Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Diwali Recipes

Diwali, the festival of light, is celebrated all over India in a very grand manner. There is no festival that does not revolve around food. Diwali especially is very special because it involves tons of sweets and savories that we share with friends and families.


In our house, tharattipaal is made every Diwali. As soon as we wake up and have oil bath, my mother gives a glob of Diwali marunthu/Lehiyam, followed by the sweet which would be tharattipaal. Click on the picture to learn how to make this.






Every Diwali I try to make something that I have never made before.This is one such recipe I made for the first time, few years back and it was a real treat.








First time making burfi's? This is the recipe for you to try. Easy recipe that you cannot go wrong.

  










Made typically for Pongal, milk sweet never has to be made just for that occasion.



Looking for something quick, try one of these kesaries.



Snack on this anytime..



Try this mango flavored burfi that can be made in a jiffy



What is a festival without payasam? So here is a simple and healthy payasam/kheer recipe..


Rice flour and coconut dumplings simmered in this sweet sauce. 


Apple Halwa

Delicious halwa made with apples..

Basundhi

No time for Tharattipaal, try basundhi instead. 

Gulab Jamun

All time favorite sweet made from scratch.

 Thattai

Crunchy snack perfect not only during the festival times, but also for any evenings.