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Ganesh Chaturthi recipes
Lord Ganesh is welcomed into millions of homes each year. For 10 days he is adorned and worshipped lovingly and all his favourite delicacies are handmade each day to offer as Prashad like Modak and Laddus.
During morning prayers a cup of milk or curd is offered to the lord Ganesh. All functions and religious Hindu Poojas must have Panchamrut Prasad which is a combination of milk, curd, ghee, honey and sugar. Basil is also added to this as its said that goddess Laxmi resides in the Tulsi plant making the Prasad holier.
For lunch what is offered to God is Varan Bhaat , Bhakri, Usal and Maharashtrian Pitla. What ever is cooked in the Maharashtrian home is first offered to God and then eaten by the family.
For dinner Masala Bhaat, Puri , Aloo Sabzi. Plain rice and curd is commonly offered and at times a variation of rice and milk with sugar is offered to God.
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17 Jun 17
Thalipeeth, Quick Maharashtrian Thalipeeth by Tarla Dalal
People often move to fast-foods, because they assume traditional recipes are time-consuming. Not at all! every cuisine has a mix of quick, everyday cooking, as well as elaborate recipes.
Here is a traditional Maharashtrian
recipe to prove our point. Wit ....
28 Mar 17
Dry Fruit Barfi by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
19 Feb 17
Quick Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa Without Mawa by Tarla Dalal
Here is a delicious halwa with the rich hue of carrots and the luxurious flavour of milk.
This Quick Gajar ka Halwa, made with the help of a pressure cooker, is so easy and simple, and is made with common, everyday ingredients. It does not even use khoya. You can make it on any day you feel like ....
08 Feb 17
Khubani Halwa, Apricot Halwa by Tarla Dalal
A land that is famous for dry fruits, Hyderabadi
cuisine makes generous use of dry fruits in gravies, rice dishes and sweets. Khubani Halwa is one such mithai made with apricots, laced with Indian spices like cardamom and saffron.
A garnish of chopped nut ....
08 Feb 17
Sweet Banana Dumplings, Banana Gulgule by Tarla Dalal
These scrumptious dumplings are made by deep-frying a batter of whole wheat flour and mashed bananas, perked up with cardamom powder.
A dash of baking soda makes the dumplings puff up beautifully when fried, and also gives them a nice texture that is both crisp and soft.
Known as Banana Gulgu ....
06 Feb 17
Gulgule Recipe, Maharashtrian Pumpkin Jaggery Sweet Dumpling by Tarla Dalal
A melt-in-the-mouth sweet made by deep-frying a batter of boiled and sweetened pumpkin flavoured with cardamom. Whole wheat flour helps hold the batter together while coconut and poppy seeds intensify the taste and texture of the Gulgule.
Mash the boiled pumpkin while it is hot, and also add the ....
06 Feb 17
Vegetable Kalvan, Maharashtrian Healthy Sabzi by Tarla Dalal
There is something great about kalvan... it seems homely and special at the same time! Indeed, this authentic Maharashtrian delicacy is an all-time favourite.
The Vegetable Kalvan features an assortment of veggies cooked with milk and a paste of roasted coconut and spices. Roasting the coconut h ....
02 Jan 17
Panchamrut, Panchamrit by Tarla Dalal
Panchamrut is a traditional recipe used in Hindu religious functions.
It is believed to be purifying and nourishing and is used during the pujas and later given as prasad too.
The name signifies that this nectar-like substance is made with five ingredients, including dairy products and honey ....
21 Dec 16
Maharashtrian Amboli by Tarla Dalal
Amboli is a unique pancake made of a quick and easy rice flour batter. It takes just a few minutes to mix the ingredients into a batter and there is no need to ferment either.
The secret to getting the perfectly-textured Amboli lies in ....
14 Dec 16
Nuts Khoya Ladoo by Tarla Dalal
Rich and easy are terms that are not easily associated together, but you will be surprised to find that this recipe is absolutely fuss-free yet fascinatingly rich!
This creamy and nutty ladoo, made with mawa, paneer, dry fruits and nuts is very easy to make and involves no cooking. It is more of ....
13 Dec 16
Kesar Peda by Tarla Dalal
Kesar Peda has a characteristic opulence about it, with the dominant flavours of saffron and cardamom lacing the intense richness of mava.
By using readymade mava we have brought down the cooking time required to make this traditional mithai. You still have to plan ahead when you want to prepare ....
13 Dec 16
Pineapple Kesari, Microwave Recipe by Tarla Dalal
The Pineapple Kesari is a variant of the ever-popular Kesari Baath, a dessert made in Karnataka. The people there love it so much that they have it even for breakfast!
While the original recipe uses fresh, chopped pineapples to flavour the cooked and sweetened semolina, here we have used pineapp ....
29 Nov 16
Mishti Doi, Baked Yoghurt by Tarla Dalal
A radically different dessert
, which will take your party
by storm! Mishti Doi is a creamy dessert of thick curds, cream and condensed milk, baked in moulds, and then chilled.
Curds when complemented by t ....
21 Nov 16
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