Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Mango Cheesecake

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Cookies and Cakes, Desserts | Comments Off on Mango Cheesecake

  Are you looking for an easy cheesecake recipe then you are in the right place. Though it is a bit time consuming for the preparation, baking and cooling process, the recipe is simple. But you have to plan ahead to make this cake. It is a perfect dessert for parties and get-togethers.  It is summer time… So let’s enjoy some tropical fruit dessert. Preparation/cooking time: 2 hours (plus inactive time 8 hrs) Servings: 10 Ingredients: Cream Cheese – one 8 oz package (226 gram) Ricotta Cheese – 16 oz (454 grams) Mango pulp – one 32 oz can (850 gram) Graham crackers or digestive biscuits crumbs – 1.25 cups (8 to 10 crackers) Butter – 4 tbsp Large eggs – 3 Vanilla extract – 1 tsp Small lemon – 1 Confectioner’s sugar (icing sugar)  – 1.5 cups (sifted)...

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Oreo Milkshake

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Desserts | 3 comments

An easy, chocolatey milkshake recipe that can be made in 5 minutes with just 4 ingredients..Also it is a kids favorite recipe too.. Time of Preparation : 5 minutes No of Servings : 2 Ingredients: Oreo cookies – 5 Vanilla Ice cream – 3 scoops Milk – 1 cup Whip cream – 1/4 cup (optional) Method of Preparation: Blend oreo cookies, ice cream and milk in a blender and transfer them to two glasses. Top it with whip...

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Mango Kulfi

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Ice Cream | 2 comments

Mango Kulfi is a popular Indian Dessert (Ice cream) which is made of mango pulp and dairy products. For this, we do not need an ice cream maker and we just need a hand mixer or blender. This rich and creamy dessert is so perfect for the summer or even rainy days :). Time of Preparation : 20 minutes Resting Time : 8 hours No of Servings : 30 (approx) Ingredients: Mango Pulp – 30 oz (I have used 1 tin of kesar mango pulp) Sweetened Condensed milk – 14 oz Heavy Whipping Cream – 16 oz (1 pint) Cool whip – 8 oz Sugar – 1 1/4 cup Full fat milk or Evaporated milk – 2 cups Saffron – a pinch Almonds – 1/4 cup Method of Preparation: Soak the almonds in hot water for 15 to 30...

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Easy Kulfi IceCream

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Desserts, Ice Cream | 5 comments

Kulfi is a delicious frozen Indian dessert made from dairy products. It is a perfect summer treat for both kids and adults. This recipe for making Kulfi takes only a few minutes to prepare and is perfect for party treats and quick dessert ideas. All you have to do is blend the ingredients and freeze it. You can use aluminum or plastic molds for making Kulfis. I bought mine from IKEA. If  you do not have Kulfi mold, you can either pour the contents into a big box or tray, cover it with a tight lid or aluminum foil and freeze it overnight. Scoop and serve. Preparation time: 20 minutes Freezing time: 6 to 8 hours Yield: 50 small Kulfis Ingredients: Evaporated milk – one 12 oz can Condensed milk – one 14 oz can Heavy whipping cream –...

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Skittles Marshmallow Pops

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Slideshow, Cookies and Cakes, Desserts | 1 comment

This pops are so easy to make for kid’s birthday Parties. Again I’ve made this one for my Son’s b’day party. All the Kids loved it and even adults loved it too. This makes a great candy for birthday parties or any other occasion. Preparation Time : 15 minutes Ingredients: Large Marshmallows Skittles candy Lollipop sticks Water Method Of Preparation: Separate the different colored skittles. Grind each color into soft powder separately and put it in a different bowl (Make sure you clean the blender after each color) Now dip the edge of lollipop stick in water and poke them in marshmallow and dip the marshmallow quickly in water, letting any excess drip off. Then roll them in a bowl of skittles powder or you can hold ther marshmallow over a bowl and sprinkle ground skittles over the marshmallow to coat generously. Now...

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Strawberry Fudge

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Christmas Recipes, Desserts | 5 comments

This is one of the easiest and simple fudge I’ve ever made. I’ve made this for valentines day and finally get to post this recipe. My son love this fudge, it makes a great dessert for any parties. Preparation Time : 30 minutes No Of  Servings : 5-6 Ingredients: Strawberry Frosting : 16 oz White Chocolate Chips : 12 oz Method Of Preparation: Melt your chocolate chips in a microwave for about a minute or 2. Once the chips are melted stir it in your strawberry frosting evenly. Now grease 9×9 pan with a cooking spray. Now spread the mixture in your greased pan and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set completely. After that cut into any shapes you want and serve. You can store this fudge in an airtight container for a week or...

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Falooda

Posted by on Mar 10, 2013 in Desserts, Slideshow, Desserts | 10 comments

Falooda is a popular dessert in India, Pakistan and Middle East. It is served as a Ice Cream Sundae Float in India and it has basil seeds, falooda sev, rabdi, rose syrup and kulfi or ice cream. Basil seeds are also popularly known as chia, subja or tukmaria seeds. Ready made Falooda sev is available in stores. If you are unable to find it, I have given the recipe for it below. Falooda is a perfect summer drink or dessert. They are more like the Indian version of bubble tea where you can chew the basil seeds while enjoying the dessert. The basil seeds are said to have medicinal values and used as a coolant for body heat. This is a very easy to make dessert and a great way to impress your guests without boring them with the...

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Mango Custard with Fruits

Posted by on Jan 12, 2013 in Slideshow, Desserts | 5 comments

This is an easy to follow recipe for making Mango Custard and definitely pleases the crowd. I have added canned fruits to the custard. You can also add freshly cut fruits or just mangoes. And instead of mango pulp you can the freshly ground ripe mangoes. Preparation time: 30 minutes No. of servings: 8 to 10 Ingredients: Milk – 500 ml Custard powder – 2 tbsp Mango pulp – 2 cups Sugar – 1/4 cup Cool whip – 4 oz (113 grams) Cocktail fruits (canned or frozen) – 1 cup (or freshly cut fruits) Method of Preparation: Reserve 1/4 cup of milk and bring the rest to a boil along with sugar. In a separate bowl mix custard powder with the reserved milk without forming any lumps. When milk starts boiling slowly mix in the custard stirring constantly. Add the mango...

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Easy Chocolate Fudge with Nuts

Posted by on Dec 23, 2012 in Slideshow, Christmas Recipes, Desserts | 5 comments

This Chocolate Fudge is easy to make and a delicious treat for your family and friends. It just takes five minutes to whip up the ingredients and then slice them up after refrigeration. I have added toasted nuts to it which adds a crunchy bite. Toasting the nuts improves the flavor and is perfect for the fudge. Try this easy fudge recipe and surprise your friends and family. It comes so handy and perfect for Christmas gift… Preparation time: 15 minutes No. of servings: 35 small fudges Ingredients: Butter – 2 tbsp Milk Chocolate chips – 1 and 1/2 cups Condensed milk – 1 cup Toasted mixed nuts – 3/4 cup (I used almonds, walnuts and pistachios) Method of Preparation: Preheat oven to 250ºF. Spread the nuts on a baking sheet and let it toast for 10 minutes until...

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Easy Chocolate Marble Bark

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Christmas Recipes, Desserts | 4 comments

Chocolate Marble Barks are simple and easy to make. When you make swirls on the chocolates it gives a nice marble effect  which makes it look pretty. They are perfect as a holiday gift to your friends and family. Add this easy dish to your list of Christmas recipes and surprise your family and friends. Preparation time and setting time: 60 minutes Yield: 25 small squares Ingredients: White chocolate chips – 300 gram (11 oz) Milk or dark chocolate chips – 300 grams (11 oz) Method of Preparation: Take 3/4 th of white chocolate and milk chocolate in separate bowls. I used Ghirardelli chocolate chips. Any chocolate chips or squares will do. Microwave each bowl separately on high heat for 15 to 30 seconds. Remove from microwave oven and stir well. Microwave for another 15 seconds, remove and stir again. Continue...

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Badam Halwa

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in Indian Festival, Slideshow, Desserts, Diwali Recipes | 3 comments

Badam (Almond) Halwa is one of the most popular and delicious Indian sweets and it is made with almonds, saffron, sugar and clarified butter. Diwali is coming up in a couple of weeks and if you are wondering what dessert to make, here is the richest, delicious and scrumptious Badam Halwa recipe. Try this recipe and you will definitely love it. Just as much if not more as I did. Preparation Time : 60 minutes No of servings : 6-8 Ingredients: Badam/Almonds : 1 cup Milk : 11/2cup Ghee : 3/4 cup (Clarified Butter) Sugar : 3/4 cup Saffron : 1/4 tsp Method Of Preparation: Soak Badam/Almond overnight or till the skin peel out of almonds when you press them with your fingers. Now remove the skin from almonds and grind it in blender by adding little milk to make...

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Kulfi

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Desserts, Ice Cream | 8 comments

Kulfi is a popular frozen Indian dessert (like frozen custard) which is made of dairy products and sugar and filled with nutty goodness and flavored with cardamom and saffron. This is a rich dessert and perfect for summer times and parties. It is simple procedure. I have used all the readily available ingredients which makes it easy. You can also make it the traditional way by churning the milk till it reduces to one third of the amount and then add sugar, cardamom and nuts. But trust me this recipe makes your life simple. The coolest thing is you do not need an ice cream maker to make this dessert. All you need is pop sickle molds or aluminum molds which is prefect for making kulfis. When I talk about Kulfi, it reminds me of my childhood days when we...

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Vanilla Ice cream

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in Desserts, Ice Cream | 2 comments

Vanilla is the most popular flavor among ice creams. This is a simple and delicious recipe for Vanilla Ice Cream and I used my old fashioned Aroma ice cream maker to prepare this. You can use vanilla bean or pure vanilla extract. Vanilla beans are generally available in grocery stores and super markets or you can buy them from ebay or amazon.com in large quantity for less price. If you are using vanilla extract try to use the pure extract which is always good. After preparing the ice cream store it in an air tight container covering the box with a cling wrap or a plastic sheet and then with the lid. You can store it upto 2 to 3 weeks or if unopened you can store it for long. It is always good to have homemade ice cream...

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Double Chocolate-Vanilla Ice Cream Cake

Posted by on Sep 3, 2010 in Desserts, Ice Cream | 18 comments

Ice cream cake is my family’s all time favorite. We generally order it from outside for any special occasion.  My favorite place for Ice cream Cake is Cold Stone Creamery. I always wanted to try it at home and have been looking for a good recipe. Finally found an easy and brilliant recipe and gave it a try for my 3rd Wedding Anniversary last week. It came out just as I expected and my husband (GS) and I loved it. It just tasted like the Cassata Ice cream (but was missing a couple more layers) from “Arun Ice creams” a popular ice cream parlor chain in South India. It is so simple to make this cake if you are using ready made ice creams. This is to make a 9″ round cake. Ingredients: Semisweet chocolate – 1 cup Heavy cream –...

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