Category Diwali Special

Chocolate Burfi – Double Layer Burfi

July 10, 2017 Diwali SweetsHoli RecipesSweets/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 🙂 This is a double layered burfi with milk powder. My favourite sweet ever. I usually pick this first from a box of assorted sweets! 🙂 Do check my Milk Peda recipe.

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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. Medhu Vadai Recipe HERE.

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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!! 🙂 Another simple sweet woth condensed milk is 10 Min Palkova.

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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 🙁 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!! 🙂 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 / StartersVazhakkai/Raw Banana  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. 🙂 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 SweetsHoli Recipes  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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Potato Sev – Aloo Sev Recipe

October 24, 2016 Diwali SnacksHoli RecipesPotato RecipesSavoury Snacks  4 comments

With Diwali around the corner, am sure all of you will be busy preparing sweets and snacks. This Potato Sev is yet another addictive snack for Diwali. Potato is the hero of this Potato Sev recipe. It is spicy and full of bursting flavours. Not much preparation is needed for this. If you want to make it as a Plain Sev click HERE for the recipe. I made a small batch of this Aloo Sev and it just vanished in a couple of days 🙂 Recipe with full video, so beginners check it out!!

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Badam Halwa

October 22, 2016 Diwali SweetsGokulashtami RecipesHalwa RecipesHoli RecipesSweets/Desserts  13 comments

Badam Halwa is a rich and delicious sweet made with almond paste, sugar and ghee. There is no sugar syrup consistency needed in making this Badam halwa. Is it not good news?!? Unlike other sweets, this Badam Halwa does not need a lot of ghee. I have posted a Badam Burfi recipe earlier. Its a microwave version. Kaju Katli is yet another favourite of mine. Try anyone of these if u are a fan of cashew/badam based sweets.

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Thattai – Easy Thattai Recipe

October 19, 2016 Diwali SnacksGokulashtami RecipesSavoury Snacks  4 comments

Thattai is a savoury snack that can be made for Diwali or as a tea time snack, though I make it only during Diwali. Savoury snacks are always a hit at home. As I am the only sweet toothed here 🙂 So these kind of snacks will be finished in no time. This Thattai recipe is an instant one that can be made with store bought rice flour. This is yet another full video recipe for Diwali 🙂

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Mysore Pak

October 16, 2016 Diwali SweetsSweets/Desserts  11 comments

Mysore Pak is a traditional South Indian sweet made with generous amount of ghee and besan flour. It is perfect for Diwali and special occasions. I love the ones that we get in Krishna sweets. I had posted this Mysore Pak recipe long ago. Updating with new pics and full video recipe. I am so excited to present my full video recipe 🙂 Try this for Diwali and enjoy with your family and friends!!

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