Category Festival Specials

Atta Halwa – Whole Wheat Flour Halwa

March 15, 2018 Diwali SweetsGokulashtami RecipesHalwa RecipesHoli RecipesSweets/Desserts  4 comments

Atta Halwa or whole Wheat Flour Halwa is an easy sweet/dessert that can be made in less than 20 mins. This is a no fail recipe. With just 3 ingredients, this is a quick sweet for sudden cravings or any special occasion. This halwa is smooth, moist & it will just melt in your mouth. My mom makes this when she makes ghee. She uses the same pan in which she makes ghee to make this Atta Halwa, the idea being – ghee sticking to the pan will not go waste. Am wondering myself, how I missed to post this recipe here for so long. Anyways here it is, the humble Wheat Flour Halwa. This is a very good combo with Poori in North India.

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Paneer Tikka – How to make Paneer Tikka

March 12, 2018 Holi RecipesPaneer Dishes  2 comments

Paneer Tikka is a delicious starter made by arranging paneer & veggies in a skewer and then grilled/baked in an oven or tandoor. I made it in a normal pan on stove top and came out really well. It tasted much better than restaurant ones as u all know it is a very popular starter in any restaurant menu. So nothing can stop u if u dont have an oven. I will try the oven method and update here when possible. Check my Paneer 65 recipe too.

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Holi Festival Recipes

February 26, 2018 Holi Recipes  One comment

Wish u all a very happy Holi! πŸ™‚Β  Holi falls on the 1st of March this year! Holi is an Indian festival celebrated mainly in North India. But it is celebrated all over the country. Even here the localites enjoy this festival of colours.Β Here is a collection of sweets, snacks, drinks & ice creams. Choose your options and plan according to the time mentioned in each of the recipes. Click the pics for recipes! πŸ™‚

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Carrot Halwa – Gajar Halwa – Halwa Recipes

February 21, 2018 CarrotGokulashtami RecipesHalwa RecipesHoli RecipesSweets/Desserts  3 comments

Carrot Halwa is an all time favourite. It is a divine treat when served warm on a winter day! Yumm!! I love it when made with Delhi carrots. Was so happy and surprised to see them here during last week’s shopping as it is hardly available here. All we get are those English carrots. The red colour of Delhi carrots is so attractive. So it is so obvious that I made this Carrot Halwa. I have already posted a microwave version of this Halwa earlier. Check it HERE. This is an elaborate method, Of course it is lip-smacking and worth the time & effort. Do check my Beetroot Halwa & Potato Halwa too.

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Poondu Murukku – Garlic Murukku

December 7, 2017 Diwali SnacksGokulashtami RecipesSavoury Snacks  3 comments

Poondu Murukku / Garlic Murukku is a flavourful crunchy snack perfect for tea time. I had this post lying in my draft since Diwali. Did not find time to post it then. But this is not only meant for Diwali, can be had during normal times too. Its a simple procedure. Have made it like a round, proper murukku. If u find it difficult pls refer the video to make it randomly too. Video with both the methods. Do try my Butter Murukku & Potato Murukku too. Both are my favourites πŸ™‚

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Tawa Paneer Masala – Paneer Recipes

December 5, 2017 Dals/GraviesHoli RecipesPaneer Dishes  No comments

Paneer is always a favourite at home. This Tawa Paneer Masala is full of flavours. Its a super-yummy, semi-dry curry that goes well with roti & pulao varieties. Ideally as the name suggests it is made in a tawa. Since I do not have one ideal to make this, I made it in my usual pan. Its the quickest paneer recipe unlike the usual Paneer Butter Masala or Shahi Paneer. Not much planning is needed here as it just calls for the usual ingredients available in the pantry. A good dose of capsicum adds a magical flavour.

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Onion Pakoda – Easy Onion Pakoda Recipe

November 21, 2017 Holi RecipesPakoda RecipesSnacks / Starters  10 comments

Onion Pakoda is an awesome & easy Indian snack. Its perfect to munch over a cup of coffee or tea. It does not ask for any special ingredients, just simple ones – all of which will definitely be available in the pantry. It can be made in justΒ  15 mins.. What more do u need!?! Easy, quick and yummy snack to crunch/munch, Isn’t it? I bet your house will be filled with a very tempting aroma!! Perfect for cold & rainy days πŸ™‚ Check other snack recipes HERE.

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Kaju Pista Roll

October 16, 2017 Diwali SweetsHoli RecipesSweets/Desserts  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 CarrotDiwali SweetsHoli RecipesSweets/Desserts  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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