Category Archives: Festival dishes

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

Panaka or panakam recipe (jaggery and pepper flavoured drink) – Rama Navami recipes

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Panaka or panakam is a traditional indian drink which is prepared on Ram Navami. Ram Navami is a hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Rama. Panaka is offered as naivedya or prasad to Lord Ram. It is also called as panakam in Andhra Pradesh. Panaka or panakam is a festive sweet drink made from

Mavinakayi gojju or raw mango curry recipe – how to make raw mango curry recipe – mango recipes

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Mavinakayi gojju or raw mango curry is a sweet, tangy and spicy curry made with raw mangoes, coconut, jaggery, tamarind and spices.  Mango curry also called as mavinakayi gojju in Kannada is a very popular and traditional dish from Karnataka. Mavinakayi gojju is a must dish during any wedding function or any auspicious functions in Brahmin community. It is a very

Badam halwa recipe – how to make badam or almond halwa recipe

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Badam  or almond halwa is a very rich and  delicious Indian sweet made with blanched and pureed almonds, ghee and sugar.  It can be prepared on any festive occasions like ugadi, diwali, holi or lakshmi puja.    Badam halwa can be had on any normal day too as almonds are healthy.  They are a good source of nutrients and

Rasmalai recipe – how to make rasmalai recipe – Instant bengali rasmalai recipe

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Rasmalai is a delicious Indian dessert and one of the most popular Bengal sweet made from spongy chenna or cottage cheese balls (rasgullas) which are soaked in saffron flavoured sweetened milk.  This recipe is a instant recipe made from readymade rasgullas and condensed milk and can be prepared in 15-20 minutes.  Rasmalai is best served chilled

Rasgulla recipe – how to make spongy homemade rasgulla recipe – Indian dessert recipes

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Rasgulla is a syrupy, popular and delicious dessert made from ball shaped dumplings of chenna (Indian cottage cheese) and cooked in light sugar syrup.  The spongy white rasgulla is believed to have been introduced in present-day West Bengal.  The traditional Odisha rasgullas are softer and creamish in colour than Bengali rasgullas. The Bengali rasgullas are whitish and rubbery. 

Pineapple kesari recipe – how to make pineapple rava kesari recipe

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Pineapple kesari is a very delicious dessert made with semolina (sooji) and pineapple.  Pineapple gives a good flavour to the kesari and is a nice way to include the fruit in your dessert.  You can add pineapple essence too to this kesari.  But I did not add it, as I wanted the natural flavour and

Ven pongal or khara pongal recipe – how to make ghee pongal recipe

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Ven pongal or khara pongal is a popular dish in South Indian homes and is served as breakfast dish in Tamil Nadu. It is called as huggi in Karnataka. Ven pongal is a spicy variant made with rice, moong dal, black pepper, cumin seeds and cashew nuts. It is commonly prepared during pongal, a harvest

Malai ladoo or paneer ladoo recipe – diwali sweet recipe

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Malai ladoo or paneer ladoo is a festive delight made with just 2 ingredients – paneer and condensed milk and flavoured with rose essence.  Malai ladoo is very popular in North India and very similar to sandesh sweet. I have tried the recipe of milkmaid ladoo recipe where they have used kewra essence.  But I had rose