Diwali Sweets, Sweets

DHARWAD PEDA

Dharwad Peda is a sweet unique to the town of Dharwad in Karnataka state. It was originally started by the Thakur family who had migrated from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh and stared business here. Line Bazar Peda is one of the famous sweets in Dharwad..I have earliest memories of my father bringing these home and I used to love it each time. He had a Kannadiga friend who when visited  his native place would pass on this to him. Never did I imagine that I would be settling in Karnataka one day  and be a total foodie and a passionate…

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Diwali Sweets, Ladoo Recipes, Sweets

WHEAT RAVA LADOO

Ladoo with broken wheat, wheat rava or dalia was totally new to me. I first stumbled upon this while browsing for a different, yet tasty and healthy recipe. This recipe is totally easy and very easy to make. As Diwali is fast approaching, it is an excellent way to try this delicious melt in the mouth sweet balls. Wheat Rava has more carbohydrates and less of fat and can be easily had by people of all ages. There are ample ample amounts of phosphorous, potassium snd Some B Vitamins. It is easy to digest and quite filling as well. The…

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Diwali Sweets, Ladoo Recipes, Sweets

CHOCOLATE LADOO

Come Festivals it is a must to make sweets and desserts and I am no exception. As I was thinking on making a simple yet special dessert, this easy recipe crossed my mind which my friend had shared with me months before. It is a delicious ladoo which is made with very easily available ingredients at home. And it’s so easy to make as well. You can make this for any festival , I made it during last weeks Navarathri celebrations, you can try the same for the upcoming Diwali festival. My daughter’s friends who came for lunch last week…

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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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Indian Festival Recipes, Sweets

MOONG DAL MODAKAM

Modak or Modakam is a dumpling steamed or fried in Indian cuisine. It is made during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations and there are many varieties and variations in this delicacy. In our houses we make both sweet and savory modaks both of which is equally delicious. The one I am sharing with you here today is made with moong daL and jaggery along with grated coconut. The outer dough is made with rice flour and it is a very easy recipe to make. If you are uncomfortable or lack in practice in shaping the modakams, then you can make use of…

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Indian Festival Recipes, Sweets

CHOCOLATE MODAK

Chocolate Modak is an instant recipe made with khova or milk solids and chocolate powder. It is a very easy modak recipe I was wanting to post for a long time. This is a very easy modak and will be a sure hit among children and elders alike. This festive season I thought of making something different and chocolate was my first choice. There are many varieties of modak , the chief among them is made with coconut jaggery filling with the outer dough of rice flour. I also have Modakam and Ellu Kozhakattai in my blog, which is a…

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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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Avani Avittam Recipes, Indian Festival Recipes, Sweets

COCONUT POLI/THENGAI POLI

I have been out of the blogging scenario for sometime now, and it seemed it would never happen in the near the future. I was travelling and couldn’t get to the routine, though I wanted to do very much. I am posting today a sweet recipe called Thengai or Coconut Poli. It is a very easy to make recipe and can be in a short time. The good part is it can be stored for a week if kept in fridge. I made this  two weeks ago and I was happy to take pictures as well. Coconut Pornam or the…

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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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Indian Festival Recipes, Kesari Recipes, Sweets

RAVA KESARI

Rava Kesari is a  classic South Indian sweet made during fesitivities and celebrations. It is made out of rava or semolina and is very easy to make. Even beginners if followed the steps carefully can make this delicacy in no time. It is super soft and simply melts in to your mouth as soon as you have it. My mother makes it with much skill as she has made this many number of times. It is a ritual to serve bhajji and sojji during the function where the groom visits the house of the would be bride in tamil community….

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