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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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Fit for a festive day, but made without much sweat! Who can resist crisp, perfectly roasted almonds coated in chocolate? Cool well, and treat yourself to these crunchy delights, or wrap them up in attractive papers and gift them to a dear one.
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Aloo Ki Puri by Tarla Dalal
Who does not like anything made with potatoes? surely, this fluffy and sumptuous puri will be liked by kids and elders alike. A unique combination of saffron and pepper play out like a soft, enchanting tune in aloo ki puri, but if you’d like more punch, dash it up with crushed cumin seeds, green chi ....
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Apple Rabadi, Diabetic Friendly by Tarla Dalal
Low fat milk thickened with apple. The addition of nutmeg and cardamom blends well with the subtle flavours.
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Avocado Chocolate Mousse by Tarla Dalal
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Badam ka Halwa by Tarla Dalal
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Banana Butterscotch Ice Cream by Tarla Dalal
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Bengali Payesh, Bengali Rice Kheer by Tarla Dalal
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Besan Laddoo ( Mithai) by Tarla Dalal
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Bharvan Simla Mirch by Tarla Dalal
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Black Raisin Cookies by Tarla Dalal
Melt-in-the-mouth vanilla-flavoured cookies dotted with black raisins are a delight to behold and a pleasure to bite into! You are sure to enjoy the juicy tidbits that interrupt the soft yet crisp mouth-feel of each bite of this cookie.
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Bombay Halwa by chitvish
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