Eggless Mawa Cupcakes Topped With Mawa Misri Ladoos

Mawa cakes have been a menu staple in Irani cafes at Mumbai and Pune. I remember standing in queue for almost an hour to just get a bite of the mawa cakes from the famous Kayani Bakery, in Pune! Yess, it was totally worth it 😉
But here in US, I don’t really have the option of having them 😦 And when I visit Mumbai, there’s always a time crunch!

So, I tried to make these on my own and they turned out pretty good. Took me back in time 🙂 The recipe is super easy and its healthy since it uses wheat flour and its eggless!

I added a twist to them. Instead of just having the plain cupcakes, I adorned them with a mawa misri ladoo ( recipe here!) and sprinkled some confectionary sugar on the top. Then to add some color I added an edible rice paper flower! (P.S: I got the idea of adding rice paper toppers on cupcakes from a group that I follow on facebook! Euphoric Delights — its pretty awesome!).

– Instead of using whole wheat flour you can use all purpose flour or both all purpose and wheat flour in a 50-50 ratio!
– Add nuts to the cake batter, to make nutty cakes for tea time!

– If you are making a cake, instead of cupcakes — bake for 45 mins!


Hope you enjoy it!


Eggless Mawa Cupcakes Topped with Mawa Misri Ladoos

  • Servings: 10 pieces
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  • 2 cups Whole Wheat flour
  • 1 cup tightly packed, crumbled Khoya
  • 1 cup Whole milk
  • 4 tablespoon Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • A teaspoon Baking soda
  • 11 tablespoons unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom powder


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C / 356 degrees F.
  2. Crumble the khoya and keep aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add the crumbled khoya and mix very well.
  4. Then add the flour sieved with baking soda and baking powder directly into the cake mixture. Sprinkle the cardamom powder. Pour the milk and cream.
  5. Fold everything till the flour, milk and cream are incorporated well in the cake batter.
  6. Pour the cake batter in the cupcakes pan.
  7. Place the pan in the pre heated oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or till the top browns.
  8. Cool completely before serving.





Start your week right, with this quick and delectable Tapioca Pudding! #recipe below 🙂
– 1 cup of small pearl Tapioca
– 6 cups of whole Milk
– 1/2 teaspoon Salt
– 1 cup of Sugar
– 4 tablespoons Cornstarch
– 2 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract

1. Cover the Tapioca with water and soak overnight.
2. Whisk the cornstarch with 1/2 cup of milk until completely blended. Add the rest of the milk, sugar and salt.
3. Drain the tapioca and add to the milk mixture. Turn the heat on medium and slowly heat the pudding, stirring constantly, until it has thickened. This should take
about 20 minutes. If adding vanilla extract, it should be added now. This pudding can be served warm or cold.

– Try dried fruits such as blueberries, cherries, apricots or golden raisins.
– Toasted nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pecans, coconut and/or pistachios.
– Try an all fruit preserve such as apricot or blueberry. #ruchyum #frommykitchen #tapioca #tapiocapudding #mondayblues #foodstagram #foodporn #foodforfoodies #foodgasm #chefsofinstagram #feedfeed #foodblogger #foodlover #foodie #foodphotography #yummy #nomnomnom #eeeeeats #pudding #ruchyumrecipes


Mawa Misri Pedas: A soft and subtle Indian sweet that gets ready in a jiffy! The first time I made these at home, I was surprised that they were ready in just 10 mins and were delicious — I just couldn’t stop eating them! Hence, I noted the recipe with the thought that I’ll make them again whenever I need something quick and easy. So here it is, the simplest recipe that you can make today as an offering to Lord Krishna on the ocassion of Janmashtami!
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Yields: 20 pieces

100 grams Cottage Cheese
100 grams Khoya
3 tablespoon Sugar
4 to 5 Cardamoms powdered
Chopped mixed nuts for decoration

1. Knead cottage cheese very well.
2. Sieve khoya.
3. Mix cheese and khoya. Add the sugar and cardamom and mix very well.
4. Make small balls and decorate with chopped nuts. Store in the refrigerator.

TIP: Use the powder of crystalized sugar (misri) instead of the regular powdered sugar, for a more authentic taste!
– Add vanilla or kewra essence instead of cardamom powder. – Add saffron to the mix to make some Kesar Mawa Misri Pedas.

Hope you enjoy it! Happy Janmashtami to all! 🙂
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A 2-layer Vegan Chocolate Cake with a Choco-buttercream icing, covered with a layer of Chocolate Ganache – topped with handmade white and milk chocolate pipings and a ton of chocolates! 😋 And tadaaa, my Chocolate Overload cake is ready!! A special cake for a special person! 😊 #ruchyum #frommykitchen #vegan #chocolatecake #buttercream #chocolateganache #chocolatepiping #birthdaycake #chocolateoverload #homemade #foodpics #nomnomnom #dessert #sweettooth #cakes #homebaker #cakesofinstagram #foodstagram #foodpics #foodporn #ruchyumrecipes #foodforfoodies


Mango Kulfi : Beat the summer heat with some frozen dairy Indian dessert!

Milk – 500ml
Sugar – ⅓ Cup
Cream – 2 tablespoon
Saffron (Kesar) – Few Strands
Mango Pulp – 1 and ¼ Cup

1. Heat up the milk in a wide pan and get it to a boil.
2. In a small bowl, take out 1-2 tbsp of the boiled milk and add the saffron strands to this milk. Set it aside.
3. Now, working on the milk, reduce the milk in a medium flame, stirring it occasionally to prevent burning. Stirring the milk evenly gives amazing texture to Kulfi.
4. Add the soaked saffron to the reducing milk and stir it and reduce it till it becomes half of its original volume. Add the sugar and cream, and cook it for another 1-2 minutes.
5. After reducing the milk, let it cool down completely. After it cools down, add mange pulp to it and the pistachio. Mix it well and add it to the Kulfi Moulds. Let it set for 4-5 hours. Chill and Serve!

– Add dry fruits to the mix for some additional flavors!
– Skip the mango pulp, and freeze the milk mixture after its cooled down to make cream(malai) kulfi!
– Make them in popsicle moulds, ramekins or terra cotta pots(thoroughly washed and dried)!
Hope you enjoy it! #ruchyum #ruchyumrecipes #frommykitchen #kulfi #mangokulfi #indiandesserts #foodstagram #foodgasm #foodpics #foodblogger #chefsofinstagram #dessertporn #dessert #sweettooth #terracotta #frozen #nomnomnom


Peach Sorbet: A sweet and tangy peach sorbet to refresh yourself on a summer day!
Sorbet is a frozen dessert made from sweetened water with flavoring,typically fruit juice or fruit purée, wine, and/or liqueur, and very rarely Honey.
The recipe here makes a creamy and smooth sorbet that can be consumed immediately – soft style serve (as shown in the picture) or can be frozen for up to 3 days!
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Yields: 6 cups

6 large, ripe peaches
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Pinch of salt

1. Peel and slice peaches, then freeze until firm.
2. Stir sugar into 3/4 cup water and blend with frozen peaches, along with lemon juice and salt, until creamy and smooth. Eat immediately soft-serve-style, or freeze in a loaf pan up to 3 days.

Hope you enjoy it! 🙂 #ruchyum #ruchyumrecipes #frommykitchen #sorbet #peachsorbet #chefsofinstagram #homemade #foodstagram #foodporn #foodgasm #foodblogger #foodlover #foodpics #summers #foodie #quickrecipes #foodforfoodies #nomnomnom

Travelgram from Governors Island

Just a 7-minute ferry ride from Manhattan or Brooklyn to the oldest European Settlement in New York known as Governors Island!

Governors Island is a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor. It’s only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan. It is a world unto itself, unique and full of promise. It’s open only during the months of summers, so we went there the past weekend. First trip to this beautiful island which is just a $2 ferry ride away from south street pier!


Commute: The island is pretty small, so you could just walk around or if the scorching sun is your concern, then you can rent a bike/tandem or take a Citi Bike or take your own bike on the ferry!


Food: Liggett Terrace Food Court and King Avenue Food Court showcase a number of food truck and cart vendors that serve a variety of food, from burgers and ice cream to jerk chicken and empanadas! There are a lot of picnic tables and green lawns all over the Island, to have a small potluck/picnic – that’s my plan for the next visit there. They even have some grills installed on the island, however you need to apply for a permit to use them – which is a bit daunting – so no grill for me 😉



Sightseeing: Governors Island offers unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty, Lower Manhattan skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Brooklyn waterfront. The Hills, which opened recently on the island is a great place to enjoy some views! They offer lush rolling landscapes, grassy overlooks, exhilarating slides and unforgettable views. My favorite is the Outlook Hill, which provides unparalleled, 360-degree views of the Statue of Liberty, New York harbor, and city skyline ~ mind blowing is the word 🙂



For the history buffs, Castle Williams and Fort Jay are the places to be! There are scheduled tours to learn more about the best-preserved circular fortification in the nation. I was really impressed by the way that these forts have been preserved – they look brand new, as if they were constructed just yesterday.




GrowNYC’s Teaching Garden is an 8,000 square ft urban farm that aims to engage, excite, and educate the public in all aspects of urban agriculture and green infrastructure through workshops and family appropriate activities. They have 30 vegetable and fruit beds made from recycled plastic lumber! And if that’s not enough they have NYC’s largest solar cooker!!!


The island is a great place to have a one day outing away the hustle bustle of the city enjoying a quiet (ok maybe, loud) lunch, playing some mini golf, cooling off in the fountains (yes, I know we really need that this summer) or just lazing around. It’s open only till the last weekend of September, so go-go-go! 😉