Diwali

Diwali, or Dipawali, is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. I always told classmates growing up….it’s like our Christmas. Tons of get-togethers, parties, lavish feasts, gift exchanges, visits to temple, sparkly lights and a time to cherish family and friends.

Some people refer to it as Festival of Lights, as we often light small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. And these days, that’s much-needed.
Personally, I look forward to getting dressed up, celebrating with close ones and consuming delectable food. Drool….the food is so yummy. Some treats are only made this time a year so they’re extra special. Here are some recipes I found that are very Diwali-ish! Some are traditional and others are more fusion in flavor.

Ras Malai in a nutty creamy sauce served with ginger-cardamom glass noodles Nutty Ras Malai
http://recipetaster.blogspot.com/2011/04/milky-sweetness-for-healthy-dessert.html

Ribbon Pakoda
Ribbon Pakoda Recipe
http://www.sharmispassions.com/2012/10/ribbon-pakoda-ola-pakoda-recipe-diwali-recipes.html

Gujarati Gathiya

http://indiankhanna.blogspot.com/2012/11/Gujarati-Gathia-Diwali-Savoury-Snacks-Recipes.html

 

 

Rasmalai Cheesecake
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http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-10-23/recipes/30312787_1_baking-dessert-mix

 

Gulab Jamun Creme Brule

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-10-23/recipes/30312787_1_baking-dessert-mix

Rava Gajar (Carrot) Ladoo
Rava Gajar Ladoos (Indian Semolina Carrot Balls) - Festival Recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi
http://madcookingfusions.com/rava-gajar-ladoos-semolina-carrot-balls-indian-festival-sweet-for-ganesh-chaturthi/

Kele (Banana) Ka Halwa
Kele (Banana) Ka Halwa Navaratri recipe 2012
http://madcookingfusions.com/kele-banana-ka-halwa-navarathri-recipe-2012/

Khasta Kachori

http://spicingyourlife.blogspot.com/2010/02/khasta-kachori-moong-dal-kachori-step.html

Garlic Murukku

http://cooksjoy.com/blog/2012/10/garlic-murukku-diwali-snacks.html

Thattai
Thattai
http://www.premascook.com/2011/10/tribute-to-wonderful-blogger.html

Chocolate Nankhatai

http://www.sailusfood.com/2010/08/13/chocolate-nankhatai/

My go recipe for Diwali is nankhatai cookies, I love the flaky sweet treat. Above is a twist to the traditional recipe which looks very appealing! I’m sure my son would love the chocolate :) Happy cooking/eating!

Happy Diwali!

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