Category Archives: Festival dishes

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

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

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

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

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

Poha chivda or chiwda (spicy flattened rice) recipe – Diwali snacks recipe

Poha chivda or chiwda is a spicy mixture made from thick poha and dry fruits which is deep fried and mixed with spices.  It is a savory snack which is easy to make.  Poha chiwda is mostly prepared during diwali festival as a part of diwali snacks.  It can be also had as a tea-time

Chocolate burfi recipe – diwali sweets recipe

Chocolate barfi or chocolate fudge is a very delicious sweet prepared with milk powder, cocoa powder, sugar and butter and garnished with nuts.  This recipe is a very simple and quick to make barfi recipe and enjoyed by both kids and elders alike.  Kids just love the chocolate flavour of the barfi.  Do prepare chocolate

Coconut ladoo recipe with condensed milk – easy Diwali recipes

Coconut ladoo recipe with condensed milk  is a simple and quick sweet recipe  prepared from dessicated coconut and condensed milk and flavoured with cardamom powder.  Coconut ladoo is also prepared from freshly grated coconut and condensed milk which also tastes great.  For that recipe, only white part of the coconut is used.  Here I have

Diwali sweets and snacks recipes – diwali recipes collection 2017

Diwali or deepavali is an ancient hindu festival and the brightest festival of India.  This festival signifies the victory of light over darkness.  Diwali is an important festival for Hindus and this year it falls on 19th October 2017.  Diwali  represents the awareness of inner light within a person when ignorance is pushed aside by understanding

Rajgira ki puri recipe or vrat ki puri recipe- Navratri recipes

Rajgira or amaranth contains more than three times the average amount of calcium and is also high in iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and it is the only grain which contains Vitamin C.  Also as it is easy to digest and they are perfect for people on fasts,  Rajgira puris are prepared during Navratri or fasting

Makhane ki kheer or phool makhane ki kheer recipe

Makhana, phool makhane or lotus seeds are full of  nutrients and are a good source of protein, calcium and iron.  For making this delicius kheer, makhane is lightly roasted in ghee and cooked in milk till the milk is reduced to half and then garnished with cashewnuts and raisnis.  This kheer is further enhanced by adding