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.

Today I am sharing a traditional Christmas dessert recipe for all my lovely readers. Milk Cream is the name of this wonderfully fudgy sweet/dessert dish especially prepared during Christmas in a Goan Christian home. I tasted this melt in your mouth kind of milk cream for the first time because...
If you grew up in India like me then I'm sure you must have memories of Indian summer and if you remember that summer, then there must also be kulfi somewhere there. Well! I have some fond memories of those summer evenings. In our town, like any other...
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...

Mango Pudding

Hanging her head down she was sitting there stirring her bowl of breakfast cereal. Gently, pushing the cheerios down in the milk and then watching them bounce back up. No word, just silence. Very unlike the butterfly I know. "Maa" then she breaks the silence and goes, "remember the...
I was putting her to bed and as usual she says Maa, kahani (Mom, story). My already tiny, box of stories was almost empty this time. I couldn't think of any new friendly dragon or a lion king's story. But then somehow I ended up telling her about this...
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 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....
Adding strawberries to the brownie batter makes this brownie more interesting and quite an interesting fruit loaded brownie to serve along with a cup of coffee or tea. Ingredients: 1cup All purpose flour 1cup Strawberries (sliced thinly) 250grams Dark Chocolate chunks (chopped finely) 2nos Eggs 100grams Butter 1cup Sugar 1/4tsp Baking powder Method: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line...
Make these colorful and easy apple and coconut fudge bars (burfi or barfi) for a delicious treat. Soft, slightly chewy and utterly delicious, these moreish burfi are made with the goodness of juicy red apples and fresh coconut, flavored with cardamom and saffron, and topped with pistachios and almonds. Ingredients: Coconut...
Last few days have been a lot of work, to put it mildly. Started with the butterfly being sick and out of school for more than a couple days and then it was the little one's turn. Severe cough, cold and congestion. It's terrible when the baby falls sick....
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...

Orange Olive Oil Cake

Orange Olive Oil Cake. This is a light yet flavorful cake made with basic ingredients from your pantry - Fresh squeezed orange juice, orange zest and olive oil. Ingredients: Nonstick baking spray 5 large navel oranges (but use any winter citrus you want) 3 cups all-purpose flour. (Use whole wheat flour if you...