Category Archives: Festival dishes

Sabudana ladoo recipe – How to make sabudana ladoo recipe – Navratri recipes

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Sabudana ladoo is an Indian sweet dish made from tapioca pearls, powdered sugar, dessicated coconut, ghee and nuts and is prepared especially during Navratri or fasting days or festival days.  Sabudana is an important ingredient which can be used during fasting days.  Coconut added to this dish gives a delicious taste to the ladoo.  Do try this

Chana dal payasam/kheer – How to make Kadalai paruppu payasam | Parappu pradhaman

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Chana dal payasam/kheer or kadala payasam or parappu pradhaman is a very delicious  payasam prepared especially during Onam festival in Kerala.  This kheer is also prepared during any other special or festive occasions. It is a festive kheer recipe made with chana dal, jaggery, coconut milk and nuts.  Chana dal payasam is one of the easy

Mixed fruits kesari recipe – How to make fruit kesari recipe – Indian desserts

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Mixed fruits kesari is a rich delicious Indian sweet made with rava, fruits, sugar, ghee and nuts.  It is also a very popular South Indian dessert which is not only easy to make but also can be prepared instantly.  Kesari is generally made during festivals and special occasions in South India.  Fresh fruits added to

Kara kadubu recipe – How to make kara kadubu (steamed spicy dumplings) recipe

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Kara kadubu is a healthy, tasty and spicy steamed rice dumplings prepared during Ganesh Chaturthi festival.  This dish is made with rice flour, chana dal, coconut and spices.  Kara kadubu is also had as a breakfast dish or as an evening snack in some parts of  Karnataka.  Filling is also made with urad dal instead of

Dry fruits modak recipe – How to make dry fruits modak recipe – Ganesh Chaturthi recipes

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Dry fruits modak is a very tasty and nutritious modak made from dry fruits, dates, poppy seeds, dessicated coconut and ghee.  This modak recipe is very simple and quick to make too, as it can be prepared in less than half an hour.  Traditionally modaks called ukadiche or sweet modak are made with rice flour as outer

Sweet rava appam recipe – How to make semolina jaggery appam recipe – Krishna Jayanthi recipes

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Sweet rava appam is a very delicious and easy appam recipe made with rava  and jaggery and which can be done instantly too.  Traditionally appams are deep fried, but can also be done in the paniyaram pan.  Sweet appams is one of the neivedyam dish for festivals like Krishna Jayanthi and Karthigai deepam in Tamil

Avalakki or aval ladoo (poha ladoo) recipe – Janmashtami/Krishna Jayanthi recipes

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Avalakki or aval ladoo is a easy sweet recipe made from poha/flattened rice, sugar, ghee, nuts and raisins.  You can also make this ladoo with jaggery instead of sugar.  Both the ladoos are excellent tastewise and also quick to make.  I thought of posting this easy recipe for beginners as well as working woman, as I

Pumpkin erissery recipe – how to make mathanga (pumpkin) erissery recipe – onam recipes

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Pumpkin erissery or mathanga erissery is a traditional Kerala dish made with pumpkin and coconut and served during onam sadya.  Pumpkin is boiled first and then cooked with coconut paste and finally tempered with coconut oil. Coconut oil gives an authentic taste to the erissery.  Pumpkin erissery is best served with steamed rice  or as a side dish

Besan ladoo recipe in Microwave – how to make besan ladoo in microwave (microwave recipes)

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Besan ladoo is a very popular and delicious Indian dessert made with gram flour, sugar, ghee and nuts and is  made especially during festive and special occasions.  Microwave besan ladoo recipe is a quick version of besan ladoo which can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.  Traditionally, for making besan ladoos, gram flour or besan is roasted in

Candy sugar or rock candy kheer or aval kalkandu payasam recipe – kheer recipes

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Candy sugar or rock candy (rock sugar) kheer is a tasty kheer recipe made with flattened rice and rock candy and garnished with nuts.  Rock candy is also called as kalkhand and are relatively large sugar crystals.  It is also regarded as having medicinal properties.  In this recipe, I have used flattened rice or poha to