Pistachio Halwa recipe by Indiaphile.info

Bombay Halwa (Karachi Halwa)

“Bombay Halwa” is a popular Indian sweet that also goes by the name “Karachi Halwa.” Bombay Halwa is a type of Turkish delight found in India. It is made of starch, sugar, and some kind of flavor. My favorite flavor of Bombay Halwa is made with pistachios and cardamom. In honor of National Pistachio Day,… Continue reading Bombay Halwa (Karachi Halwa)

Cardamom Tea Shortbread Cookies recipe by Indiaphile.info

Cardamom Tea Shortbread

It’s no secret that I love chai. Recently, the head of Learning and Development was visiting from my company’s headquarters in London. He hosted a series of workshops and seminars for our LA and San Diego staff. One of those was a session on presentations. He asked us to come prepared with a short two… Continue reading Cardamom Tea Shortbread

Baked Pears recipe by Indiaphile.info

Baked Pears: A Healthy Dessert

One of Puja’s creations that really helped us get through the month of January was this Pear Dessert. Between the sweet roasted pears and the nutty topping, eating these were almost like eating pie, but without the added sugar! January is over and that diet Puja and I were on is finally over. It was… Continue reading Baked Pears: A Healthy Dessert

Ginger Chai Spice Cookies

Cookies are my favorite thing about the holidays. I love to bake them and share them with friends and family. This year I almost didn’t get around to the holiday baking though. Since we spend Thanksgiving and the two following weeks in India, it didn’t even feel like the holidays to me. When we finally… Continue reading Ginger Chai Spice Cookies

Gluten-free Walnut Bars (Walnut Burfi)

Walnut Bars (Burfi) for Diwali

To celebrate Diwali this year, I made these walnut squares. They are my version of Walnut Burfi. I had found these beautiful bright red walnuts at Whole Foods and didn’t know what I would do with them until Diwali came around. I created these walnut bars that are reminiscent of the texture of Mohanthal, a… Continue reading Walnut Bars (Burfi) for Diwali

Indian Fruit Salad

Indian Style Fruit Salad

Indian Fruit Salad is usually made up of mixed fruits, often shopped, suspended in sweet milk or custard. Typical fruits would be apples, bananas, grapes, and tangerines. The custard we use is normally an eggless cornstarch pudding. In the end, this salad is more of a dessert than a salad, and it is delicious. My… Continue reading Indian Style Fruit Salad