Oct 312014

I usually make curry using pumpkin and never tried halwa with this.Last week  we had a visit to pumpkin patch and bought some yellow  pumpkins.This is easy to make and looks like carrot halwa.It tasted great and a must try healthy dessert  for kids.As jaggery is rich in iron,I added jaggery instead of sugar.

Pumpkin Halwa (1)


  1. Yellow Pumpkin(ripe,cut into small cubes) – 2 cup
  2. Milk – 1/2 cup
  3. Jaggery syrup – 1/2 cup
  4. Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
  5. Cashew nuts – 6
  6. Raisins – 8
  7. Ghee – 1/4 cup


Pumpkin Halwa (2)


pumpkin Halwa



  1. Pressure cook pumpkin with milk for 1 whistle.In the meantime, make jaggery syrup and keep aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a wide bottomed pan on medium flame.Transfer the pumpkin mix to it.stir well constantly  till all water is evaporated.Take care not to get the mix stick to the pan.
  3. Add the jaggery syrup to it and mix well.The halwa will be watery, but keep on stirring adding 1 tbsp ghee at  regular intervals and remove from fire once it starts to leave the sides of the pan.This will take about 20 minutes.
  4. Heat ghee in a pan. fry raisins and cashews.Add it to the halwa mix.Add cardamom powder and mix well .
  5. You can add more jaggery depending on the sweetness you like.
  6. Serve warm or cold.
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Jul 032014

Brownies are popular in united states and it is a common dessert in the restaurant menu.This is easy to make and I baked this for my sweet little girl who likes to eat chocolate in any form.it is soft in texture and kids will definitely love this yummy brownies.

Brownies (1)



  1. All Purpose Flour/Maida – 1/2 cup
  2. Baking powder-1 tsp
  3. Cocoa powder(I used Hershey’s natural unsweetened cocoa powder) – 3/4 cup
  4. Butter –200 gm
  5. Egg –3
  6. Sugar – 1 1/2 cup
  7. Vanilla Essence – 1/2 tsp
  8. Salt

Brownies (4)


Brownies (6)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  2. Melt butter and keep aside to cool.
  3. In a bowl,mix maida with baking powder,cocoa powder and salt.
  4. In another bowl,beat eggs with sugar.Add sugar little by little till it becomes fluffy.Add butter to it and mix well.
  5. Add the maida mix to it and mix well without lumps.
  6. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.check for doneness by inserting a tooth pick into the center of the pan.it should come out clean.
  7. Once it is cool,cut into square shapes.
  8. Serve with a scoop of ice-cream as dessert.
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Aug 162013

Apple jalebis are prepared by deep frying apple pieces and soak in sugar syrup.These jalebis looks like sugar donuts and it is yummy and mouthwatering dessert for kids.

Apple Jalebi (2)


  1. Apple (cut into medium round pieces) – 10  Pieces
  2. All Purpose Flour/Maida – 1/4 cup
  3. Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
  4. Sugar – 1 1/4 cup
  5. Water – 2 cups
  6. cardamom powder – 1tsp
  7. Ghee/Oil –1 cup

Apple Jalebi (1)


Apple Jalebi (4)


  1. wash and peel off the outer skin of apple.cut into round pieces.
  2. To make batter,In a bowl, mix maida,baking soda, 1 tsp  of sugar with 1/4 cup of water without forming lumps.The batter should be thick in consistency.Keep aside for 30 minutes to get ferment.
  3. To make sugar syrup, boil 1 cup of water and   sugar to get a thread like consistency.Add cardamom powder to it to get a nice flavor.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Dip apple pieces in the batter and deep fry on medium flame till both sides are golden brown in color.
  5. Transfer the fried apple pieces into sugar syrup.Let it soak for few seconds and take it out.
  6. Serve warm.
  7. If you want, you can garnish with almonds or pistachios.
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