Start your morning with a vibrant dessert for breakfast. This Granola Chia Pudding Tart is perfect individual portion with a lovely crunch from the crust and creamy luscious pudding filling. It’s guiltfree for sure and a lovely treat with gorgeous raspberries on top.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Wish you all a very happy 2016! I hope that your year is filled with love and joy, surprises and success, happiness and laughter. And I hope that you get to fulfill all your dreams and spend everyday with a smile!
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.
Growing up, I don’t recall any special occasion when rice pudding was not prepared. Be it a birthday, after exam celebrations, any festival or a family get-together, this creamy comfort-in-a-bowl always made an appearance. This ritual is still followed religiously. And I still lick the bowl clean, every single time.
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…