33 Diwali Delicacies

Hello Friends, Wish you all A Very Happy Diwali. I can’t believe its Diwali, my favorite time of the year has come again. Festivity, happiness, colors, smell of freshly made sweets is all in the air. I just can’t express my happiness. I know everyone of you is busy shopping, decorating your house, making sweets…

Rasmalai Cake

Servings: 1 pound cake, serves 4-5 Cooking Time: Approx 2 hrs Ingredients: For Cake- 1 Vanilla Sponge Cake  (Get recipe on a click) (refer notes below) For Rasmalai-  15-16 pieces store bought mini rasgulla 2 cups whole milk 1/4 cup sugar (you can adjust it according to taste) 1 tsp cardamom powder pinch of saffron…

Masala Peanuts

Servings: 3.5 cups approx Cooking Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 3 cups raw peanuts 5-6 cloves of garlic 1 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf) Salt to taste 2 tsp red chilli powder (you can adjust it according to taste) 1/4 tsp asafoetida 1 tsp baking soda 1 cup gram flour (besan) 5 tbsp rice flour Water as…

Besan Ke Laddu

Servings: 14-15 laddus depending upon the size Cooking Time: 40-45 minutes (except cooling time) Ingredients: 1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter) 1.25 cup besan (gram flour) 3 tbsp semolina (suji, rava) a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi) 1/2 cup sugar (slightly grainy powdered sugar) 1 tsp cardamom powder 2 tbsp almond flakes 1 tsp pistachio flakes…

Sandesh Cake

Serving: 2-3 Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 liter whole milk 2-3 tbsp lemon/lime juice 1/4 cup powdered sugar (you can adjust it according to taste) 1 tsp cardamom powder Pinch of red food color 1 tsp rose essence 1-2 strawberries chopped into small pieces (optional) Few almonds for decorating Few rose petals for garnishing…

Instant Rava Ladoo with Condensed Milk

Servings: 14-15 small size ladoo Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup sooji (rava, semolina) 2 tbsp ghee 3/4 cup condensed milk 4 tbsp milk 1/4 tsp cardamom powder 1 tbsp pistachio for garnishing Procedure: Take a pan/ kadhai and add 2 tbsp ghee in it. When ghee has melted and is warm enough add…

3 Ingredient Fresh Coconut Laddu

Servings: 17-18 medium sized laddus Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups of fresh grated coconut (fresh or frozen any can be used) 1 tsp cardamom powder 1/2 cup sugar (you can adjust it according to taste) Procedure: For this recipe you can use either fresh coconut or frozen fresh grated coconut. Both works well…

Eggless Tutti Fruity Cookies

Serving: 22-23 cookies Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes excluding freezing time Ingredients: 1 cup all purpose flour (maida) 2 tbsp custard powder (Vanilla flavor) 1/2 cup butter ( salted or unsalted any can be used) 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 tsp cardamom powder 1/2 tsp rose essence 1/2 cup tutti fruity (candied papaya) Take softened butter…

Cauliflower Tawa Kebab

Hello Friends, Today I am going to share recipe for Cauliflower Tawa Kebab which is super delicious and can be made easily. It is a very healthy snack / appetizer option. From long time I wanted to try this and as when the A to Z challenge began this month with Ingredient C to cook with, I immediately chose Cauliflower….

Chanar Payesh (Bengali Style Cottage Cheese and Milk Pudding)

Serving: 8-10 people Cooking Time: Approx 1 hr Ingredients: 8 cups of whole milk (Approx 2 liters) 400 gm of paneer grated (14 oz) 1 tsp saffron (optional) 1/4 cup chopped cashews and almonds 1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter) 1 tsp cardamom powder (elaichi) 3/4 cup sugar ( You can add more if you want…

Eggless Chocolate Chip Banana Cake

Servings: 1 pound cake, 4-5 Cooking Time: 45-50 minutes Ingredients: Dry Ingredients- 1.5 cups whole wheat flour (aata) 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda Pinch of salt Wet Ingredients- 2 large or 3 medium banana 3/4 cup brown sugar ( you can use normal sugar as well) 2/3 cup any neutral flavor oil…

Broccoli and Tofu Stir Fry

Hello Friends, Today I am going to share recipe for Broccoli and Tofu Stir Fry which is super delicious and can be easily prepared under 30 minutes. It is super healthy with all the goodness of broccoli and tofu in it. Recently I have joined in Face book a challenge called A-Z Recipe Challenge and…