar Halwa or as called in Punjab “Gajrela” is a popular north Indian sweet dessert pudding made mostly during winters (carrots season). Now a days you will find it all year round but usually it is made in winters using ghee (clarified butter), full fat milk, Sugar/condensed milk or jaggery (healthy option) garnished with nuts…