Desserts

Whether you were born with a sweet tooth or just like to ocassionaly indulge on sweeter side of things, this page should have something for you. We here at Indian Simmer love to end or for that matter begin our meal on a sweeter note so no wonder this page has the longest list of recipes. Look around and see what suits you better.

A couple months back we moved to this town in the suburbs of San Francisco. California was the first place we called home after I and the husband got married. We started with a small one bedroom apartment that had these huge windows with tall sheer white curtains and...
Manda Pitha is primarily made from rice flour batter ,which is shaped into rounded balls and filled with grated coconut, cashews and cardamom powder. You have your choices available, if you want to fry, steam or boil your pithas. In this recipe, I have steamed them. The speciality of this...
I must be in sixth grade at that time or maybe seventh when I went for one of my cousin's wedding. This was at my maternal uncle's place in Bihar, one of the eastern states of India. A very vibrant state, full of culture, enthusiastic people who love their food....
Sabudana Vada Tots: Who doesn't know about popular Sabudana Vada. A super simple recipe with just a few basic ingredients make for a quick and delicious vrat food. We just gave it a little makeover to make it more appealing for the little ones too. Malai Kofta This Paneer Malai Kofta...
Eagerly waiting for a slice of summer chill? Running to the bakery is no more needed when you can bake and relish the tempting Mango Cake at home! Ingredients: 2 ½ cups of peeled and mashed mangoes 2 cups sugar 2 Eggs 2 cups Flour 2 teaspoons Baking Soda 1 cup chopped almonds 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract 115g...
I grew up eating and loving payasams. Its an inevitable part of south indian food culture. Its something similar to rabri. You can so for valentines day raise a toast with this dessert and just celebrate love. Its a dessert which helps you to get in the mood. Ingredients: pineapple- 1 cup carrot-...
Suji ka halwa or sooji halwa is the most famous Indian sweet prepared at home. Suji ka halwa is especially prepared during ashtami pooja of Kanchaks during Navratri. Also sooji halwa is commonly servered in temples and gurudawara as parsad. In this video of suji halwa recipe i will share...
Ingredients: Serves 6-8 3/4 cup small grain rice (any long grain basmati rice does NOT work well here. Dubhraj, punni or sona masoori work best) 5 cups whole fat milk 1 teaspoon ghee 1 bay leaf 2 cloves 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon saffron 1/4 cup toasted nuts, like almond, pistachio, cashews etc (optional) 1 teaspoon cardamom powder...
I'm still dizzy thinking that my little girl is 6 month old now.She touched the 6 month milestone last week.. Can you believe it?? I don't want to go into all that "feels like yesterday when I brought her home...bla bla bla" its such a  typical dialogue and I...

Chawal Kheer

Kheer or Rice Pudding, is a dessert everyone from India everyone is familiar with – From North to South and East to West and this is one dessert, which need no occasion and the best part about kheer that makes it such an endearing sweet dish is, almost anyone...
Out of all the festivals, Holi and Diwali are two which have always been special growing up. Holi probably more so because it was one day the days when you could officially go mad and it was not only ok but there were chances that you will find someone...
Soft, spongy rasgullas, (ricotta) cheese balls dipped in rose flavoured sugar syrup. Gluten free, egg free with minimum ingredients, this is a must make sweet for the upcoming festive season. Ingredients: For the Paneer/Ricotta cheese Fresh Milk – 2 litres Vinegar/Lemon juice – 4 tbsp Water – 4 tbsp Ice – 20-25 cubes For the Rasgulla Paneer/...