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…

Instant pot Ven pongal

Instant pot ven pongal is a savory classic south Indian breakfast recipe. It is prepared using rice, moong dal cooked in ghee along with some Indian spices.Perfect festive recipe & one pot healthy meal. Prep time:5mins cook time:12-15mins serves 4-5 Ingredients 1 cup white rice or quinoa-  (Wash, rinse well until the water comes out…

Vegetable Lasagna

Italian Vegetable lasagna is one of my family’s favorite one pot meal. I usually prepare it with oven ready lasagna noodles layered with lots of vegetables cooked in tomato sauce seasoned with Italian spices & cheese. Perfectly baked until the noodles are cooked. Great recipe for parties and pot lucks. Prep time:20mins cook time:60-70mins Ingredients: 3-4 cups…

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…

Uttapam (Lentil Pancake)

Uttapam is a thick lentil gluten free pancake. The Batter is prepared using urad dal and rice. You can add different vegetable toppings like onion,tomato,bell pepper,carrot,green chili, cilantro etc…,Serve with coconut chutney or onion chutney. Prep time:5-10mins Cook time:20mins Ingredients: 2 cups Idli batter homemade or store bought(Check this link for batter) oil as needed…

Plum Chutney

Plums are nutritious fruit rich in antioxidants and fiber. This chutney is sweet,tangy,spicy ,fragrant and delicious.Serve this chutney with fritters or crackers or chips or spread it on bread. Prep time: 5 mins Cook time:20 mins Author:Deepti Ingredients: 4-5 Red plums(Rinse in cold water,pat dry and chop into small pieces.Remove the seed.) 1 tsp roasted…

Buckwheat aloo roti

Buckwheat(Kuttu) flour aloo(potato) roti perfect gluten free roti(flatbread) seasoned with ajwain and red chili flakes. Serve hot with some curry of your choice or with some plain yogurt. I find this flour easy to work with than other gluten free flours. They can be eaten alone or rolled up as a wrap with some chutney….

Aloo methi curry

Aloo (Potato) methi(fenugreek leaves) curry perfect side for roti or steamed rice. It is prepared by sauteeing fresh fenugreek leaves in onion tomato sauce along with some boiled potatoes,indian spices. Prep time:10 mins Cook time:25 mins Author:Deepti Makes 3-4 Ingredients: 3 Boiled potatoes(peel and roughly chop into bite size pieces) 1 cup of fresh fenugreek(Methi) leaves(Wash…