Diwali Recipes

My Top 10 Diwali Recipes – Traditional Indian dessert

Let’s celebrate this Diwali with some homemade traditional Indian sweets and make this Diwali so special that everyone in family can’t forget the charm of your homemade dessert. To help you celebrate this Diwali I’ve put together a list of my top ten traditional Indian Sweets recipes. Some recipes on the list are more traditional than others but all guaranteed delicious and in most cases very easy to make!  The wonderful thing about Indian food is that it is all about simple in looks and high in flavours. 

Let’s begin 🙂

Diwali Recipes

Diwali Recipes

1. Gulab Jamun

Traditional Gulab Jamun are made with khoya, but here you can enjoy instant Gulab Jamun for this festive season. These are made with milk powder and can be made instantly in very less time.

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun

2.Rasgulla

It’s one of my favorite dessert and I am sure nothing can beat this. It’s made with fresh cottage cheese and really easy to make if all the step are followed smartly.

Rasgulla

Rasgulla

3. Paneer Jalebi

We heard about Jalebi, but paneer jalebi has its own taste and perfect for any occasion and if its going to made in this Diwali you can see a lovely smile on everyone’s face.

Paneer jalebi

Paneer jalebi

4. Balushahi

It’s soft and flaky and perfect Indian dessert for any festival. If these are made with love and care it can’t be wrong. Make it with all purpose flour and yogurt and dip it in sugar syrup and it’s ready to roll :).

Balushahi

Balushahi

5. Besan Ke Laddoo

Besan Ke Laddu is popular throughout all over north India and is made with roasted gram flour, ghee and sugar. It’s healthy and melt in mouth.

Besan Laddoo

Besan Laddoo

6. Coconut Laddoo

Fresh Coconut laddoo is very easy to make in any festive season although the procedure is little bit long but once its made your kids and family will definitely enjoy it.

Coconut Laddoo

Coconut Laddoo

7. Instant Jalebi

Instant Jalebi is a quick version of traditional jalebi with no hussle as these are made with simple ingredients available at home. Make them at home with some simple steps and enjoy them at any time.

Instant Jalebi By Flavour Basket

Instant Jalebi By Flavour Basket

8. Gajar Ka Halwa

Instead of using khoya here milk is used to make same creamy and tasty Gajar Ka Halwa to save the time for making khoya. Serve hot to your guest I am sure they will love it.

gajar halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa

9. Badam Peda

Badam Peda is as rich as a sweet can get. A special process of curdling almond paste with khoya turns it into a richly textured product, which when flavoured with cardamom becomes an intensely aromatic dessert that nobody can resist. While the aromatic fragrance and intense flavour make it a hit with adults, the amazing texture and succulent mouth-feel make it popular with kids.

Badam Peda

Badam Peda

10. Chocolate Burfi

Everyone loves chocolate and if it comes with traditional Indian dessert like chocolate burfi then you have to save your chocolate burfi from your kid as they love chocolate. 

Chocolate Burfi

Chocolate Burfi

 

There you have it, lots of traditional Indian dessert recipe inspiration for you this Diwali!

Have I missed anything? Let me know in the comment below and tell me what you cook on this Diwali! :)

Badam Peda

Badam Peda Recipe

Badam Peda is as rich as a sweet can get. A special process of curdling almond paste with khoya turns it into a richly textured product, which when flavoured with cardamom becomes an intensely aromatic dessert that nobody can resist. While the aromatic fragrance and intense flavour make it a hit with adults, the amazing texture and succulent mouth-feel make it popular with kids.

Badam Peda

Badam Peda

This is a very quick recipe to make and most of the time is at the waiting period when you make the cake and let it rest for around 30 or so minutes. So for your gatherings where some quick dessert is required which has a healthy and heavy taste to it; this is a really good bet.

Try it out and let me know how it turned out!!

Check out the printable Badam Peda Recipe !

Badam Peda Recipe

Badam Peda Recipe

Ingredients

    For Badam Peda
  1. Almond - 1 Cup
  2. Poppy Seeds (Khas Khas) - 1/4 Cup
  3. Khoya - 1 Cup
  4. Sugar - 2 Cups
  5. Milk - 2 Tablespoon
  6. Clarified Butter (Ghee) - 1 1/2 Cup

Instructions

    For Badam Peda
  1. Soak almond and poppy seeds overnight in water separately
  2. Take out the water from almond and peel them,strain the water from poppy seeds also.
  3. Blend the soaked almond with soaked poppy seeds to make a smooth paste.
  4. Heat clarified butter in a pan and add almond and poppy seeds paste into it.
  5. Cook the mixture till it becomes dry.
  6. Add khoya in it and cook it when khoya is well blended with the mixture.
  7. Add sugar and milk and cook for about for 7 to 8 minutes or till it becomes very thick.
  8. Let the mixture comes in room temperature and make small balls to make peda.
http://www.flavourbasket.com/2015/11/badam-peda-recipe/

 

 

Balushahi

Balushahi Recipe For all Festivals

Balushahi is an Indian Dessert similar to glazed doughnut made with all purpose flour, yogurt and baking soda and dipped into sugar syrup.

Balushahi

Balushahi

 

Balushahi is perfect for any festive season, and easy to make just make them with love. Follow the recipe to have a crunchy item coming to your plate to make your guests enjoy the crunch outside and the soft melting core inside. The sugar syrup just adds to the test and you will be amazed how your guests just fall in love with not only this Balushai but your cooking too.

The video recipe will have the step by step shown for easy following. Head over to it and you will have all the details 🙂

Here is the printable recipe of Balushahi 🙂

Balushahi

Balushahi

Ingredients

    For Balushahi
  1. All Purpose Flour - 1 1/2 Cup
  2. Baking Soda - 1/4 Teaspoon
  3. Clarified Butter(Ghee) - 5 Tablespoon
  4. Yogurt (Dahi) - 3 Tablespoon
  5. Clarified Butter (ghee) - for frying
    For Sugar Syrup
  1. Sugar - 2 Cup
  2. Water - 1 Cup

Instructions

    For Sugar Syrup
  1. Cook sugar and water in a pan till thickened or till syrup comes in one thread consistency.
  2. Keep aside.
    For Balushahi
  1. Sift all purpose flour and baking soda in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Add clarified butter and mix it with the flour well.
  3. Add yogurt and make a medium soft dough.
  4. Rest the dough for 30 minutes and cover it with wet clean cloth to keep the dough cool.
  5. After resting the dough divide the dough in equal parts and shape each part in small ball.
  6. Take care not to overwork the dough. Make a slight dent in the center of the ball with your thumb. Keep the balls covered.
  7. Heat sufficient ghee in a kadai and when it is medium hot, add the prepared dough balls and deep fry on very low heat.
  8. Gradually the balushahis will start floating to the top. Turn gently and fry on the other side till golden. The entire process may take around half an hour to forty five minutes. Drain and allow to cool to room temperature. This can be overnight process.
  9. Soak the balushahies in the hot syrup for 2 minutes.
  10. Gently remove the balushahis from the sugar syrup and place on a serving plate.
http://www.flavourbasket.com/2015/11/balushahi/

And how about a video recipe of Balushahi!

 

 

Paneer Jalebi

How To Make Perfect Paneer Jalebi For This Diwali

Paneer Jalebi or Chhena Jalebi is a sweet dish, made with basic ingredient fresh cottage cheese called Chhena and is a another variation of regular Jalebis but It has its own different taste. 

Paneer jalebi

Paneer jalebi

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With Diwali just around the corner there is lot to be excited when it comes to Indian food. I am really crazy for Indian traditional food as Indian food have lots of flavours with some unique style. I really somehow think those who have invented these recipes they are simply genius. Paneer jalebi is a perfect example. They are crispy, melting in mouth and so delicious. I don’t know how halwai make these jalebis, its my attempt here to make perfect paneer jalebi. However, the basic ingredient is paneer or chhena which is fresh cottage cheese and easily available in market. I used homemade paneer for my paneer jalebi. Its cheap 🙂 and I think homemade is a nice option 😉 .

Paneer Jalebi

These paneer jalebis are so easy to make and for the perfect jalebis there are some points should be noticed as we all want to make any dessert perfect for our family and friends and specially on festivals. There are some small steps to keep in mind. I have follow all those step very passionately and the result were awesome.

Paneer Jalebi

First Step  Whisk the batter very well up-to 3 minutes by hand to make the jalebi melt in mouth.

Second Step – Fry the jalebis in medium heat to cook evenly. INSIDE and OUTSIDE.

When you bite them the softness and the crunch should be in equal proportion and this makes the paneer jalebi different from REGULAR JALEBI .

Paneer Jalebi

Third Step – Try to make jalebi with the help of PIPING BAG and a DESIGNER TIP.

This will make your jalebi so gorgeous in looks too.

Fourth Step – Add lemon juice in sugar syrup to stop the sugar from crystallization. This will keep your jalebi fresh.

 

Paneer Jalebi

Paneer Jalebi

And here is the printable version of Paneer Jalebi recipe 🙂 .

How To Make Perfect Paneer Jalebi For This Diwali

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

Serving Size: 2 Paneer Jalebi

How To Make Perfect Paneer Jalebi For This Diwali

Paneer Jalebi, crunchy outside and soft inside, is a delicious melt in mouth cheese dessert. Its a different variation of a regular jalebi.

Ingredients

    For Sugar Syrup
  1. Sugar - 3/4 Cup
  2. Water - 1/4 Cup
  3. Lemon Juice - 1 Teaspoon
    For Paneer Jalebi
  1. Paneer/Chhena/Cottage Cheese - 1 Cup
  2. All Purpose Flour - 1 Tablespoon
  3. Corn Flour - 1 Tablespoon
  4. Baking Powder - 1 Teaspoon
  5. Baking Soda - 1 Teaspoon
  6. Water as Required
  7. Clarified Butter(Ghee) or Vegetable Oil For Frying

Instructions

    For Sugar Syrup
  1. Combine the sugar and in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a high flame for 5 to 7 minutes or till the sugar syrup is of 1 thread consistency.
  2. Add lemon juice.
  3. Keep it warm.
    For Paneer Jalebi
  1. Combine all purpose flour, corn flour, baking powder and baking soda together in a clean bowl.
  2. Add little bit water to make it right consistency batter showed in video.
  3. Whisk the batter well.
  4. Add Paneer/chhena/cottage cheese and whisk for 2 to 3 minutes by hand or you can use blender to blend the batter.
    How to Proceed
  1. Take a piping bag and a tip, insert the tip into the piping bag and fill piping bag with batter.
  2. Make a tiny cut on tip of the piping bag.
  3. Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan and press the piping bag to form a coil shaped jalebi, starting from the inside to the outside.
  4. Deep-fry till the jalebis turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  5. Place the fried jalebis into the warm syrup. Leave for 2 minutes or till they soak the sugar syrup well and then remove from the sugar syrup.
  6. Serve immediately.

Notes

Always transfer the hot paneer jalebis straight into the sugar syrup after frying it. Sugar syrup should not be too hot it should be warm enough, otherwise paneer jalebis will become too soft. Fry the paneer jalebis in medium heat to cook inside too.

http://www.flavourbasket.com/2015/10/how-to-make-perfect-paneer-jalebi-for-this-diwali/

And also click on my video recipe 🙂

 

Rajasthani Pyaj Ki Kachauri

Pyaz Ki Kachori – Cuisine of Rajasthan

Pyaz ki Kachori……originated in jodhpur and popular throughout Rajasthan is a spicy and savoury pastry, filled with onion and seasoned with some hot masala to give it a tangy taste.

Pyaz ki kachori

Pyaz ki kachori

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In last 2 3 months, I had some trips to Dholpur, city in eastern part of Rajasthan, where I got the chance to taste the famous cuisines of Rajasthan. I really enjoyed the trips as we were celebrating the each day with newborn member in our family and with lots of different cuisine of Rajasthan. Everyday in breakfast there were new snacks like Pyaz ki Kachori, bedmi ki puri, Dal ki kachori and that all served with special and spicy Aalu ki sabzi. These delectable snacks had some unique taste and crunch that I simply absorb them in my taste buds and tried to recreate that awesome cuisine of Rajasthan. I served Pyaz Ki Kachori with green chutney, khatti meethi chutney and hot Chai and I really enjoyed cooking my kachories and its fun to make them.

Pyaz Ki KachoriPyaz Ki Kachori

Pyaz Ki Kachori

Pyaz Ki Kachori

So here is my creation of Pyaz Ki Kachori, Which will definitely take you to somewhere with exotic flavours of Rajasthan.

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Pyaz Ki Kachori – Cuisine of Rajasthan

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 Servings

Serving Size: 2 Kachori

Pyaz Ki Kachori – Cuisine of Rajasthan

Pyaz Ki Kachori is a perfect snack for tea time and it will definitely re-energize your day with some old memories of Rajasthan.

Ingredients

    For The Dough
  1. All Purpose Flour - 2 Cups
  2. Oil - 1 Tablespoon
  3. Water as per required for the soft dough
  4. Oil For Frying
    For The Onion Filling
  1. Vegetable Oil - 2 Tablespoon
  2. Cumin Seeds - 1 Teaspoon
  3. Fennel Seeds - 1 Teaspoon
  4. Asafoetida Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon
  5. Red Chili Powder - 1 Teaspoon
  6. Garam Masala Powder - 2 Teaspoon
  7. Chaat Masala Powder - 2 Teaspoon
  8. Dry Mango Powder - 3 Teaspoon
  9. Chopped Onion - 1/2 Cup
  10. Gram Flour - 1/2 Cup
  11. Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves - 1/2 Cup
  12. Salt as per Taste

Instructions

    For The Dough
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into a semi soft dough, Knead for 3 to 4 mins.
  2. Cover the dough and keep aside.
    For The Onion Filling
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan.
  2. Add fennel seeds and cumin seeds, when crackle add asafoetida powder.
  3. Add chopped onions and stir well for 5 minutes.
  4. Now add gram flour, garam masala powder, chat masala powder, dry mango powder, chili powder and salt,mix well and cook on a medium flame till all the mixture turn brown.
  5. Remove the mixture from the flame and add chopped coriander leaves.
  6. Let it cool and keep aside.
    How To Proceed
  1. Divide the dough in equal portions.
  2. Roll out each portion of the dough into a diameter circle.
  3. Place one portion of onion filling in the centre.
  4. Bring together all the sides, seal it tightly and remove any excess dough.
  5. Roll the filled portion again and ensure that the filling does not spill out.
  6. Repeat the steps to make more kachories.
  7. Heat oil in a deep kadai and deep fry kachories on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes and then fry on a slow flame till the kachories turn golden brown.
  8. Drain on a absorbent paper and serve immediately.

Notes

While filling the onion mixture try not to fill it over as it can cause the kachories to break while frying.Try to fry kachories on slow flame to make crispy kachories.Serve these kachories with green chutney, khatti meethi chutney and hot tea.

http://www.flavourbasket.com/2015/10/pyaz-ki-kachori-cuisine-of-rajasthan/

And don’t forget to click my video version of Pyaz Ki Kachori 🙂