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Makhane Ki Kheer

Makhane Ki Kheer/Phool Makhane Kheer is a creamy Indian pudding prepared with fox nuts. It is a traditional dessert prepared during festive season, especially Navratri. You can enjoy it cold or at room temperature and some people even like it a little warm! The Makhana Ki Kheer is a delight to the palate, and it comes together very easily.

Gajar Halwa (Carrot Pudding) | Playful Cookinglink to Gajar Halwa | Carrot Pudding

Gajar Halwa | Carrot Pudding

This year, for the first time in a very long time, we are celebrating the festive season in full swing. Avyan is at an age where he can understand these things and he is also thoroughly enjoying it. Yesterday, we had a Diwali Potluck Party at our home and it was a blast. There were a wide variety of delicious treats and I really wish I had taken a photo of the entire spread! My contribution to the spread was Gajar Halwa (Carrot Pudding) and Moong Daal Khasta Kachori (Spiced Mung Bean Stufffed Flaky Dumplings).

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Chia Mango Pudding

Chia Coconut Mango Pudding is a creamy chia pudding. I prepared it with coconut milk layered with mango bites and topped with more coconut flakes. It's smooth and deliciously sweet at every bite with a mild crunch from the coconut flakes. You can make this chia pudding with any variety of seasonal fruits you like. But I have to say that mangoes it extra tasty.

Coconut Chia Berry Granola Parfait | Playful Cookinglink to Coconut Chia Berry Granola Parfait

Coconut Chia Berry Granola Parfait

The layers of texture, color and flavor make this Coconut Chia Granola Parfait not only tasty but also a lovely looking healthy breakfast. It is sure to brighten up your morning. I am not a morning person and so, a breakfast that doesn’t involve too much work or brainpower always makes me happy. The layering of this Coconut Chia Granola Parfait is easy and fun. Avyan helped me with the layering and he loved it. The little fella is still not into smoothie but he enjoyed the parfait a lot, especially the coconut chia pudding.

Chili Chocolate Pudding with Grilled Peaches | Playful Cookinglink to Chili Chocolate Pudding with Grilled Peaches

Chili Chocolate Pudding with Grilled Peaches

What is more tempting than a chocolate pudding? Chili chocolate pudding with grilled peaches! Yes, because it will make your taste buds jolt and then ask for more. Don’t get worried if spice is not your best friend because this is not a spicy treat. At first, you get that luscious chocolate taste and then, the kick from chili hits the back of your tongue. Paired with grilled peaches, whipped cream and chili chocolate sauce, this dessert gets uplifted to a whole new level.

Nutella Chia Pudding | Playful Cookinglink to Foodhall Gift Baskets and Nutella Chia Pudding

Foodhall Gift Baskets and Nutella Chia Pudding

If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you might have observed my love for the gourmet store Foodhall. Ever since I found about the store, I have been using their products quite often and even shared few dishes that I prepared exclusively with their stuff. I absolutely love the collection they carry and their service as well. Foodhall provides not just the finest seasonal ingredients; they also have a great collection of gift baskets to fit several occasions, from picnic cheer to variety salts to super foods.

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Lemon Pudding

People say my little brother and I look alike. We are not twins, just one year apart. He is taller than me, has a smart brain, doesn’t talk much and at times, he is very shy. Just like other siblings, we had our moments of cheerfulness, enjoyment, roughness and fights. I still remember the time when our youngest uncle was getting married. We cousins were playing around, making noises, dancing to loud music while my brother was helping dad and my other uncles arranging things for the wedding. He was always the more responsible one and now, in less than a…