Mawa Modak (Dried Milk Dumplings)

Hello Everyone! Wishing you all a belated Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! I made Mawa Modaks for the first time this Ganesh Chaturthi. Great news is that it requires only three ingredients and you are all set. It’s offered to Lord Ganesha during the Ganesha festival and is said to be His favourite sweet. You would find Modak shops near most of the Ganesha temples, especially in … Continue reading Mawa Modak (Dried Milk Dumplings)

Affogato (Vanilla Ice Cream Topped With A Shot Of Espresso Coffee) – Shack Saturdays

My better half and I were dining at Jamie’s Italian a few days back. We had a delicious Affogato there and I decided to make it when back home. It is an Italian dessert consisting of vanilla ice cream topped with a shot of espresso coffee. He helped me with espresso coffee made from our capsule coffee machine and I made this super delicious vanilla … Continue reading Affogato (Vanilla Ice Cream Topped With A Shot Of Espresso Coffee) – Shack Saturdays

Chocolate Lava Cake – Shack Saturdays

Bringing to you all our 101st post and the incredibly delicious and sinful ‘Chocolate Lava Cake’ this Saturday! ūüôā Forget about any occasion for this one… try it on a weekday or weekend and you are going to love it! It is very¬†easy to make but yes, just be a little mindful of time while baking, every minute counts and do not bake for even … Continue reading Chocolate Lava Cake – Shack Saturdays

Watermelon Ice Cream – Shack Saturdays

This weekend enjoy the fresh watermelon goodness with your family and friends and beat the heat. Here’s the easy recipe for you all; Preparation Time¬† 5-10 minutes Blending Time¬† 2-5 minutes Servings¬†¬†6-8 Main Ingredient ¬†Watermelon & Sweetened Condensed Milk Main Equipment ¬†Blender Course¬†¬†Ice Cream/Dessert Level Of Blending¬† Medium   Ingredients ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† … Continue reading Watermelon Ice Cream – Shack Saturdays

Sooji Ka Halwa – Shack Saturdays Special

Wishing all of you a very Happy Ram Navami! This Saturday start your day with something sweet! Something that has a great significance this day and is prepared in almost all North Indian homes. It is Sooji Ka Halwa (Rawa/Semolina Halwa). ūüôā It is completed by two other delectable dishes on this day which are Ghugni (Kale Chane/Black Chickpeas preparation) and Poori (Indian Wheat Bread … Continue reading Sooji Ka Halwa – Shack Saturdays Special

Kanjak Bhog – Ghugni, Sooji Ka Halwa and Poori (Navratri Special)

I remember how my sisters and I used to get excited during Kanjak (the ritual performed on Ashtami or Navmi mostly in North¬†India) as we were worshipped on this day, fed with delicacies and were given gifts or money. Ghugni, Sooji Ka Halwa and Poori are the very popular and must dishes for this ritual. These are such delightful dishes that the whole family enjoys … Continue reading Kanjak Bhog – Ghugni, Sooji Ka Halwa and Poori (Navratri Special)

Moongphali Chikki (Peanut Brittle) – Lohri Special

Sunder mundriye ho!¬†Tera kaun vicaharaa ho! Dullah bhatti walla ho!¬†Dullhe di dhee vyayae ho! Ser shakkar payee ho!¬†Kudi da laal pathaka ho! Kudi da saalu paatta ho!¬†Salu kaun samete! Chache choori kutti! Zamidara lutti! Zamindaar sudhaye! Bade bhole aaye! Ek bhola reh gaya!¬†Sipahee far ke lai gaya! Sipahee ne mari eet!¬†Sanoo de de lohri te teri jeeve jodi! Bhaanvey ro te bhaanvey pit! Wishing all … Continue reading Moongphali Chikki (Peanut Brittle) – Lohri Special

Rasgulla (Shack Saturdays Special)

Today’s Shack Saturday Special recipe is dedicated to my Dad-in-law. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Dad! ūüôā Knowing that you love sweets, I thought this would be the best post for today! For all of you,¬†here’s the very easy soft and spongy¬†Rasgulla¬†(one of the very famous Indian sweets made from ball shaped dumplings of chhena/moist farmers cheese or cottage cheese, cooked in light syrup … Continue reading Rasgulla (Shack Saturdays Special)

Nariyal (Coconut) Burfi – Diwali Special

Wishing all of you a very Happy & Prosperous Diwali! This Diwali I took the challenge to make my favourite Indian dessert¬†Nariyal (Coconut) Burfi. Yes, I haven’t really tried my hands on them. But, what better time and occasion than the festival of lights…and sweets! ūüôā Glad to see it¬†turn delectable ūüôā Here’s the recipe for you. Way too easy! Preparation Time¬†30-40 minutes Cooking Time¬†25-30 … Continue reading Nariyal (Coconut) Burfi – Diwali Special

Jeera Aloo, Fenia and Plain Parantha (Shack Saturdays Special)

Some very popular Indian dishes which are simple yet irresistible. I learnt some by watching mum cook in the kitchen and some by experimenting myself. These form a part of the¬†sargi ensemble consumed just before the fast associated with the Karva Chauth festival begins. Jeera Aloo – Potatoes spiced with cumin seeds. One of the simplest and mouth-watering¬†preparation. Fenia – Vermicelli Pudding or Seviyan Kheer. … Continue reading Jeera Aloo, Fenia and Plain Parantha (Shack Saturdays Special)