Category Archives: Festival dishes

Whole urad dal or black gram sundal recipe – How to make ulundu sundal recipe – sundal recipes

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Black urad dal sundal is a very healthy snack made with whole urad dal.  It can be had as a teatime snack or anytime snack.  Urad dal is very easy to digest and a good source of protein and iron.  This sundal makes up for a great snack and as a perfect offering to God. 

Kasi halwa recipe – How to make white pumpkin halwa or kasi halwa or poosanikai halwa recipe – halwa recipes

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Kasi halwa is a very traditional sweet dish made with white pumpkin.  It is usually served in south indian weddings or festive occasions  as a special sweet dish.  This dessert is very easy to make too. It can be done quickly, except for the preparation work like peeling, removing the seeds and grating the pumpkin.  Kasi halwa

Semolina or rava modak recipe – How to make rava modak recipe – modak recipes

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Semolina modak also called as rava modak is a quick and easy modak recipe made from semolina.  But the filling is the same..made from grated coconut and jaggery.  Only the outer covering is made from semolina.  No need to steam these modaks, as rava is cooked first and then given shape by using the moulds.  Rava

Apple kheer or payasam recipe – How to make apple kheer recipes – kheer recipes

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Apple kheer is a very delicious kheer made with milk and with the goodness of apples.  It is an ideal kheer for any festive or special occasions.  If you do not like apples,  this is a nice way to include apples in your diet.  Apple kheer can also be had during fasting days as it is

Rava or sooji ke ladoo – How to make rava/sooji ladoo with khoya/mawa recipe – Indian desserts

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Rava or sooji ladoo is a very quick and easy to make ladoo recipe made with fine rava, sugar, khoya, ghee and nuts.  These ladoos can be prepared in less than half an hour. Khoya when added to ladoo gives a rich and good taste to the ladoos.  Semolina give a coarse texture to the ladoos. 

Ground nut (peanut) and jaggery balls recipe – How to make peanut jaggery balls recipe

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Peanut balls with jaggery, also called as kadalai urundai in Tamil Nadu is a tasty snack prepared especially on auspicious occasions like Karthigai deepam and Krishna Jayanthi.  It is a healthy snack as peanuts  is full of proteins and jaggery is rich in iron content.  Peanut balls is very easy to prepare at home and made

Chocolate fudge recipe – How to make chocolate fudge with choco chips and condensed milk recipe

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Chocolate fudge is a quick and easy fudge recipe made with choco chips, condensed milk and butter.  It is an ideal dessert for any special or festive occasion.  This recipe is made without any nuts. But if you desire, you can add walnuts, raisins, almonds or any chopped nuts of your choice.  Do try this delicious

Mysore pak recipe – How to make soft mysore pak recipe – a rich South Indian sweet

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Mysore pak is a rich Indian sweet dish made from gram flour, sugar and ghee and usually served as a dessert.  It originated in Mysore city in Karnataka State.  Legend says that Mysore pak was first created in the kitchens of Mysore Palace by a palace cook named Kakasura Madappa.  When asked its name, Madappa having

Dry fruits kheer recipe – How to make dry fruits kheer recipe – kheer recipes

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Dry fruits kheer is a very traditional and healthy kheer made with dry fruits, milk and sugar.  It is an ideal kheer for any special occasions, festivals and also during fasting days.  Dry fruits kheer is also a very rich and delicious kheer. Dry fruits added to the kheer gives a unique taste to the kheer. 

Besan ladoo recipe – How to make besan ladoo with khoya/mawa recipe – Diwali sweets

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Besan ladoo is one of the most popular ladoo recipes made by gram flour, ghee and sugar.  It is very commonly prepared during Diwali festivals and special occasions.  Besan ladoo is one sweet dish which can be prepared quickly without much effort.  Traditionally besan ladoo is prepared with lots of ghee.  But I have used