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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pista Katli Recipe |Pista Burfi ~ Indian Festival Sweets

Indian festival recipes

Pista Katli |Burfi is another version of katli which is similar to cashew katli and the only difference is pistachios are used instead of cashews here the method and the technique are the same when compare but the taste will obviously differ as we use different nuts here. I made them as a part of my mithai box for diwali and they turned out delicious. They color itself will make you go green , and this a perfect way to celebrate a festival. I have had pista katlis a lot but wanted to give it a try at home I just followed the same method I did for kaju katli and it turned out yumm. Do check the step wise in my kaju katli for reference. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Kaju Katli Recipe |Kaju Burfi - Indian Festival Sweets

Festival Recipes

 Kaju katli also know as kaju burfi is a Indian sweet which is similar to other burfi made like coconut, besan. Kaju means cashews as we all know and this burfi is made with cashews . These are traditionally shaped as diamonds and covered with edible sliver in the top .. Our Mawari wedding will surely have this sweet in the  array of sweet usually displayed before the actual meal starts. Unlike in south india they have sweets after a meal we rajasthan's serve savories and sweets in the beginning of a meal Also there is a tradition of giving sweets to the guest like feeding them even they say no which is considered a respectful hospitality. Coming to kaju katli its My bros fav I have been making this katli many times and for this diwali I made this sweet as a part of my mithai box which my H took to office for his friends and I got lots of compliments for them. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#45.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

50+ Diwali Sweets and Snacks Recipe | Diwali Sweets and Snacks Recipe ideas

Diwali Recipes

Diwali is festival of lights celebrated all over India in a very grand manner and this is my fav festival which I love to celebrate. It brings out some nostalgic memories on how we used celebrate this festival with so much joy and waiting a year for this festival is always worth it.On this auspicious day people light up diyas/ candles and decorate the home with it, We do laxmi pooja and not to forget we eat a lot ;) .. All those palagarams or sweets and snacks we make for this festival are shared to our relatives, neighbors and what a fun we have in sharing them I will be missing the sharing part this year. Its Diwali for us on 23rd but the whole tamilnadu and south India will be celebrating it on 22nd . Mom generally makes thiyari and mitha chawal especially on diwali day and we offer sweet pedas as prasad to laxmi ji. I will miss the fireworks part here but will still celebrate the festival with full joy :)Wish all 
a very happy and safe diwali 2014 :) Here is a compilation of 50+ Diwali Quick  Sweets and snacks :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Aloo Gulab Jamun |Potato Gulab Jamun ~Diwali Recipes

Potato Gulab Jamun

Gulab jamuns a very famous Indian sweet all over the world known for its spongy texture and juicy soft taste.Traditional gulab jamun is made with home made khoa and it tastes fabulous but to give it a twist and not changing texture and taste of this traditional taste. So I made this jamuns with aloo and they tasted dangerously addictive and My H hard time guessing from what it is made ;) then atlast when he gave up and told  him he was surprised I have made sweet potato jamun earlier for a contest his office conducted with rasgulla black forest cake , mango panna cotta I won the contest and bagged the first prize will post the sweet potato version soon. Potato jamun is super easy and if you don't have khoa available you can simply boil some potatoes and make this delicious jamuns in no time. I am posting some Instant recipes for diwali and this one such quick to make if you are a big jamun fan. Do like having some sweet for the evening snack we do have sweets with evening tea or coffee sometimes. This is one healthy sweet snack to have in the evening.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#45.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bread Medu Vada Recipe | Instant Medu Vada ~ Diwali Recipes

Instant Medu Vada

I know most of them would have started preparing for diwali weeks ahead but if you running late to even think what to be done for diwali and looking for some instant recipes you could make to make the festival more enjoyable then this is one recipe you just try. Soaking dal and waiting for the dal to soak and them preparing medu vada is worth it but if you don't have so much patience or if you are in a hurry you have this amazing option of using up the bread slice lying in your kitchen. Bread medu vada is a simple and quick to make option for all the medu vada lovers trust me this vada will be equal to the traditional vadai . I conducted a contest in my blog for non blogger and this was one of the entry by aishwarya which we enjoyed a lot and since then I make them every time when i have extra bread in hand. This is a perfect festive delicacy to indulge. No soaking No waiting instant soft medu vada will be ready in minutes.. Lets move on the quick recipe. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#45.

Instant Jalebi Recipe | Jalebi with No Yeast ~ Diwali Recipes

Quick to make diwali sweets

Diwali is nearing and its that time when we make some irresistible traditional treats at home. We are so excited about diwali every year as away from mother country we don't want to miss the fun, so we usually visit the lakshmi mandir and do lakshmi pooja in the same manner as we do there and regardless the sweets and prasads we make at home. I know how my south indian neighbors were so kind to share those diwali treats right from adhirasam, sundal, sweets pongal , vadai, payasam,murukku its a never ending list we used to receive from neighbors back there and we used share our traditional mathiri, sakkarpara, maida biscuit,sweet rice , gujiya,kajas, magad( a rajasthani sweet), besan chikki etc etc ... My moms sister used to make all these and she used share them all with us. Will miss the sharing part as all my neighbors have moved to a new a place and this years diwali I don't have much neighbors to share with but will share all the sweets I make with my H's office colleagues .   

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Paneer Butter Masala Recipe | Punjabi Paneer Butter masala Dhaba style ~ North Indian Sides

Paneer Recipes

Any paneer gravy is my family fav and I love to make variations with paneer sabzi but are all time fav is paneer butter masala no gravy can beat the rich and yummy taste of paneer butter masala and it is an awesome side for naans. The soft and succulent paneer soaked in mildy spiced rich gravy is wat a soft naan needs and this is the perfect side which marry so well with Indian breads. Paneer butter masala is one most famous gravy served in any restaurants and dhabas   and is another punjabi fav side dish. I love made them with naan and we enjoyed it a lot.  Paneer butter masala also goes well with any rice varieties, I  usually finish out my left over sabzis with plain rice just mix them and I finish them.Most of the Indian gravies are prepared with onion tomato gravy and I have made this paneer butter masala with the same base. Some people omit onion in this and make them with tomato base only which is absolutely fine it will taste gud still. Lets move on to this irresistible Punjabi gravy again.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#45