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Welcome to our Diwali Recipes page. This section provides various Diwali Recipes. Check out this section that shows how to make delicious sweets and other Festive Recipes for the occasion of Diwali!!

Diwali Refreshments, Recipes for Diwali, Diwali Food Recipes!


Here is the list of diwali refreshments for you. Click on any link to view the ingredients and method of creating wonderful diwali refreshments. We have a total of 7 diwali refreshments for you to make. Enjoy these recipes and do let us know your feedback.


Diwali Recipe : Apple Shake Recipe


Ingredients: 1 apple, peeled, deseeded and chopped 2 glass milk 4 tbsp sugar


Method : Run apple, milk and sugar in mixie, till apple is crushed completely Chill the Shake Pour into glass, from a height; so froth forms Serve cold

Diwali Recipe : Badam Doodh Recipe


Learn how to make Badam Doodh Recipe... Ingredients: 2 cups milk 10 Almonds Few strands of kesar 2 tsp sugar (more as per you taste)


Method : Blanch the almonds, peel and cut into thin slices, lengthwise Soak kesar in 1tbsp warm milk for 10-15 minutes Bring milk to boil Add soaked kesar, sugar and almonds Let it simmer on slow flame for a min Stir well Pour into cup, from a height This way a lot of froth will form on the milk. Serve piping hot

Diwali Recipe : Basic Ice Cream Recipe


Learn how to make Ice Cream Recipe... Ingredients: 1 liter milk boiled for 20 minutes on simmer. 200 gm sugar 2 eggs beaten separately 1 level teaspoon stabilizer (dissolved in a little water) 1 rounded tablespoon of liquid glucose. 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 250 gm fresh cream 6 tablespoons of powder milk


Method : Put milk in a pan and boil it, keeping it on slow flame. Beat the yellow of the eggs and slowly pour them into the milk . Take care to whisk the milk simultaneously or instead of a smooth custard, you will have strings of over cooked eggs. Add the liquid glucose, stabilizer, sugar and mix well till they both dissolve. When the milk has cooled, fold in the well beaten egg whites, add the vanilla essences and freeze. When the ice cream has set, beat in the cream and 250 gm fruit pulp and re-freeze it again in a box. Be careful that the box is absolutely dry or else you will find icicles in your ice cream. Flavor: If you want mango ice cream, then you add the mango pulp, if you want strawberry ice cream, then you add the strawberries and again if you want chocolate ice cream, all you have to do is to add hot chocolate by boiling 4 tablespoons of chocolate or cocoa powder in 4 tablespoons of water and boiling it for approximately two minutes and adding it to the basic recipe at the time of adding the cream. Ensure that the sugar dissolves.


Diwali Recipe : Coffee Fizz Recipe


Learn how to make Coffee Fizz Recipe... Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup milk 4 tbsp. filter coffee decoction or 2 tsp. instant coffee 3 tsp. sugar ground 4 tsp. hot water (if using instant coffee) 2 scoops vanilla ice-cream 1/4 tsp vanilla essence


Method : Beat together sugar, coffee and hot water. When it gets foamy, add milk. Mix and keep in refrigerator till required and quite chilled. Before serving, add vanilla essence, beat till frothy with an electric whopper or egg beater. Pour coffee in two glasses from Put vanilla ice-cream in to glass (one in each) Serve cold

Diwali Recipe : Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe


Learn how to make the Chocolate Recipe "Creamy Hot Chocolate Recipe" for Diwali. Ingredients: For Cream 1/2 cup chilled heavy cream 1 1/2 tbsp sugar Other Ingredients 2 cups milk 1 tbsp milk 1 tbsp unsweetened chocolate 1/4 tsp powdered unsweetened chocolate


Method : Beat cream and sugar till it holds stiff peaks Heat milk, remove 1/4 cup of milk in a cup Add sugar and chocolate, stir vigorously When fully dissolved and frothy, add to remaining milk. Bring back to a boil, reduce, simmer 1/2 a minute Pour into 2 large mugs from a height to make it frothy. Top with whipped cream Sprinkle powdered chocolate Serve hot

Diwali Recipe : Fried Ice Cream Recipe


Learn how to make Fried Ice Cream Recipe.... Ingredients: A few scoops of vanilla ice-cream Oil for frying Batter: 1 cup plain flour (Maida) mixed with 1 1/2 cups water Rolling: Crushed corn flakes or desiccated coconut


Method : Chill the ice-cream scoops in the freezer. Dip the ice-cream scoops in the batter and roll into the corn flakes or desiccated coconut. Deep fry in oil for few seconds. Serve with a sauce of your choice.

Diwali Recipe : Sitaphal Rabdi Recipe


Learn how to make Sitaphal Rabdi... Ingredients: 1 cup Sitaphal pulp 2 litres whole milk 3/4 cup sugar 4 almonds 4 green pistachios, unsalted 1/4 tsp. saffron strands 1/4 tsp. cardamom powder 1 tsp. chopped fragrant red rose petals


Method : Crush almonds and pasta coarsely, or cut into thin slivers. Boil milk in a clean heavy pan. Simmer for ten minutes, after it starts boiling. Stir occasionally while boiling. Add sugar, stir till dissolved. Take off fire, add saffron, cardamom, almonds, pastas. Cool to room temperature. Add sitaphal pulp, chill for 3-4 hours till very cold. Put in individual serving bowls sprinkle very few chopped petals to garnish. Serve chilled.


Diwali Sweet Recipes, Recipes for Diwali, Diwali Food Recipes!


Here is the list of diwali sweet recipes for you. Click on any link to view the ingredients and method of creating wonderful diwali sweet recipes. We have a total of 28 diwali sweet recipes for you to make. Enjoy these recipes and do let us know your feedback.

Indian Sweet Recipe, Diwali Sweet Recipe : Agra Petha Recipe


Learn how to make Agra Petha Recipe for the festive occasion of Diwali! Ingredients: 1 kg. Firm white pumpkin 800 gms. sugar 2 tsp. calcium hydroxide (kitchen lime) 1/2 tsp. alum powder 1 tsp. rose water 3-4 drops kewra essence 2 cups water


Method : Dissolve alum in 1/2 cup water. Keep aside. Dissolve lime in 1 litre water, strain with a clean cloth, twice if required. Peel pumpkin, dicard seeds, mushy centre. Cut into 1"x2"x1" rectangular blocks or as desired. Prick all over with a metal skewer or fork. Put pieces in lime water. Soak for 30-35 minutes. Drain, wash under clean running water for 2-3 minutes. Put in a bowl, sprinkle alum water, shake to coat all pieces evenly. Drain, boil pieces in a large heavy pan, till a little soft and exuding water. Make a syrup of sugar and water, till 2 1/2 thread consistency (refer syrup method) Put drained pumpkin pieces in syrup, boil till syrup becomes thick again. Keep covered with a mesh, overnight. Drain, boil syrup again till thick, add pieces, reboil for 3-4 minutes. Drain out excess syrup, sprinkle essence and rose water. Cool completely, refrigerate.

Indian Sweet Recipe, Diwali Sweet Recipe : Almond Seera Recipe


Learn how to make Almond Seera Recipe for the festive occasion of Diwali! Ingredients: 1 cup coarse wheat flour 1-1/2 cups blanched almonds (refer note) 1 cup sugar 3 cups water 1 tsp. cardamom powder 1/4 tsp. saffron strands crushed 1 tbsp. warm milk 1-1/4 cup ghee 8-10 blanched almonds chopped into slivers or halved


Method : Rub and dissolve saffron in milk, keep aside. Dry and powder blanched almonds, saving 10 for garnishing. Melt ghee in a large heavy pan. Add flour, stirfry for 2-3 mintes. Add almond powder, stirfry till golden and aroma exudes. Take care to stir continuously. Add water, stir and cook. Add sugar, and cook further, stirring gently. When ghee starts to exude, add cardamom and saffron. Stir, and take into serving dish. Garnish with chopped almonds. One may put it in hotcase to keep hot, reheat in microwave, or in a pan.

Indian Sweet Recipe, Diwali Sweet Recipe : Anarsa Recipe


Learn how to make Anarsa Recipe for the festive occasion of Diwali! Ingredients: 4 cups rice 3 1/2 cups sugar powder 3 1/2 cups ghee 1 tbsp. poppy seeds 1/3 cup milk (approx.)


Method : Wash and soak rice in plenty of water. Change water everyday, repeating process for 3 days. Now, drain all water, and spread on a clean cloth for 3-4 hours. Grind to powder and sieve. Mix in sugar, press and keep aside for 2 hours. Sprinkle milk little by little, kneading mixture into a soft pliable dough. On a clean plastic sheet, sprinkle a few poppy seeds. Take a pingpong sized ball of dough, press onto sprinkled seeds. Rotate and thin out dough with the hand, forming a 4" sized round. Heat 3-4 tbsp. ghee in a frying pan. Let in one round, seeds side up. Shallow fry on low flame, till golden brown. Drain and keep aside. Repeat for remaining dough, add more ghee as required. Cool very well for 5-6 hours before storing in airtight containers.

Indian Sweet Recipe, Diwali Sweet Recipe : Badam (Almond) Katlee


Learn how to make Badam Katlee for the festive occasion of Diwali! Ingredients: 250 gms. almonds (soaked overnight) 200 gms. Sugar powdered few tbsp. milk Silver foil (optional)


Method : Drain and change water from almonds. Peel almonds, keep aside. Wash once more, to remove any traces of brownishness. Grind to a fine paste, using as little milk as possible. In a heavy large skillet, mix paste and sugar. Cook, stirring constantly, using a large handled spoon or spatula. Take care of splattering in initial stages. Also, do not stop stirring, or the mixture burnt and stuck to bottom of skillet will spoil the taste. When a soft lump is form, which leaves sides of skillet easily, take off fire. Grease a clean work surface and a rolling pin with melted ghee. Put lump on it, roll quickly while still warm, to 1/5" thickness. Apply silver foil, and press lightly with foil paper. Mark out long diamond shapes with a sharp knife. When almost cool, remove carefully with a sharp edged wide spatula. Cool completely before storing in layers between sheets of butter paper.

Indian Recipe for Diwali : Badam Ka Seera


Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup almonds (soaked overnight) 3 cups hot milk 250 gm ghee 1/2 to 1/3 cup sugar


Method : Peel the almonds, wash and grind to fine paste. Heat ghee in a heavy pan.Add paste and cook on first high then slow flame, stirring continuosly. After a while it should turn a light brown and aromatic. Carefully pour hot milk and stir.Use a long-handled spatula as the mixture tends to splatter. When thickens, add the sugar and cook, stirring continously and gently till ghee begins to separate.Decorate with chopped nuts and serve hot.

Indian Sweet Recipe, Diwali Sweet Recipe : Balushahi Recipe


Learn how to make Balushahi Recipe for the festive occasion of Diwali! Ingredients: 3 cups plain flour (maida) 3/4 cup ghee, melted & cool Curds 1/2 cup 1/4 tsp. soda bicarb 1/4 tsp. fine cardamom powder ghee to deep fry Syrup: 1-1/2 cups sugar 3/4 cup water 5-6 drops lemon juice


Method : Sieve together flour, and soda. Add cardamom powder. Rub in ghee thoroughly. Add curds and mix in one direction only. Make stiff dough, add a tbsp. of tepid water if required. Keep aside covered in a cool place or fridge for 1-2 hours Make small rounds balls about 3” in diameter. Press to flatten a bit, and make depression in center with thumb. This is the traditional balushahi shape. Heat ghee well in frying pan, cool a bit, then add a few patties. Return to slow flame. Do not invert until one side is pinkish. Invert carefully with knife, and fry other side similarly. Repeat for all dough. Meanwhile prepare syrup of 1 thread with sugar, water and lemon juice. Drain, cool a bit, tranfer to syrup, allow to soak for 5 minutes. Remove and keep on a perforated plate to drain excess syrup. Cool completely, before transferring to air tight container. Sugar Coated Balushahis: Reheat remaining syrup till 2-1/2 thread consistency is obtained. Coat above balushahis with this, or dip on side in the syrup. Keep on mesh to cool, and let the sugar set to a white coat. Sprinkle some red rose petals and crushed cardamom over them to decorate.

Indian Sweet Recipe, Diwali Sweet Recipe : Beenaj Recipe


Learn how to make Beenaj Recipe for the festive occasion of Diwali! Ingredients: 1 cup basmati (long grain) rice 1 cup sugar Ghee -1/2 cup 2 cloves 1-1/4 cinnamon stick 2-3 cardamoms 8-10 pistachios 8-10 almonds 15-20 raisins few drops saffron colour 6 cups water approx.


Method : Blanch (optional) almonds and pistas, cut into thin slivers. Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes. Put water to boil, add rice, cook till 3/4 done. It is done when grain gets mashed between fingers only when forced. Drain out all water. Cool in a large plate. Add sugar and mix gently till with hands till well blended. Heat ghee. Add cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Add rice, and toss gently with spatula. Dilute colour in 1/2 cup water, sprinkle over rice. When well mixed, cover and simmer till all moisture evaporates. Garnish with pista and almonds. Serve hot.

Indian Cooking Recipe : Besan Laddu


Ingredients : ¾ cup besan, coarsely ground ¾ cup powdered sugar 1/3 cup ghee ¼ tsp elaichi powder 2 to 3 drops saffron colour


Method : Combine together the sugar and saffron colour. Keep aside. Dissolve the ghee in a kadhai, put the besan and cook over a low flame and keep on stirring continuously till it becomes golden brown in colour. Put the elaichi powder and stir well. Take out from the fire and pour on a thali. Cool completely. Combine together the gram flour mixture and sugar. Divide into 7 equal parts and shape into laddus.

Diwali Recipe : Boondi Recipe


Learn how to make Boondi Recipe... Ingredients: 1 cup gram flour 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup water 1/4 tsp. cardamom powder 6-8 chopped almonds ghee to deep fry perforated flat spoon about 5" diameter rushed roughly


Method : Boil the sugar and water together. Add a tbsp. of milk to bring up the scum. Remove scum and boil liquid till the syrup is sticky between the fingers. Keep aide, but keep warm for use. Make batter with gram flour, which should not be too thin. The batter should evenly coat the back of a spoon when dipped in it. Heat ghee, hold perforated spoon a little above the hot ghee, pour some batter on the spoon. Tap very lightly at edge of spoon to allow small droplets to fall in the ghee. Pour back remaining batter and wipe spoon. Stir the boondis in the ghee gently and fry till crisp but not brown. Drain and put into the syrup. Keep for 3-4 minutes before draining from the syrup. Spread on a wide plate, add cardamom powder, almonds and mix gently. Cool completely and loosen the boondi with finger till each droplet separates. Store in airtight container.

Indian Recipe for Diwali : Carrot Halwa


Ingredients: Carrots -1/2 kg (preferably Red Delhi Carrots) Milk -1 litre Cardamom -4 to 5 Sugar -1/4 kg Charmagz -1 tbsp (dried melon seeds) Ghee or cashew nuts -100 gms Almonds -a few


Method : Scrap carrots and grate them.Bring milk to a boil in a heavy bottomed pan.Add grated carrots.Cook on medium heat stirring occasionally without closing the lid till the mixture is fairly dry(Opp-30 to 40 mts).Add sugar, cardamom crushed and melon seeds,mix well till everything becomes semi solid dry. Then add ghee and fry well by adding the nuts cashew nuts and badam. Decorate with silver foil and serve after getting cold.

Indian Sweet Recipe, Diwali Sweet Recipe : Chirotey Recipe


Learn how to make Chirotey Recipe for the festive occasion of Diwali! Ingredients: 4-1/4 cups plain flour 3/4 cup rice flour 1-1/2 cups sugar ground 3/4 cup ghee 2-3 pinches salt ghee for deep frying


Method : Sieve together plain flour and slat. Add in measured ghee, mix with fingers till crumbly. Add cold water, knead into a pliable dough. Cover with moist cloth, dividing into 20 parts. Make a cream by beating together rice flour and 3 tbsp. ghee. Roll each part into a wafer thin round. Brush with creamedflour, place another place another round on top. Repeat procedure for 5-6 layers. Roll tightly into a round cylinder. Cut 1" thick slices, roll lightly to a thick round. Repeat for all dough Heat ghee in heavy pan, fry rounds till golden on slow-medium heat. The layers of chirote should show when they open a bit on frying. Only then will they be and look crisp. Allow to cool a little, sprinkle powdered sugar over it, cool completely, Store in airtight container after cooling completely., Serve this favourite diwali sweet, as desired.

Diwali Recipe : Coconut Barfi Recipe


Learn how to make Barfi Recipe "Coconut Barfi" for Diwali. Ingredients: 2 cups coconut scrapped 1 cup coconut coarsely shredded 1 -1/2 cups sugar 1 cup milk 1 tbsp. butter 1/4 tsp. cardamom powder


Method : Mix both types of coconut in a large heavy pan. Add Add milk and cook till bubbes appear. Continue cooking, stirring continuously, for 10-12 minutes. Simultaneously, boil sugar in 1/2 cup water to make 2-1/2 thread syrup. (refer sugar syrup) Pour into coconut, stirring gently and continuously. Add butter, and continue stirring, till a soft lump is formed. Empty into greased large plate, pat even very lightly. Cool and cut into squares. Cool and set completely before transferring to container. Store in airtight containers.

Indian Cooking Recipe : Dood Peda


Ingredients : 1 litre milk ¾ cup sugar 4 cardamom pods Ghee for greasing thali


Method : Heat milk on medium flame and allow it to boil. Then stir constantly till it becomes semi-solid or khova is formed. Mix sugar. Lower the flame. Continue stirring till the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the vessel. Drop a sample of the mixture on a plate, and press between finger and thumb, when cool. If it does not stick, remove from flame. Add cardamom powder. Mix well. Take small part on the palm and shape into round balls. Flatten a bit. Lay them on a plate smeared with ghee. Store in a container, when cool.

Indian Sweet Recipe, Diwali Sweet Recipe : Ghevar Recipe


Learn how to make Ghevar Recipe for the festive occasion of Diwali! Ingredients: 3 cups plain flour 1 cup solidified ghee 3-4 icecubes 4 cups water, approx. 1/2 cup milk 1/4 tsp. yellow food colour 1 kg. Ghee for deep frying For syrup: 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup water For topping: (optional) 1 tsp. powdered cardamom 1 tbsp. chopped almonds & pistachios 1 tbsp. milk in which 1/2 tsp. saffron has been rubbed in Silver foil


Method : Prepare sugar syrup of 1 thread consistency.(Refer features for procedure of syrup) Take solidified ghee in a large wide bowl. Taking one icecube at a time rub the ghee vigourously. Take more icecubes as required, till ghee becomes very white. Add milk, flour and 1 cup water. Mix to make smooth batter. Dissolve colour in some water and add to batter. Add more water as required. Batter should be fairly thin (it should run offeasily when pour from spoon). Take an aluminium or steel cylindrical container (do not use lid). The height should be at least 12". And diameter 5-6". Fill half with ghee. Heat. When ghee is smoky hot, take a 50 ml, glassful of batter. Pour in centre of ghee, slowly in one continuous threadlike stream. Allow foam to settle. Pour one more glassful in hole formed in centre. When foam settles again, loosen ghevar with an iron skewer inserted in hole. Lift carefully, at a slant, and place on wire mesh to drain. Keep hot syrup in a wide flatbottomed container to fit in ghevar. Dip ghevar in it, and remove, keep aside on mesh to drain excess syrup . Alternatively. Pour some syrup evenly all over, keeping ghevar in a mesh placed over a container. Cool a little, top with silver foil. Splash a few drops of saffron milk, sprinkle some chopped dryfruit and a few pinches of cardamom powder.

Indian Recipe for Holi : Gujjia


Ingredients: 500 gms maida (flour) 1kg khoya 3tbsps kismis (raisins) 200 gms almonds (cut into thin strips) 6 tbsps cooking oil. ( keep some more aside for deep frying) 200 ml water. 500 gms sugar.


Method : Mix the six tablespoons of oil with the maida. Using fingers, mix well so that the mixture takes the form of breadcrumbs and binds to a certain extent. Now add some water and knead lightly. Keep adding water as required and knead into a soft dough. Set aside and cover with a damp cloth. Put the khoya in a deep-frying pan and fry to a light brown colour. Add sugar into the khoya and mix well. Add almonds and kismis. Fry for a few minutes and remove from the fire. Let it cool, roll out the kneaded dough into a chapati, thicker and smaller than a normal chapati. Fill half the chapati with the khoya mixture, fold the chapati and seal the round, twisting the edges inwards. Take care that the filling does not ooze out. Deep fry these gujjias, a few at a time, till they are a deep golden brown. Fry on a slow fire. When done, take them out with a sieve type ladle, draining the oil completely. Let them drain further on a spread out newspaper, till all the grease is soaked up. Store for use in an airtight glass jar.

Indian Sweet Recipe, Diwali Sweet Recipe : Karanjia Recipe


Learn how to make Karanjia Recipe for the festive occasion of Diwali! Ingredients: For cover : 1 cup plain flour (maida) 1 tbsp. ghee water to knead For filling: 1/2 cup coconut flakes fine 1/2 cup khoya 1 tbsp. poppy seeds (khuskhus) 1 tsp. cardamon powder 1 tbsp. crushed almond 1/4 cup sugar ground 10 to 15 raisins


Method : For cover: Roast khoya to a light pink by stirring continuously over low heat. Cool and break in fine crumbs with fingers. Mix flour and ghee well. Add enough water to make soft pliable dough. Keep aside. For filling : Roast coconut flakes lightly. Cool. Mix all other ingredients. Check for sweetness. Make small (4 ") rounds, not too thin not too thick . Place 1 tsp. filling in one half of round . Fold over the other half, sealing in the mixture. Seal edges by twisting or pressing together . Make all in t he same way. Dry on clean cloth for 30 minutes. Deep fry in hot ghee on low till light brown on both sides. Drain and cool completely before storing.

Indian Cooking Recipe : Kesar Bhath


Ingredients : 1 pav raw rice 1 pav sugar 12 tbsp ghee 3 cardamom pods 3 cloves 10 to 12 cashewnuts 1 pinch saffron a few raisins


Method : Wash rice. Pressure cook or cook very moderately. Roast cloves with a little ghee and crush them. Mix water to sugar and heat till syrup is formed, that can be drawn into long strings. Then put powdered cardamom, saffron in a little milk, raising and cloves, along with the "cooked and ready" rice. Pour ghee. Turn over constantly, till ghee reappears on the sides of the vessel. Take out from flame and serve.

Indian Sweet Recipe, Diwali Sweet Recipe : Khari Pudi Recipe


Learn how to make Khari Pudi for the festive occasion of Diwali! Ingredients: 2 cups maida (plain flour) 1/4 cup rice flour 2 tbsp. rice flour separate 1/2 tsp. omam seeds 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder 1/5 tsp. asafoetida powder 2 tbsp. oil 2 tbsp. ghee Salt to taste Some dry flour for dusting Oil to deepfry


Method : Mix together plain flour and 1/4 cup rice flour. Add salt, seeds, 2 tbsp. oil, asafoetida, turmeric, mix well. Add enough water to make a not too soft pliable dough. Take a pingpong ball sized lump, shape into ball, roll. While rolling use dry flour for dusting. Roll into a large chappati. Apply ghee on top with back of spoon. Sprinkle some rice flour all over. Starting from one end, roll into a tight swiss roll. Cut into 3/4" to 1" thick slices. Take one, roll over it lightly once or twice only. The pudi shoud just flatten enough to stay together. Do not roll to make thin again. Place on a clean cloth, to dry a bi. Keep aside. Repeat till all dough is over. Heat oil in a heavy frying pan. Let in few pudis at a time in hot oil. Fry on med. To low flame till very lightly golden. Flip sides and repeat above. Drain and keep aside to cool. Cool completely before storing.

Indian Recipe for Diwali : Kheer Recipe


Ingredients: Milk 1 liter Rice 200 grams (soaked for ½ an hour before cooking) Sugar to taste Cashew nut a few (finely chopped) Cardamom 4 to 5 pieces (peeled off seeds only) Raisin a few (soaked few minutes before adding)


Method : Put the milk on a pan and let it boil for a few minutes, keeping the flame at low. Stir continuously when the milk becomes a little thick. Put sugar into the milk and stir constantly until the sugar melts. When the entire content is ready, put the rice in it and, stirring at intervals, let it boil for a while. When the rice is cooked, garnish it with the chopped cashew nuts, cardamoms and raisins. Serve it hot.

Indian Sweet Recipe, Diwali Sweet Recipe : Lapsee Recipe


Learn how to make Lapsee Recipe for the festive occasion of Diwali! Ingredients: 1 cup wheat germ (dalia) 1 1/2 cup sugar or 2 cups jaggery 1 cup ghee 1 tbsp. chopped almonds & pistachios mixed 3 cups water 1/2 tsp. cardamom powdered


Method : Warm ghee in a heavy pan, add wheat germ. Stir and cook till germ is golden in colour and aroma exudes. Meanwhile melt sugar or jaggery in 1 cup water. Keep aside hot. Boil and add remaining water to roasted wheat germ. Stir gently now, and cook till the grain of the germ is soft on pressing. Now add sugar or jaggery, add cardamom and chopped dryfruit. Stir and simmer covered, stirring occasionally. Cook till ghee separates along the sides. Serve hot.

Indian Cooking Recipe : Malpuas


Ingredients : For the Malpuas : 1 cup cream 4 tbsp maida ghee for frying For the Saffron Syrup : 1 teacup sugar a few saffron strands 2 tsp milk 2 tsp rose water (optional) For garnishing : 2 tbsp chopped dry fruits


Method : For the Malpuas : Combine the cream and flour into a batter. Smear very little ghee on a frying pan and spread a small amount of the batter on it. Fry on both sides using a little ghee until it becomes golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper. For the Saffron Syrup : Melt the sugar in 1 cup of water and simmer for 5 minutes to make a syrup of 1 string consistency. Warm the milk in a small bowl, put the saffron and rub until the saffron dissolves. Add to the syrup. Put the rose water and keep the syrup warm. How to Proceed : Soak the malpuas in the warm saffron syrup for 2 to 3 minutes and drain. Garnish with dry fruits. Ready to serve.

Indian Sweet Recipe, Diwali Sweet Recipe : Misri Roti Recipe


Learn how to make Misri Roti for the festive occasion of Diwali! Ingredients: 1 cup plain flour (maida) 1 cup sugar ground 1/2 cup melted ghee 1/2 tsp. cardamom seeds crushed 8-10 pistachios 8-10 almonds


Method : Crush almonds and pistachios coarsely. Mix together flour, sugar and cardamom. Add melted ghee, and mix to hold together. Add very little milk if required. Take a 5"-6" nonstick pan. Sprinkle and press down sliced dryfruit gently. Pat and shape into flat 1/2" thick round. Cook on very slow flame. Rotate a little occasionally, very gently and carefully. Cook till light golden from bottom and edges. Cut into 4,6 or 8 triangles, as desired. Serve warm or cooled. Apply silver foil while warm, if desired.

Indian Sweet Recipe, Diwali Sweet Recipe : Mitha Khaja Recipe


Learn how to make Mitha Khaja for the festive occasion of Diwali! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup maida (plain flour) 1/2 cup jaggery 1 cup water 1/4 tsp. cardamom powder 1 tbsp. ghee ghee to deep fry


Method : Heat the water and jaggery till all of it dissolves in the water. Strain and cool a bit. Mix the cardamom powder and ghee in the flour. Knead the flour with the jaggery water. The dough should be stiff but pliable. Break into approx. 20 parts. Knead each with palm and roll into 4" rounds. Make many tiny slits with knife or fork on each on both sides. Keep them aside on a clean cloth for an hour or so to dry a bit. Deep fry in hot ghee on low flame till light golden in colour. Drain and cool for a while. The khajas will become crisper and harder as they cool. Store in airtight container after cooling completely.

Indian Recipe for Diwali : Motichoor Laddu


Ingredients: 3 cups gram flour 2 cups water 4 cups sugar 3 tbsp rice flour oil for frying


Method : Mix gram flour and water to a smooth thick batter. Put water in a large bowl and keep it handy. Heat oil in a kadai and line it with a strainer that fits in neatly. Using a slotted spoon, gently tap the gram flour batter through the holes into the oil. When done, lift out the strainer with the fried boondi and drop on paper towels to drain out the excess oil. Quickly dip the boondis in the bowl full of water kept ready and remove. Wipe dry the strainer before tapping the next batch. When all the boondis are ready, bring water and sugar to a boil to obtain syrup of soft ball consistency. Take 3 tbsp of the syrup, heat it in a thick bottomed pan till frothy. Add the boondis and stir the mixture till it begins to leave the sides of the pan. While still warm, shape a little of the mixture into a laddu. Coat the hands with rice flour or cornflour for easier handling. Makes about 20 laddus. Store in an airtight jar.

Indian Sweet Recipe, Diwali Sweet Recipe : Parwal Sweet Recipe


Learn how to make Parwal Sweet for the festive occasion of Diwali! Ingredients: 500 gms. parwal 250 gms. sugar 450 gms. khoya 50 gms wholemilk powder 10 almonds 10 green pistachios 1/4 tsp. cardamom powder few saffron strands.


Method : Crush together almonds, pistas, in mixie. Peel parwals carefully. Make lengthwise slit from top to bottom. Put in boiling water, and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Drain, remove, carefully squeeze out all water. Keep aside. Roast khoya stirring continuously, till light pink and crumbly. Take off fire, cool a little, add milk powder, crushed nuts,cardamom, saffron. Stuff into each parwal. Tie each with some clean thread, if required. Make sugar syrup with 1 cup water. When syrup is just 1 thread consistency, drop in parwals, Simmer for 2 minutes, remove carefully,and place on a mesh. Cool, remove strings, cover with silver foil if desired. Serve chiilled.

Indian Recipe for Diwali : Royal Vermicilli Kheer


Ingredients: Vermicilli - 1/2 cup (thin variety) Milk - 4 cups Sugar - 1/2 - 3/4 cup Cream - 1/4 cup Ghee - 4 tabs Almonds - 2 tabs Cinnamon powder - 1 level tsp Bananas - 3 (small)


Method : Fry vermicilli in 2 tabs of ghee,till light gold in colour.let it gets cold.Skin almonds-chop them into small pieces.Fry in 2 tabs of ghee,tillwell toasted. Boil the milk,add the vermicilli and keep on stirring over low heat tillthe vermicilli is just cooked and the milk is thick.(Do not over cook the vermicilli).Reduce heat and add sugar little by little-stirring all the time till the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat,when cold,mix in the cream,almonds,cinnamon powder and chopped bananas.Serve chilled with a little silver varg on top for decoration.

Indian Sweet Recipe, Diwali Sweet Recipe : Shankarpala Recipe


Learn how to make Shankarpala Recipe for the festive occasion of Diwali! Ingredients: 1 cup water 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup ghee 1 1/2 cup maida (plain flour) ghee to deep fry


Method : Warm the water, sugar and ghee together till sugar dissolves. Add maida and knead into a soft pliable dough. Divide dough into 4 parts. Roll into chappatis 1/3" thick. Cut with a cookie cutter or knife into small diamond shapes. Lift with spatula and loosen. Keep aside on a dry cloth for 1 hour. Deep fry in hot ghee over slow flame till light golden brown. Drain well and keep aside till cool. Store in clean, dry containers.

Indian Sweet Recipe, Diwali Sweet Recipe : Spicy Khaja Recipe


Learn how to make Khaja Recipe for the festive occasion of Diwali! Ingredients: 2 cups gram flour 1/2 cup plain flour 2 tsp. red chilli powder 1/2 tsp. omam seeds (ajwain) 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds 1 tbsp. coriander very finely chopped 1 tbsp. oil salt to taste oil to deep fry


Method : Mix both flours together. Make a well in the centre, add all other ingredients, except oil to deep fry. Mix them well in the flour. Add enough water to make a soft pliable dough. Divide dough to make small (4" diameter) thin rounds. Prick on both sides with a fork. Allow to dry on a clean cloth for 25-30 minutes. Deep fry in hot oil till a light browning appears. Do not over fry. Drain and cool completely before storing.