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Basket of ghughra

Ghughra

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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

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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

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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

Cardamom Tea Shortbread Cookies

Cardamom Tea Shortbread

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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

Indian Fruit Salad

Indian Style Fruit Salad

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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