Category Archives: Diwali recipes

Kesar peda recipe – Festival sweet recipe

Kesar peda is a simple and easy milk based peda with just 2 ingredients – khoya and sugar and flavoured with cardamom powder and saffron strings.  It is an ideal and perfect peda recipe for any festivals like Diwali, Navarathri, holi, raksha bandhan or any other special occasions.  Kesar peda is a very delicious and

Roasted gram dal/pottukadalai murukku – Instant and easy murukku recipe

Chakli or murukku is a deep fried snack prepared from rice flour, gram flour or wheat flour or any combination of flours.  It is called as murukku in South and is a part of snacks especially made during Diwali, Gokulashtami or any other festivals.  I have prepared this chakli from roasted gram dal or pottukadalai,

Gulab Jamun recipe / how to make khoya gulab jamun recipe

Gulab jamun is a milk-solids based Indian dessert and very popular during festivals, special occasions like weddings or birthday parties.  These milk solids known as khoya or mawa  are kneaded into a dough with little all purpose flour and then shaped into small balls.  They are then deep-fried and then soaked in a sugary syrup flavored with

Quick shahi tukda or tukra recipe or Indian bread pudding recipe

Shahi tukda or tukra is a rich bread pudding flavoured with cardamon and garnished with dry fruits.  It is a bread pudding dessert of fried bread slices soaked in warm milk with saffron strings and cardamom.   The name ‘shahi’ itself suggests means royal dessert, an exotic rich bread pudding.  This dessert is said to

Basundi recipe

Basundi is a popular Indian dessert in the States of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka and it is made from milk, sugar and nuts. It is a sweetened dense milk prepared by boiling milk on low heat till it is reduced to half. Once the milk is reduced, sugar and nuts are added to it. Cooking the basundi after sugar is added gives a nice light pink colour to it. Basundi is best served warm or chilled garnished with almonds and pistachios. Here I have prepared basundi without nuts which also tastes divine. Keep stirring the milk continuously and scraping the sides of the vessel as this makes the basundi thick and gives a creamy texture to it. Basundi is ideal for occasions like Diwali or Navratri or any special occasions.

Seven cups cake (7 cup cake) or burfi recipe – Easy to make Indian Diwali sweet

7 cup cake or burfi recipe is made from 7 cups of ingredients. Hence it is called as 7 cup cake or burfi. This sweet is very easy to make and very similar to Mysore pak. 7 cup cake is an ideal sweet for Diwali festival and a sweet which be liked by kids too. The secret to getting a good and delicious burfi is removing the mixture from the heat at the right stage to the plate.

Roasted gram dal ladoo or maladu or chutney dal laddu recipe – Easy to prepare Indian diwali sweet

Maa ladoo recipe with step by step photos. Maladu or maa ladoo recipe is a quick and delicious Indian sweet made with roasted gram dal, sugar, ghee, cardamom powder and nuts. It is especially made during festive occasions like Diwali. Maa ladoo is also called as pottukadalai urundai in Tamil nadu and this ladoo is made with few ingredients easily available at home. They are not only nutritious but can be prepared within 30 minutes.

Cornflakes mixture or chivda recipe – Easy and healthy South Indian Diwali snack

Cornflakes mixture or chivda is a traditional South Indian snack or mixture prepared from cornflakes, curry leaves, salt and red chilli powder and garnished with nuts. It is also a healthy mixture as it is stir fried and not deep fried and ideal for festive occasions like Diwali. It is very quick to make and can be had as a teatime snack too.

Paneer kheer recipe

Paneer kheer is a rich and exotic dessert made from milk, cottage cheese, sugar and garnished with almonds and pistachios. It is very easy to prepare and tastes best when served chilled. Paneer kheer is an ideal dessert for festive or special occasions. Paneer added to the kheer makes it protein rich and a good sweet dish for kids too.

Khoya peda sweet recipe – Easy to cook deepavali/diwali recipes

Khoya peda is a very popular and delicious Indian sweet made from brown khoya, powdered sugar flavoured with cardamom powder and garnished with almonds and pistachios. It is made during festivals like Diwali and special occasions. Khoya is a milk food product easily available in the market and is used for making different delicious sweets. Khoya peda is very quick to make too and an ideal sweet for Diwali festival. Khoya pedas have a smooth texture and just melts in your mouth and cardamom powder added to it enhances the flavor. Do try this recipe and enjoy…