This month, I decided that I would learn about Indian sweets and desserts. I have always enjoyed seeing and eating these sweets, but I never entertained the idea of making them because I always imagined them to be time consuming and laborious to produce. Last week, after eating at some lovely Indian restaurants and talking to people who knew about Indian desserts, I decided I wanted to learn more. So, I did some research and made a list of some of the sweets that I wanted to make. If you are interested in knowing more about your favourite Indian desserts, check out this nifty information from Wikipedia.
I made four desserts this week: first, a kulfi, which is a dense frozen dessert made with condensed or evaporated milk, sugar, pistachio, cardamom and saffron;
second, a sooji halwa (a semolina pudding) that consisted of semolina, milk, sugar, water, ghee, cardamom and raisins;
third, a mango kulfi, which contained evaporated milk, cardamon, sugar and mango puree;
and last, a kheer, which is a rich rice pudding often made with white basmati rice, milk, sugar, cardamom and chopped nuts.
All four of these desserts were surprisingly simple to prepare.