Mega Diwali Collection

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Diwali is one of the important festivals that we celebrate. It is a festival which everyone looks forward to, four days of relaxation, festive atmosphere, array of sweets and savoury, pooja and celebrations with near and dear ones and not to miss the bursting of crackers! This year Diwali starts on October 17.

I thought of making  a mega collection of sweets and savoury for Diwali. I approached my blogger friends on facebook and all were enthusiastic about it. Thankyou dear friends for your wonderful posts. This post would not have happened without your contribution. The collection consists of sweets for festive cooking, burfis and pedas to store in the box, cakes for the diwali party along with a few savoury dishes. I do know what to cook for the festive season.

 

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collage diwali 2017

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Basundi by Jayashree

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basundi

 

Moong Dal Halwa by Meera Giridhar

 

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Moong Dal Halwa

Instant Rabri by Aanchal Arora 

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rabri

Rasmalai by Aruna Panangipally

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rasmalai

Bamboo rice payasam by Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

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bamboo rice payasam

Gurwale Chawal by Maria Nasir

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gurwale chawal

Munganey by Sandhya Nadkarni

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munganey

Peach Phirni by Poonam Bachav

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peach phirni

Rabri Malpua by Trupti Bhatt

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rabri malpua

Meethe Chawal by Jolly Makkar

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meethe chawal

Pista Gulkand Ladoo by Piyali

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pista gulkand ladoo

 

Mysore Pak by Avin S Kohli

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Mysore pak

 

Gujiya Bites by The Belly Rules the Mind

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Gujiya bites

 

Kesar Malai Peda by Jagruti Danecha

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Kesar malai peda

Seven Cup Fudge by Jayashree

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seven cup burfi

Malai Cake by Sonia

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malai cake

Chocolate Cupcake by Sarika Seth Gunjal

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Chocolate Cupcakes

Triple Chocolate Cake by Sonia Gupta

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triple chocolate cake

Dharwad Peda by Parulz

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dharwad peda

Little millet and walnut ladoo by Nalini Somayaji

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millet walnut ladoo

Chocolate Nankhatai by Poonam Bachhav

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chocolate nankhatai

Mango Almond Burfi by Sapna

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mango almond burfi

Nippattu by Jayashree

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nippattu

Lauki Kofta Curry by Aanchal Gupta

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no onion garlic lauki kofta curry

Vanilla, caramel and chocolate burfi by Jagruti Danecha

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Vanilla, caramel and chocolate burfi

No cook coconut gulkand modak by Sandhya

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Coconut gulkand modak

Urad dal kachori by Swati

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Kachori

Cherry chocolate kunafa tart by Afroz

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Chocolate Kunafa

Amrit by Rajani

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Amrit by Rajani

Chiwda by Jayashree

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chiwda

Wishing one and all a Happy Diwali ! May the year ahead be filled with peace and joy ! If you have liked this post, do share it further.

Happy Cooking !

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Krishna Janamasthami Collection

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Krishna Janamasthami is one of the most important festivals celebrated in India and all over the world. It marks the birth of Lord Krishna and is celebrated on the eight day  of the dark fortnight in the month of Shravan.  Lord Krishna is believed to be the eigth incarnation of Vishnu and  is worshipped with utmost devotion. Fasting, pooja, rituals, songs and bhajans, sweets and savoury offerings  are all observed during this festival with utmost enthusiasm and devotion.

Usually aval payasa or aval ( rice flakes) mixed with coconut is offered to the Lord as Krishna was fond of poha.

Here is a collection of recipes from my archives that are ideal for Krishna Janamasthami. Click the title or the picture for the recipe.

Janamasthami Collection

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janamasthami collection

  Puffed rice balls 

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puffed rice balls

Puffed rice balls are not only tasty but can be easily prepared.

 Kodbole

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kodbole

Kodbole is a popular savoury snack relished anytime.

Chakli

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instant chakli

The instant version of chakli is equally tasty and easy to make.

Coconut Burfi

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coconut burfi

Coconut burfi is usually made during festivals.

 Appi Payasa

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appi payasa

Appi or Puri payasa is said to be the favourite of the Lord.

Wishing one and all a Happy Janamasthami ! May Lord bless us with peace and contentment.

Eating healthy food should not be boring, make a variety of tasty dishes everyday. Do check out this book of 30 Tasty Dal Recipes on Amazon.

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30 tasty dal recipes

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Summer delights collective post

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Everyone dreads summer. The three months looks too long, frequent power cuts, scorching heat, water problem and not to mention, it is vacation time, with kids at home. Cooking seems tedious. I have compiled some of the recipes from the blog here as ” Summer Delights“. I hope you like this effort of mine.

Do have a look below. You can click on the title or the picture for the recipe.

Here are a few tips to beat the heat this summer:

  • Drink plenty of water. The body dehydrates due to excessive heat, sweating and urination.
  • Avoid deep-fried food, especially in the afternoon.
  • Take more fruits and vegetables.
  • Cucumber, one can eat plenty of it. It consists 90% of water.
  • Consume seasonal fruits, they are easier to get and cheaper. Watermelon, grapes, mangoes, oranges are available in plenty.
  • Go easy on banana. It is healthy ad packed with nutrition.
  • Yoghurt, lassi, buttermilk are your friends, keep away from aerated drinks.

 

One can make a slight variation to their regular meals. Here are few recipes that you can consider as Summer Delights.

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summer delights

Idli is steamed food. No oil is required . It is ideal breakfast for summer. Here are three kinds of Idli. 1) Ragi Idli or Finger millet Idli 2) Mallige Idli  3) kanchipuram Idli

                                            RAGI IDLI

Ragi or Finger millet is one of the healthiest food in the world.

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Ragi Idli

                                           MALLIGE IDLI

These idli are soft and supple.  Do give a try, I am sure you will not be disappointed.

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ideal breakfast

                       KANCHIPURAM IDLI

When the usual idli batter remains in the refrigerator, turn it into tasty Kanchipuram Idli.

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Kanchipuram idli

                          COCONUT CUCUMBER COOLER

A refreshing drink to indulge during summer. It is made with tender coocnut water.

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coconut cucumber cooler

                            MANGO PARFAIT

Learn to play around with mangoes. Isn’t it the season of mangoes?

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mango parfait

                               ICED EXPRESSO

Cool !

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Iced expresso

                                       PUNJABI LASSI

All time favourite

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punjabi lassi

                        CABBAGE SALAD

It’s healthy, do give a try.

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cabbage salad

                                         CRUNCHY SALAD

All time favourite salad.

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crunchy salad

 

                                  RAJASTHANI KADHI

Yoghurt based dishes are ideal for summer.

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Rajasthani Kadhi

                                               RICE PORRIDGE

A dish from South Kanara, it is ideal food for summer.  People of coastal karnataka have this on regular basis during summer.

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Rice porridge

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Diwali collection

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Diwali, festival of lights is the most awaited festival in our country. A festival where we ignite in us with knowledge and wisdom and evade ignorance and selfishness. It is  time to celebrate and cherish with friends and family.  Here is a collection of sweets and snacks from my blog.

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