Category Archives: Festival dishes

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

Moong dal sundal recipe – Navratri sundal recipes

Moong dal sundal or pasiparuppu sundal is a very easy and simple sundal recipe prepared with yellow moong dal.  It is also healthy due to protein rich moong dal used in the recipe.  Moong dal sundal can be made instantly and a perfect sundal recipe for Navratri festival.  This sundal recipe is not ony healthy

Navratri recipes 2016 – sundal recipes – vrat recipes

Navratri is a hindu festival dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga.  The word Navaratri means ‘nine nights’.  Nava means nine and ratri means nights.  During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Devi are worshipped.  The tenth day is referred as Vijayadashami or Dussehra.  Navratri is an important festival and is celebrated