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29 September, 2014

Navaratri special- Coconut, cashew halwa with a secret healthy ingredient (gluten-free, milk-free)

Navaratri special- Coconut, cashew halwa with a secret healthy ingredient (gluten-free, milk-free)
Comments : 27 Posted in : Desserts, Indian sweets, snack on by : apsara
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  Navaratri is an Indian festival that motivates me to make an Indian sweet, as I call people home to celebrate the function in the evening. Last week, I had fresh coconut with me and thought of making a variation of my mango halwa. Alas, I did not have any mango pulp or the fruit
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12 June, 2014

Easy Mango, Cashew and Coconut Halwa or Fudge

Easy Mango, Cashew and Coconut Halwa or Fudge
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  ‘Halwa’ is a decadent Indian sweet, usually made by boiling grain or vegetable like carrot in milk with constant stirring. I generally avoid recipes that call for stirring for a long time on low heat. But there are times when you would like to produce a quick dessert for guests with what is available
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15 February, 2014

cashew pistachio cookies (gluten-free and vegan)- the minimalist’s choice

cashew pistachio cookies (gluten-free and vegan)- the minimalist’s choice
Comments : 20 Posted in : Eggless cookies, Gluten free baking, Indian sweets, snack on by : apsara
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  I do have minimalist ideas often, but this would be a dream come true for a health-conscious baker and a minimalist- making a cookie with just 2 ingredients. Well, here’s a recipe for one, with only nuts and raw sugar. I’m not counting water as an ingredient 🙂 I know you’re thinking “this girl
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11 January, 2014

Baked Coconut Burfi (soft cake)

Baked Coconut Burfi (soft cake)
Comments : 6 Posted in : Gluten free baking, Indian sweets, snack on by : apsara
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Coconut burfi (bur-fee) is an Indian sweet traditionally made by cooking in a saucepan, fresh coconut, condensed milk and sugar. It is stirred over a low flame till most of the water evaporates and then cooled on a sheet and cut into squares. In my effort to avoid constant stirring in a non-stick teflon coated
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