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Easy dessert ideas for shaadi-wala ghar!

Corona has taken a toll on us and changed everything around us, for bad and somethings for good too! Well, we get to choose how we want to make the best out of every situation. It has been a tradition at almost all India houses, to get a ‘Halwai’ on board the moment we start with our wedding functions. But what’s better than that? We take in charge to make some easy-desserts at home for our lovely guests. 

We are sure the guest list has now got down to 100-150. Why get a halwai when you can put on your chef-cap and do the magic.

Well you never know, this might open new doors for you in terms of career options too, when the friends and family come praising and appreciating your exquisite lip-smacking sweets. 
Ladoos, Kaju katli and halwa have been favourite for all of us, but its time we give a taste of fusion to sweet-tooth. 

1. Carrot Halwa Cupcakes

For many of you who have unconditional love for cupcakes and Indian desserts, you may want to buckle up, because this Indian fusion dessert is about to take you for a ride of a lifetime!
There’s something about gajar ka halwa that cannot be described. It is a traditional Indian sweet or dessert made with fresh red carrots, milk, and sugar. It’s a winter delicacy and is made using the juicy red carrots.
Don't we all love to bite onto those cute cupcakes and what could be better than to have those compiled with our favourite Gajar ka halwa.

2. Chocolate Burfi

Chocolates are made from cacao beans that are roasted, cracked and winnowed and processed into these sweet delights.

Chocolate is a food that has been with us for many years and is rated as one of the most desired and popular desserts. The sweet treat is a favourite with adults and children alike. Chocolates are known to be stress-busters, relaxants and aphrodisiacs, as they increase serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain. We don't need more reasons to love chocolates and add it as a part of an impressive dessert list. Here, we are trying to give it a modification by making a burfi out of it. Normal burfi + chocolate coating = Yummy choco burfi! Add a scoop of ice cream, and it's set!

3. Cardamom Mawa Cakes

Khoya or mawa is a thickened milk solid that is widely used in Indian cooking. It is base for many good Indian recipes like burfis and Gulab Jamuns. Mawa or khoya is dried evaporated milk solids, the milk is slowly simmered in a large iron kadai, till all its moisture evaporates and it reduces to solids. In Indian cooking, especially in northern parts of India, khoya forms a base of almost all sweets. Depending on the type of khoya, which can range from being hard to soft to granular, they are used accordingly in sweets.

Add a bit of cardamom to your regular mawa cakes and bake them in small ramekins to get that distinctive shape - so cute!

4. Chocolate Coconut Barfi

We all have eaten coconut barfi now and then. A bite into the creamy soft burfi takes us down the memory lane and envelopes that secure and comforting environment where we have seen everything taken care of and makes us escape, at least momentarily from all the responsibilities that come as an adult to us. The sweetness of the sugar, the texture of the coconut and the heavenly scents of saffron and cardamom come together in this burfi, making it a divine experience to indulge.

However, everything tastes better with chocolate added to it. Coconut burfi is our favourite so coat it up with chocolate for a little extra!

5. Indian Chai Ice Cream

Indians and tea have a unique connection. It is not just a drink for us, but a ritual, a celebration and even a diversion from the regular mundane affairs and it is that inalienable part of our lives that most of us cannot do without. Tea is the most popular drink across the subcontinent, not only because of the culture, but it’s affordable to even the poorest.

It is a constant in our lives and I feel that is why tea is celebrated so much in India. What would we better than to incorporate it in our desserts? Your ice cream just got an Indian twist - include chai extracts to revv it up and make sure you serve it with tea cake!

What are you waiting? Try on these amazing recipes before the wedding (clearly, you want it to be perfect that day!) Which one is your favourite? Let us know!

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