Diwali Sweets and Snacks 2018

Enjoy Diwali filled with happiness and fun. Happy Cooking!! Sweet & Snack recipe links Dates & figs Roll Double ka meetha Carrot halwa Chocolate peda Rice pudding Minnapa Sunnundalu Whole wheat namkeen Murukku Aloo bonda Spinach corn fritters vegetable samosa Lentil fritters Vegetable puffs Raw banana fritters Cabbage vada Chegodilu(Ring Murukku) Lavang Latika Coconut ladoo…

Veg Hakka Noodles

Vegetarian  Hakka noodles are easy and quick to prepare with lots of stir fried vegetables and boiled noodles. Seasoned with pepper, soy sauce and chili sauce. Perfect for a snack or a main course. Prep time:10mins Cook time:10mins Ingredients: 2 cups boiled noodles(I am using this brand. follow the instructions for boiling) 2 cups of…

Dry fruit modak

Dry fruit and nuts modak is one of the guilt free healthy nutritious festive dessert. For this recipe i am using dates,figs,apricots and roasted nuts. Prep time: 10mins cook time: 5mins Makes 10-12 Ingredients 12 soft deseeded dates roughly chopped 6-7 soft figs roughly chopped 6-7 apricots chopped 1/4 cup mixed roasted nuts(cashews,pistacho,almonds roughly chopped)…

Rice Pudding

Indian Rice pudding is prepared by cooking rice in milk and seasoned with ghee fried cashew ,raisins along with freshly ground cardamom. Perfect gluten free dessert,delicious and easy to make. Prep Time:5mins Cook time:60mins or Instant pot cook time:20mins Ingredients: 1/2 cup short grain rice 6 cups full fat milk 1/4 cup sugar or Jaggery…

Double ka meetha(Bread pudding)

My take on hyderabad famous sweet double ka meetha(Bread pudding) .It is prepared by  soaking crispy bread pieces in sugar syrup and top it up with saffron and cardamom flavored milk.Garnish it with chopped nuts.Wonderful dessert for any festivals or occasions. Prep time:10mins Cook time:30-40 mins Serves -4-5 Step 1:Ingredients: 2 cups full fat milk…

Chocolate peda

Chocolate peda it is a traditional sweet prepared during festive occasions. It can be prepared under 15mins with milk powder, condensed milk and cocoa powder. Prep time: 2mins cook time: 10-12mins Makes 12-14 Ingredients: 200 ml condensed milk 1 cup milk powder 1tbsp cocoa powder 1tsp ghee 1tbsp chopped pistachios for garnish Procedure: 1)Heat a non…

Dates & figs roll

Dates and figs roll is one of the guilt free healthy nutritious festive dessert. For this recipe i am using dates,figs,nuts and poppy seeds. Prep time: 10 mins cook time: 5 mins Makes 6-8 Ingredients 12 soft deseeded dates roughly chopped 6-7 soft figs roughly chopped 1/4 cup mixed roated nuts(cashews,pistacho,almonds roughly chopped) 3tbsp roasted…

Carrot halwa

Carrot halwa is my a favorite Indian dessert it is made with a combination of fresh grated carrots sautéed in clarified butter(ghee) slow cooked along with milk and garnish with dry fruits like  cashews, almonds and raisins. Prep time:15mins cook time:1hr Makes 5-6 Ingredients: 4cups grated carrots(I used Delhi red carrots that are available in…

Minnapa Sunnundalu or black gram lentil sweet

Minnapa Sunnundalu(Urad dal sweet or black gram lentil sweet) it is a traditional Andhra sweet made with roasted urad dal mixed with powdered sugar or palm sugar along with melted ghee.It very rich in calcium and protein. Prep time:15 Mins Cook time:30-35 mins Makes 10 Ingredients: 1 cup whole or split urad dal 1 or…