Ghee Recipes

Basket of ghughra


Sweets, Video

Diwali is just around the corner, and the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Diwali is always Ghughra. Ghughra are India’s version of a sweet hand-pie. The version here is a very Gujarati version, made with a sweetened nut filling. Other names for ghughra are ghooghra, karanji (maharastrian), kajji kay alu… Continue reading Ghughra

Gulab jamun cake with a slice removed

Gulab Jamun Cake

Sweets » Cake, Video

Love Gulab Jamun but don’t want to go through all of the trouble of rolling out the balls and deep-frying them? Gulab Jamun Cake is an Indian cake recipe that captures the flavor and texture of gulab jamun but is so much easier to make, and it’s baked instead of deep-fried. Bring this cake to… Continue reading Gulab Jamun Cake

Gulab Jamun

Sweets, Video

Gulab Jamun, or “Gulab Jambu” as I am used to calling them, are a ubiquitous sweet at Indian get-togethers. They are so common you would be hard-pressed to find an Indian restaurant that does not feature them on the dessert menu. For those who have not had them before, I describe them as “Indian donut… Continue reading Gulab Jamun

Bowl of Dal Fry

Dal Fry

Dal, Video

Dal fry is an essential Indian Dal. To many of us, it is just great, hearty, warm comfort food. It is an example of dhaba food. Dhaba are roadside stalls, or truck stops, that serve mainly comfort food for the weary traveler. Dal fry is made with simple ingredients. In this recipe, I make it… Continue reading Dal Fry

Mango rus recipe at

Mango Rus (Keri no Rus)


Rus is a naturally sweet and creamy mango puree that is served along with savory vegetables and flat breads instead of as dessert. Rus is an important summer staple in a Gujarati household. I was lucky enough to have spent part of my childhood on a mango farm where my family grew the prized Alphonso… Continue reading Mango Rus (Keri no Rus)