indian desserts

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Decadent No-Waste Carrot Halwa

Of all the halwas that my mother makes, this used to be my least favorite. And then a few years ago, well after my 40th birthday, one day sitting at my mom’s dining table in India, something changed. I remember thinking, “Wow, how could I have ever disliked carrot halwa?” It’s not just the luxuriant,…

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Thandai Recipe – Indian Festive Drink & Ice Cream {Using Almond Milk}

Celebrating Indian festivals in Canada takes some adjustment, especially in the case of food. This Thandai recipe is my take on a traditional Indian classic cold drink made kid-friendly and dairy-free, served during festivals that fall around spring and fall. Like everything else, festivals are also big and colourful in India. With at least 4…

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4 Easy Homemade Diwali Sweets and Snacks

As a child, the festival of Diwali was always about the celebration of food, friends, shopping and of course Lakshmi Pooja. Praying to Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity is a big part of this festival.  And because India is such a diverse country there are many stories surrounding Diwali.  Communities around the world…

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Easy Indian Dessert – Ricotta Burfi {Ricotta Almond Fudge}

I feel as if I have said this before – my sense of smell is my super power. It helps me travel through time and space. Like the aroma of tawa warm chappati and I am home in India in the blink of an eye. The sour smell of golgappa chaat takes me to the bustling  streets of Delhi.…

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