Sweets are the highlight of any festival in India. Celebrations are practically incomplete without sweets in our country. We almost live by the phrase “Muh Mitha Ho Jayee”. Every auspicious occasion or any good news is celebrated with sweets.It is believed that sweets literally add sweetness to our life and hence they are a must on special occasions. Here is our list of top 5 quick and easy Diwali Sweets Recipes to compliment your Diwali celebrations this year….
Indian sweets and the diwali festival is practically incomplete without Kaju barfi or kaju katli. In north india we celebrate diwali by exchanging gifts and sweets with friends and relatives. The kaju katli is most sought after and exotic among all indian sweets and hence Diwali cooking is incomplete without one. No matter how difficult it may appear but kaju katli is absolutely do-able at home. All we need is a step by step recipe for how to make kaju katli, like the one given below….
Pasta with Chorizo and Tomatoes Recipe:
Spaghetti cooked with Chorizo, cherry tomatoes, rosemary , cream, Parmesan , sounds delicious eh!!
Pasta spells pure love to me and over the last few years I’ve really turned fond of the spaghetti. I like the al dente spaghetti just tossed with the veggies or meat of my liking every now and then (you can find another recent fav here). What I feel and I might be totally wrong, that the spaghetti has a great quality of blending with a variety of flavours, specially the experimental ones….
Stir fried Vegetables in hot Garlic and Lemongrass Sauce Recipe:
Delicious Chinese gravy for the vegetarians, three peppers, mushrooms, tofu in a hot garlic and lemongrass sauce.
A good Chinese gravy is worth dying for, its about the perfect balance of a variety of flavours. Chinese is like homefood to us Indians, so much so that we have developed our own Chindian cuisine already….
Crispy Fish in Oriental Broth Recipe:
A tangy, aromatic all veggie broth with crispy white fish fillets, a light and reviving meal.
The fast, fresh and simple cooking continues in my kitchen and in my compulsion to mix, stir, fry and try I stumble upon some flavours that simply blow me off. Yeah, I am not even ruing to be modish, rather quite intentionally flamboyant for a change. …
Jackfruit Kofta Curry Recipe:
In season cooking in a spicy jackfruits kofta curry to warm up the mood and the palate.
It’s in-season and of those things that’s a treat for my people back home, aren’t these reasons enough to relish some jackfruit recipes and their memories. Yeah I can explicitly recall the discussion between my mom and granny (the only two vegetarians in our family of Carnivores), with a twinkle in their eyes they’d say ‘wah, aaj toh Katahal ki sabji bani hai’ (wow, it’s jackfruit curry today). …
Shortbread Cookies Recipe:
Heart shaped Shortbread cookies with a generous amount of cherries made a perfect Valentine snack.
Valentine’s Day has always been a reason for me to celebrate. Not in terms of love, but definitely in terms of that foodie in me. To satiate those sweet cravings with a delightful excuse, I made use of the day to create heart shaped cherry Shortbread Cookies recipe, which I had come across a few weeks earlier at a friend’s place. …
Savoury Cheese Crackers Recipe:
Savoury crackers with a hint of Cheese and Fenugreek, a perfect tea time snack.
The in-laws arrived during Dusshera and in my festive cooking mood I thought of making something for papa, who by the way is a diabetic. So I had to make something savoury for sure, and after much contemplation I arrived at baking some savoury cheese crackers that can be stored in air tight containers and enjoyed with evening tea during their stay.