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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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03 Oct 17
Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet by Tarla Dalal
Richness personified yet unbelievably easy to make, the Besan Barfi is an Indian
sweet that even beginners can make very quickly. The secret of this recipe’s success lies in the proportions of ingredients and the smart methods of cooking them.
The use of besan ....
06 Nov 17
Kai Murukku, South Indian Handmade Chakli by Tarla Dalal
Kai Murukku is one of the most famous South Indian jar snacks, and is like an endorsement of one’s cooking skills! Made with a dough of rice and urad, this chakli like snack is shaped entirely by hand, which requires a bit of practice to master.
However, it is completely worth the effort because ....
19 Apr 15
Badam ka Halwa by Tarla Dalal
A delicacy rooted in Indian tradition, Badam Halwa is indispensable for celebrations of any kind. It is good to have on normal days too! Infact, grandmas unfailingly advice their grandchildren to have a spoonful of this wholesome halwa every morning, all through the winter. This is one delicious mor ....
16 Oct 17
Fafda Recipe, Gujarati Fafda, Crispy Besan Snack by Tarla Dalal
Fafda is a traditional Gujarati
snack, which is kind of like a test of one’s cooking skills! This crispy besan snack requires a lot of practice, and once you master the art, it shows your culinary prowess.
You need to shape and loosen the dough tactfully, an ....
17 Oct 17
Double ka Meetha, Hyderabadi Dessert by Tarla Dalal
A festive sweet from the rich Hyderabadi
repertoire, the Double ka Meetha is a little on the sweeter side as the name suggests, but it is meant to be like that – rich and pampering, so go for it!
Made with a unique mix of ingredients like bread, mava and ....
28 Apr 16
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 ....
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 ....
27 Oct 17
Karanji Recipe, Rava Maharashtrian Karanji by Tarla Dalal
One of the best known traditional sweets of Maharashtra, the Karanji is a delightful treat of deep-fried plain flour shells loaded with a sweet and succulent filling of coconut, semolina, spices and nuts.
As the crunchy shell gives way to the sweet stuffing, you are greeted by shades of spice, t ....
27 Oct 17
Phoolwadi Recipe, Fulwadi Gujarati Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Phoolwadi is a crispy, deep-fried and cylinder-shaped savoury snack made of besan and spices. Very popular in Gujarat, this jar snack can be enjoyed anytime with a cup of hot chai, and even carried along while travelling.
It is important to use coarse besan for this snack, to get the perfect cru ....
24 Apr 17
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 ....
30 Oct 17
Whole Wheat Flour Chakli Recipe, Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
It is amazing and totally mind-boggling how changing just one ingredient in a recipe can give you something awesomely different!
Well, here we replaced rice flour with whole wheat flour, tweaked the proportions of the other ingredients slightly to suit, and tried making chakli with the dough.
18 Sep 17
Sweet Mathri, Sweet Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Mathri is a savoury jar snack that is commonly sold in Indian stores across the world, and is renowned as one of the most famous tea-time snacks.
This Sweet Mathri is a variant that is sure to please the sweet tooth. Made of plain flour dough sweetened with sugar and laced with spices, the Sweet ....
27 Apr 17
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 ....
07 Nov 16
Lapsi, Fada ni Lapsi, Gujarati Broken Wheat Dessert Recipe by Tarla Dalal
One of the most well-known of Gujarati desserts, Lapsi is a very appealing sweet dish of roasted and cooked broken wheat sweetened with sugar and flavoured pleasantly with cardamom powder. Roasting the broken wheat in ghee gives the Lapsi a rich brown colour, intense aroma and nice flavour. Although ....
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