Double ka Meetha/How to make Double ka Meetha

Double ka meetha is a complete nawabi dish from Hyderabad, double here is for the bread as we call bread double roti also,meetha is sweet.A very simple and quick dessert to make and serve if you have sudden guests in the house,this is different from shahi tukda where rabadi is used and here we are using milkmaid.Christmas has just gone, we all are heading for the year end being a little older and wiser☺and hoping the year ahead brings more luck and happiness to all with a good health. By saying, Christmas just remembered a personal experience which I would like to share with you all…

It was my daughter’s classmates birthday and her brother had planned for a surprise birthday party for her which he called and confirmed from us,whether Srishti is coming or not, initially we said no coz no parents were involved in it only kids planning thinks,but you know these kids make such faces that you feel like ok, my husband decided that he won’t leave her alone in the mall,we will also be there till she enjoys with her friend’s. In that manner we would also be relaxed as safety is also important right.

We arrived on time for the party but the host has not turned up yet??it’s been 1 hour still we were waiting, this was enough for my husband to loose his temper, we making him cool down just saying there’s traffic you see,it takes time.ok some more classmates turn up for party with their parents, my daughter is happy runs to catch up with friends in holidays otherwise its only school where they meet.Completely lost in her chit-chat,my husband is like where is the host😕now even i am loosing my cool..its high time

Daughter- Mom theirs a call from my friends brother saying pay the cab

Me- 🤔what?where are they and whom should i pay

Daughter- Mom please rush to the gate they are waiting

Me- Rushed to see a lady with the birthday girl

Lady-(Straight away says) i didn’t know I had to pay also

Me-with a stupid smile its ok ,I’ll pay it

We all came inside the mall,lady started talking that she was planning to give birthday surprise to her but instead they all planned…no issue i am paying for the party today as i am her mausi (aunt)

Me- completely blank just a few minutes before she didn’t have cash to pay for the cab and she’s giving party.

Lady – come lets cut the cake along

Me – no its for kids,let them enjoy

After 2 hours we came back to take her

Me -How was the party did you enjoy

Daughter- yes..but next time i won’t come🤔

Me -why?is everything alright

Daughter- yes mom only that I got bored

Me -Being the lady, just asked her did that aunty give you the cab money back

Daughter- No


I was guessing was i correct on thinking of receiving the money or did she trick me

Currently i am feeling like being fooled,its not about the money,its people’s behaviour

What difference did it make by doing such cheap trick

Only for me a lesson and good one which i can share with people and enjoy

Important was the happiness of my child☺just thought of sharing

Coming to the recipe,here bread is fried on a tawa with ghee and coated with some dryfruit and milkmaid

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  • 10 bread slices diagonally cut
  • 1 tin milkmaid
  • 1/2 cup chopped dry fruits (almond and cashews)
  • 1 tablespoon elaichi powder (cardamom)
  • 1 cup warm milk soaked with strands of saffron
  • 2 tablespoon Ghee for toasting the bread (if you wish use more)


  • Heat tawa spread ghee on it and place the breads on it
  • Toast it on both the sides till light brown, by applying ghee
  • Once the bread is nicely toasted remove on a microwave plate
  • Pour milkmaid on them generously
  • With chopped dryfruit and elaichi powder
  • Now pour the saffron milk on each slice
  • Microwave it for 1 minute, so that the bread soaks up the milkmaid well
  • Remove and drizzle more milkmaid if you think its less sweet
  • Your Double ka Meetha is ready to be served or refrigerate it and enjoy it whenever you want
  • This recipe I have adopted from the milkmaid website

Aloo ka Halwa/How to make Aloo ka Halwa

Aloo or potato is such a versatile vegetable, it can be eaten in so many forms and one of them is this Aloo ka Halwa as well,have you ever tried this!believe me you won’t regret this its soft ,melts in your mouth and more of all its sweet😊.As a young child i use to watch my elder sister cook this often when she would fast,as she was the one who use to cook for all in the house so taking time out and making something for yourself is quite boring or i would say we tend to feel lazy for cooking for ourself..the easiest think she could do is boil potato and make halwa.

Lets see what goes in making this

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  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or as you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 to 4 saffron strands
  • 1 tablespoons elaichi powder
  • 2 tablespoon ghee


  • First boil potato and mash them,keep aside
  • In a bowl take warm milk and add saffron strands cover with lid let it dilute
  • Heat ghee add mashed potatoes and saute till golden brown

  • Once you notice colour change add in saffron milk ,elaichi powder and sugar
  • Cover with a lid and let it cook on slow flame for 2 minutes
  • Open the lid and keep stirring till halwa starts leaving the pan
  • Your Aloo ka Halwa is ready
  • For savoury fasting recipes do check http://vratwale aloo

Khus- khus ki barfi/poppy seeds dessert

Made especially in the occasion of Janmastmi, this dessert is a complete yum and healthy..not much effort is needed in this recipe, it’s quick and try it.A way back 5000year old recipe, mentioned in the granths (holy book),people have there variations now,but the tastes remains delicious…Today we all are celebrating Dahihandi (Janmastmi) Here’s my way of making


  • 1 cup khuskhus seeds
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • Some saffron strands desolve in milk
  • 1/2 cup cashews and almonds powder
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 -2 drops of kewra essence


  • Dry roast khuskhus in a kadai on low flame
  • Blend into fine paste by adding little water
  • Take kadai add ghee pour in the khuskhus paste saute
  • Add dryfruit powder mix it
  • Add sugar and kewra essence
  • Mix it well
  • Add 1/2 cup water and cook till water has being absorbed completely, stir continually
  • Meanwhile grease a plate with ghee
  • When the mixture is ready
  • Pour it on the greased plate
  • And freeze it for an hour
  • Remove and cut into diamond shape
  • Your khuskhus barfi is ready

Instant Kalakand

Kalakand has been my favourite mithai/ sweet ever…one can easily find kalakand in every shop ,be in town or village in Uttar Pradesh. A simple and quick dessert or mithai made easily at home.I do prefer making recipe which are quick without much hassles..Tried out these yummy kalakand at home and they did turn out delicious. If you have sudden guest in the house, this is the sweet to be served, only 15 minutes required and it’s done..lets get the recipe

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  • 1 can milkmaid (400g)
  • 250 grams of paneer
  • 1 tablespoon elaichi powder
  • Rose water or kewra essence fee drops
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • Ghee for greasing the plate


  • Crumble or grate the paneer
  • Grease a tray with ghee and keep ready
  • Take a heavy bottom pan,pour in milkmaid
  • Add crumbled paneer in milkmaid
  • Place the pan on medium flame mix well
  • Now add in the sugar and rose or kewra essence
  • Keep stiring till the mixture starts to leave the sides of pan
  • Add in elaichi powder and mix
  • pour the mixture in the greased pan
  • Garnish with some elaichi powder and dryfruit (I have not used)
  • Freeze them for 2 hours
  • Cut them in cubes and enjoy
  • Your yummy and delicious Kalakand is ready to served to guests or enjoy yourself

Lauki ka halwa/Dudhi (bottle gourd) halwa

Just try these yum halwa once and you’ll fall in love with it even if you don’t like lauki.A perfect recipe for any fast.Grated lauki and milk a perfect combination for indulgence with some dry-fruits and elaichi powder. Let’s get the recipe

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  • 1 whole lauki (bottlegourd)grated
  • 1 litre whole cream milk (I have used Haldirams milk)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1/2 tablespoon elaichi powder (cardamom)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped dry-fruits (cashews, almonds and pistachio)
  • 1 cup sugar or as per taste


Take a kadai, add ghee in it once it’s hot, add grated lauki, saute till the water evaporates ( water that remains while grating lauki)

Now,pour the milk in the kadai and cook on low flame

Stir it in intervals so that the milk does not overflow .Add elaichi powder

Cook till milk and lauki has dried up completely,add in the sugar , saute till halwa reaches to dry consistency

Garnish with chopped dry-fruits

Enjoy it hot or chilled

Mango kesari/mango halwa

It’s summer and mangoes are every where,so tried out this recipe of mango kesari as the name suggests it’s mango and kesari is for saffron .A sweet dish made of rava (semolina) just love the flavours when it melts in my mouth..Do try this




1 cup rava (semolina)

1/2 cup mango pulp,by blending

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tablespoon elaichi powder (cardamom)

1/2 cup ghee

2 cups water


Put mango in blender and puree it,by blending mango we have no lumps remaining

Heat ghee in non-stick kadai,add rava and saute till light brown in colour

By the time rava is being roasted,take pan and boil water and sugar

once its done add mango pulp ,water and sugar mixture,keep stirring it till water is soaked up

now add elaichi powder,mix it and close the lid for 2 to 3 minutes

serve it hot,topped with more ghee

Your mango kesari is ready

Makhana kheer/foxnut dessert/How to make makhana kheer

Makhana Kheer is my Hubby ‘s favourite one,boiled in milk till it absorbs whole flavour and served chilled or hot as preferred. A simple dessert with full nutritional value as it has dry fruits.This kheer has a very important place on fasting days as it is satvik .so lets start the recipe



2 cups milk

1 1/2 cup Makhana phool (foxnut)

1 tablespoon pistachios chopped

1 tablespoon almonds chopped

1 tablespoon cashews chopped

4 to 5 Dates (khajur)

2 tablespoons milk

1/2 tablespoons elaichi powder (cardamom)

Some saffron strands

Sugar as per taste



Take a small cup warm milk and add the saffron strands in it and keep aside

In a large bowl pour milk and keep it on low flame for boiling

Once it starts boiling add the Makhana in it and stir, crush some makhana and add to make it thick

Add chopped dry fruits in it and diluted saffron

Let the milk reduce to half or until you see that milk has got thick

Add sugar as per taste and elaichi powder

Serve it chilled or hot

This makhana kheer can be relished on fasting days also

Atte ka halwa/wheat flour halwa

Come navratri and I wait for Navmi as this is the day we prepare this halwa to be given as Prasad to all the kanyas coming down to eat and bless us…A healthy halwa which everyone should eat…This is also recommended for post delivery diets …In Punjab this halwa is called as kada Prasad.. .let’s see what goes in making this



1 cup wheat flour

1/2 cup water

3/4 cup sugar (or as per taste)

1 cup ghee

1 tablespoon elaichi powder (cardamom)

Dry fruit optional (I have not used here)


Heat ghee in a kadai, add wheat flour and roast it till the raw smell of the flour goes and it turns light brown in colour. Cook it on low flame,while continuously stirring


Add sugar and water and mix it well with no lumps remaining

Add elaichi powder and close the lid,let it cook on slow flame for another 5 minutes

Open the lid stir again ,you can see the ghee oozing out.its done

Serve it hot

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