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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Bread Recipes, Sweets

SHAHI TUKDA

Shahi means Royal and Tukda is piece in Hindi.So literally translated it means a royal piece.Shahi Tukta is similar to Double Ka Meetha and is a super delicious and easy recipe.This mouth watering deep fried bread in ghee topped with rabri s a delight to anyone who lays hands on it.I found a difficult though in taking pistures as it was late evening and the light was dim.Otherwise this was an easy and satisfactory dessert to make.The rabri making is the only job here,rest of the work takes only a few minutes.The rabri should be of the custard type consistency…

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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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Indian Festival recipes, Millet Recipes, Navarathri recipes, Neiveidhyam Recipes, Sweets, Traditional Recipes

SAMAI VELLA PUTTU/LITTLE MILLET PUTTU

I am making use of millets these days in my recipes not only to add them to the blog but also to add a healthy touch to the diet in our day to day food.As today is NAVATATHRI’s first day thought of sharing with you all this easy and tasty jaggery based sweet recipe which can be offered to GODDESS for the celebrations.I have Arisi Vella Puttu already in my blog,but this one I made with my own innovation.The process is simple and the ingredients even simpler. Puttu is usually made on Fridays during Navarathri celebrations.You can try this for…

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Ladoo recipes, Sweets

AATA LADOO WITH COCONUT SUGAR

I received a package recently from goindiaorganic which contained organic coconut sugar.It is one healthy version of sugar which contains low glycemic index,unrefined,raw,high nutrient and vegan and is suitable for sugar patients as well.I wanted to make a healthy version of Aata Ladoo so set out to make these from organic coconut sugar.It is an easy replacement to cane sugar.You can use them as your regular sugar in all the recipes you make.It will be tasty and above all guilt free.It contains organic granulated coconut and flower blossom nectar.You can just notice the colour of slight brown in the ladoos,but…

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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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