Category Archives: Festival dishes

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

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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

Diwali snacks recipes – easy Indian Diwali snacks for Diwali 2017 – Diwali recipes

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Diwali is one of the festivals which holds lot of importance in the Indian community.  It spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair.  Diwali festival typically extends over a five day period. The five days of Diwali : Day 1 “ Dhanteras   the

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

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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

Red aval ladoo recipe – How to make avalakki ladoo/red aval/poha ladoo recipe – ladoo recipes

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Red aval ladoo is a healthy and delicious ladoo prepared from red poha/aval/flattened rice, sugar, cardamom powder and nuts. This ladoo can be prepared in less than half an hour as it is made with less ingredients.  Red aval ladoos are prepared mostly on festive occasions like Krishna Jayanthi or Navaratri.  You can replace red

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