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Diwali recipes





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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# 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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Recipe# 1499
07 Mar 16

 
Mixed Vegetables Patiala Style 
by Tarla Dalal
An all-time favourite from Punjab, the Mixed Vegetables Patiala Style is made of veggies perked up with spices and pungent pastes. Note that the veggies and pastes are all sautéed in ghee, which gives a unique flavour and aroma to this dish. Milk gives a rich flavour and creamy texture to the ....
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Recipe# 1957
21 Mar 16

 
Candied Orange Chocolate, Orange Chocolates by Tarla Dalal
There is something unique about the chocolate and orange combo – it has a peppy taste as well as a very aesthetic appeal, two characteristics that are usually considered as contrasts! As a result of this special flavour, Candied Orange Chocolates appeal to elders and youngsters, the connoisseurs and ....
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Recipe# 2052
07 Mar 16

 
Imarti, How To Make Imarti 
by Tarla Dalal
Imarti, known in some places as Amriti, is an amazing mithai from Uttar Pradesh. A smooth batter of urad is piped out of a cloth bag to make nice, ring-shaped tubes, which are cooked in ghee till crisp and then dipped in sugar syrup. It takes a bit of practice to pipe the batter directly into ....
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Recipe# 2025
24 Jan 16

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Moong Dal Sheera, Quick Moong Dal Sheera by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is ambrosia for all sweet lovers, especially those fond of sheera . This recipe is divine. It is coarse and sweet. It generally takes a long time to cook, but this recipe is made in just 20 minutes.
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Recipe# 40525
24 Nov 15

 
Quick Rose Sandesh by Tarla Dalal
Sandesh, the melt-in-the-mouth Bengali delicacy, becomes all the more special when you make it with a mild flavouring, like rose or orange. Here, we show you how to make a Quick Rose Sandesh using readymade paneer. The lilting aroma and flavour of rose make ....
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Recipe# 2783
26 Aug 16

 
Kaju Kopra Sheera by Tarla Dalal
With striking similarities in flavour and colour, powdered cashewnuts and grated coconut get along very well in this exciting sheera. Rich in feel and flavour, this Kaju Kopra Sheera turns out wonderfully well if you sauté the ingredients carefully till they shed their rawness and start giving ....
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Recipe# 4935
20 Aug 10

 
Shahi Rabri, How To Make Shahi Rabri by Tarla Dalal
Thickened milk flavoured with saffron and cardamom. Making rabri has never been so easy. The condensed milk helps to thicken the rabri quickly, while the cottage cheese helps to add body and flavour to the rabdi. It is necessary to use unsalted paneer for this recipe as salted paneer will caus ....
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Recipe# 2063
16 May 11

 
Mawa Kesar Roll, Khoya Kesar Roll 
by Tarla Dalal
Another variation of mawa peda which resembles a Swiss roll and is attractive to serve for any festive Occasion like Diwali , Di ....
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Recipe# 8686
01 Sep 15

 
Mixed Halwa by Tarla Dalal
Halwa by itself is a delicacy that none can resist, thanks to its rich, sugary taste and enticing, melt-in-the-mouth texture. Now, our favourite dessert got all the more exciting thanks to using a combination of grated beetroot, carrot and bottle gourd instead of any single vegetable! As a result, t ....
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Recipe# 37761
23 Nov 14

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Korma Biryani by Tarla Dalal
Korma gravies are very popular with most people, thanks to their intense flavour and rich aroma. While you might have seen korma gravies combined with a range of veggies, paneer, etc., here we present an innovative, layered biryani made with korma gravy and rice that has been flavoured aesthetically ....
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