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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).

10 Interesting Flavors of Ice Cream to Try this Summer | Playful Cookinglink to 10 Interesting Flavors of Ice Creams to Try this Summer

10 Interesting Flavors of Ice Creams to Try this Summer

Summer is in full swing and I am enjoying every bit of it. The warm breeze, the long day, extra play time for the kid and an overdose of ice cream. I have 10 interesting flavors of ice cream for you to try this summer. Some of the recipes are with eggs and some are eggless. A couple of these are even good for breakfasts, no kidding! Just soak up the sun and indulge on the creamy deliciousness.

Chocolate Hazelnut Friands with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting (by Sonali Ghosh) | Playful Cookinglink to Chocolate Hazelnut Friands

Chocolate Hazelnut Friands

I have been ogling at Sonali's Instagram feeds and her blog Sugar et al for a long time now. The color pop that she adds to those desserts is always so mouthwatering and vibrant! I am so glad she agreed to share one of her stunning treats of my blog. Friand is one of my favorite types of cake and this particular Chocolate Hazelnut Friands with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting looks gorgeous! I am definitely going to give this a try as soon as I get back home.

Soft Gingerbread Cookies | Playful Cookinglink to Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

The is the time of the year when you can’t help but indulge, go sugar high and drink a few extra glasses of wine. Festive season always brings such a happy feeling. No matter how tired you are, it somehow just melts away when you walk past the street and see all the colorful lights and shimmer. This is the first year that we got a Christmas tree and now I can’t wait to collect ornaments from all the places we hope to travel. This is also the first year that we baked Soft Gingerbread Cookies. We even tried to…

Beetroot Cocoa Cake | Playful Cookinglink to Beetroot Cocoa Cake

Beetroot Cocoa Cake

This moist and intensely flavored Beetroot Cocoa Cake can win hearts at the very first bite. While beetroot can be an acquired taste, it’s not the same case with the cake. The combination of cocoa powder with grated beetroot gives a sweet chocolate taste and because I added oil instead of butter, the texture turned out fluffy and soft. We absolutely loved the cake.

Mascarpone White Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino Semifreddo | Playful Cookinglink to Mascarpone White Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino Semifreddo

Mascarpone White Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino Semifreddo

Frozen treats for coffee lovers because it has the flavor of white chocolate, caramel, coffee and the richness of mascarpone cheese. So good and so easy that you would want to make it all summer long. And the best part is that it doesn’t need an ice cream machine. No churning and yet, the end result turns out creamy. However, it doesn’t get hard like an ice cream. Semifreddo are semi-frozen treats that fall under the category of ice cream but the texture is much softer, seems like a frozen mousse. If you enjoy soft serve ice cream like me,…

Instant Berry Kulfi (Instant Berry Creamsicles) | Playful Cookinglink to Instant Berry Kulfi (Eggless Berry Creamsicles)

Instant Berry Kulfi (Eggless Berry Creamsicles)

With summer in full swing, berries have overcrowded the market and with the temperatures shooting high, Instant Berry Kulfi sounds like a perfect happiness to the belly. Kulfi is every Indian’s guilty pleasure. Restaurants tend to get a frown face from the customer if the menu doesn’t end with kulfi. Be it wedding, birthday party or a causal family gathering, ending the meal with this milk based, eggless creamsicle is everybody’s favorite ritual.