Rava coconut ladoo – diwali sweet recipe

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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

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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

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.

Dal methi recipe

Dal methi

Dal methi is a healthy combination of fenugreek/methi leaves and tur dal. It is simple to make and very nutritious too. Dal methi is also called as methiwali dal. It is mildly spiced and goes well with rotis as well as rice. Dal methi is a very healthy dal which can be included in our daily diet.

Palak puri/poori or spinach puri recipe

palak puri

Palak puri is a very delicious breakfast dish made with spinach leaves, wheat flour and mixed with spices. It is best served with curd or any gravy dish. Palak puri is a healthy combinations of spinach leaves and wheat flour and kids love this puri because of its green colour and yummy taste.

Rice kheer with jaggery or akki payasa

Rice kheer

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.

Peas paneer butter masala recipe

peas paneer butter masala

Peas paneer butter masala is a delicious North Indian dish made with fresh green peas and paneer in a rich onion- tomato based gravy mixed with Indian spices. It is best served as a side dish for rotis, naans or chapatis.

Ven pongal or khara pongal recipe

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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 festival, where this dish is prepared to celebrate the festival. Ven pongal is very easy to prepare and tastes best when served with sambar or coconut chutney.

Sabudana seviyan kheer or Sago pearls vermicelli kheer recipe

sago vermicelli

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

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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.