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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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Recipe# 792
17 Oct 16

 
Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Balls 
by Tarla Dalal
The Date and Nut Coconut Cocoa Ball is an outta-the-world sweet treat, which can be had as a nutritious evening snack or double-up as a mithai for Diwali and other festivals . While ....
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Recipe# 41202
22 Oct 16

 
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 ....
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Recipe# 3917
11 Feb 15

 
Dilkushar by Tarla Dalal
This divine mithai is also called "Besan ki Chakki" or "Mohanthal". This is usually made at weddings and on special occasions. It is a complicated mithai to make and one needs a little practice to perfect this recipe. It is traditionally made with coarsely ground besan, so that the barfi has a nic ....
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Recipe# 2027
20 Sep 16

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Doodhi ka Halwa by Tarla Dalal
A traditional mithai that everybody has a reason to like—some for the taste, some for the goodness of doodhi and milk, and some for the warm feeling it instils on a rainy day! I know some busy-bees who would stop over at a sweetmeat stall, have a cup of halwa and a samosa in lieu of a meal, an ....
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Recipe# 2056
07 Mar 16

 
Dry Fruit Barfi by Tarla Dalal
Khoya-based barfis 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 delicate ....
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Recipe# 30972
19 Jan 16

 
Dry Fruit Kesar Kulfi by Tarla Dalal
No Indian meal is complete without a serving of Indian ice-cream - the kulfi! Kulfi holds a special place in Mughal cooking. This great dessert has been altered to no end in today's world to give you all flavours of kulfi. Here is an authentic version made with loa ....
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Recipe# 40860
18 May 16

 
Dry Fruit Stuffed Dates 
by Tarla Dalal
An easy but tantalising mithai that will be welcomed by all your guests for its innovative presentation and fabulous taste! To make this Dry Fruit Stuffed Dates, you need really good quality dates that are a little large in size, so they can be stuffed with a lovely mixture of nuts and mava sw ....
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Recipe# 3993
25 Mar 16

 
Fig Ice Cream, Anjeer Ice Cream Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Amazingly luscious ice-cream with the rich flavour of dried figs is just a few steps away. With easily available ingredients, you can now make your family go, “Wow,” with this easy and quick recipe. Since we use condensed milk and milk powder, you do not have to spend hours next to the stove c ....
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Recipe# 37172
27 Aug 12

 
Flowers For The Lord ( Flower Arrangements) by Tarla Dalal
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Welcome your favourite god into your home this ganesh utsav with a beautiful floral arrangement. Anuradha pittie helps us create a simple but stunning arrangement from traditional flowers like marigold and jasmine, silverware and betel leaves.
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Recipe# 2019
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 ....
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Recipe# 41122
10 Sep 16

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Fried Modak by Tarla Dalal
Although an integral part of Ganesha Utsav , Fried Modak is a delicacy that can fit into any festive menu. Any time you do a puja or havan for Lord Ganesh, Fried Modak is an apt offering to make. Even those who hesitate to make s ....
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Recipe# 4102
03 Oct 16

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Gajar ka Halwa, Carrot Halwa 
by Tarla Dalal
Many a shortcut there might be, but sometimes the traditional method of making a mithai yields the richest taste! This authentic recipe of Gajar Halwa proves that! Made with grated carrots, khoya, milk, dry fruits and ghee, this halwa has a divine taste and aroma that take you to another world. ....
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