Saffron Pistachio White Chocolate Almond Ladoos


Kicking off the Indian festival of lights, Diwali, with these decadent, easy-to-make Saffron Pistachio White Chocolate Almond Ladoos. It’s a fusion of the widely popular white chocolate truffles and almond flour ladoos that you can find on my website The white chocolate is infused with the delightful flavor and color of saffron and is […]

A Traditional Sweet Treat for Ganesh Festival

GitaDini Ganesh Canvas Steamed Modak

The Indian holiday season begins with the 10 days of Ganesh Utsav (festival) followed by the 10 days of Navratri & Dussehra before it ends with the big bang festival of lights, Diwali. To kick off the first Indian holiday, we have our dear Ganpati Bappa’s favorite – steamed modak!  Everyone simply loves these traditional […]

Baked Parmesan Mathri


Mathri, the classic Indian spiced whole wheat crackers, that are quite popular in the northern part of the country, get a brand new makeover with some unusual ingredients like Parmesan cheese, turmeric, red pepper flakes and dried parsley mixed in the dough.  In addition, this is a healthier recipe, since the crackers are baked and […]

Steamed Mango Semolina Cakes

Gitadini Idlito Mango Semolina Cake

These exquisite mini cakes are made with the GitaDini Idlito silicone kitchen molds. The popular Indian Mango Sheera aka Sooji Halwa (semolina pudding) and the Instant Rava Idli (steamed savory semolina cakes) were the inspiration behind this recipe. These cardamom-scented Mango Semolina Cakes are eggless, oil free, not too sweet, healthy treats that are great […]

Scallion Lachha Paratha

Scallion Lachha Paratha – the popular Indian layered flat bread stuffed with minced scallions or green onions, just like the Chinese Scallion Pancakes! Lachha paratha is an unleavened, whole wheat flatbread that is made just like other unleavened Indian flatbreads like phulkas, chapatis or tawa rotis. What makes the lachha paratha unique and different from […]

A Quick & Easy Weeknight Win: Chicken Bhuna Masala

Chicken Bhuna Masala is an Indian style stir fry of chicken chunks in a deliciously thick and intensely flavorful bhuna masala (translates to “stir-fry sauce”). It is made with a few basic ingredients and is well-spiced with moderate heat.  It is perfect with some soft and warm rotis or naans and also goes well with […]

Basundi – A Milk based Indian Dessert

Basundi – A Milk based Indian Dessert

What is Basundi Don’t you agree that nearly every Indian has a sweet tooth? No wonder we have so many varieties of desserts in our cuisine. Talking about desserts, dairy is a key ingredient in most Indian desserts. It is very difficult to imagine Indian sweets without milk, ghee, paneer, or khoya.  Most traditional desserts […]

Delicious Chocolate Mini Cakes in Heart Shapes

This is a simple recipe for delicious chocolate mini cakes with Greek Yoghurt, perfect to use with the GitaDini silicone 4-1 kitchen molds. For this recipe we’re using the heart-shaped mold and the half-moon-shaped mold. Apart from baking, these molds can also be used for chilling, freezing and steaming.