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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…
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 ....
Bakar Khani Naan, Hyderabadi Baked Naan by Tarla Dalal
Bakar Khani Naan is a unique baked naan that is coated with poppy seeds and flavoured with cardamom powder. Baking gives this Hyderabadi
naan a special taste and aroma, which are heightened by brushing it with melted butter before serving.
Make sure you s ....
15 Feb 17
Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves to savour the traditional flavours of homemade mithais. If it includes a dose of good health, then it becomes all the more desirable and enjoyable, without guilt!
Here is an easy way to make tasty, low-calorie gajar halwa, which is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. With the rich ....
08 Feb 17
Bengali Payesh, Bengali Rice Kheer by Tarla Dalal
In all regional cuisines of India, Kheer
made of milk and rice is very popular. This Bengali Payesh is also a variant of this milk and rice kheer.
Here, long-grained rice is cooked in milk and flavoured with classic Indian spices ....
06 Feb 17
Hyderabadi Paneer Potato Kulcha by Tarla Dalal
An extraordinary kulcha with a spicy and satisfying taste, which makes it fit to be served just like that without any elaborate side-dishes.
With a rich stuffing of paneer and potatoes, flavoured with myriad ingredients like green chillies, ginger, onions and herbs like coriander and mint, this H ....
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 ....
03 Feb 17
Chocolate Coconut Balls with Khoya by Tarla Dalal
Chocolate Coconut Balls with Khoya is a no-cooking-required mithai that is delightfully easy while being extraordinarily delicious!
Cocoa combines beautifully with the mellow taste and crunch of coconuts, while crumbled khoya adds to the richness of this sweet and improves the mouth-feel further ....
03 Feb 17
Pista Choco Roll by Tarla Dalal
Perk up your festival spread with this unique mithai that brings together pistachios and chocolate!
The contrasting colours of pista and chocolate make this Pista Choco Roll visually appealing, while the combination of nutty and chocolaty flavours makes it super tasty.
It is also quite easy ....
02 Feb 17
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 ....
01 Feb 17
Kalakand, Microwave Kalakand Recipe by Tarla Dalal
The milky taste and moderate sweetness of Kalakand makes it everybody's favourite. It is a brilliant choice for any occasion.
Unlike the traditional process that takes a lot of time, this microwave recipe is quite easy to make. With crumbled cottage cheese, milk powder and fresh cream, it has th ....
31 Jan 17
Gil-e- Firdaus, Hyderabadi Rice Kheer by Tarla Dalal
Gil-e-Firdaus is an elaborate but memorable sweet dish, which is made commonly in Hyderabad during festivals and weddings.
Sago and coarsely-crushed rice are cooked in milk and perked up with a range of ingredients like bottle gourd, nuts, condensed milk and cashew paste to get a lusciously crea ....
28 Jan 17
Fresh Pineapple and Dry Fruit Roll by Tarla Dalal
This recipe adds a fruity dimension to the all-time favourite dry fruit roll! Freshly-made pineapple puree and cashews and cooked into a katli like mixture, which is then shaped into cylinders and rolled in assorted chopped dry fruits.
While the base roll has a rich and fruity flavour, the outer ....
25 Jan 17
Lavang Latika, Bengali Labang Latika by Tarla Dalal
Here is a mithai that perfectly exemplifies the opulent side of Indian
cuisine. Rich and aromatic, Lavang Latika is a famous Bengali
sweet made after Durga Pooja.
Covers made of plain flour dough are packed with a succulent ....
28 Dec 16
Coco Choco Balls by kalyani kn
Coco Choco Balls are coconut and cashew ladoos encased in chocolaty brown and white layers. Just perfect to make for festive occasions like Christmas and Diwali.
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