Navaratri is considered to be one of the most important festivals of India. It is celebrated through out the country but each region has its own speciality. Different varieties and special cuisine are made during Navratri celebration. Since in most of the communities, people observe fast during Navratri and eat only one meal a day at sunset, the Navratri meal has special courses and is strictly vegetarian.

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Navratri, Onam

Nei Appam

Nei Appam is a very famous and popular dish in South India especially in Kerala and Tamil Nadu where it is made during festivals like Onam, Navratri, Krishna Jayanthi. Ingredients: Wheat Flour – 1 cup Ghee – 100 ml Coconut – 1 cup, grated Rice – 2 tsp Jaggery – […]

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Diwali, Navratri, Paneer, Sweets

Paneer Jamun

Paneer Jamun is a popular jamun variety made using paneer in a sugar syrup. Popular with kids, they are a great dessert sweet ideal for any occasion. If desired you can also add some edible colours. Ingredients: Gulab Jamun Mix – 1 cup Paneer Cubes – 10, crumbled Oil – […]

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Diwali, Navratri, Onam, Sweets

Rava Coconut Balls

Simple and easy to make dessert sweet for any festival or occasion. Ingredients: Rava – 1 cup Coconut – 1/2 cup, grated, dry roasted Sugar – 1 cup Cashewnuts – 1 tblsp, fried in little ghee Raisins – 1 tblsp, fried in little ghee Ghee – 3 to 4 tblsp […]

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Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, Onam, Sweets

Bombay Kaja

Bombay Kaja is a popular dessert/sweet made during Diwali and other festivals. Ingredients: Maida – 500 gms, sieved Ghee – 900 gms Sugar – 750 gms Rice Flour – 50 gms + some more for dusting Cooking Soda – a pinch Water as required Kesari Powder – 1/4 tsp Method: […]

Aval Laddu (Poha Ladoo)
Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Kids, Laddu, Navratri

Aval Laddu

Aval Laddu (or Poha Laddu) is a quick and delicious sweet for any occasion especially for festivals like Navratri, Diwali or Krishna Jayanthi. Ingredients: Aval (Poha) – 1 cup Brown Sugar – 1 cup Ghee – 1/4 cup Cashewnuts – 1 tblsp, broken, fried in little ghee Cardamom Powder – […]

Badam Halwa
Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Halwa, Janmashtami, Navratri, Onam

Badam Halwa

Badam Halwa is a very popular sweet across India specially across South India. Made with almond puree, sugar, ghee and milk, it is one of the must have sweets during festivals and special occasions. Ingredients: Almonds – 1 cup Sugar – 3 cups Ghee – 1 1/2 cups Cashewnuts – […]