Diwali Sweets, Sweets

CARROT HALWA WITH KHOYA

Carrot Halwa is a delicious dessert that can be made in a matter of minutes. It is the most favourite recipe of my daughter who relishes each time I make it. It was last week I had got a big basket of fresh carrots which was brought by my mother from ooty estate through a friend. I instantly thought of making this as the carrots were juicy and red. It took very less time and the result was delicious and yummy. I added khoya also which added to the texture and the result was delicious. I have a carrot halwa…

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Diwali Sweets, Independence Day Recipes, Sweets

TIRANGA SOOJI CAKE

Independence Day is celebrated as a mark of freedom of our country from the British Rule. It is a National Holiday for all and it is celebrated throught the country with the usual pomp and gaiety. When we think of our country the tri colour instantly comes to all our minds. Keeping that in mind , I as a food blogger made a small attempt and gave the usual Sooji Cake to a Tri colour Sooji Cake. This can be easily made with the ingredients available at home and it was a pleasure to make this with three different colours…

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Diwali Sweets, Gokulashtami Recipes, Indian Festival Recipes, Ladoo Recipes, Reviews, Sweets

RED POHA LADDU

Sometime back I got a parcel of red poha from Dhatu Organics. I have a few aval/poha recipes in my blog such as Vella Aval, Puli Aval, Kanada Poha etc. But they were all made from white poha. Red poha as I learn is more nuritive than white flakes. They have high iron content and easily digestable  as well.It is filling to the stomach but at the same time light as well. Here I have made a sweet recipe with red poha which is very quick to make and requires very less ingredients.  Coming to Dhatu, this was started by…

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Bachelors' Recipes, Diwali Sweets, Sweets

KALAKAND

Kalakand is a sweet made in Northern India with condensed milk and paneer. It is said to have been popular and originates from Alwar, Rajasthan and is mostly made in all households during Holi, Diwali and other festivities. It is a very easy sweet to prepare and even beginners or bachelors can make this delicacy with much ease. I made it for the first time last month and this recipe was lying in the draft for quite sometime. Rajasthan and Gujarat are the states in India where sweets are taken at the beginning and end of a meal. This is…

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Diwali Sweets, Indian Festival Recipes, Kesari Recipes, Navarathri Recipes, Sweets

BANANA SHEERA

Banana Sheera is a tasty dessert made from semolina,sugar,milk and banana.South Indians call it Kesari whereas in North it is called suji ka halwa. Normally I make kesari for various occasions for offering it to GOD.I have also seen here in Bangalore people making it for Satya Narayana Pooja. Whatever may be the occasion,it is a tasty desert that can be made in no time.One of my friends said she used to feed her infant with this Banana Sheera and as it is quite easy to swallow and soft.Here in Karnataka this is called Kesari Bath and is usually served…

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Diwali Sweets, Indian Festival Recipes, Navarathri Recipes, Sweets

GUD PAPDI

Gud Papdi or Sukhdi as it is called is an authentic Gujarati sweet made with wheat flour and jaggery.It can be made in a matter of minutes and is full of taste and is also an energy booster.It is also made in Maharashtra and is eaten with same awe.Many people in Gujarat have the habit of eating this at anytime of the day, preferably for instant jaggery or sweet rush.It has a crumbly texture and tends to melt in the mouth once you bite in to it.Though I have never tried any Gujarati sweets,but have a few snacks on my…

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Diwali Sweets, Indian Festival Recipes, Sweets, Traditional Recipes

ADIRASAM

Adirasam is a deep fried type of Indian sweet from the Tamil cuisine.Also this is one of the traditional sweets made in Tamil Nadu during festivals and marriages.Though it requires a very ingredients,it is very difficult to attain the perfect texture and requires absolute concentration.It is made using rice flour and jaggery.The rice is soaked and dried and then powdered. Jaggery is made into a syrup and added to the rice flour,mixed and made in to balls which are flattened and deep fried.Some make it with syrup too,but I have never attempted to make that version. Somehow it was a…

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Diwali Sweets, Indian Festival Recipes, Sweets

MYSORE PAK

There are certain sweets which occupy an important role when served at any special occasion.Mysore Pak is a classic sweet of South India and is made at almost all celebrations.It is also said it is one of the difficult desserts to make and requires much expertise.I have seen mom making this as a child’s play and wondered many a times if I could attempt it even.It so happened that when last week when some friends came home for a small gathering,I choose to make these golden squares.I made this the previous day itself so that I can concentrate on other…

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Diwali Sweets, Indian Festival Recipes, Sweets

DATES FIG NUTS ROLL

I have been thinking of making this healthy dessert for quite sometime now.As summer is at it’s peak I tried many varieties of food which involve less time to spend in the kitchen.And yes,that should be easy to make as well.With very less ingredients and within a short time this delectable sweet was made and lo! It vanished in seconds.I read this recipe in a dessert cookbook and was tempted to make it for a long long time and finally did.When you are in a mood or craving for some delicious sweet that is healthy and can be made in…

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Diwali Sweets, Indian Festival Recipes, Ladoo Recipes, Sweets

SOYA DATES LADOO

Today’s post also happens to be a dessert and that too a nutritious one.This is purely an imaginative and born out of innovation recipe.This one was made by me for a magazine contribution which included Soya recipes.Among many starters,main course and side dishes with Soya,I made this ladoo which was not only quick and easy to make but tasted awesome as well.I have made this with Soya flour,easily available in the market nowadays.But you can follow the same procedure using powdered Soya chunks. Whenever you are in a craving mood for a sweet try this one out.As you would see…

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Diwali Sweets, Indian Festival Recipes, Sweets

CARROT HALWA/GAJAR KA HALWA

Carrot Halwa or Gajar ka Halwa is also known as Gajrela is a sweet dessert pudding mainly associated with North of India.It is made during Diwali, Holi and family celebrations.Many people make it in different methods,either with pressure cooker,microwave or in an open pan which is slow cooked with grated carrots in milk and dry fruits.Almost everyone is addicted to this sweet delicacy and requires no reason to prepare and enjoy.I also made this just for the sake of blogging,but the enjoyment came along the way.As a blogger trying out new recipes and taking pictures is a weekly affair,if not…

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