Category Archives: Festival dishes

Poha chivda or aval mixture – easy diwali snacks recipe

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 or kaju barfi recipe – diwali sweets recipe

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 carom seeds(ajwain) flavoured sev recipe – diwali snacks recipe

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.

Rava coconut ladoo – diwali sweet recipe

Rava coconut ladoo is a very traditional sweet dish which is prepared during festivals. It is prepared with semolina, freshly grated coconut, sugar, ghee and garnished with cashewnuts and raisins. Rava coconut ladoo is extremely simple to make and less time consuming. Rava gives a coarse texture to the ladoo and grated coconut added to it , further enhances the taste. Do try this easy recipe and make Diwali festival rich.

Ribbon pakoda recipe – Indian vegetarian food – Easy to make deepavali/diwali recipes

Ribbon pakoda is a very popular and easy snack which is made during Diwali. It is a South Indian crispy savory snack which is very simple to make but very tasty. Ribbon pakoda is prepared with gram flour, besan and chilli powder. It can also be had as tea time or any time snack. This is also called as nada murukku or ola pakoda.

Mysore pak recipe

Mysore pak is a traditional sweet dish of Karnataka made for festive occasions like Diwali. It is made up of gram flour (besan), sugar and ghee. Legend says that Mysore pak was first created in the kitchens of Mysore Palace by a palace cook named Kakasura Madappa. Mysore pak is one of the most popular and delicious sweet from South India.

Rice kheer with jaggery or akki payasa

Rice kheer is made with milk, basmati rice and jaggery and garnished with raisins and cashewnuts. Jaggery is a good substitute for sugar for those who are health conscious. Rice kheer with jaggery is a good variation since jaggery is added instead of sugar and it tastes divine when served either warm or chilled. Jaggery is full of iron and other minerals and hence also has got lot of health benefits.

Sabudana seviyan kheer or Sago pearls vermicelli kheer recipe

Sago vermicelli kheer or payasa is a very traditional dessert which is prepared on festivals and special occasions. Sabudana vermicelli is a popular combination for making kheer. This kheer is prepared with vermicelli and sago and garnished with roasted cashew nuts and raisins. It is very easy to make and delicious too.

Black chickpeas or kala chana sundal

Navaratri means ‘nine nights’ and is marked with Hindu women praying to Goddess Durga. They observe fast during these entire nine days. Various types of snacks are prepared and distributed among women and children after prayers. Black chickpeas or kala chana sundal is a snack prepared especially during Navaratri festival as prasadam to Goddess Durga. Black chickpeas sundal is also called as kondakadalai sundal in Tamil Nadu. Black chickpeas sundal is a simple South Indian style snack recipe made with black chickpeas, red chillies, curry leaves, spices and grated coconut. It can also be had as an evening snack as black chickpeas are rich in proteins and delicious too.

Chana dal sundal recipe

Chana dal is a healthy snack which is prepared during Navaratri. It is called as kadalai paruppu sundal in Tamil Nadu. Different types of sundals are prepared during Navaratri. Navaratri is a festival which is celebrated for nine days. Navaratri means nine nights in Sanskrit and during these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Devi are worshipped. Varieties types of sundals are prepared and served as an offering to God. Chana dal sundal is a healthy snack which can be prepared quickly. It is made with chana dal or bengal gram which is boiled and seasoned with spices.