Category Archives: Festival dishes
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.
Moong dal coconut kheer recipe is a very delicious dessert prepared with moong dal, milk, jaggery and coconut and garnished with cashewnuts and raisins. You can also use coconut milk to give a richer and creamier taste to the kheer. The moong dal is boiled and then cooked with milk and sweetened with jaggery. Moongdal coconut kheer is ideal for any special or festive occasions. This kheer is not only simple to make but tastes divine too when served either warm or cold. Do try this recipe for any festivals and enjoy!!
Butter murukku is a very easy and quick to make snack recipe made with rice flour, besan and fried gram dal powder. It is also a traditional Indian snack prepared especially during festivals like Diwali and Krishna Jayanthi. Do try this simple and delicious snack and enjoy it as a tea time or any time snack.
Chana and moong dal kheer is a very simple recipe which can be done quickly from the available ingredients at home. It is a very tasty kheer which can be prepared on special and festive occasions and use of the dals makes it more healthier. Try making this delicious kheer!!
Til gul or tilachi ladu is a very popular Maharastrian sweet dish made during Makar Sankranti, a Hindu festival celebrated on 14th January. It is made with sesame seeds, jaggery and ghee. It is a tradional winter sweet because it is consumed in winter months as til is known to have heating properties. Til ladoo can be quickly and easily made and stored upto 2 weeks in a tight airtight container.
Pongal is a harvest festival of Tamil Nadu. People pray to Sun God on this occasion. In Tamil language, ‘pongal’ means ‘boiling over’. On that day, women boil the new rice with fresh milk and jaggery and allow it to overflow the pots. It is an expression of happiness that the new harvest is here and should enjoy it. The date of pongal festival remains constant every year, on the 14th of January. However the festival is celebrated for 4 days from 13th to 16th of the month. Sweet pongal is a sweet dish which is prepared and first offered to the Sun God. Sweet pongal is made from raw rice, jaggery, milk, ghee and nuts and is very easy to make.
Puran poli is a Maharashtrian sweet dish which is either eaten on its own or served with ghee. Puran poli is called as holige or obbattu in Karnataka and served with ghee and hot milk. Puran poli is prepared during festival days like Holi or Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra. It looks like a roti and is made with wheat flour, maida flour, jaggery and bengal gram (chana dal) with cardamom as an added flavor.. The stuffing made is known is puran and outer covering is called as poli. Puran poli is a very delicious festive sweet which is liked and enjoyed by all.
Poha chivda or aval mixture is a very popular and healthy snack made of thin beaten rice and flavoured with peanuts, roasted chana dal and mild spices. It can be prepared instantly and can be enjoyed as a tea time snack. Poha chivda is a also a very common snack prepared during Diwali festival. It is a low fat snack which can be easily prepared at home. It does not use too much oil and can be easily stored in an airtight container upto one month.
Kaju katli or kaju katri is a popular Indian dessert made up of cashewnuts, sugar and little ghee. Kaju means cashew nut in Hindi. Kaju katli is one of the variety of sweets which is made on the joyous occasion of Diwali festival.
Oma podi or ompodi is a quick and easy savory recipe which is made with gramflour, rice flour and flavoured with carom seeds (ajwain), It is a popular snack in South India and it is made during festivals or special occasions. Oma podi can be had as a teatime snack and it is also used in chaats.