Category Archives: Festival dishes

Murukku or chakli recipe – Indian vegetarian food – Easy to make deepavali/diwali recipes

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Murukku or chakli is a popular South Indian snack made with rice flour, gram flour and seasoned with salt, asafoetida and either cumin seeds or white sesame seeds. Murukku is a traditional treat for festivals like Diwali and Krishna Janmashtami. The ingredients are mixed together to form a dough which is then shaped into spiral shapes either by hand or using a mould. They are then deep fried in cooking oil.

Vella cheedai or seedai

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Vella cheedai is a very popular snack prepared during Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami. It is a mildly sweetened and crunchy snack prepared from rice flour, jaggery, cardamom powder and coconut. Vella cheedai is a snack prepared to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna which falls on 28th of August, this year.

Shakarpara or Shankarpali

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Shakarpara or shankarpali is a popular sweet snack in Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is generally made on festivals like Diwali. Shakarpara or shankarpali is rich in carbohydrates, an instant source of energy. It is made with all purpose flour (maida), semolina, ghee and sugar and it has a long shelf life.

Coconut burfi or thengai burfi

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Coconut burfi is a very simple sweet dish made from fresh coconut, sugar and cardamom powder. Coconut burfi is made on special occasions or on festival days like Diwali or Janmashtami.

Badam kheer or almond pudding recipe

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Badam kheer is an Indian dessert made with milk, sugar, saffron and almonds. It is a very delicious and rich pudding which is made on special occasions. Saffron gives a nice colour and taste to the kheer. Badam kheer can be had either warm or chilled. Either way it tastes divine.

Sihi avalakki or sweet poha

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In kannada, sihi means sweet and avalakki means beaten rice. Sihi avalakki is a festival sweet dish made of beaten rice and jaggery. It is usually made on Gokulashtami/Janmashtami day, as an offering to Lord Krishna.

Godi payasa or broken wheat kheer or dalia kheer

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Broken wheat has got lot of health benefits. It helps in controlling cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure. It is a very healthy and delicious indian dessert.

Akki payasa or pal payasam (rice kheer) recipe

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Akki payasa or pal payasam is a popular south indian dessert made of milk, rice and sugar. It is made on festival days and special occasions. Milk is cooked on a low flame for a long time to get the right texture and a rich flavour. Pal payasam is an ideal sweet dish during festive occasions.

Hesarubele kosambari

Hesarubele kosambari

It is a traditional dish or salad which is prepared on festival days and is served as a part of the meal.

Mango kesari or mango sheera recipe

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Mango sheera or kesari is a very popular dessert in Maharashtra. It is an Indian sweet dish made with fresh mangoes, semolina, sugar and garnished with raisins and nuts. The making of mango sheera is very similar to the regular semolina sheera. The only difference is that mango pulp is added to it which gives a nice flavour and colour to the sheera. You can add mango pieces or mango pulp or a combination of mango pieces and mango pulp according to the taste desired. Anyways the end result is very delicious and tasty.