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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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20 Jul 17
Mawa Peda, Quick Mava Peda, Khoya Peda by Tarla Dalal
Festival or no festival, Indians love sweets! And, with the festival season just around the corner, the search for easy but tasty sweets only becomes more intense.
Well, here is one recipe that is sure to make it to your book of favourites. The traditional, evergreen mithai Mawa Peda has been ma ....
22 Jan 16
Rasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Get set to prepare the all-time favourite Bengali
delight right in your own kitchen!
We show you the whole process, right from curdling the milk to make fresh and succulent paneer, to making super-soft rasgullas from it, and soaking them in aromatic and spi ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
25 May 16
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 ....
30 Oct 15
Mini Onion Samosa by Tarla Dalal
These scrumptious bite-sized samosas are excitingly stuffed with onions that have been sautéed with masala powders for that really mouthwatering aroma and flavour. Sautéing the onions rids it of the raw smell and imparts a rich aroma instead. The texture also gets more enjoyable.
Mini Onion Sa ....
17 Mar 16
Methi Crispies, Healthy Methi Crispies, Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Leafy vegetables, especially methi, do wonders for diabetics by controlling blood sugar. Not only that, methi also does wonders to the flavour of any dish it is added to, with its unique, mildly-bitter taste and splendid aroma. Here, methi is mixed with whole wheat flour and oats to make a healthy s ....
23 Sep 13
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 ....
22 Dec 16
Crispy Coconut Cookies by Tarla Dalal
Nothing can beat the rich mouth-feel and chewy delightfulness of Crispy Coconut Cookies.
The appealing aroma of baked coconut and melted butter that emanates from the oven will draw you to bite into a cookie as soon as it is out of the oven, but do control the urge and wait till it cools down, a ....
23 Nov 14
Sheermal by Tarla Dalal
Sheermal is a mildly-sweet, saffron-flavoured naan popular in the Indo-Pak sub-continent. While this Moghul delight is traditionally prepared in a tandoor, it can also be comfortably prepared in a Tava
in the convenience of your own kitchen. Using warm mi ....
13 Jan 16
30 Oct 15
Quick Kalakand by Tarla Dalal
Kalakand is an all-time favourite that has stood the test of time and tide! From its origins in northern India, its popularity has become pan Indian – why global too, as it is not uncommon to find this luscious, milky mithai in Indian stores across the world.
Here is a Quick Kalakand, which wi ....
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 ....
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