Mango Halwa

Mango Halwa

It’s hard to stay away from sweets during this time of year and now that the season for everything orange is on, I couldn’t help but make one of my quickest and most favorite recipes: Mango Halwa.This vegan Mango Halwa is a variation on my vegan Sheera recipe, but the finished dish tastes really different… 

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Mava Cake

A mava cake is a cardamom-scented delicacy popularized and sold almost exclusively by the wonderful Irani restaurants of Bombay. These restaurants, unique little bakeries and eateries opened by Iranian immigrants who came to the city in the 19th century, were usually corner joints housed in grand old British-era buildings. In Andheri, a suburb of Bombay… 

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Vegan Carrot Halwa

Gajar Halwa

Next in my quest to veganize Indian sweets, especially the ones I miss the most, is the gorgeous, almost healthy carrot halwa. The period roughly between August and November is festival season in India. Mind you, there are many many Hindu festivals scattered through the year, but some of the biggest ones happen during this… 

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Almond Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding)

Badam Kheer

Desi has an incorrigible sweet tooth, and after I went vegan, he was, I think, secretly worried for it.But soon enough I started experimenting with vegan alternatives to baked goods like cookies and cakes and got better and better at them with time. However, Indian sweets, to which most of us from India are unreasonably… 

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