Celebrate Holi this year with colorful flavors – Thandai Cupcakes!

Holi , celebrated during spring is one of the biggest ,vibrant, high – spirited and lively festivals celebrated in India with splish-splash of colorful water and coloring each other’s faces with the Gulal.

No Indian festival can be complete without the delicacies! Based on the region ,there is a varied range of sweets and delicacies that are prepared to celebrate Holi!

Thandai is a favorite all –over India!

It tastes absolutely heavenly! It is a cold drink prepared with a mixture of almonds, pistachios,fennel seeds, watermelon seeds, rose petals, cardamom,cinnamon, saffron, milk and sugar .But it is Fennel (Saunf) which gives it a super –refreshing and rejuvenating feel.
This Holi I combined the traditional Indian zesty flavors of Thandai with every tempting and scrumptious cupcakes – Thandai Cupcakes with Rose and vanilla buttercream! Continue reading

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Panna Cotta on a diet!

Let’s indulge your sweet tooth without any guilt!
Let’s put the Famous Italian dessert Panna cotta on a diet (giggles)

Traditionally, it is made by thickening sweetened cream using gelatin.
I personally don’t like using gelatin, so I have used agar agar powder(Plant based gelatin substitute) here.

I believe that we can always have our sweet fix by making smart choices.

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Sweet little footsteps of joy and blissful beginnings

 

Aren’t these baby footsteps cookies in shades of pastel pink and blue and white totally delightful! Any parents-to-be would be totally pleased when showered with these winsome cookies!

I made this for a colleague when he announced that they were expecting their first little bundle of joy.Coincidently I was expecting a baby too! And all this double excitement gave birth to these overly cute cookies!

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