Easy Diwali ladoo/laddu/laddoo recipe collection which you can make in jiffy for Diwali/Deepavali without much hassle. Basically ladoo is ball-shaped sweet made of various ingredients like atta (wheat flour), besan (chickpeas flour), nariyal (coconut), dry fruits, roasted gram (daliya), Sooji (rava or semolina) and boondi ladoo and many more variety of ladoo are made and the most popular being boondi ladoo, Sooji/Rava ladoo, Besan ladoo, Coconut Ladoo, Rava Ladoo, Dry Fruits Ladoo etc.
Chivda, Poha chivda or poha namkeen is easy mixture made with thin poha variety is popular snack for Diwali and also for tea time. The one snack I make the most is chivda as DH loves this and normally I always make fresh since it like it when it's hot. Only for Diwali I make in large batch and store, and poha chivda also stays good for almost a month so it makes a great healthy snack for time time or snack for Diwali If you look for healthy snack for diwali then you should try this.
Rasmalai , Rossomalai as also it's known as is easy, healthy and delicious Indian sweet where Ras means juice and Malai means cream. Popular Bengal sweet which is normally one step ahead of rasgulla (roshogolla). Bengali sweets are very famous whether its rasgulla, rasmalai, sandesh, kalakand and it's all favourite for most of the people. Since Diwali is approaching fast I am post yet another easy recipe Rasmalai which have option of either preparing everything at home or if in hurry we can use canned rasgulla.
Besan Ladoo , Besan Ke Laddu is easy, healthy laddu made with minimal ingredients and taste delicious. Popular during Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali but besan ladoo has to be the most popular ladoo for any occasion, celebration. Made with bengal gram flour or besan as it's known, sugar and ghee melt-in mouth laddos are delicious, we just need to make sure we roast the besan well to get delicious laddoo.
Konda Kadalai Sundal, Black Chickpeas Sundal is this healthy, easy sundal recipe perfect for Navratri Naivedyam and snack. Sundal is made with multiple legumes but chickpeas is one of most famous beans used in Sundal and it's very easy too. I made this sundal during Ganesha Chaturthi and couldn't post it that time so now during Navratri I am sharing this super easy sundal recipe which is perfect as snack too.
Samvat Chawal Khichdiis quick fasting (vrat/upwas/navratri) recipe which makes excellent dish for vrat (navratri) ka khana and goes well with aloo tamatar sabzi, dahiwale kaddu or even simple raita. We can make this khichdi in no time in pressure cooker and I like to jazz up the khichdi little with spices to make it more delicious, so I added whole garam masala you can skip that too.
Jeera Chaas or Cumin Flavoured Buttermilk is easy and quick beverage during (vrat/upwas/navratri) and completes the meal aka vrat (navratri) ka khana or even normal any meal, buttermilk is must during summer but since we are battling haze here so I am making cumin buttermilk almost every day to serve with lunch and we like cumin flavored butter milk very much and it's very easy to prepare
As Navratri is starting from 13th Oct 2015 to 21st Oct 2015 this year, Navratri festival celebrated across India in different forms and Durga pooja, dandiya & garba and kolu/golu (array of Idols) is famous among navratri customs. Nav means nine so it's 9 days of celebration and worship of Durga (Shaki/Devi) in different avatars and the 10th day is celebrated as Vijayadashami/Dussehra. I am compiling here for easy access of vrat or fasting recipes and general rules. Navratri Fasting (Vrat/Upwas) recipes or Navratri fasting food (vrat ka khana) and fasting rules or guidelines (Navratri Vrat Vidhi),
Vrat Wale Aloo Tamatar Sabzi is quick fasting (vrat/upwas/navratri) recipe which makes excellent side dish with vrat (navratri) ka khana like kuttu cheela, singhara cheela, singhara poori, samvat pulao or khichdi. This is my go recipe whether it's fasting day or not, I follow same procedure to make this aloo tamatar sabzi during non-fasting days too just add normal table salt instead of sendha namak, as this sabzi goes well with roti, poori, pulav too.
Kuttu atta cheelais quick fasting (vrat/upwas/navratri) recipe, kuttu cheela/dosa is ideal vrat (navratri) ka khana and taste yum if you like kuttu atta. This cheela is real treasure recipe which is of course very simple since most of us won't prefer to have every day during fasting. Not only during fasting we can make kuttu atta (buckwheat flour) cheela any day for breakfast as it’s quite filling, healthy, vegan and gluten-free.
Kathirikai Sambar or Brinjal sambar is easy sambar recipe where brinjal is used and normal sambar procedure followed. I like brinjal sambar a lot and specially with vankaya I like when sambar is made too, this sambar recipe we can serve with rice and also with idli/dosa, tiffin variety. Goes perfectly with rice and we don't really required any side dish just fryums or papad makes comforting lunch or we can pair along simple potato fry, okra fry etc.
Godhuma Kudumulu Bellam Kudumulu or Godhumai vella kozhukattai is easy, healthy kudumulu or kozhukattai recipe using wheat flour where here I have used multi grain flour. Kudumulu is Andhra traditional prasadam during Vinayagar Chavithi and the same is known as kozhukattai in Tamilnadu. I have already posted the Rice flour kudumulu and this year presenting wheat flour kudumulu which is yummy and easy to prepare.
Ammini Kozhukattai or also known as ammani kozhukattai, mani kozhukattai, mini kolukattai is healthy, easy and quick Naivedyam for Ganesh Chaturthi. Among all the sweet offering to God these quick and super cute ammani kozhukattai makes pleasant change. There are few methods of making mini kozhukattai too and this one is most popular and easy kolukattai method. If you look for some good and easy prasadam for Pillar then this ammani kozhukattai should be in your list.
Aval Ladoo , Poha Laddos easy, healthy laddu made with minimal ingredients and taste delicious. Popular during Janmastami but we can make this ladoo any time and to celebrate any festival. I made this during Janmastami for offering and thought it to post it now for Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinyakar Chavithi as people keep Bappa at home needs lot of ideas of Naivedyam for morning and evening prayers. And since Ganesh or Bappa love laddu then this poha ladoo is excellent choice too as it's very easy to prepare.
Green Gram Sweet Sundal, Paasi Payaru Inippu Sundal, Green Moong Sweet Sundal, Paasi Payaru Sweet Sundal what ever we may call it is this healthy, easy sundal recipe perfect for Ganesh/Vinayak Chaturthi and Navratri Naivedyam and snack. Along with savory version of sundal sweet sundal is also very popular in festival season and sweet or inippu sundal really add that extra zing to any festival and no to mention sweet normally attracts more people than savory dishes :)
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Falahari Dahiwale Kaddu Sabzi, Kaddu ki sabzi or dahiwale kaddu is easy and yummy curry suitable for falahari or fasting If you look for something easy, quick and easy side dish then this is for you as this sabzi taste just too good, not only for fasting but we can make this during normal days too to serve with anything of our choice.
Chana Dal Pakora, Dal pakoda or Bengal Gram fritters are easy pakora recipe with chana dal, besan, spice and adding little onion for crunch. Another great snack for tea time, it works great as appetizer for get-together or party too. This chana dal pakoda is similar to Masala Vade I just added besan (chickpeas flour), rice flour to make this into pakoda, it's super yum.
Punjabi Chicken Curry, chicken curry is delicious , easy chicken curry in Punjabi style with fresh spices and yogurt. There are many recipes and variations of making chicken in Punjabi style and this is one of them and it's very easy and quick with basic ingredients. To continue the Sunday Non-Vegetarian Recipes Series this is the 7 entry.
Holi - festival of colors is here and I am listing sweets, savories collection that you can try for Holi which falls on 6th March 2015 this year. Holi is time to have fun, laughter and play with colors to make our life joyous as these beautiful colors too. Holi fun is different from any other festival it bring joy, happiness, color and good food as any other festival in India does. If you are hosting Holi party or pre-post holi bash or just a warm get-together for your family-friends then here is selected recipes you can try for this holi. Hope this list of sweets and snacks helps you to plan your menu better.
Prawn Fry, Prawn Fry Andhra Style or Royyalu (royalla) Vepudu is easy and quick prawn fry with minimal ingredients and it taste yum. I have already posted Nadan Chemmeen Varuthathu (Kerala Style Prawn Fry) which is almost similar but in that we make paste of everything and then cook it and this recipe is very straight forward just we need some onion, spices and we are done with the yummy prawn fry.
Paneer Bread Dahi Vada or paneer stuffed bread dahi vada or dahi bhallas are easy and quick snack option. It's very easy and can be done in jiffy plus it's guilt free as we didn't deep fry the vada. If you look for something easy yet filling specially as after school snack then this is really good recipe and as Holi is approaching I wanted to share this easy bread dahi vada recipe now since dahi bhalla in Holi is must :)
Dry Khoya Sooji Jamun, Dry Khoya Jamuns are delicious yet very easy to prepare and makes great sweet for any occasions or celebration. Dry jamun we can make with so many things and this khoya and sooji is one of the great combination. This is one of the sweet which makes every one happy mildly sweet, delicate and delicious this yummy mithai makes a great diwali sweet or Holi Sweet or jazzup any festival.
Murunga Dal or Murungakkai Paruppu, Drumstick Dal is easy dal made with drumstick. This dal recipe is very good specially for people whom doesn't like tamarind so doesn't eat sambar. This sahjan dhal recipe is from my in-laws, there they make dal with drumstick and of course not sambar. When I posted drumstick sambar in that post I did talk about this dal and how I want to share the recipe which is finally happening now.
Falahari Sama Dahi Chawal, Samvat Dahi chawal or Swang Dahi Chawal, Kuthiravali Curd Rice, Kuthiraivali Thayir Sadam, falahari dahi rice is made from sama chawal also known in English as Barnyard Millets, Kuthiravali in Tamil, Udalu in Telugu, Shyama in Bengali, Khira in Oriya, Swank in Punjabi, Kavadapullu in Malayalam, Oodalu in Kannada plus other names for Samwat chawal are bhagar, varai chawal, vari chawal,saanwa, saunfiya, samkiye, swang, samvat.
Chicken Potato Curry, chicken aloo curry is easy, delicious chicken curry which makes great side dish rice or even paratha. This recipe is from my sister-in-law, she mostly add potato with chicken while making it which makes that curry delicious and also few of us focus more on potato than the chicken ;) For the people whom doesn't eat chicken but doesn't mind the potato looked with chicken this recipes works best as you don't have to make two separate dishes.
Apple Halwa, seb halwa or seb sheera is easy, delicious halwa made with minimal ingredients and this halwa taste so yum and guess what it's made from only 1/2 tsp ghee and less than 2 tbsp of sugar, of course sugar quantity depends on how sweet you like. Not only during normal days but we can also make this apple halwa for fasting or vrat too or if you look for quick dessert then this apple halwa fits the bill perfectly.
Marble Cake, eggless, butterless marble cake makes excellent tea cake or a quick breakfast cake or even dessert. Since Valentine day is just a day away I am sharing this very easy and delicious cake recipe which is eggless and also without any butter plus I have used yogurt this time which bring good flavor and taste to the cake so if you look for easy yogurt base cake recipes then you going to cake this.
Broccoli Beetroot Cutlet or broccoli beetroot tikki, beetroot broccoli patties is easy, delicious, healthy and vegan snack for tea time or for kids lunch/snack box. We can also serve this as starter or finger food during party or get-together. This is one of the most easy and delicious cutlet plus very healthy as I have just pan-fried here. We can do this cutlet with many variations to try something new every time. I lost the step by step pictures so there's no for this time, shall try to update some time that.
Kodi Kura, or Andhra Style chicken curry flavorful chicken curry but it's very simple and taste is more like natu kodi kura ie village style chicken curry. To keep the Sunday Non-Vegetarian series today special is this very popular chicken curry in Andhra style which gets pair long steamed rice very well and makes excellent comfort meal. If you like village style chicken curry then you must try this.
Falahari Sama Chawal Kheer , Samvat Rice Kheer or Swang Kheer, Kuthiravali Arisi Payasam, falahari kheer is made from sama chawal also known in English as Barnyard Millets, Kuthiravali in Tamil, Udalu in Telugu, Shyama in Bengali, Khira in Oriya, Swank in Punjabi, Kavadapullu in Malayalam, Oodalu in Kannada plus other names for Samwat chawal are bhagar, varai chawal, vari chawal,saanwa, saunfiya, samkiye, swang, samvat.
Papaya Chocolate Chip Muffin, eggless, butterless papaya chocolate chips muffins makes excellent tea time snack or a quick breakfast or even dessert. This Valentine Day is around the corner I thought of sharing this simple yet delicious spiced muffin recipe and a great way to use papaya, it's specially good for the people who always end up having papaya for days without knowing what to do with it as lot of people don't eat papaya!
Mochakottai Parangikai Kuzhambu or Field Beans Pumpkin Kulambu or mochaikottai kara kuzhuambu is one of the best kuzhambu recipes hands down. It's one of my most favorite and this wonderful kuzhambu is introduced to me by my dear friend Dharani, when she used to stay near me she will share this mochaikottai kulambu whenever she makes, this recipe special this mochaikottai kuzhambu is made during Temple festival in Erode.
Chettinad Fish Fry or Chettinad Meen Varuval is fish fry in Chettinad style made with freshly made fish masala powder. I have posted the Chettinad Fish Masala recently and now it's time to share this easy yet delicious fish fry recipe. Chettinad non-vegetarian recipes are very famous as they are always flavorful and spicy. If you like fish fry then you have to try this style of fish fry too.
Ragi Puttu is popular breakfast recipe from Kerala served along with egg curry, kadalakari (black chickpeas curry) or with pappadam, small yellow banana or even with just plain sugar. Ragi puttu is vegan, gluten-free, healthy, oil-free breakfast recipe which is made with minimal ingredients, just the flour and fresh coconut. Everyone from Kerala love puttu it's just like staple idli or poha for breakfast it's puttu in Kerala.
Chettinad Fish Masala Powder is spice powder used to make fish fry or fish curry specially in Chettinad style or even we can use this spice powder for any fish fry or curry recipe. Made with fresh ingredients this fish masala powder works bring great magic to any fish recipe and using home made fresh masala is always better I think that's why you can see lot of spice powder that I have posted so far.
Masala Matar Pulao or Masala Peas pulao rice is easy one pot meal which can make in jiffy and also do lot of variations with it. This masala matar pulao makes excellent lunch box recipe or even perfect comfort meal for weekend when you have some good curry on making whether veg or non-veg then this simple pulao makes best combo. We can also use coconut milk to cook the pulao for extra flavors. Add few more vegetables if preferred.
Kuthiraivali Upma, Samvat upma or barnyard millet upma is easy upma recipe which is like all millet gluten-free, healthy and made vegan here. One of the quick breakfast or tiffin items has to be upma when we don't have any option upma always come as great resort. Barnyard Millets is also known as sama chawal (vrat chawal) in hindi, Kuthiravali in Tamil, Udalu in Telugu, Shyama in Bengali, Khira in Oriya, Swank in Punjabi, Kavadapullu in Malayalam, Oodalu in Kannada
Matar Kachori, peas kachori or hare matar ki khasta kachori is flaky, crispy deep fried pastry filled with spiced peas filling and it's popular North Indian breakfast than snack during winter when there are ample of fresh peas in market. Matar Ki kachori is something which I relate a lot and since fresh peas is popular in our house along with the matar ki dal this matar kachori is another regular dish. Matar Kachori with aloo sabzi is the most famous combo and it makes great brunch deal during weekends.
Plain Pulao or sada pulao rice is easy one pot meal which can make in jiffy and also do lot of variations with it. This plain pulao also makes excellent lunch box recipe or even perfect comfort meal for weekend when you have some good curry on making whether veg or non-veg then this simple pulao makes best combo. We can also use coconut milk to cook the pulao for extra flavors. Add few more vegetables if preferred.
Methi Chicken, murgh methi or methi chicken curry is delicious chicken curry with addition of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves is absolute delicious and a wonderful combination to enjoy during winter when we have ample of fresh methi leaves available. I am starting a new series along with the Millet Friday and this time it's going to be Sunday Non-Vegetarian series where I will post non-vegetarian recipes like egg, fish, chicken, prawn or whatever that I am making.
Bajra Masala Khichdi, Bajre Ki Khichdi, Saboot Bajra Khichdi is pearl millet khichdi or we can even say Kambu Masala Pongal. As it's Sankranti time and for us Sankranti special is making khichdi, chivda dahi, tilgul, bhuga, chikki etc but khichdi is very important like it's Pongal in South and Venn Pongal or Khichdi does have same logic with little difference, anyways so today being Millet Friday I thought of sharing this wonderful, healthy pearl millet recipe of Khichdi.
Coconut Rice, Thengai Sadam as known in Tamil is traditional South Indian variety rice which normally made during festival specially during Pongal, Navratri and it's also popular lunch box recipe as it's very quick to prepare coconut rice. If we have leftover rice then making coconut rice is great option and as this thengai sadam is mild and not spicy it's also good for kids. Before moving over I want to wish everyone Happy Pongal and Makar Sankranti.
Urad Dal Vada, ulundu vadai, bada is medhu vada or vadai popular snack all over time with different names. Made with urad dal batter and deep fried into delicious vada or vadai is treat either as snack or served along main course specially during festival treat. Like Medhu vada or urad dal bada cabbage vada is made in similar way with just extra addition of finely chopped cabbage which I have posted some time back. And before moving over I want to wish everything Very Happy Lohri and Bhogi.
Dubki wale Aloo, or aloo rasa is potato curry in thin spiced gravy. Dubki means dipping so in this curry potatoes are dipped in the gravy as you can see in the picture there are lot of gravy but less of potato. In dubki wale aloo we shouldn't not see much of potato but the gravy is important here it's very thin yet delicious. Dubki wale aloo is famous in Mathura, one of the holy city in Uttar Pradesh where Mathura is birth place of Lord Krishna.
Thinai Sakkarai Pongal, thinai sweet pongal, foxtail millet sweet pongal is healthy pongal and perfect to try for this coming Pongal festival. This thinai pongal is like all millets healthy, gluten-free, vegan and the best part it's very difficult to make out the pongal is not made with rice, great isn't it? Foxtail millet also known as Thinai in Tamil, Kangni in Hindi/Punjabi, Korra in Telugu, Navane in Kannada, Thina in Malayalam, Kang in Marathi, Kang in Gujarati, Kaon in Bengali and Kanghu in Oriya.
Paka Kolar Bora, Bengali kolar bora is banana fritters where paka means ripe, kolar means banana & bora means pakora or fritters and this is one of the delicious tea time snack. Kolar Bora popular Bengali delicay during Janmashtami and Makar Sankranti as during Sankranti kolar bora is made with new rice to welcome the new year with a bang. If you have ripe bananas with you then you should try this yummy yet super easy snack, we can do this in no time it makes great snack for tea time or kids.
Dates Cake, eggless, butterless date cake makes excellent tea cake or a quick breakfast cake or even dessert. Hope all of you had great start of the year and wishing everyone again a very Happy New Year and to start this year of blogging on sweet note here is simple yet delicious date cake recipe. This dates cake recipe is very easy just mix the dry ingredients, wet ingredients and bake and we don't need any special gadgets also a bowl, spatula or wire whisk is enough to make this moist and delicious cake.