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Diwali recipes





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# 35098
27 Jan 16

 
Bottle Gourd, Carrot and Beetroot Halwa, Microwave Recipe by Tarla Dalal
We would all have tried carrot, bottle gourd or beetroot halwas sometime or the other. Let’s make something all the more special now, by combining all these together into one wonderful, colourful treat. With a nice orange-pink hue, a fantastic grainy texture and a mind-blowing flavour, this Bo ....
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Recipe# 40197
29 Jun 16

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Dal Vada, South Indian Chana Dal Vada, Masala Vada by Tarla Dalal
You will love the exciting crispness of these delectable Dal Vadas. Made with a coarse paste of soaked chana dal perked up with onions, ginger paste and the whole traditional team of flavour enhancers, these vadas have a unique, rustic texture and warm, hearty flavour that will strike a chord with m ....
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Recipe# 2058
05 Mar 16

 
Amrit Peda, Peda Recipe 
by Tarla Dalal
This mithai is one that will remain etched in your memory for a long time, not only due to its rich texture and intensely milky flavour but also thanks to the spicy overtones of cardamom and saffron. Pistachios enhance this pedas further with their ....
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Recipe# 2885
09 Aug 16

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Hariyali Samosa, Vatana Samosa, Green Peas Samosa by Tarla Dalal
Samosa without potatoes? What! That frown on your face is sure to change into a wide and contented smile once you taste this Hariyali Samosa. Featuring a well-spiced stuffing of crushed green peas and French beans, this samosa is made all the more wholesome and filling with the addition of poh ....
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Recipe# 650
27 Jul 16

 
Stuffed Potatoes, Baby Stuffed Potatoes in Coconut Masala by Tarla Dalal
There is something special about potatoes. Part and parcel of almost every cuisine, it is much loved by people across the globe. It is one vegetable you can confidently add to your menu, because you can be sure everybody will like it. Baby potatoes turn out to be even more attractive thanks to their ....
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Recipe# 635
23 Nov 14

 
Mohanthaal ( Gujarati Recipe) 
by Tarla Dalal
Mohanthaal is another famous sweet from the gujarati repertoire. This sweet needs to be prepared with tact, as the one-thread sugar syrup is the foundation stone for the success of this recipe. If overdone, the dish loses its colour and taste. Also, the mava that imparts the softness to this sweet s ....
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Recipe# 1062
29 Jul 16

 
Jaipuria Vegetable by Tarla Dalal
When you want to pamper yourself with a rich vegetable dish, look no further than this recipe! An interesting assortment of veggies and paneer are cooked with spices, taste-givers like ginger, green chillies, etc., and a dash of fresh cream. A luscious paste of poppy seeds and cashewnuts is th ....
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Recipe# 3474
26 Dec 16

 
Sugar Free Shrikhand, Low- Fat Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand by Tarla Dalal
Who does not love the traditional charm of Shrikhand? Now, for all those diabetics who crave for this delightful dessert but cannot have it, here is a Sugar Free Shrikhand recipe, which you can enjoy occasionally in small portions. This creamy delicacy is full of the goodness of curds, but sans ....
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Recipe# 37709
27 Apr 17

 
Bharvan Simla Mirch by Tarla Dalal
A rich and tasty treat that is sure to pamper you, the Bharvan Simla Mirch is a grand preparation of capsicum, stuffed with a delectable mixture of potatoes, capsicum and spices, drowned in a luscious tomato gravy. A combination of tomatoes and cashewnuts gives the gravy a tangy flavour, a cream ....
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Recipe# 4006
17 Jun 16

 
Kulfi and Fruit Ice Cream 
by Tarla Dalal
Any mention of Kulfi immediately brings to mind the rich flavour of condensed milk laced with spices. We discovered that this amazing desi flavour also blends beautifully with fruity notes! Yes, here we present Kulfi and Fruit Ice-Cream, a fabulous dessert that combines the timeless charm of Kulfi w ....
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Recipe# 2529
26 Aug 16

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Kesar Pista Biscuits, Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit by Tarla Dalal
The Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit is a real delicacy with rich spicy notes. Assorted nuts give these biscuits a delectable crunch, while an array of spice powders give it a tantalising aroma. To press the nuts into the dough, roll lightly with a roller pin so that you don’t thin down the dough layer, bu ....
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Recipe# 3476
27 Dec 16

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Apple Rabadi, Diabetic Friendly 
by Tarla Dalal
Low fat milk thickened with apple. The addition of nutmeg and cardamom blends well with the subtle flavours. Try not to peel the apple, as much of the fibre is present in the peel and just below it. Select sweet apples for this recipe, as sharp apples can split the rabadi bitter and so rende ....
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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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