Category Archives: Diwali recipes

Urad dal murukku recipe – How to make urad dal thenkuzhal recipe – diwali recipes

Urad dal thenkuzhal or murukku is a very traditional and common snack made during Diwali festival in South Indian households, especially in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.  It is prepared with rice flour and urad dal flour.  This murukku is done in bulk as it stays good  for 2-3 weeks.  Here in this recipe I have

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

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

Milk peda recipe – How to make milk peda/doodh peda recipe – Diwali sweets

Milk peda or doodh peda is a quick and easy peda recipe made with condensed milk and milk powder.  Ghee or butter is added to give a smooth texture to the pedas.  In this recipe, there is no need to add sugar as condensed milk is used to make pedas. Minimum ingredients are used to

Rose flavoured coconut ladoo – How to make coconut/nariyal ladoo with rose syrup – Diwali recipes

Rose coconut ladoo is a very easy and quick ladoo recipe made with desiccated coconut, condensed milk, cardamom powder and ghee and flavoured with rose syrup.  This ladoo can be prepared within 15 minutes.  It is a perfect sweet recipe to make ahead for Diwali festival.  Rose flavoured coconut ladoos are soft  and sweet and

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

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. 

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

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

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

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