Diwali Special

Diwali Recipes

This Diwali, light up your homes with our festive Diwali recipes. Here are some sweet dishes and namkeens which are prepared in almost every major festivals and family gathering. Most of these can be prepared in advance for family & friends visiting you for the celebration. Since these dishes takes some time to prepare, it is best to prepare in advance so that you can enjoy the time with your loved and dear ones.

1. Gujiya

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Gujiyas are sweet dumplings made of maida or flour and filled with a delightful khoya and dry fruits mixture. Deep fried in ghee (clarified butter), this Indian dessert is commonly made during the festivals.

 2. Gulab Jamun

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Gulab Jamun is among India’s most popular desserts! This delicious dessert consists of soft, melt-in-your-mouth, fried dumplings traditionally made of thickened or reduced milk, soaked in rose flavored sugar syrup. It gets its name from two words: Gulab which means rose (for the rose flavored syrup) and Jamun which is a kind of deep purple colored Indian berry (the cooked dumplings are dark brown in colour).

3. Chandrakala

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A very elegant and royal Indian sweet usually made during Diwali and Holi in North India. With a lot of variation it is also made in Maharashtra and south Indian States. It is quite similar to the humble Gujiya but richer in taste and look. Making Chandrakala is an art. With alittle patience you can you can sail through this process easily.

4. Moong Dal Halwa

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Moong Dal Halva is a classic dish that is relished throughout North India. In Rajasthan, it is considered to be auspicious, and is prepared during Holi and Diwali. It is also a must in the menu during weddings specially taking place in winter season. This rich and delicious halwa requires patience and time, but it is worth it.

5. Peanut Coconut Laddu

Peanut Coconut Laddu, Laddo, Diwali recipes, Festival Recipe, Indian SweetsThese Laddus are very delicious and quite healthy as very less fat is required to make them. These super easy Laddus you will want to make during festivals and for Prasad all the time. 

6. Kachori

Khasta Kachori, kachori, Diwali recipes, Festival Recipe, ChaatsKhasta Kachori as the name reveels is a crisp and flaky snack loved by all. A spicy filling with lots of fennel and dry mango powder gives a punch to these kachories. The filling can be of moong dal or urad dal.

7. Chakali

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Chakli is a crisp crunchy snack with different names across India. It is known as Chakli in Maharashtra and many north Indian states, Chakri in Gujrat and Murukku in South India.

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