Desserts and Drinks

Butterless Brownies

Butterless Brownies


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Butterless Mixed Fruit Loaf

Butterless Mixed Fruit Loaf


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Dates Shake - Khajoor ka Shake

Dates Shake - Khajoor ka Shake

Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals such as selenium copper and magnesium which makes it a superfood for strengthening bones and fighting off painful and debilitating conditions such as osteoporosis.


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Indian Almond Milk - Basundi

Indian Almond Milk - Basundi

Generally this rich drink is made with butter and cream. However, I’ve turned it into a healthier treat that can be drunk hot in the winter and cold during the summer months. I’ve prepared this using evaporated milk for a creamy beverage minus the sugar.


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Carrot Dessert - Gaajar ka Halwa

Carrot Dessert - Gaajar ka Halwa

Gaajar ka halwa is an all-time favourite northern Indian pudding. The basic halwa recipe uses clarified butter or ghee with sugar and semolina.


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Eggless Chocolate Cake

Eggless Chocolate Cake


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Easter Biscuits

Easter Biscuits

Here’s a quick recipe for a last minute sweet treat over the holidays or any day for that matter as they’re fruity and not too sweet.


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Fruit Yogurt and Blueberry Loaf

Fruit Yogurt and Blueberry Loaf

Yogurt is one of those amazing substitutes for butter and adds a light airiness to cakes with a delicious tang to dishes.


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Cherries with Vanilla Ricotta and Toasted Almonds

Cherries with Vanilla Ricotta and Toasted Almonds


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Indian Bread Pudding - Double Ka Meetha

Indian Bread Pudding - Double Ka Meetha


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Coconut Cookies with Coconut Oil

Coconut Cookies with Coconut Oil

If you like coconuts, you'll love this recipe.


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Coconut Cream Mousse with Cardamom

Coconut Cream Mousse with Cardamom

Generally mousses tend to have eggs whisked into them which doesn’t make it a vegetarian or vegan dish.


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Tiramisu

Tiramisu

Mascarpone is an Italian cheese made from cream that’s been coagulated with citric acid or lemon juice. This creamy cheese is used to thicken Italian rice dishes known as risottos


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Chocolate Barfi - Indian Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Barfi - Indian Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate couverture is chocolate that contains extra cocoa butter to give a high gloss or sheen

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Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine

Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine

A bit of a contradiction in terms but this beverage is juice based with no wine present.


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Indian Fudge with Pistachios - Pista burfi

Indian Fudge with Pistachios - Pista burfi

Barfi is an Indian sweet made from milk that has been cooked slowly and reduced to a fudge-like consistency.


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Vanilla Cake

Vanilla Cake

This is a simple recipe which doesn’t have too much of a technique in preparing it. It can be served with a dollop of whipped cream while having a hot cup of tea or coffee.

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Cardamom Kulfi

Cardamom Kulfi

Traditionally made with boiled buffalo's milk, ice cream was brought to Pakistan and India by the Moghuls from Persia in the 1500s. It late found its way to the West as the result of colonization and immigration.

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Vegetarian Lemon Mousse

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This mousse contains no egg but the thickness comes from the type of yogurt one uses. If you can get hold of a thick or a Greek style lemon flavoured yogurt, the texture is even creamier.


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Mango Crumble

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A delicious recipe for Mango Crumble


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Vanilla Lassi

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Lassi is the ‘milkshake of India’. Made with cold yogurt and tempered with either sweet or salty ingredients, it is drunk mainly in northern India during the hot summer months.


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Indian Coconut Treats

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Made with only two ingredients, this simple recipe is bursting with delicious sweetness. You can use shop-bought coconut powder.


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Apricot Nut Dessert -Malai Khumani

Apricot Nut Dessert -Malai Khumani

Malai Khumani is a popular recipe that was created in the princely southern state of Hyderabad in India. The sweet tooth of Hyderabadis is legendary.


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Mango Lassi

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This variation on the basic lassi recipe is made using a fruit that is synonymous with India. I’ve used ready-made mango pulp for extra sweetness, but a fresh pulped large or medium mango can be substituted.


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Bread and Butter Pudding

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The traditional British Bread and Butter Pudding is without a doubt a firm favourite, but I've added an Indian twist and come up with an impressive dessert for a dinner party.


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Exotic Indian Fruit Salad

Exotic Indian Fruit Salad

Mango, the national fruit of India, is also known traditionally as the food of the gods. Its leaves are used as floral decorations during Hindu marriages and religious ceremonies.


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Crème Fraiche with Saffron – Kesari Srikhand

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Get set for Valentine’s Day with this indulgent creamy recipe.
This sweet dessert comes from Maharashtra, the state whose capital is Mumbai.
Srikhand is so popular that it is also commercially available and served in tubs like ice cream.


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Indian Rice Pudding - Kheer

Indian Rice Pudding - Kheer

Rice plays an integral role in Indian culture and lifestyle, and at many Hindu festivals it is served to eat and used in colourful rituals. On New Year’s day, sweet rice pudding is served to mark a new beginning.


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Spicy Tea

Spicy Tea

If you’re recovering from illness or feeling a bit run down, this tea is delicious and comforting.


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Ginger Zinger

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For centuries, ginger has been prized as much for its medicinal properties as for its culinary value. This is a thirst-quenching drink that packs a punch with the use of fresh root ginger and lime.


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Chilli Hot Chocolate

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Indians love to spice things up and that includes anything sweet. I discovered this drink on the coast of Mumbai, where there were plenty of eateries serving spicy milkshakes and chilli-flavoured ice cream,


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Strawberry Fruit Salad

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This is a delicious and spicy way of eating fruit. The black pepper actually works well with the sweetness of the honey and if you want a dollop of indulgence, spoon over some double cream.


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Desi Style Pancakes

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This is a twist on a definitive pancake recipe by one of my favourite chefs Delia Smith. I’ve added scrummy vanilla and a hint of cardamom for that spicy kick.


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