Shankarpali – Shakarpara – Sweet Diamond Cuts

Khurma in a serving plate on a table.

Shankarpali is a sweet crispy diamond-shaped snack that is quite popular in the Konkan belt of India. This bite-sized treat is made with just a handful of ingredients. Shankarpali is a popular sweet crispy snack from Western India. This sweet maida biscuit is also called shakkarpara or shakar pare. In the Northern states, it is … Read more

DF GF Khajur Dry Fruit Barfi – Dates Dessert

Anjeer barfi ready to serve.

So last week we made the sugar free gluten free anjeer barfi or fig barfi for dad that’s really yummy to taste. But this week we figured we’d show you how we do it when we want just dry fruit energy bars. No dairy, no gluten, no sugar! Sugar-free is good for diabetics like my … Read more

Sugarfree GF Anjeer Barfi – Indian Fig Dessert

Cover with almonds and draw rough cutting lines - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

I love sweets, just like my dad. But dad is diabetic, so we try to keep his sugar intake under control. That doesn’t stop him from finding something or the other in the fridge to eat though. Even on the days we skip sweets, we’ll find dad right there in the kitchen rummaging through the … Read more

East Indian GF Coconut Cordial Dessert

Traditional East Indian Cordial - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

Coconut Cordial is one of the easiest East Indian Christmas sweets to make. And it tastes yummy too! Granny has always made the coconut version of cordial. Some people use almonds or cashewnuts instead of coconut. We’ve never tried that recipe for “Cordial No 1” as it’s called in the East Indian Recipe book. We’re … Read more

East Indian Xmas Marzipan – Molded Mass Pav

East-Indian-Mass-Pav-or-Marzipan on a black plate.

Growing up, the house started smelling of Christmas from early December. Literally! You could smell marzipan, vanilla cream, thali sweet, cordial, Christmas cake and so much more. The best part of being East Indian though, was tasting the smells. Or rather eating the Christmas sweets that weren’t good enough to give to relatives and were … Read more