Category Archives: Festival dishes
Basundi is a popular Indian dessert in the States of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka and it is made from milk, sugar and nuts. It is a sweetened dense milk prepared by boiling milk on low heat till it is reduced to half. Once the milk is reduced, sugar and nuts are added to it. Cooking the basundi after sugar is added gives a nice light pink colour to it. Basundi is best served warm or chilled garnished with almonds and pistachios. Here I have prepared basundi without nuts which also tastes divine. Keep stirring the milk continuously and scraping the sides of the vessel as this makes the basundi thick and gives a creamy texture to it. Basundi is ideal for occasions like Diwali or Navratri or any special occasions.
7 cup cake or burfi recipe is made from 7 cups of ingredients. Hence it is called as 7 cup cake or burfi. This sweet is very easy to make and very similar to Mysore pak. 7 cup cake is an ideal sweet for Diwali festival and a sweet which be liked by kids too. The secret to getting a good and delicious burfi is removing the mixture from the heat at the right stage to the plate.
Maa ladoo recipe with step by step photos. Maladu or maa ladoo recipe is a quick and delicious Indian sweet made with roasted gram dal, sugar, ghee, cardamom powder and nuts. It is especially made during festive occasions like Diwali. Maa ladoo is also called as pottukadalai urundai in Tamil nadu and this ladoo is made with few ingredients easily available at home. They are not only nutritious but can be prepared within 30 minutes.
Cornflakes mixture or chivda is a traditional South Indian snack or mixture prepared from cornflakes, curry leaves, salt and red chilli powder and garnished with nuts. It is also a healthy mixture as it is stir fried and not deep fried and ideal for festive occasions like Diwali. It is very quick to make and can be had as a teatime snack too.
Paneer kheer is a rich and exotic dessert made from milk, cottage cheese, sugar and garnished with almonds and pistachios. It is very easy to prepare and tastes best when served chilled. Paneer kheer is an ideal dessert for festive or special occasions. Paneer added to the kheer makes it protein rich and a good sweet dish for kids too.
Khoya peda is a very popular and delicious Indian sweet made from brown khoya, powdered sugar flavoured with cardamom powder and garnished with almonds and pistachios. It is made during festivals like Diwali and special occasions. Khoya is a milk food product easily available in the market and is used for making different delicious sweets. Khoya peda is very quick to make too and an ideal sweet for Diwali festival. Khoya pedas have a smooth texture and just melts in your mouth and cardamom powder added to it enhances the flavor. Do try this recipe and enjoy…
Kalakand also known as sandesh is a very popular and delicious Indian sweet made from sweetened condensed milk, cottage cheese and milk powder. It is a very easy recipe made from just 3 ingredients and with much less effort. An ideal sweet for festivals or any special occasions.
Sabudana or sago kheer is a very delicious kheer made with sago, jaggery, milk and nuts. It is also made with sugar. But it tastes divine when jaggery is added for making this kheer. Sago kheer is an ideal dessert during festival days or during fasting times. Sago is rich in carbohydrates and hence is very filling to the stomach. Sago kheer is a tradional Indian sweet dish and one of the easiest kheer to make.
Wheat halwa or atte ka halwa is a very popular dish in North India especially during festivals and is distributed as prasad in temples. It can also be enjoyed as a dessert and is more delicious than any other halwa. Wheat halwa is best served hot or warm and adding more ghee makes it even more tastier and heavenly. Whenever you feel like eating any sweet at home or have guests at home, you can prepare this halwa instantly.
Banana sheera is a very popular and delicious sweet dish prepared with semolina, sugar, bananas and milk and garnished with fried nuts. Bananas when added to sheera gives a rice and sweet flavor. It is usually served as prasad or as an offering to God during Satyanarayana pooja.