Category Archives: Festival dishes

Mango kesari or sheera recipe – How to make mango kesari recipe – mango recipes

Mango sheera or kesari is a very popular dessert which is made with fresh mangoes or canned mango pulp. Kesari as it is called in South India, is very similar to sooji halwa in North India.  It is an Indian sweet dish made with mangoes, semolina, sugar and garnished with raisins and nuts. The making

Shrikand recipe – How to make kesar elaichi shrikand recipe – Maharashtrian recipes

Shrikand is a very popular sweet dish in Maharashtra and Gujarat and is best served with puris or as a dessert. Shrikand is made especially during summers and is very simple to make too. The sugar is well blended with hung curd and flavoured with nuts, saffron strings and cardamom powder.  If you prefer fruit

Til ke ladoo or sesame seeds ladoo recipe – How to make til ke laddu or til gul ladoo recipe – Sankranti recipes

Til ke ladoo or til gul laddu is a very popular Maharastrian sweet dish made during Makar Sankranti which is a Hindu festival celebrated on 14th January every year. This ladoo is made with sesame seeds, jaggery and ghee. It is a tradional winter sweet because it is consumed in winter months as til is

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

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