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Traditional Indian Mithai recipes
Last Updated : Aug 16,2019
While we all seek to explore international desserts once in a while, the charm of our own traditional Indian mithai is boundless. All said and done, our palates are blindly in love with the spicy, rich magic of our mithais. When a wedding or festival is in sight, the first thing that the host starts planning is the spread of mithais. The best part is that Indian culture is so varied that there is no dearth of variety in our own repertoire. There are delights from across the country like the Rasgulla , Malai Peda , Kopra Pak , and so on.
Mouth-watering Atta Sheera, with a fabulous colour, texture and flavour, ready in just five minutes! If you are wondering how that magic is possible, well, just trust your microwave to do it for you
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Rasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Get set to prepare the all-time favourite Bengali
delight right in your own kitchen!
We show you the whole process, right from curdling the milk to make fresh and succulent paneer, to making super-soft rasgullas from it, and soaking them in aromatic and spi ....
13 Aug 19
Kopra Pak by Tarla Dalal
With its rich flavour and irresistible texture, this traditional sweet tends to be a bit addictive because our taste buds are sure to yearn for more of the magical experience. Full-fat milk and coconut cooked together give this sweet an intense flavour and amazing, coarse texture, while cardamom cas ....
10 Aug 19
Rose Barfi by Tarla Dalal
Rose, whether as a fragrance or a flavour, emanates a sense of coolness! Naturally, this mouth-melting Rose Barfi is also a chilled dessert, which needs to be refrigerated before serving. This mithai has the power to melt the hardest heart, because it combines the creaminess of paneer and mava with ....
09 Aug 19
Jaggery Malpua by Tarla Dalal
Jaggery has a rich taste that lingers in the palate for a while. Jaggery Malpua is a delicious but quick dessert characterised by this luxuriant flavour, speckled with exciting tinges of fennel.
These melt-in-the-mouth whole wheat flour malpuas should ideally be served right off the tava, garnis ....
Bread and Butter Pudding, Eggless Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Bread and butter pudding is a popular, easy-to-make British dessert. It also happens to be a hot favourite at Mumbai’s Irani restaurants.
You start by making a custard-like sauce, pour it over bread, top it with raisins and nuts, sprinkle a bit of brown sugar and butter to get crunchy coat, an ....
Moong Dal Sheera ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is ambrosia for all sweet lovers, especially those fond of sheera. This coarse-textured, hot sweet takes a long time to cook—as slow cooking with continuous stirring is a must for this recipe—but is definitely a rewarding effort! soak the saffron in warm milk for at least 20 minutes as i ....
Mohanthaal ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Mohanthaal is another famous sweet from the gujarati repertoire. This sweet needs to be prepared with tact, as the one-thread sugar syrup is the foundation stone for the success of this recipe. If overdone, the dish loses its colour and taste. Also, the mava that imparts the softness to this sweet s ....
02 Aug 19
Khari Biscuit, Puff Pastry Biscuits by Tarla Dalal
An evergreen accompaniment for chai
, the Khari Biscuit or Puff Pastry Biscuit is something that many people think to be a speciality that only bakeries can produce.
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Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet by Tarla Dalal
Richness personified yet unbelievably easy to make, the Besan Barfi is an Indian
sweet that even beginners can make very quickly. The secret of this recipe’s success lies in the proportions of ingredients and the smart methods of cooking them.
The use of besan ....
Kesar Peda by Tarla Dalal
Kesar Peda has a characteristic opulence about it, with the dominant flavours of saffron and cardamom lacing the intense richness of mava.
By using readymade mava we have brought down the cooking time required to make this traditional mithai. You still have to plan ahead when you want to prepare ....
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Anjeer Basundi by Tarla Dalal
Rich enough to pamper your senses, tinged with the magic of Indian
spices, the Anjeer Basundi is a dessert
you will enjoy thoroughly.
Chopped anjeer gives the well-cooked milk a ....
Apple Rabdi, Seb Rabri, Apple Rabadi by Tarla Dalal
A fruity twist to the popular rabadi! Apple not only contributes its unique flavour to this sweet, it also helps to thicken the rabadi very quickly thereby adding to the convenience too.
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Coconut and Rava Ladoo ( Laddu) by Tarla Dalal
With the chewy texture of coconut, the rich flavour of roasted rava, the crunch of nuts and dried fruits, and the intense aroma of spices, this Coconut and Rava Ladoo is a mouthful of delight that nobody can resist!
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Instant Jalebis, you would never have thought that jalebis can be made so easily!
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Makhane ki Kheer by Tarla Dalal
Rich in protein and calcium, makhana or fox-nut combines beautifully with low-fat milk to make a creamy and delicious kheer. A lacing of nutmeg powder and saffron lends an aesthetic touch to the Makhane ki Kheer, making this a memorable dessert that lingers on your taste buds. Makhana is also a grea ....
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Dry Fruit Chikki, Cashew Almond and Pistachio Chikki by Tarla Dalal
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04 Jun 19
Sweet Rice by Tarla Dalal
Try this simple version of the popular meetha chawal. You do not need to prepare any syrup for this version of sweet rice, as the rice and sugar are cooked together.
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Layered Fruit Sandesh by Tarla Dalal
A masterpiece that combines the joy of a fruit salad with the classic appeal of a Bengali
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