Coconut Burfi

I have always been very fond of Coconut Burfi, specially the ones made with fresh coconut; I made sure that my mom served it at my wedding buffet! Making Coconut Burfi became fun once I discovered fresh, shredded coconut in the frozen section of Indian and Chinese markets. I add just enough ricotta cheese to […]


Khajoor Katri (Date Nut Roll)

Dates and nuts always make a great combination; these Date Nut Rolls make a healthy snack, a quick dessert and a great hiking companion. I have been making some version of this roll for many years and have found the perfect combination of crispy pumpkin seeds with crunchy almonds and soft pistachios. Slip a few […]


Seviyan Kheer (Vermicelli Pudding)

Seviyan or Indian vermicelli is thinner than Italian vermicelli and is used for making desserts and savory dishes. The hair-thin noodles are made from┬ásemolina with a┬ámachine. Our aunts and neighbors made a similar version by hand called Javey by rolling the dough between their fingers, almost as thin as the machine-made ones and drying them […]


Rice Kheer (Rice Pudding)

Rice Kheer or Pudding is cooked in some variation in every culture! In India, I grew up eating different kinds of Kheer such as Semolina Kheer, Vermicelli Kheer, Makhana Kheer, Carrot Kheer and Lauki Kheer. The main ingredient in Kheer is whole milk, choice of vegetable or grain and sugar. Rice Kheer is the most […]


Meva Burfi (Burfi with Mixed Nuts)

Most of us do not eat as many nuts as we are supposed to, specially children. Meva Burfi is a delicious and healthy way to get your daily dose of this nutrition packed food. I stumbled upon this recipe when I wanted to make Almond Burfi and realized that I did not have enough almonds. […]


Milk Burfi

Burfi gets its name from Burf which means snow.There are many kinds of Burfis and the main ingredient is Khoa or Mawa. Khoa is made by cooking milk until all the liquid has evaporated, leaving a ricotta cheese like solid. Khoa is hard to find and since making it is very time consuming, I use […]


Sooji Halwa (Sweet Cream of Wheat)

Sooji or Cream of Wheat Halwa is a popular dish in India. It is a comfort food and can be served for breakfast, lunch, dessert. It is also a popular ‘Prasad’ (food offered to God during pooja, or prayer session, and shared with everyone at the end). Traditionally, cream of wheat is roasted in butter […]