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Diwali Recipes, Diwali Food, Diwali Sweets
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 Diwali sweets and snacks (Diwali faral recipes) 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.
Karanji that are known as ghughra in Gujarati, Gujia in Hindi can be made with various stuffing and can either be fried or baked. It is one of the popular Deepavali sweets that has a delightful crunchy yet flaky mouthfeel. Other famous Diwali sweets recipes are Nuts Khoya Ladoo, Coconut Laddoo, Kaju Katli. If you are looking for Indian sweets recipes for Diwali recipes then our Traditional Indian Mithai section is surely going to amaze you with delights from across the country like the Mawa Kesar Roll, Motichoor Ke Ladoo, Rasgulla.
From sweet shakarpara and nankhatai to namkeen chaklis, air-tight containers filled with Diwali snacks like chivda, mathri, masala puri, nimki, sev is a traditional Diwali fare seen across all Indian households. My mother makes all these savoury delights which we relish without worrying about putting on extra kilos!
When deciding what Diwali 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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12 Feb 19
Sweet Rice by Tarla Dalal
Try this simple version of the popular meetha chawal. You do not need to prepare any syrup for this version of sweet rice, as the rice and sugar are cooked together. With the addition of saffron, cinnamon, cloves and bayleaves, a sweet, spicy aroma fills the whole house kindling everybody’s appetite ....
Chocolate Brownies , Chocolate Brownies with Eggs by Tarla Dalal
Who doesn’t love brownies? Warm chocolate brownies are a delight to have as such, but they get all the more irresistible when topped with ice-cream and laced with hot molten chocolate sauce.
In this recipe, you will discover the secret to making intensely-flavoured Chocolate Brownies with Eggs ....
Layered Fruit Sandesh by Tarla Dalal
A masterpiece that combines the joy of a fruit salad with the classic appeal of a Bengali
delicacy, the Layered Fruit Sandesh is an eye-catching dessert in which layers of sweetened and spiced paneer alternate between layers of fruits like pomegranate, kiwi, appl ....
04 Feb 19
Petha by Tarla Dalal
The Petha is a special north Indian mithai that is especially famous in some regions like Agra and Mathura. The moment you have a look at the ingredients list you will realise that this sweet is very unlike other sweets you might have cooked or tasted before. Simply put, the Petha is a sweetened cub ....
23 Nov 14
Valor Muthia Nu Shaak, Gujarati Sabzi by Tarla Dalal
An irresistible preparation of flat green beans (valor papdi) and fenugreek dumplings, this is the next best choice when fresh vaal or papdi is not in season.
Remember to apply the salt and soda an hour before you prepare the vegetable, to ensure the fresh green colour and smooth texture of the ....
Three-in-one Rice by Tarla Dalal
Tangy orange-coloured rice with accents of tomatoes and carrots; fresh green-coloured, coriander flavoured rice interspersed with juicy green peas; and soothing white rice tinged with shahjeera and loaded with paneer – are all assembled fantastically in an oven-safe bowl and baked till the aroma fil ....
28 Jan 19
Banana Pepper Wafers by Tarla Dalal
Crisp and flavourful Banana Pepper Wafers taste best when made the traditional way! Here, salt is added to the oil to ensure even coating on all the wafers. But, take care to reduce the flame and then add the salt-water mixture. Move away as soon as you add it, since the oil might splutter. Likewise ....
24 Jan 19
Veg Puff by Tarla Dalal
From small towns to cities, almost every bakery in India has the ever-popular Veg Puff, ready to warm and serve when a hungry customer arrives. Sometimes called the “common man’s pizza”, the Veg Puff has a unique flaky cover, enclosing a succulent mixed vegetable filling, which makes it both flavour ....
22 Jan 19
Crispy Masala Puri, Jar Snack, Tea Time by Tarla Dalal
Crunchy, aromatic and bursting with flavour, the Crispy Masala Puri is a wonderful jar snack
, which will make tea-time quite exciting.
The strong aroma of carom seeds and the balanced spiciness of chilli powder make this deep-fried savour ....
Chocolate Almond Biscotti, Italian Chocolate Almond Biscotti by Tarla Dalal
Biscotti is a special type of Italian
almond biscuit that is baked twice to get a unique texture that is dry and crunchy.
The Italian Chocolate Almond Biscotti is an all-time favourite variant where the appeal of almonds is augmented by the charm of cocoa. ....
14 Jan 19
Avocado Chocolate Mousse by Tarla Dalal
An indulgent chocolate-flavoured mousse prepared in an innovative way using ripened avocado as the base. Well-ripened avocado has a very luscious texture that is perfect to make a mousse.
Combined with molten dark chocolate, it gives rise to an intense Avocado Chocolate Mousse, which is just t ....
Atta Biscuits, Whole Wheat Sweet Biscuits, Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Time to indulge in some sweet and spicy Atta Biscuits. Resplendent with the aroma of ghee and the magic of Indian spices like nutmeg and cardamom, these Atta Biscuits are a real pleasure to bite into!
They have a rich and pleasantly sweet taste and melt-in-the-mouth texture, which is achieved by ....
02 Jan 19
Aloo Methi by Tarla Dalal
Aloo Methi is an everyday recipe... easy, tasty and awesome. Yet, every time you taste it, it feels exotic, with the softness of potatoes and the pleasing bitterness of methi.
Indeed, this Indian
favourite deserves the global fame that it has earned! You will f ....
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.
A sprinkling of almond slivers makes the Black Raisin Coo ....
25 Dec 18
Vatana ni Kachori, Matar Kachori, Green Peas Kachori by Tarla Dalal
Making perfect kachoris is an art, and nothing short of it. The ideal cover, which is crisp and flaky but not too oily, and a soft filling, which is neither dry nor soggy, are all essential elements of the perfect kachori. Here, we present a recipe that is quite easy to follow and guaranteed to give ....
Ela Ada Recipe, Sweet Rice Pancake by Tarla Dalal
Ela Ada is a traditional sweet delicacy from Kerala, made by steaming stuffed rice flour pancakes wrapped in a banana leaf.
Here, we have shown the Ela Ada with a coconut and jaggery stuffing. On special occasions, it may also be made with a stuffing of sweetened jackfruit pulp.
Ela means le ....
Date and Almond Balls by Tarla Dalal
Date and Almond Balls are rich in iron, calcium and dietary fibre. The best part is that they have a sweet taste and chewy texture that kids will love. You can prepare this quickly and easily, so you can even make slightly larger batches and store for a few days in an airtight container at room temp ....
Walnut and Cashewnut Balls by Tarla Dalal
Finger foods that are handy and yummy are always a huge hit. If they are sweet, then they are unbeatable! Walnut and Cashewnut Balls is one such healthy finger food for kids, made of calcium-rich walnuts and cashews roasted in ghee and bound together with sugar syrup. Do not make the sugar syrup too ....
05 Dec 18
Rose Cookies, Achappam by Tarla Dalal
Rose Cookies are not cookies
in the real sense, but are so called because they look like dainty roses. This traditional snack is believed to be of Anglo-Indian origin, and is made commonly during
11 Jan 09
Crunchy Paneer Rolls by Tarla Dalal
Yummy inside and yummy outside, this dish is tasty through and through! The Crunchy Paneer Rolls are made with the right mix of paneer and potatoes flavoured with spice powders and pastes, and deep-fried with a batter coating. An innovative idea that adds to the crunchiness of this snack is to roll ....
Creamy Mughlai Vegetable Subzi by Tarla Dalal
A brilliant preparation that everyone is sure to enjoy! This effortless preparation of mixed vegetables, raisins and golden brown cashewnuts, perked up with garam masala, is a real treat for both your eyes and your senses.
Capsicum adds crunch to this dry subzi, while cream gives it a luscious ....
16 May 11
Moong Dal Sheera, Quick Moong Dal Sheera by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is ambrosia for all sweet lovers, especially those fond of sheera
. This recipe is divine. It is coarse and sweet. It generally takes a long time to cook, but this recipe is made in just 20 minutes.
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