31 August 2012

Pistachio Peda


15 oz. Ricotta cheese
1 C Sugar
1/2 C Milk powder
3/4 C finely ground Pistachios,
2-3 tbsp Condensed milk
2-3 tbsp  Ghee (clarified butter)
1 tsp. Cardamom powder
1 tsp. Rose / Kewra / orange blossom water
Pistachios, powdered or sliced , for garnish
Chironji, for garnish.


Heat ghee in a pan, add ricotta. Cook on low flame for few minutes, now add sugar and cook till it dissolves completely. Add condensed milk, let it cook for 1 minute or two and then add milk powder , cardamom powder and pistachio pdr. Keep cooking till it starts to thicken and starts leaving the sides of the pan. Remove from heat. Add rose/kewra/orange blossom water and mix well. Let it cool. Grease your palm with some ghee and make small balls, the size of a strawberry, flaten it slightly and dip it in pdrd pistachios, garnish with chironji, I like to serve them at room temperature.


Sending these too the following events, Sharan's Celeberating Independence Day and Onam Grand Feast , Eid Potluck Party.

Enjoy !

23 August 2012


Hello Everyone !!!

When I announced the Ramadan Friendly Recipes event, I was skeptical about the kind of response I would get , this being a new blog , but THANKS to you all, the event was a big success.

To see all the beautiful and yummylicious entries, click here.

I could not resist passing on this badge, please accept it as a THANK YOU from me.

Once again A BIG THANK YOU AND A BIG HUG to all who sent in their entry, used the logo, liked the recipes and helped spread the word, love to all :)

I also want to thank Az and Rashida for passing on the Sunshine Blogger award and the Liebster award to me , I will publish the meme's soon iA.

Do send in your eid recipes/eid stories to MY EID FEAST.

20 August 2012

My Eid Feast

Happy Eid to all my readers around the world, hope you had lots of fun with family ,friends and neighbours :)

As always, Ramadan was the most beautiful time of the year and Alhumdulillah, so was Eid, filled with love and laughter.

The fact that I am writing about Eid a day later explains it all , it was a busy, busy ,very busy weekend The celeberations started , a day before Eid, the chaand raat (its called the chaand raat , as the eid moon is sighted that night). Two of my friends hosted the Chaand Raat Party, which were a blast. So the Eid prep at my home started at around 12 midnight after a cup of some nice coffee. I was up all night prepping and cooking and trust me it was fun !

In the morning we went to the mosque for eid prayers, met friends, the whole place was filled with the sounds of Eid Mubarak and whiffs of delicous food. Then we went to a friends place who had invited us for Eid lunch. As much as I was tempted for a small nap post lunch, I hardly got any time for that.

In the evening , I was hosting my friends for a eid dinner. I had catered Biryani and Chicken Seekh Kababs. Haleem, Sheer Kurma, raita, Salad, Rose Sherbet, Chole Masala, Naan, Motichoor Laddoos, Strawberries, Hummus with lentil crackers were also part of the menu. My neighbor and good friend bought caprese Salad on a stick which too was a big hit with all.

We exchanged hugs and gifts, munched on delicious food in the company of good friends , what more could you ask for ?

It was such a busy time that taking a pic of the eid feast did not even cross my mind , though the camera was right in front of me all the time :)

As much fun as it was, the hope and anticipation for the next Ramadan is with all of us and the wait begins...

I am linking this article to My Eid Feast Event .

Cant wait to see how your Eid was, do send in your Eid stories.

Enjoy !!!