If you are a regular reader of my blog, you might be familiar with the Mega Blogging Marathon we do twice every year during April and September. Valli announces the theme six months in advance and we as a group enjoy these months. Both the months are pretty exciting and we get to research a lot to fit in the theme. This year, for April, there were four themes to choose from. I chose to do Indian Sweets and set out making a list immediately.
I love milk sweets and I got this gene from my Dad. I still remember my dad bringing home milk sweets whenever he comes back from tours and we both finish everything off as if it was a competition. Even days before he died I made his favourite sweets for him when I visited. For some years, I was distraught that both my parents left me, but I remember Vaishali saying that I need to celebrate their life rather than mourning for my loss. My daily life is my tribute to my mom as whatever I am today is because of her. My father being a great foodie has inspired me so much in my cooking. We used to love baking breads and he gave me the kick start to my passion in baking. We used to argue a lot, but those days made life interesting.
Here is my way of celebrating my Dad’s life, cooking up his favourite sweets. I am sure he would have loved each and every sweet I have made and I so miss him. Are you ready to find out what I have made. Keep checking the blog and I am sure you will not be disappointed. Being Sunday, we are skipping April 1st and starting the BM from 2nd April.
Two months back, I started preparing the sweets. At first I intended to make Indian sweets but once I was drafting the posts, I realized that except one, all the others were milk based. So I went and made one more milk sweet and completed the list of Indian Milk sweets. I have tried to make authentic dishes for this theme, but in between I have also added some sugar free sweets so that even I could enjoy some. I did small batches of all the sweets. Though Sruti enjoyed most of them, I also sent some to hubby’s friends and some went to Sainath’s temple as Prasad. I really found this a great experience. Join me from April 2nd on my journey to explore Indian Milk Sweets!