Category Archives: Festival dishes

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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