Tag Archives: Indian Sweets

SAVING AN OVERRIPE MANGO – MANGO, LIME, COCONUT & ALMOND HALWA

I hate wasting food.  Whilst it’s not often that something gets thrown out in our kitchen, I have to admit that it does happen sometimes, making me berate myself internally (and occasionally externally.)  A few days ago, I bought some golden, pretty much perfectly ripe mangoes.  They were like fruity nectar, all juicy and delicious, and most got eaten […]

GUJIA FILLED WITH COCONUT, PISTACHIO & RAISINS

There’s something celebratory about Gujia, even to the uninitiated.  A plateful of the pretty little pasty-shaped pastries brightens up any table, and one bite is guaranteed to bring a smile to my face!  A popular Indian sweet, particularly prevalent during Holi, the Hindu festival of spring, Gujia are a year round sight in my kitchen.  B subtly […]

MARZIPAN (NOT SO JUGU) NUT CAKE – AN EXPERIMENTAL TAKE ON A FAMILY CLASSIC

Do you like biscotti?   Then you’ll probably like jugu cake.  Whereas biscotti is hard and supremely dippable, with the odd nut here and there, jugu cake is a dense, slightly crumbly treat packed full of the flavours of toasted nuts and cardamom.  For any Indian person with East African heritage, it’s more than likely a […]