Blog Archives for category Diwali sweets

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Diwali Snacks, Deepavali Sweets Recipes 2013

Wishing you and your family a very very Happy Diwali. Joy is togetherness. Bring your family together by preparing these delicious snacks and sweets recipes at home this Deepavali! Click image to check on Step-by-Step pictorial guide to make the recipe   Yummy Banana Halwa Recipe – Simple Sweet made with ripe Bananas     Kaju Katli | Kaju Katri | Cashew Burfi | Mundhiri Burfee | Kaju Burfee   Creamy, Ghee-y, Yummy Carrot Halwa Super HIT Mango Pie   Mattri | The Simplest, Easiest, Quickest Snack you can make this Diwali!   Spicy Masala Fried Chana dhal Snack recipe | Roasted split chickpeas | Nei Kadalai Recipe Other snacks which you can make for any evening tea-time! Raw Banana Kola Urundai (Veggie Meatballs/Valaikai Kola Orundai) Recipe Patra (Aloo Che Vadi) Recipe | Steamed fritters using Taro leaves Pakoras with Split Chickpeas (Pakoda reicpe using Kadalai Paruppu) Crispy Finger chips… Continue reading »

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How to make Khoya (Mawa) – Fresh Khoa (Kova) Recipe

  In my childhood days, during the evening time, whenever dad and I are to some restaurants, the first thing we order is ‘Paal Halwa’ (Milk fudge). I’m talking about Milk Halwa, especially from Madurai ‘DelhiWala’ Sweets. When it comes to the quantity and cost of this paal halwa, they’re totally contrary. So we’ll order just a few grams of this milk sweet and enjoy it in the restaurant. When our family is to some restaurants for lunch, after the meal, dad and I order for ‘Paal Pasandhi’ (Layers of thick milk-solids soaked in sweetened condensed milk). Whenever my aunt visits us, she gets ‘Milk Cakes’ from this shop in Trichy – ‘Archana Sweets’. When this box of milk-cake is opened, we pick the cakes like hungry crows emptying the whole box. Whenever Jeevs visits Srivilliputtur he gets a big parcel of fresh Paal kowa (Sweetened milk khoya). Okay, what… Continue reading »

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Carrot Halwa Recipe – Diwali Sweets Recipes – Gajar Halwa

  Mmmnnnhhh….. How I wished for a second spoon… second spoon of Warm, Yummy and ‘Ghee’-ey Carrot Halwa. She said, ‘Appa came, so mom made them this morning. <with pride> Is it good?… <in shock> ayoo… miss is coming…’ … ‘Tuppp’! She hurriedly closed her tiffin box tightly. I cursed, why the teachers always show punctually for their classes? Ch, if only my friend and I managed to sneak a minute before the assembly dispersed, I would have succeeded getting a second spoon of the Carrot Halwa from her tiffin box. While the fellow class mates were unloading their books and notebooks from their bag on to the desk I imagined myself to be INVISIBLE to the entire class just to load spoon after spoon with Carrot Halwa and unload them into my mouth. When the class crowd was obediently listening to the ‘dissection of hibiscus flower’, I was busy… Continue reading »

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Cashew Burfee| Mundhiri burfee| Kaju Katli | Diwali Sweets

Cashew Nut Burfee | Mundhiri burfee | Kaju Katli | Diwali Sweets   I never thought preparing Kaju Katli will be THIS INSTANT!!!!! Cashew+Sugar with some 4 minutes stirring AND a little patience yields wonderful cakes of Cashew burfi!   I won’t be ashamed to confess the fact that I’m a foodie (uh, the word “foodie” won’t be right. To be precise it is “thinnipandaaram” in Tamil language ). I’m the exact opposite to my mom when it comes to eating habits. May be I should inquire my grandmother or my periyamma about the eating habits of my mom when she was my age. Before my marriage, we were a family of six. So it’s mandatory to hide all the snacks, sweets and biscuits from the four imps somewhere in the kitchen. I, being an active participant in the kitchen right from my childhood <batting my eye lashes> I know… Continue reading »

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Banana Halwa – Vazhaipazham halwa – Dessert ideas

Banana Halwa – Vazhaipazham halwa Those days we used to get nice sweet green bananas (pachai vaazhai pazham). Every day after work my dad buys a nice bunch of bananas to home. By the time appa reaches home, mostly I fall asleep. My share will always be there for me the next day. So the next day, I get up with the lovely thought that I have a nice long sweet banana to eat :D. I brush my teeth in a hurry. Grab a small bowl and a spoon from the kitchen. Peel the banana, put it in the bowl, mash it with the spoon, go to the terrace and enjoy the mushy-mushy banana myself…. After enjoying the banana and the birds in the morning I will climb down very happily to get ready for school. This was my affair with banana. But this affair did not last long.  The… Continue reading »