Category Archives: Festival dishes

Shakkarpara or shankarpali recipe – How to make shakkarpara or shakkarpare recipe – Diwali recipes

Shakkarpara  or shankarpali is a popular sweet snack in Maharashtra and Gujarat.  It is generally made during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi or Diwali or any special occasions.  Shakarpara or shankarpali is rich in carbohydrates, an instant source of energy.  They are crispy deep fried sweet snack made with all purpose flour (maida), milk, ghee and

Oats chivda recipe – How to make roasted oats chivda recipe – healthy recipes

Oats chivda is a healthy chivda recipe made with oats, nuts and mild spices.  Here the oats and the nuts are roasted instead of deep frying and very little oil is used for roasting them. It can also be had as a  tea-time snack.  If you are making for any festive occasions, you can add

Milk kesari recipe – How to make milk kesari (paal kesari) recipe – Indian sweet dishes

Milk kesari is one of the popular south indian sweet dish, which is prepared during festivals and other special occasions.  It is also called as paal kesari (paal means mik in tamil) in Tamil Nadu.  Traditionally kesari is made with semolina, water, sugar and nuts.  In this recipe,  instead of water, milk is used to

Sprouted green moong sundal recipe – How to make sprouted green moong sundal recipe – sundal recipes

Sprouted green moong sundal is a healthy and quick sundal recipe and an ideal Navratri snack.  You can steam the sprouts earlier and then give the seasoning.  If you like a crunchy sundal, you can cook for a lesser time and if you prefer a soft sundal, cook the moong for a little longer time. 

Malai modak recipe – How to make malai modak recipe – Modak recipes

Malai modak is a delicious modak made with paneer and condensed milk.  This is also a quick and easy recipe prepared with just 2 ingredients.  Saffron is added to give a nice flavor to the modak.  Tradionally modaks are made with rice flour and coconut jaggery mixture filling and then steamed.  This modak recipe does

Ragi (finger millet) murukku or chakli recipe – How to make ragi murukku/chakli recipe – ragi recipes

Ragi murukku or chakli is a healthy snack made with ragi flour.  Ragi is rich in iron and calcium and has got lot of other health benefits too.  This chakli recipe is also simple and quick to make.  Do try this chakli and give a healthy twist to the usual chaklis made.  It is a

Cucumber kosambari recipe/cucumber moong dal salad/southekayi kosambari recipe – Karnataka recipes

Kosambari is a south indian salad made from lentils and seasoned with mustard seeds and curry leaves.  Cucumber is also added to kosambari, especially during summers, to have a cooling effect on the body.   ‘Southekayi’ means ‘cucumber’ in kannada language.  This salad is sometimes eaten as a snack, but usually it is a part

Kayi holige recipe – kayi obbattu recipe – coconut puran poli – Holi recipes

Kayi holige is a very popular sweet dish from North Karnataka.  It is very similar to puran poli which is prepared in Maharashtra.  For puran poli, the stuffing is made with boiled chana dal, jaggery, ghee and cardamom powder and the outer cover is prepared from maida or all purpose flour. But kayi holige is

Dry fruits ladoo recipe -How to make dry fruits laddu recipe – no sugar quick ladoo recipe

Dry fruits ladoo is a no sugar, no jaggery ladoo recipe made with dates, ghee and mixed nuts.  The sweetness to this ladoo comes from the dates and moreover it is very healthy too.  Dry fruits ladoos are traditionally prepared during festival days like Diwali, Janmashtami or Shivratri.  It is an ideal dish which can

Peanut ladoo recipe – How to make peanut/groundnut laddoo recipe – ladoo recipes

Peanut ladoo – a quick and healthy ladoo recipe made with peanuts and jaggery.  Jaggery is rich in iron and peanuts are high in protein.  They make up for a good healthy snack for kids and elders as well.  It is a traditional ladoo very popular in North India  and made especially during winters.  These