Chili Caramel Popcorn by

Chili Caramel Popcorn

This chili caramel popcorn is a tasty little goodie I made on a whim years ago. It tastes so good, that I’ve taken it to numerous food swaps and bake sales. It has never failed to be a huge success. I’m going to a food swap today! A food swap is an event where people… Continue reading Chili Caramel Popcorn

Rose Creme Brulee

Rose Creme Brulee

There is a little shop called Mapro near where I went to boarding school in the Western Ghat mountains. They make their own syrups, jams, jellies and candies with fresh fruits and juices. They are famed for their strawberry jam. My favorite thing from their shop has always been their rose syrup. It tastes amazing.… Continue reading Rose Creme Brulee

Celebrating the New Year with Rhubarb Jalebi in Cardamom Syrup

Rhubarb Jalebi in Cardamom Syrup

For me, jalebi is one sweet that instantly triggers deep feelings of nostalgia. I grew up always eating them to celebrate our parents wedding anniversary. This jalebi recipe has rhubarb, one of my favorite ingredients. The rhubarb adds a tartness to balance the sweetness of the cardamom syrup, similar to the more typical sour-apple flavor.… Continue reading Rhubarb Jalebi in Cardamom Syrup

Celebrating Diwali with Homemade Hand-Pies (Ghoogra)

Ghughras: A Diwali Sweet (Gujia)

Ghughras (Gujia or Karanji in Hindi) are an essential Diwali treat for Gujus. To celebrate this festival, my mom always went all out. She made a variety of different snack foods at home and ordered others from specialty sweet and snack shops. There were many different sweets and snacks, but Ghugras were the one treat… Continue reading Ghughras: A Diwali Sweet (Gujia)