Category Diwali Special

Kaju Pista Roll

October 16, 2017 Diwali Sweets  2 comments

Kaju Pista Roll had been in my plan list for last year’s Diwali. Somehow could not manage to make it. This time when I made the Kaju Katli video, made it as an extended version. It is in fact an extension of Kaju Katli as the base layer is the same with an additional pista filling. Made it as a video recipe too. So happy about the results as it tasted just like the ones we get in sweet shops. With this my sweet collection for this year’s Diwali is over.

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Kaju Katli – Easy Diwali Sweets

October 12, 2017 Diwali SweetsHoli RecipesSweets/Desserts  6 comments

Kaju Katli – the very name drives many of us crazy ?!? This is a very rich and exotic sweet. U can find this in any sweet stall and as far as I know this is the most expensive one!! But once u make it at home, am sure U will agree with me that homemade is the best!! I had posted this Kaju Katli recipe long back, have updated with new pics and video! πŸ™‚

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Carrot Burfi – Carrot Besan Burfi

October 10, 2017 Diwali Sweets  5 comments

Carrot Burfi is a mouth-watering sweet perfect for Diwali. This is yet another sweet which does not need sugar syrup consistency. It is a no fail recipe even beginners can try. Nobody will be able to find out that it is made out of carrot. The combo of besan makes it taste like carrot mysore pak. Though the procedure for mysore pak is different. I have grated carrot and used it here. Chk tips for other options.

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Besan Murukku – Kadalai Mavu Murukku

October 9, 2017 Diwali Snacks  No comments

Am sure you all are busy preparing for Diwali. Me too. This year lets begin with a kara kara muru muru snack. Yes Besan Murukku is an easy, crunchy murukku perfect for the season. Usually murukku is made with a combo of rice flour & urad dal or gram dal flour. This is quite a different variety compared to it. It is spicy, though u can adust spice levels as per your preference. Recipe with video..

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Chocolate Burfi – Double Layer Burfi

July 10, 2017 Diwali SweetsSweets/Desserts  3 comments

Its been quite some time since I disappeared from here! The reason being, we were in the process of moving home. We are yet to settle down completely. Will take some time to be back to the usual routine. With school holidays, its even more difficult.. So now U know, why there were no new posts. Having said that, this Chocolate Burfi had been in my drafts since ages. Coming to the rescue at the right time πŸ™‚ This is a double layered burfi with milk powder. My favourite sweet ever. I usually pick this first from a box of assorted sweets! πŸ™‚

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Masal Vadai – Paruppu Vadai – Masala Vadai

January 31, 2017 Diwali SnacksNavaratri SpecialSnacks / Starters  5 comments

Masal Vadai is a popular South Indian tea time snack. It is very commonly available in the local tea shops there. I should say it smell’s divine if u happen to be near a tea shop when they make it. It is perfect on a rainy day with a hot cup of coffee or tea. It’s also called Paruppu Vadai. Usually some people do not prefer to add fennel seeds. U can skip it if u don’t want.. The only planning u need to do is the soaking of chana dal. If that is done the rest of the process can be done in 15-20 mins.

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Kalakand Recipe- Quick Kalakand Recipe

January 3, 2017 Diwali SweetsGokulashtami RecipesHoli RecipesSweets/Desserts  8 comments

Wishing u all a very happy new year!! I always like to begin the new year on a sweet note. This Kalakand is an easy-peasy sweet that can be made in just 15 mins with very simple ingredients. In fact just 2 main ingredients. The traditional method to make Kalakand is quite a long process, but this a quick and shortcut method with condensed milk. I made this for a small get-together at home and it was a super hit. I adapted this recipe from nestle channel and tweaked it a bit. Can the 1st post of the year be without a video?!? Definitely not!! πŸ™‚

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Adhirasam – How to make Athirasam

December 9, 2016 Diwali SweetsKarthigai Deepam RecipesSweets/Desserts  6 comments

Yayyyyy!! Finally made it! Yes!! Adhirasam was a long time due post. I tried making it for last Diwali and it was a super flop πŸ™ Did not dare to try it again until this year’s Diwali. It was a flop again!! Lazy me, I tried making it with store bought rice flour. Though I got the jaggery syrup consistency right both the times, it was a super flop!! Finally I made it with homemade rice flour and it was a super hit!! In my opinion, traditional recipes should be made the traditional way – No shorcuts!! πŸ™‚ So pls don’t get disappointed if it doesnt work. Just try again!! Now I can tell all the Do’s & Dont’s to make Adhirasam successfully..

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Bajji Recipe – Vazhakkai Bajji – Aloo Bajji

November 9, 2016 Diwali SnacksSnacks / Starters  8 comments

Bajji My Magic Pan

Bajji is a totally addictive snack, especially in a cold/rainy weather. U can use quite a few veggies in making Bajji. I have showed how to make Vazhakkai Bajji and Potato Bajji in this post. The other veggies that u can use are onion, brinjal and Bajji Milagai (chillies specially for making Bajji). My personal favourite is with potato. πŸ™‚ Though u do not need any special ocassion to make these deep fried goodies, we usually make it on Diwali too.

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Badusha – Badusha Recipe with video

October 27, 2016 Diwali Sweets  5 comments

Badusha

Badusha is a very popular South Indian sweet. I have been wanting to make this recipe since a very long time. Honestly this is my first attempt. My mom is an expert in making Badusha. But she is so good at it that she makes it effortlessly without measuring. So I was literally pestering her to make it so that I can give the correct measurements here and finally made it. Measurements are very important in making Badusha, especially the butter and cooking soda. Recipe is with full video, so u cannot go wrong anywhere.

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