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Collection of Diwali recipes

 
Here is a collection of sweets and savouries for this Diwali. Checkout these recipes with step by step instructions with photos. Click on the RECIPE HERE link to view the recipes. Wish you all a Happy Diwali. 


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Milk /Pal kova has been a favourite sweet for all of us.This milk halwa is prepared with cow's milk, milk powder and sugar. The cow's milk is slowly cooked in a large wide kadai and milk powder is added to speed up the process. RECIPE HERE.

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Thattai - popular and favourite snack for all of us. For this Diwali you can prepare your own homemade thattai. It's not hard, once you tried it with simple techniques and the result is perfect and you won't prefer store bought thattais. RECIPE HERE 


Omapodi is one of the easiest snack which can be prepared quickly without much effort. Making your own homemade savouries, with available ingredients is one of the best ways to give your family a healthy snack.  RECIPE HERE.

Thenkuzhal Murukku -  prepared using grinding idly rice. This method gives the thenkuzhal a nice flavour,colour, taste and perfect shape. Follow the instructions carefully and enjoy the tasty thenkuzhal with your family. RECIPE HERE.

Rava kesari is a well known dessert which can be easily prepared within 20 minutes. As compared to other desserts rava kesari is easy to learn and easy to make, especially for beginners. RECIPE HERE. 




Thirattupal is an all time favourite sweet in our family. This sweet is Tirunelveli's famous traditional dish prepared with coconuts, moong dals, jaggery, milk and ghee. RECIPE HERE.


Thiribagam is a popular dessert in Tirunelveli. This thiribagam is made from besan flour, cashew powder, badam powder, sugar, milk and ghee. Edible camphor and saffron are used for adding flavour. RECIPE HERE.



Magizhampoo thenkuzal also called as mullu murukku. For this thenkuzal we use three different dals - moongdal, chana dal and urid dal. These dals are roasted to bring out the aromas and then powdered. The freshly ground flour is mixed with the ground rice batter. RECIPE HERE.


This chocolate burfi is made from simple ingredients and it is perfect for kids. It is prepared with maida, milkpowder, sugar, chocolate powder and ghee. RECIPE HERE. 


A simple Potato halwa recipe for you to cook a great dessert for your family and friends. Potato halwa is a traditional dessert in Tirunelveli. It is often prepared for special occasions and also for festivals. RECIPE HERE.

This carrot halwa is one of my favourite dessert. I learnt this recipe from my mother. This halwa has a smooth texture with little moisture in it. The grated carrots are cooked in milk and then ground it to a smooth paste. RECIPE HERE.


Rava ladoo is a quick and easy sweet made with condensed milk, fresh coconuts, fine rava and ghee. In this recipe I have added both sugar and condensed milk for sweetness. To get the best texture and taste, you have to roast the rava very well. RECIPE HERE.

Kesar pedas prepared with milk, sugar and saffrons. These kesar pedas prepared with fresh milk have a smoother texture and perfect shapes. RECIPE HERE .




Butter murukku - an easy snack that is crisp with soft texture. we have to use rice flour, besan flour and fried gram flour and there is no soaking or grinding works. RECIPE HERE. 


Kaju katli (Cashew nut Fudge) - a delicious sweet made within 15 minutes. For this kaju katli you just need 3 ingredients that you already have in your kitchen. They are the fresh whole cashew nuts, sugar and a tbsp of ghee. RECIPE HERE. 



Moong dal flour ladoo is made with just four ingredients. In Tirunelveli, we call this ladoo as Nei Urundai or Nei Vilanga. This ladoo is super easy to make and it is very good. RECIPE HERE.



Badam halwa is prepared with just four ingredients such as badam, sugar, ghee and saffrons. They are so flavorful and super pretty too. RECIPE HERE.  


Ribbon pakoda can be prepared in many different methods with few easily available ingredients in your kitchen. The ingredients primarily, used in this dish are gram flour, rice flour and chilly powder. RECIPE HERE.



White pumpkin halwa also called as Kasi halwa is a quick and easy dessert with a very few ingredients. RECIPE HERE.



Pepper Karasev - prepared with besan flour,  rice flour and spiced up with chilly powder and freshly ground black pepper powder. Great evening snack during winter days. If you are looking for an easy snack to prepare within an hour, try this pepper karasev. RECIPE HERE. 


Mango Coconut Burfi - delicious sweet prepared with mango pulp, coconut, milk powder and sugar. Easy and tasty burfi within 30 minutes. RECIPE HERE.

Badam(Almond) Katli - delicious sweet prepared with badam, sugar, saffron, milk powder and ghee.  RECIPE HERE. 

Coconut burfi -  we call this sweet as thengai mittai. This coconut burfi uses only three ingredients and you can easily prepare this sweet within 20 minutes. All you have to do is to combine the grated coconuts, sugar and ghee in a kadai.RECIPE HERE. 


  

This Pineapple Kesari dessert uses only four ingredients and comes together in less than 30 minutes. This Kesari is made with fresh pineapple chunks so they have a bold pineapple flavour. RECIPE HERE. 

 
Sweet Somasi is my favourite Diwali sweet. During my childhood days, my mom prepares this Somasi for Diwali and I helped her to make the pooris and the stuffing method. I enjoyed each and every part of this dish. RECIPE HERE.

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