Manathakkali Vatha Kuzhambu, Manathakkali Vatha Kulambu, manathakkali kuzhambu or Chettinad style manathakkali vatha kulambu is easy kuzhambu recipe with manathakkali vatha ie Dried Black Nightshade or Makoy as known in hindi. My colleague gave me this Organic Manathakkali Vathal to try and I was more than happy to get hold of manathakkali vatha :) Manathakkali kulambu is delicious it's spicy, tangy, bitter with slight hint of sweet due to jaggery.
Karuveppilai Saamai Sadam, millet curry leaves rice, saamai karuveppilai sadam is healthy, vegan, gluten-free, no onion no garlic recipe with goodness of little millets and curry leaves. This also makes great lunch box recipe for both adults and kids and if you look for new ideas to add millets in your diet then this curry leaves rice is great option, also to use large batch of curry leaves :)
Sprouts Poha, Moong Sprouts Poha, sprouts kanda poha, is delicious, healthy poha recipe with goodness of home made moong dal sprouts is wonderful breakfast recipe which we can make in jiffy. Sprouts adds wonderful crunch to the normal poha and most of the time it's difficult to guess that there is any sprouts also, this is very good recipe for people whom doesn't like to eat sprouts as such or even in salad forms like in my home other than me no one else will eat sprouts.
Kuska Biryani or Khuska Biriyani, Khushka Rice, Kuska Rice is plain biryani cooked in onion, tomato base without using any vegetable or meat in restaurant style. It suppose to be know as Khushka insted of Kuska but some how Kuska is more popular perhaps cause it's easy to write? Kuska biryani is more of flavored rice with lots of spices, mint leaves, coriander leaves along with onion, tomato and served mostly with kurma or any chicken curry, though korma is my personal choice :)
Oats Dry Fruits Ladoo,dry fruits laddu or healthy oats dry fruits laddoo is easy, sugar-free, fat-free, vegan, gluten-free laddo made with goodness of dry fruits, oats and also secret ingredients -flax seeds. Lot of request I received to post healthy sweets and snacks for diwali and though I already have dry fruits burfi, dates sesame ladoo, dry fruits and nuts roll in blog but people do look for more things so I am posting this healthy ladoo recipe today which anyone can have guilt-free.
25 Easy Diwali Sweets and Diwali Snacks recipes I am listing today as Diwali or Deepavali is here though I have already posted Diwali sweets and Diwali snacks separately. Most of you must be busy preparing diwali goodies now to share with friends and family so here listing easy sweets and snacks which you can make in large batch and store. If you look for Vegan snacks and sweets for this deepavali then check out this post I have listed recipes suitable for vegan people. I said 25, but now I am adding few more recipes and will be adding further as I post new ones so do come back to what's new :)
Kaju Pista Roll, Cashew and Pistachio Rolls are delicious and very festive sweet I hope you all agree with that, in sweet shops everyone gets attracted so beautiful looking sweets and kaju pista roll is one of the sweet which makes every one happy mildly sweet, delicate and delicious this yummy mithai makes a great diwali sweet or jazzup any festival or celebration right, don't worry about the kaju pista roll calories :)
Cornflakes Mixture, cornflakes chivda or namkeen is easy mixture made with cornflakes but not with the breakfast cereal, these cornflakes are the one that we fry in oil and it's makes a wonderful namkeen or mixture and get paired along with anything. Cornflakes are very crunchy and light to eat and with nuts and spices it's makes great snack for Diwali or even for tea time, I always keep stock of these yummy cornflakes for tea time.
Easy Diwali Burfi/barfi or fudge recipes collection which you can make in jiffy for Diwali/Deepavali without much hassle. We can make burfi or barfi with lot of ingredients like besan burfi, khoya burfi, dry fruits burfi, maida burfi, chocolate burfi, nariyal (coconut) burfi, badam burfi, kesar burfi and many more. Burfis are normally easy to prepare and makes great diwali treat and also good to share with friends and family.
Butter Murukku, Vennai Murukku, Venna Murukulu or chakli is easy murukku recipe with minimal ingredients. This butter murukku is super delicious it's crunchy yet soft, there's is only one problem that we can't stop eating this yummy murukku :). I wanted to post this easy butter murukku for long time but whenever I make it gets disappear so fast that I was not to take pictures, this time I made in small quantity so I can take pictures and share you all this wonderful recipe and rest I will make just before diwali as this is one of the favorite too and makes good snack for Diwali or even for tea time.
7 Cup Burfi, Seven Cup Burfi, 7 Cup Cake or 7 Cup sweet is easy burfi recipe with only 5 ingredients and the name 7 cup comes from 7 cups ingredients measurements are used to make this burfi. This is very easy burfi recipe but just need to take care of the consistency before we pour the mixture to set and we have delicious 7 cup burfi or cake. It taste delicious with coconut flavor, soft and yum.
Anjeer Mawa Burfi, Anjeer Khoya Burfi, Anjeer Burfi, Figs Burfi, Mava Figs Barfi we can call this burfi with so many names and this is one recipe in my wish list to post for a long time, figs or anjeer burfis are very delicious at the same time very easy to prepare. From the time I posted Dry Fruits Burfi I wanted to post this too but I made this rarely and never manage to take pictures these cuties always disappears so fast :)
Potato Murukku, Aloo Murukku, Aloo Murukulu (Janthikalu) or chakli is easy murukku recipe, good for beginners as this is very easy with minimal ingredients. I like murukku with different flavors and this is one of the favourite too and makes good snack for Diwali or even for tea time, in my home this whole batch was over in just 2 days along with the Ratlami Sev so it's good. If you look to try something different than this is for sure good option specially during this festive season.
Maida Burfi, or Maida Cake, plain flour fudge is very easy sweet recipe made with minimal ingredients that we can always find in our pantry. These Maida Burfi makes excellent diwali sweet and specially will be loved by kids for sure. In South India maida sweets are very popular comes in various shapes and color, infact its always so pretty to look at all colorful sweets in sweet shops on those days when dry fruits and North Indian sweets were not very famous.
Ratlami Sev, Masala Sev is popular sev recipe from city of Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh, also known as Ratnapuri in Malwa region. Ratlami sev does looks similar to kara sev but it's very different recipe and of course it's not similar to normal besan sev in taste, shape or size, made with besan (gram flour) and lots of spices this is great to eat. Though the sev is not very spicy in taste but it's very flavorful, aromatic with all the spices that we use in this sev, good snack for Diwali.
Kesar Peda, or Kesar Mawa Peda, Saffron Peda is easy and quick peda or sweet recipe in just 15 mins, perfect for Diwali or even the coming Karwa Chauth on 11th Oct 2014. Kesar Peda is one of my favorite sweet cause it's not very sweet in taste but just mildly sweet and the aroma of saffron is just wonderful, made with only few ingredients, less sugar and limited or no ghee makes this sweet for people whom doesn't like to eat very sugar loaded sweets :)
Cornflour Halwa, also known as Karachi Halwa or Bombay Halwa is popualr halwa recipe made with corn flour, this halwa is chewy and taste delicious with very limited amount of ghee and we can make this under flat 15 minutes isn't that's makes it perfect to try specially during this festive season right? Cornflour halwa is very easy to prepare just have to mix everything and keep stirring :), only thing is to not to mess with the measurements which is very important in this recipe so stick with the measurements.
Kara Sev, Khara Sev, Karam is popular sev recipe in South Indian made with simple ingredients and quickly it's very good recipe for beginners and perfect for Diwali 2014 snacks, this is my absolute favorite, I love kara sev and can eat all day long :) the peppery flavors makes this sev so so good for people whom like spicy snacks will love this. Have it with a cup of coffee or tea and it's a bliss.
Coconut Jaggery Ladoo , Kobbari Louz (lous), Nariyal Gud Ke Ladoo, Thengai Vellam Laddu, kobbari undalu is popular Andhra ladoo recipe which is easy, health laddu made with minimal ingredients and this ladoos taste yum. Fresh coconut and jaggery is the main ingredients to make this ladoo (kobbari undalu), jaggery cooked with coconut gives sweet taste with wonderful texture and toasted sesame seeds adds slight crunch. I wanted to start the diwali sweets and snacks posts on a sweet note and what else better than these delightful laddoos.
Varagu Pesarattu, Kodo Millet Pesarattu, Millets Pesarattu, Kodra Moong Dal Cheela (Chilla) is healthy, gluten-free alternative to regular Pesarattu made using rice and green gram (moong dal). This pesarattu recipe is without rice and we are replacing rice with kodo millet also known as varagu in tamil, kodra or koden in hindi, in telugu,harka in Kannada, koovaragu in malayalam, kodra in marathi, punjabi, gujarati, kodo in bengali, kodua in oriya languages.
Sooji Ke Kheer, Suji Kheer, Rava Payasam or Semolina Kheer is one of the easy kheer or payasam recipe which can be done quickly and taste delicious. This sooji kheer is also suitable for babies or more than 6th old infants, just don't add dry fruit pieces instead of that you can make powder and add to the kheer as rava or sooji is easily digest-able this kheer makes very good recipe for small babies too we can call it sooji porridge :)
Rajgira Halwa, Rajgara Sheera, Rajgira Atta Ka Halwa or amaranth flour halwa is easy, delicious halwa made with rajgira atta (amaranth flour) made for fasting or vrat. Amaranth is gluten-free and very healthy, flour made from amaranth are slightly coarse compare to singhara or kuttu flour which gives more texture to the halwa. This rajgira no sheera (rajgira ka halwa) is very easy to prepare with minimal ingredients.