Neureos | Karanji (Flaky pastry stuffed with sweet coconut filling)

Goan Neureos are deep-fried, flaky pastry stuffed with coconut & dried fruit filling. They are also known as Karanji in Maharashtra, sweet Somas in Tamil Nadu, Gujiya or Ghughra in North India.  Somas usually also include gram dal, and Gujiyas have mava (milk solids) in the stuffing. Other than tiny variations from region to region in India, they are almost the same. These are made for festivals like Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali & Christmas. The crescent shape is redolent of an empanada. You can pretty much say these are an Indian version of empanadas.

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Chocolate peda | Chocolate mawa peda (Chocolate flavored Indian milk fudge)

Chocolate peda/chocolate mawa peda is perfect to grace your festive sweet platter this Diwali! Make some and spread the love & sweetness with friends and family through these delicious Chocolate Indian milk fudge.

This chocolate peda is just a variation of the regular peda made with mawa ( evaporated milk solids) with the addition of cocoa powder. It is creamy, chocolaty, rich and just melts in the mouth. You can use the same recipe to make burfi instead, simply spread the mixture in a greased plate up to 1/2 inch in height. Let it cool and cut into pieces. Continue reading →


Mango Burfi ( fudge )

Burfi/ Peda’s are khoya/khoa (milk solids) based Indian fudge. Besides the plain ones , they come in varieties of flavors. It’s the season of the king of fruits in India, yes none other than the sweet and addictive mangoes, so fitting for that title! So today’s burfi is flavored with mango, and we have Mango burfi!

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Rava (Semolina) laddoo

 

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Rava laddoo is a yummy Maharashtrian sweet, prepared during festivities such as Diwali, Navratri to name a few. Few ingredients go into the making of these delicious laddoos, namely semolina, sugar and ghee. It is flavored with cardamom powder. Addition of nuts and raisins give it an additional texture and crunch. Continue reading →


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