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.

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Seven Cup Burfi how to make seven cup fudge

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Seven cup burfi is a popular sweet or fudge made in South India. It is called as a seven cup sweet as the measure of all ingredients together is seven cups.It is usually prepared during Diwali.

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seven cup burfi

Other burfi recipes on the blog: Coconut and Mango Burfi Dates Burfi  Coconut Burfi

Recipe of Seven Cup Burfi

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1 cup gram flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1.5 cup ghee
  • 2.5 cup sugar
  • a pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Grate the coconut, use the finely grated one for this.
  2. Take a thick bottom pan and mix all the ingredients except salt.
  3. Heat it on a low flame, keep stirring, as it will easily get burnt.
  4. Grease a plate with a little ghee.
  5.  Let cook for fifteen to twenty minutes. It becomes a thick porous mass with bubbles all over.
  6. Sprinkle a little salt and mix well.
  7. Spread it on the greased plate.
  8. Make incisions after some time.
  9. Do not remove them immediately.
  10. Store in a tight jar.

Take a tip:

  • The actual recipe calls for three cups of sugar and one cup of ghee, but I have decreased the sugar and increased with ghee.
  • Use good quality besan to get good results.

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Seven Cup Burfi

Seven Cup Burfi is a sweet preparation made of fresh coconut and gram flour along with a few other ingredients. Make it for the forthcoming festival and enhance the joy.

Servings 16 pieces
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1 cup gram flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1.5 cup ghee
  • 2.5 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Grate the coconut, use only the finely grated one for making this one.

  2. Take a thick bottom pan and mix all the ingredients except salt.

  3. Heat it on a low flame, keep stirring all the while.

  4. Grease a plate with a little ghee.

  5. It takes about fifteen minutes to be ready. It forms a thick porous mass.

  6. Add the salt and mix it.

  7. Pour it on the greased plate. Cut them into pieces.

  8. Do not remove immediately.

  9. Store in a clean jar.

Recipe Notes

  • Adding of salt is optional.
  • Cardamom powder may be used.
  • The actual recipe calls for three cups of sugar and one cup of ghee, but I felt it was too sweet.
  • Use any cup for measurement but ensure you use the same one for all ingredients.

Wishing all my readers a very Happy Dasara ! May the victory be of the good and truth always. May peace and happiness prevail in this world.

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How to make tasty basundi

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Basundi is a delicious sweet dish  made during festivals. It is popular in the states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat.  It is creamy, thick and makes a good dessert. (more…)

Panchakajjaya Ganesha Chaturthi Special

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Dates Burfi on second anniversary

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Kadabu Ganesha Chaturthi Special

With the Ganesha festival fast approaching, it is time to prepare a wide variety of sweets. Modak and kadabu are usually prepared during this festival. Here is Kadabu recipe for you.Have a great festival and enjoy your time with family.

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For the stuffing :

  • Split pigeon peas ( tur dal) 1 cup
  • ghee 1/2tsp
  • jaggery grated 1 cup
  • cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
  • camphor a pinch
  • dessicated coconut 1/2 cup
  • cashew pieces and raisins 1/4 cup
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stuffing ready

For the covering :

  • wheat flour 1 1/2 cup

  • rice flour 2 tsp

  • ghee 1/2 tsp

  • water

Other ingredients :

  • oil for frying
  • flour for dusting
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dough for the covering

Cook split pigeon pea in a pressure cooker with adequate amount of water. Add ghee to it. When done, remove and drain the water. The stuffing has to be prepared. You can either cook it directly now in a thick bottomed pan or put in a colander and smudge it along with jaggery. I have a handy equipment for it. I get a liquified form of the mixture. I now boil it, to get the right consistency. Add all the other ingredients to it. Once, you have got a moderate consistency, remove and keep aside, it becomes thicker on cooling.

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mould

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In the meanwhile, mix the ingredients of the dough and keep aside covered.

Make balls of the stuffing and keep aside.Take a ball of the dough and roll it. Take a mould and place it over it. Take a ball of the stuffing ,elongate and place it over it. Slowly ,seal it and remove from the mould.

Heat oil in a pan. Slowly, put it and deep fry on moderate flame , until brown in colour on both sides.  Put it on an absorbent paper. Repeat the procedure for all others.

Moongdal salad koshambir recipe

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Salads form an important part of our diet. Here I have used moongdal to make it. This version is called as moongdal salad koshambir and is usually made during functions. It is served to ladies during haldi kumkum. One can make it as an accompaniment with rice or chapati.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup moong dal
  • 1 teaspoon bengal gram
  • 1 big cucumber
  • 2 teaspoon oil for seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • a few curry leaves
  • 2 green chilly
  • 1 cup fresh coconut
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 lemon
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moong dal salad

 

METHOD :

  • Soak moong dal and gram dal in water for half an hour.
  • Remove the skin of big cucumber and cut it into small pieces.
  • Drain the water of the dal and put it in a colander for ten minutes.
  • Later,put in a bowl and add cucumber, salt  and grated coconut to it.
  • Make seasoning and add to it.
  • Add a dash of lime juice to it.
  • Serve as an accompaniment or binge as a snack.

Tips :

Cucumber used is the long variety. Remove the edges and rub well in circular motion. Then peel the skin. The seeds should be removed.

Here are a few of my festive recipes

Lemon rice, Beans stir fry, Masala Bhath, Shenga holige, Appi payasa, Cabbage pakoda

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Moongdal salad koshambir recipe

Moong dal salad is usually prepared during festivities in South India. It is tasty to have as a light snack.

Course Salad
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup moong dal
  • 1 teaspoon bengal gram
  • 1 big cucumber
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 green chilly
  • a few curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  1. Wash both the dals and soak them in water for half an hour.

  2. Drain the water and put in a colander.

  3. Peel the skin of the cucumber and cut into small pieces.

  4. Take a small pan and make the seasoning. Put the oil and the mustard seeds. as it crackles, put the green chilly, asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves.Keep it aside.

  5. Put the dal and cucumber in a bowl. Add salt and coconit to it. Put the seasoning and mix it. Finally, add lime juice to it.

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Cabbage Pakoda Fries

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Cabbage pakoda fries are welcome on days when onions are restricted. They are equally taste and serve as an ideal accompaniment with rice and sambar. Here is a quick recipe to make crispy fries.
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