Diwali

Diwali or Deepavali is perhaps the most popular of all Hindu festivals, also known as the Festival of Lights, it is dedicated to the goddess Kali in Bengal and to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, in the rest of India. As with several other festivals, Diwali is associated with one of the stories about the destruction of evil by Vishnu in one of his many manifestations. In Jainism, where the festival is also known as Mahavira Nirvana, Diwali celebrates the attainment of Moksa by
Lord Mahavira. A burning lamp symbolizes the “light of knowledge” that dispels the darkness of delusion and ignorance.

Namak Para (Namak Pare)
Diwali, Snacks

Namak Para

Namak Para (also known as Namak Pare or Nimki) is a crispy, crunchy snack usually served with tea. It is also a perfect delight for Diwali, Holi and other festivals where snacks are made in plenty. Made with wheat flour, plain flour and spices, it is very simply and easy […]

Pineapple Kesari
Diwali, Kesari, Navratri, Pineapple

Pineapple Kesari

Pineapple Kesari is a popular dessert made in South India and often served in weddings and special occasions. It is very easy to make and is very very tasty. A cousin to the popular Rava Kesari, this is a simple recipe that anyone can try. Print Recipe 0 from 0 […]

Rava Kesari
Diwali, Janmashtami, Kesari

Rava Kesari

Rava Kesari is a popular South Indian sweet made during special occasions and festivals. Made using rava (semolina), ghee and cashewnuts, it is soft and very easy to make. Served as a breakfast item or as a dessert during festivals, it is a simple dish that can be made in […]

Sattu Maavu Laadu
Diwali, Laddu

Sattu Maavu | Multi Grain Health Mix Laddu

Sattu Maavu | Multi Grain Health Mix Laddu is a sweet made from mixed grains that is high in protein and fibre. Laadus are the simplest and go-to sweet for any occasion. No festival or happy occasion is complete without it. These days with excess of sweet and processed food […]

Millet Laddu
Diwali, Laddu

Millet Laddu

Millet Laddu is variation made with millet flour and is equally delicious as the regular laddus. Laddus are a popular sweet across India and is a common feature during all festivals or special occasions. Laddus are very commonly made from besan or Bengal gram flour. Apart from this there are […]

Ragi Sev (Ragi Ompodi)
Diwali, Snacks

Ragi Sev (Ragi Omapodi)

Sev (Omapodi / Ompodi) is a very popular savoury snack across India made with chickpea flour, spices and then deep fried until crispy. Served as a teatime/evening snack, they also make for a great savoury during festival times. This is a variation made with Ragi Flour (Finger Millet Flour) and […]

Nankhatai
Diwali, Kids, Snacks

Nankhatai

Nankhatai is an Indian eggless cookie/shortbread popularly served during teatime or as an evening snack. They are also made during special occasions and festivals like Diwali. Unlike many other cookies, these require very minimal ingredients that are already available in your pantry. This recipe is said to originate from Surat […]

Carrot Halwa
Baisakhi, Carrot, Diwali, Halwa, Navratri

Carrot Halwa (Gajar Halwa)

Carrot Halwa,  also known as Gajorer halua, Gajrela or Gajar Pak, is a slow cooked traditional dessert made on almost all occasions. In fact, it is so simple and delicious to make that one doesn’t require a celebration to make it. Unlike many other sweet delicacies that require an intricate recipe […]

Soan_Papdi
Diwali, Sweets

Soan Papdi

Soan Papdi is a very popular Indian sweet ideal for any occasion. Available in multiple variations, the most popular ones are made by Haldirams (often called as Haldiram Soan Papdi). It is a wonderful Indian dessert that can be easily found in sweet shops across the country. It is specially […]