Tag Archives: #festivalrecipes

Urad dal murukku recipe – How to make urad dal thenkuzhal recipe – diwali recipes

Urad dal thenkuzhal or murukku is a very traditional and common snack made during Diwali festival in South Indian households, especially in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.  It is prepared with rice flour and urad dal flour.  This murukku is done in bulk as it stays good  for 2-3 weeks.  Here in this recipe I have

Shakkarpara or shankarpali recipe – How to make shakkarpara or shakkarpare recipe – Diwali recipes

Shakkarpara  or shankarpali is a popular sweet snack in Maharashtra and Gujarat.  It is generally made during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi or Diwali or any special occasions.  Shakarpara or shankarpali is rich in carbohydrates, an instant source of energy.  They are crispy deep fried sweet snack made with all purpose flour (maida), milk, ghee and

Oats chivda recipe – How to make roasted oats chivda recipe – healthy recipes

Oats chivda is a healthy chivda recipe made with oats, nuts and mild spices.  Here the oats and the nuts are roasted instead of deep frying and very little oil is used for roasting them. It can also be had as a  tea-time snack.  If you are making for any festive occasions, you can add

Kayi holige recipe – kayi obbattu recipe – coconut puran poli – Holi recipes

Kayi holige is a very popular sweet dish from North Karnataka.  It is very similar to puran poli which is prepared in Maharashtra.  For puran poli, the stuffing is made with boiled chana dal, jaggery, ghee and cardamom powder and the outer cover is prepared from maida or all purpose flour. But kayi holige is

Milk peda recipe – How to make milk peda/doodh peda recipe – Diwali sweets

Milk peda or doodh peda is a quick and easy peda recipe made with condensed milk and milk powder.  Ghee or butter is added to give a smooth texture to the pedas.  In this recipe, there is no need to add sugar as condensed milk is used to make pedas. Minimum ingredients are used to

Rose flavoured coconut ladoo – How to make coconut/nariyal ladoo with rose syrup – Diwali recipes

Rose coconut ladoo is a very easy and quick ladoo recipe made with desiccated coconut, condensed milk, cardamom powder and ghee and flavoured with rose syrup.  This ladoo can be prepared within 15 minutes.  It is a perfect sweet recipe to make ahead for Diwali festival.  Rose flavoured coconut ladoos are soft  and sweet and

Whole urad dal or black gram sundal recipe – How to make ulundu sundal recipe – sundal recipes

Black urad dal sundal is a very healthy snack made with whole urad dal.  It can be had as a teatime snack or anytime snack.  Urad dal is very easy to digest and a good source of protein and iron.  This sundal makes up for a great snack and as a perfect offering to God. 

Rava or sooji ke ladoo – How to make rava/sooji ladoo with khoya/mawa recipe – Indian desserts

Rava or sooji ladoo is a very quick and easy to make ladoo recipe made with fine rava, sugar, khoya, ghee and nuts.  These ladoos can be prepared in less than half an hour. Khoya when added to ladoo gives a rich and good taste to the ladoos.  Semolina give a coarse texture to the ladoos. 

Ground nut (peanut) and jaggery balls recipe – How to make peanut jaggery balls recipe

Peanut balls with jaggery, also called as kadalai urundai in Tamil Nadu is a tasty snack prepared especially on auspicious occasions like Karthigai deepam and Krishna Jayanthi.  It is a healthy snack as peanuts  is full of proteins and jaggery is rich in iron content.  Peanut balls is very easy to prepare at home and made

Mysore pak recipe – How to make soft mysore pak recipe – a rich South Indian sweet

Mysore pak is a rich Indian sweet dish made from gram flour, sugar and ghee and usually served as a dessert.  It originated in Mysore city in Karnataka State.  Legend says that Mysore pak was first created in the kitchens of Mysore Palace by a palace cook named Kakasura Madappa.  When asked its name, Madappa having