Saturday, April 21, 2012

Semolina Halwa

Indian sweets and desserts come in a wide variety. There are endless possible options that have been created in combinations that keep evolving even today. Semolina Halwa is one dessert you can quickly whip up when you have guests over or just if you are in a mood for something sweet and not overpowering.

This is a sweet confection made of semolina, ghee, sugar and dry fruits. Made on occasions and weekends, this has proved to be a long standing item on the dessert menu.

While growing up, I remember having this at breakfast on weekends and holidays. My kids love this with a glass of milk especially when they are back from soccer practice, while me and my husband like it at tea time.

You can make it by following the simple 4 step recipe on the Fox News website.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Roasted Phool Makhana

Serves 6-8

Phool makhana are puffed lotus seeds. This is used for making curries and desserts. Here is an easy and quick snack recipe, which is generally made on fasting days. It is quick to make and is a tasty snack with tea/ coffee.

100gms/ 3.5ozs Phool Makhana
2 tbsp Ghee
1 tsp Chaat Masala
1/2 tsp Black Salt
1/2 tsp Salt

Heat the ghee in a large pan. Add the makhanas and roast them by stirring frequently for about 20 mins, till they are slightly brown in color. Keep aside and let it cool. Mix the chaat masala, black salt and white salt together and sprinkle it over the makhanas and serve.