Category Diwali Special

Poha Chivda – Poha Mixture – Aval Mixture

October 22, 2019 Diwali Snacks  No comments

Poha Chivda is nothing but Poha Mixture. In normal mixture Om Podi is the base, here Poha/Aval is the base. This is a super simple snack for Diwali. It can be made very quickly and it gets finished quickly too. hehehe.. All u need is to keep all the ingredients ready before u start deep frying. Then fry them one by one, add seasoning and give a good mix. Tadaaa!! Poha Mixture will be ready in no time. I think I told the recipe here itself. Have a look at the video.

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Badam Cashew Burfi – Kaju Badam Katli

October 20, 2019 Diwali SweetsSweets/Desserts  No comments

Badam Cashew Burfi or Katli whatever u call it is an exotic sweet that calls for very less ghee. To be precise just a teaspoon or two. This Badam Cashew Burfi is a simple one, meaning NO SUGAR SYRUP CONSISTENCY is required making it doable even for beginners. Can be made in just 20 mins so not much kitchen time during this busy festival season. How easy is that?! I have already posted a similar recipe of Kaju Katli but with 1 string consistency. Tried this version without that and came out perfect too. Check out the video..

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Ribbon Pakoda – Ola Pakoda

October 9, 2019 Diwali SnacksGokulashtami RecipesSavoury Snacks  2 comments

Ribbon Pakoda or Ola Pakoda is an ideal snack recipe for Diwali. This is one of my favourites since childhood along with this Thengai Paal Murukku. It is also known as Nada Thenkuzhal/thukkada. This is a perfect tea time snack and for kids snacks box too. I had posted this long long ago. Now have updated with new pics and video ๐Ÿ™‚ With Diwali arriving in a couple of week’s time, lets switch on the Diwali mode with this crunchy, savoury snack

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Apple Halwa – Halwa Recipes

May 22, 2019 Diwali SweetsHalwa RecipesHoli Recipes  No comments

Apple Halwa – Yes! This was in my to do list since a long time. But did not get a chance to make it. Last week had a pooja at home. Was left over with a lot of apples. Was really wondering what to make and suddenly remembered this. So made this super-yummy Apple Halwa. Alright! A few tips to select apples for this halwa. Make sure the apples are juicy and sweet. Green Apples would definitely not work for this halwa. If at all u end up buying some sour/tart apples, try this Apple Thokku then ๐Ÿ™‚ Hehe U have an option to pick between sweet or spicy!

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Bread Halwa – How to make Bread Halwa

March 6, 2019 Halwa RecipesHoli Recipes  No comments

Bread Halwa is a such a simple sweet to make for sudden cravings or surprise guests. I had a few bread slices that was about to get stale. So made this quick halwa and it tasted just yumm! Nobody at home was able to find out that this was made out of bread. The best part is that all the ingredients needed for this halwa will usually be able in your pantry. No fancy ingredients needed. My favourite halwa is Potato Halwa. But unlike that halwa this can be made in just 20 mins. Recipe with video… ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kara Sev – Besan Sev

February 4, 2019 Diwali SnacksSnacks / Starters  No comments

Kara Sev is an Indian snack made with besan/chickpea flour. It is a crunchy,easy to make snack. Perfect for special occasions like Diwali or even as a tea time snack. Usually it is made by pressing the dough on a perforated ladle directly into hot oil. I have used a murukku press for convenience. Do check my plain Sev/Om Podi recipe too. Savoury snacks are always a favourite at home. It just vanishes very soon. So do not have to wait for a special occasion to make it. Recipe with video.

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Pista Badam Burfi – Burfi Recipes

November 5, 2018 Diwali SweetsHoli Recipes  No comments

Wishing u all a very happy Diwali. I am sure all of you are ready with your preparations. This Pista Badam Burfi is a simple last minute sweet for all those busy people. This version is made with condensed milk. All u need are a few simple ingredients. If u do not want to use condensed milk, check my Kaju Katliย recipe and replace it with pista/badam powder. Unlike other traditional sweets like Mysore Pakย this does not need a lot of ghee. This can be made in 15-20 mins. Post with video..

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Thengai Paal Murukku – Coconut Milk Murukku

November 2, 2018 Diwali Snacks  No comments

Thengai Paal Murukku or Coconut Milk Murukku is a flavourful murukku variety made with the rice flour + urad dal flour/pottukadalai mavu along with coconut milk. The addition of coconut milk gives a unique flavour. Fresh coconut milk would create the magic. Once u have extracted the coconut milk, it is a breeze to make this snack. I have posted a few varieites of murukku earlier. Cashew Murukku is a family favourite though! Recipe with video..

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Coconut Burfi – Thengai Burfi

October 29, 2018 Diwali SweetsHoli Recipes  2 comments

Coconut Burfi is a very simple and quick to make sweet. With Diwali coming up, I have just started my preparations. This can be made in about 30 mins and suits well if u are looking for a quick one. All u need are simple ingredients. There are a few variations that u can try too – browse down to the tips section. This is a traditional version. Check my Coconut Laddu which uses condensed milk and can be made in just 15 mins. Post with video ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kasi Halwa – White Pumpkin Halwa

July 19, 2018 Diwali SweetsHalwa RecipesHoli RecipesSweets/Desserts  One comment

Kasi Halwa is a very popular South Indian Halwa served in weddings. It is nothing but Halwa made out of grated white pumpkin (also known as ash gourd). The only job is to grate white pumpkin. It can be made very quickly and easily. Does not require a lot of ghee unlike this Atta Halwa. Love the glossy texture of this Halwa. I have had no plans of making this halwa at home as we hardly get White Pumpkin here. So when I happened to see it during my shopping, was so excited that I almost bought half of a big sized pumpkin. Only after reaching home did I realise the weight & price. Its so damn costly here ๐Ÿ™ย  But after making this halwa, was so happy and totally forgot everything ๐Ÿ™‚

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