A traditional sweet of Karnataka – Dharwad Peda / Kunda Peda

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Dharwad or kunda peda is an Indian sweet delicacy unique to the state of Karnataka. It derives its name from the city of Dharwad in Karnataka. It is made of milk which is heated and stirred continuously with added flavors and sugar. Here goes the recipe of this caramelized beauty.

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Guest Post – Sweet Something: Cashewnut Rose Modak by Sasmita

Its time for the guest post again. Today we have with us Sasmita from First Timer Cook.  She has sent  an apt recipe of Cashew Rose Modak  which goes well with the theme of Ganesh Chaturthi. I can’t thank her enough for this wonderful recipe. When I requested bloggers for the guest post in my website , she readily agreed and sent this wonderful recipe. I like her bog and the versatile recipes she shares are amazing. Infact her recipe of Apricot Pudding Trifle is in my to-do list.


Without taking much of time here is Sasmita’s recipe of Cashew Rose Modak.

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Kesar Mawa Modak / Amrit Modak – Ganesh Chaturthi Special

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Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the important Hindu festivals celebrated throughout India with a great devotion. This day is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Ganesh is the symbol of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.

The most delectable part of this delightful festival that honors the remover of obstacles, Lord Ganesha is undoubtedly, the Modak!

Made these tasty and easy Kesar mawa modaks with crunch of pistachios and cashewnut. Try these lip smacking ladoos to please Lord Ganesha!!

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Apple Honey Rosette

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Impress your guests with these beautiful rose shaped dessert made with soft apple slices wrapped in sweet and crisp pastry sheets.Apple roses are easy to make , and have absolutely gorgeous presentation and best of all they taste amazing ! Here is the simple recipe to make these honey drizzled apple roses.

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Janmashtami Prashad – Dhaniya Ki Panjiri

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Janmashtami is the Indian festival celebrated as birth of Lord Krishna. On this day people make jhoola for Bal Gopal and offer prayers and  some keep fast. Various sweets and savories are prepared as Prasad to offer to Lord Krishna. I have sweet memories associated with this festival,  making jhankis and johoola is something we as children have enjoyed where I help my grandmom in arranging decoratives. Variety of sweets were prepared in our house. One of which is this sweet panjiri prepared by my mom.
Lets check out the recipe for Dhaniya panjiri.

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Kesar Kalakand / Saffron Ricotta Cheese Milk Barfi

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Rakshabandhan is the festival that celebrates brother – sister relationship, close and pure bond. One of the interesting aspects of every Indian festival is the variety of food that is served along with desserts.

This festive season I am sharing the recipe of Kesar kalakand very simple and quick method with just two main ingredients. Try this delicious milky fudge made with paneer and delicately flavored with kesar & topped with your favorite nuts.

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Mango Magic Contest Recipe – Chocolate Cups With Eggless Fresh Mango Home Made Ice Cream

Chocolate Cups With Eggless Fresh Mango Home Made Ice Cream by Shruti Raman for #pkmangomagic recipe contest.

Shruti raman entry

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Mango Magic Contest Recipe – Mango Halwa

Mango Halwa by Jyoti Prabhu for #pkmangomagic recipe contest.

jyothi prabhu entry

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Mango Magic Contest Recipe – Mango china grass and jelly surprise

Mango china grass and jelly surprise by Amina Khaleel for #pkmangomagic recipe contest.

Amina Khaleel entry

This recipe combines the vivid tastes of faluda (china grass pudding), jelly and mangoes in a single glass and not only looks good but also tastes delicious. This recipe makes 2 glasses and you can also make this for parties and special occasions and delight your guests.

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Mango Magic Contest Recipe – Chilled Mango Pudding

Chilled Mango Pudding BY Sumana Bhandarkar for #pkmangomagic recipe contest.

Sumana Bhandarkar

Badshah of fruits, Mango is here to beat the heat of Summer!! Everyone’s favourite, kiddos, young and the young at heart. Presenting my family favourite, a delightful and yummy, chilled mango pudding bustling with flavours of mango, custard based delicacy. Heavenly treat for the hot summer.
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