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Recipes: Chef Ranveer Brar's Chocolate Barfi, Elaichi Peda

August 11, 2022 14:09 IST

Take your celebrations a notch higher with these enticing homemade desserts.

Chef Ranveer Brar's Chocolate Elaichi Peda uses crushed Marie biscuits instead of khoya or mava (solid milk).

Chocolate Barfi takes under 30 minutes to make, from start to finish, and can be rustled up before your guests arrive.

Chef Brar, who graduated from the Institute of Hotel Management, Lucknow, has worked with the Taj in Goa and Radisson in Noida and spent a stint in Boston running his restaurant Banq, that served fusion French-Asian food.

Photographs: Kind courtesy Hershey India

Chocolate Elaichi Peda

Serves: 3-4



Editor's Note: For low sugar peda, use unsweetened chocolate syrup and coconut cream instead of evaporated milk.

For a vegan version, substitute evaporated milk with coconut cream and use vegan chocolate syrup. Hershey's chocolate syrup is, for instance, vegan.

Chocolate Barfi

Serves: 3-4



Editor's note: To reduce the sugar content in this recipe, opt for unsweetened chocolate syrup and add stevia powder. Each brand of stevia has its own stevia for sugar substitution ratio provided on its packing.


Chef Ranveer Brar is an author, MasterChef India judge and restaurateur with over 25 years of experience in the food industry.