Mango Saffron semolina halwa

Sweets are part of our Indian culture and tradition; halwa is a quick, easy way to make special occasions. A couple of years ago, I created mango malai laddoo (Indian sweet) for a special occasion, and this year it had to be halwa. The leftover mango puree, which I had frozen, went into my halwa.  Mango Kesar halwa has to be hands down my current favorite.  

Saffron shrikhand cheesecake

Here is a yogurt-based dessert that is light and perfectly sweet on the palate. Shrikhand is a healthy dessert loved by everyone. The rich flavors of saffron and cardamom make it unique. This dessert is my little contribution to the 75th Independence day celebration of India. 

Mango jelly with matcha cream

Mango jelly with matcha cream is a simple, elegant dessert loved by all. It can appeal to both kids and adults. Soft whipped matcha cream sits atop healthy homemade jello. I have come across drinks with mango and matcha, and I am sure they taste delicious, but I wanted to try something different. 

Matcha (latte) affogato

The name “Matcha (latte) affogato” sounds so exotic right? But it’s pretty simple and easy to make. Just some good quality matcha and some ice cream yield a beautiful dessert. Matcha (latte) affogato is a refreshingly light dessert, and we loved it. 

Mango coconut layered panna cotta

Mango season is upon us, and I could not resist making this dessert. It was a request from my son, who is a Mango lover too. He calls it Mango jelly; I call it layered mango and coconut panna cotta. Coconut and mango flavors work well together.

Coffee panna cotta with dalgona whip

Here is a light dessert for all the coffee lovers. Coffee panna cotta with dalgona whip topped with cream.
Three layers of delightful creamy texture are pure bliss. The dalgona layer strengthens the coffee flavor. So, you may want to skip it while making for children.

Sweet Potato Malpuas with rabri

Sweet potatoes were my first choice when I wanted to make some healthy Malpuas. Malpuas are pancakes made with semolina, all-purpose flour, milk, and sugar. It is flavored with cardamom and fennel seeds. It is a traditional dessert, prepared during an Indian festival called Holi “Festival of colours”.