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Diwali recipes





Diwali is that time of the year when the whole country is dazzling with lamps, new clothes and festive events! Unlike many festivals of regional importance, this is one occasion when the whole country unites in celebration.

Can you imagine Diwali without sweets, savouries, new clothes, diyas and fireworks?! More than the menu on Diwali day, there is more focus on sweets and snacks prepared that week, because friends and relatives love to exchange these along with small gifts as a token of their love. So, this is a brilliant occasion to show off your cooking skills too! It is perhaps the sweets and snacks that are most significant because they are shared with near and dear ones, symbolic of sharing your joy with them.

When deciding what snacks and sweets to prepare, take into consideration the time you have, level of experience, how many varieties and how much of sweets and savouries you would like to share with your friends and family, and what you would like to serve at home. Balance your choice in terms of taste and appearance.

Once you plan things well, you will find that the task of preparing the snacks is much more enjoyable and leisurely. Moreover, most of our recipes are made using readily available ingredients and quick methods, so you will find them convenient. These recipes on our website will surely make your Diwali special…

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Recipe# 35096
15 May 17

 
Coconut Barfi, Kesar Coconut Mawa Barfi by Tarla Dalal
A mithai that is famous and well-loved all over India, the Coconut Barfi can now be prepared easily in the microwave oven. No need to sweat over the consistency of the sugar syrup or any such complications. Just follow the simple instructions, and very soon you will have a mouth-watering sweet, ....
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Recipe# 38459
07 May 17

 
Nawabi Kesar Koftas by Tarla Dalal
The grandeur of this recipe is evident from the ingredients that go into the kofta. A range of dairy products, saffron and dry fruits give these Nawabi Kesar Koftas a melt-in-the-mouth texture and magnificent flavour. The tangy gravy, flavoured with a rich paste of spices and nuts, adds to the l ....
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Recipe# 30932
06 May 17

 
Rose Falooda by Tarla Dalal
The Mughals are known for their love of all things delicious and fragrant. Thus flowers hold a special place in Mughlai cooking. The rose with its lovely fragrance and delicious subtle flavours is their first choice. The ever-popular Falooda that is available today at every restaurant just down ....
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Recipe# 41202
06 May 17

 
Dhokla Sushi with Carrots 
by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves Sushi, but it is not easy to make. Sometimes we don’t have the time, sometimes we don’t get the ingredients, and sometimes we are afraid of whether we can handle the sticky rice properly. Well, this Dhokla Sushi with Carrots is an opportunity for everybody to make and enjoy a hom ....
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Recipe# 22798
27 Apr 17

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Paneer Tava Masala, Punjabi Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe by Tarla Dalal
A semi-dry preparation of marinated paneer with common spices and spice powders, tomato pulp, fresh cream, and all the works, the Paneer Tava Masala features a mind-boggling array of flavours, thanks to the addition of roasted caraway seeds, kasuri methi and chaat masala too. The aroma and flavo ....
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Recipe# 37709
27 Apr 17

 
Bharvan Simla Mirch by Tarla Dalal
A rich and tasty treat that is sure to pamper you, the Bharvan Simla Mirch is a grand preparation of capsicum, stuffed with a delectable mixture of potatoes, capsicum and spices, drowned in a luscious tomato gravy. A combination of tomatoes and cashewnuts gives the gravy a tangy flavour, a cream ....
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Recipe# 1306
03 Apr 17

 
Layered Pineapple, Cream and Coconut Biscuit Dessert by Tarla Dalal
When your kid or husband comes home with a special news, then it is only apt to surprise them with something special at dinner time! Well, whether there is an occasion to celebrate, a sudden guest or just the urge to pamper yourself for no reason, this Layered Pineapple, Cream and Coconut Biscui ....
Recipe# 41624
30 Mar 17

 
Darling Dessert by NEENA SAVLA
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This Pudding is best served chilled with hot toppings. Instead of chilling the pudding can be served hot with hot topping, it tastes equally good. It is quick and easy to prepare and is sure to be a family favourite and a hit at any party or get-together.Chilled or hot this dessert tastes excellent.
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Recipe# 2056
28 Mar 17

 
Dry Fruit Barfi by Tarla Dalal
Khoya-based barfis are a delight to savour, because they have a rich milky flavour and amazing melt-in-the-mouth texture. This particular recipe is all the more special, because it also includes loads of dry fruits and nuts along with deli ....
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Recipe# 41597
27 Mar 17

 
Hyderabadi Osmania Biscuit, Saffron Flavoured Biscuits by Tarla Dalal
Hyderabadi Osmania Biscuit is one of the most famous treats in that region. A must-buy item on the shopping list of every visitor, these saffron-tinged biscuits have a rich milky taste and buttery mouth-feel. Take a bite and let it rest on your palate for a few seconds to be engulfed by the magi ....
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Recipe# 2518
22 Mar 17

 
Almond Biscuits, Almond Butter Biscuits by Tarla Dalal
These buttery cookies surprise you with crunchy bits of almond in every bite! With both powdered almonds and sliced almonds in it, this Almond Biscuit has a melt-in-the-mouth texture as well as an intermittent crunch, which makes it really extraordinary. Despite the amazing taste and texture, th ....
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Recipe# 41535
04 Mar 17

 
Corn Kachori by Tarla Dalal
Here is a yummy variant to the traditional dal kachori, which is sure to entice everybody, especially children. This amazing variant is made with a filling of crushed sweet corn kernels and sliced onions perked up with tasty spice powders. Like all authentic kachoris, the deep-fried Corn Kachori ....
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Recipe# 36072
22 Feb 17

 
Ghughra with Fansi and Paneer Stuffing by Tarla Dalal
All-time favourite ghughras with an off-beat stuffing, this snack is sure to bowl you over with its flawless texture and exciting taste! We have used a mixture of French beans and paneer flavoured with a dash of green chilli paste as the filling for the ghughras. The ghughras themselves have a v ....
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