“Ganapati Bappa Moraya Mangal Murti Moraya!” Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 will be celebrated on 19 September 2023 and Anant Chaturdashi will fall on 28 September 2023 Decorations and exquisite pandals take the front seat to welcome India’s most loved God. The one thing that cannot be missed at Ganapati are the scrumptious modaks! A journey from traditional to modern modaks […]
Mava or Mawa is an indian milk product. Used for making mithai, mawa cakes, cupcakes and more. ( KNOWN AS kHOYA )- step by step instruction on making Mawa at home.
Mava ni boi, I made for a library presentation of my cookbook. Mava ni boi is a fish-shaped dessert made from ricotta cheese, sugar, cardamom and vanilla. Fish is a symbol of good luck, prosperity and fertility. Using a mold* make these fish shaped desserts. The ingredients are not really fish but just sugar, ricotta […]
MICROWAVE PENDA Pendas are bite sized Indian sweets made with milk solids and sugar sometimes flavoured with saffron and cardamom. Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups whole milk powder ½ cup sugar ½ cup full cream milk 1 tbsp butter A few strands of saffron Mixed nuts fordecoration Method: · Add all the ingredients to a microwave safe […]
Besnu ceremony is performed when a baby is able to sit (approximately at 7 months of age). The child is seated on a “Patla” (little stool)and ladoos are placed around him/her. Some folks touch one ladoo to the babies feet and feed a little of it to the baby. “Tili” is put on the forehead and garland […]
Khaman na ladoo These are made for a baby’s “pag ladoo ceremony“. This is when a baby starts standing. Recipe Ingredients For Rice covering which stays longer. (Alternatively you can use homemade mawa as the cover of the ladoo. See mawa recipe.)1/2 Cup Rice flour2 tbsp All purpose flour2 tbsp butter3/4 cup water Ingredients […]
Note the indian gujarati parsi word Lavra is a plural form. Singular one is spoken as Lavro. Ladoo is a term for small round balls. Usually boondi ladoo, besan ladoo, moti-choor ladoo, coconut ladoo and many other ladoos. You get the drift right? Nothing is written below is compulsory, do everything happily according to your […]
By Rita Kapadia Recipe for Agarni Ladva Boondi: 2 1/2 cups gram flour (not superfine variety) 500 ml. milk (optional to remove sugar impurity) 1/2 tsp. cardamom powder 3 cups ghee for deep frying 2 fine hole shallow strainer metal spoons, or use a colander with holes (be innovative) 1/2 tsp vanilla or rose essence […]
Malai Khaaja are a treat in India, missing these in USA, I made these and they are slightly different, but they do satisfy the malai khaaja craving! Recipe with Puff Pastry Ingredients 1 heavy cream carton. Small size of 8 oz. 1 tin evaporated milk 1 lb. Mava / Khoya 3 tsp Sugar or […]
Dear Friends, I pray all of you are safe, well and in good spirit:) I hope this year is much better in every way for everyone than last year! Dear Friends, with your support of my Spring and Fall Fundraisers last year, I was able to raise $10,000 for our future ZAKOI Center. These fundraisers […]
For any occasion, whether it is Diwali, Rakhsa Bhandhan (Raki Time) or Parsi mithu monu. These besan ladoo are so easy to make. I used to make them at 7 years of age playing with my friend.
Saffron Elaichi Gulab Jamun by Rita Jamshed Kapadia The Gulab Jamun is one of the most popular indian sweet, served at restaurants in the states.”Gulab” means “Rose” and “Jamun” means a “Drop”. Translated these are literally “Drops of Rose”. In this recipe the flavor is real kesar (saffron) *and elaichi (cardamom) * so I call these “Drops […]
This fish shaped dessert is very popular among the Indian Parsi community. It is molded in the shape of a fish because the fish is a symbol for fertility and good luck. It can be sliced and eaten as dessert. Storage Instructions: Can be kept outside for 2 or 3 days, refrigerated for a couple […]