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Vermicelli Pudding (Ksheer Kurma)

'Ksheer' in the Sanskrit language is 'milk' and 'Kurma' in Persian is dates. The last Mogul Emperor of India (Bahadur Shah Zafar) used to love this dish. His son had him killed and before he got executed, he requested for this dish being made for him. The dark color of Medjool dates in a sea of milk provides a wonderful contrast in this sweet dish! Ingredients: 2 cups whole milk 1 Tablespoon ghee OR clarified butter 1/2 cup vermicelli pasta 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1/4 cup cane sugar 1/4 teaspoon saffron strands 1/2 cup pitted, chopped Medjool dates 1/2 cup black raisins   Instructions: Bring whole milk to a boil. Set aside. In a medium saucepan...

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Carrot Pudding

Today is a snowy day in Washington, DC, and I am working from home. I woke up early this morning, and I made Carrot Pudding. Carrots taste better in winter, and hence I always try to make this recipe as much as I can in winter.   Carrot Pudding   Ingredients 3 Tablespoons ghee 4 cups grated carrots 2 cups whole milk 2/3 cup white granulated sugar 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/2 roasted cashew nuts, each split into two 1/2 teaspoon ground green cardamom   Instructions In a 3 qt sauce pan over medium heat, melt ghee. Add carrots and mix well so that ghee gets coated on all carrots. Cook for 10 minutes, stir every minute. Meanwhile, in a microwavable...

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Besan ladoo

Just a couple of days ago was Janmashtami (Lord Krishna's birthday), so I decided to make this sweet and offer him. I remember that a few years ago, I was in Vrindavan and Mathura, places where Lord Krishna was born and grew up, and I was not able to see the temple then, as the doors were shut in the afternoon. That trip is still due...hopefully some day in the near future I will go back...Ingredients4 cups chick pea flour, sifted1.25 cups warm ghee2 cups granulated sugar1 teaspoon cardamom powder15 cashewnuts, roughly choppedInstructionsIn a wide saute pan, heat ghee over medium heat. Add chick pea flour and saute for about 20 - 25 minutes on medium low heat, stirring constantly....

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