Basket of ghughra

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

Basket of puris

Masala Puri (Tikhi Puri)

Bread, Video

Masala puri, or tikhi puri, are a traditional Indian balloon bread, a type of flatbread. Balloon breads are flatbreads that are fried and tend to balloon up in the fryer. Masala puri are a spicy flatbread (masala means spicy or spiced). To make regular puri, you would do everything the same but leave out the… Continue reading Masala Puri (Tikhi Puri)