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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Diwali recipes, Diwali sweets, Diwali snacks
Recipe Cuisine: Indian   |  Recipe Category: Festival recipes
2016 Diwali recipes updated Scroll down to see the recipe links
For me Diwali means thrill, joy, happiness. Who can ever forget the childhood days filled with all these mixed emotions. My joy starts even before 100 days from Diwali. Yes, I take the calendar, mark the count down with a pencil in a corner of the daily sheet calendar, and every single day when I tear the calendar sheets, I will get so excited and count my days for Diwali. What made Deepavali so exciting those days and why its not now, I always ask myself. I always feel bad that Aj is missing all those. Even myself. May be its because we were kids and the crackers were one of the main fascination. May be, those times, we don't get new clothes this often as we are buying every now and then, when ever we feel like. Yes, my dad buys dress only once in a year for Diwali alone. And the Deepavali shopping for clothes will be so so exciting. And they don't even let us to try the new dress until the Deepavali day. Only after all the poojas get over, we get the new clothes in our hands through the eldest in the home.


How can I explain the joy those days! And not to forget the crackers. I still remember the cracker and firework stories in my childhood. Every single thing. We the kids in the street will be having competition, like in front of who's house there is more cracker papers. We burst crackers and sweep the papers in a corner to show how much we have burst. I love love to burst crackers. Right from oosi pattasu to Laksmi vedi. And the cape - dot cape, which we burst with a hammer, roll cape with the toy g*n. I am not big fan of 'at*m bom*'. Its too loud for me, no fun. But laksmi vedi is class. It gives lots of paper kuppai, just what we want. And I have never burst 1000 walas. Only the 100s. And the Bijili crackers. How colorful those bijilis used to be and sometimes, we even untie the saram red fort crackers to bijilis and burst for more time. We do lot of naughty things while bursting crackers, though not serious ones, it will be up to our range ;) Like gather all the left over papers and dig the cracker inside it and make it burst. It will blow up all the papers up and we watch the fun. Diwali and rain comes together hand to hand. We will be so worried and our prayers to God will be only that it should not rain! How big our prayers, see, at that age. ;) And we don't leave the rain water that is in the open fields opposite to our home. We quickly place the crackers inside it and make it burst, and it spills water all over. :D  And all these things, I do these with my bro
+Sendhil Kumar Ramalingam . Not to forget the mini competitions that who wake up first and burst the first cracker in the street. Wantedly, we burst the loudest to make the point that we did it first. For me I wont get sleep at all on the eve of Diwali. Its pure excitement and nothing else. My bro will be equally excited, but he will sleep like anything in the morning. I will be waking him every time. Those days I don't even care about the Diwali works mom had. Only I used to do is enjoy with my bro. Until he went to hostel for his higher studies. Then the scenarios just changed. In those 4 years when he was in hostels, he will even sometimes not come home for Diwali, and me and mom used to shed tears for that too, which my dad always mocks at. :)  But after that, he went to job, and though he will keep the suspense until last day whether he is coming or not, I had one more advantage, he will also buy crackers, dress for me. And mainly the salwars, chudidars from B'lore ;) The whole Diwali day will be full of eating sweets, snacks prepared for Diwali along with Idli, chutney, podi, suzhiyan, adhirasam, vadai. No cooking that day and we used to eat all these and get heart burn ofcourse because of all those oily goodies! Who cared, we totally enjoyed the food and time. We wake up like around 3.00 am and mom will lit lamp in the pooja room, keep sheekai / arappu thool in a bowl, and sesame oil in another bowl. Elder in the house will apply those two in the head for sastra and we take oil bath, come back and wear some other new dress, not the diwali dress and eagerly wait for the pooja to get over. After the pooja is over, we fall on the elders feets and get our dresses and rush to wear the dress. The smell of the new dress, how exciting it will be! :) And not to forget to show off your dress to the friends and neighbors ;) Now enough of my stories and here is the list of recipes for this Diwali. Preparation and cooking time varies from recipe to recipe. Please check the individual to know. Prep time varies from 12 hrs to 10 mins and cooking from 1 hr to 15 mins. And main ingredients in sweets are milk, khoya, sugar, besan/ kadalai maavu, maida, urad dal, badam, pista, cashew nuts, coconut, rava, jaggery, ghee, oil. For snacks, mainly rice flour, urad dal flour, besan, oil etc; Click on the picture for the respective recipes.

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Diwali sweet recipes

Gulab jamun recipe Sweet potato jamun Makkan peda Bread jamun badusha recipe jangri-recipe Jalebi recipe Apple jalebi Sweet boondi recipe adhirasam recipe Adhirasam with sugar somas-somasi-recipe Kaju strawberry diamond-cuts-maida-sweet Poli recipe Sweet potato poli Paal poli Sojji appam Malpua with rabri  sweet mixture Suzhiyan recipe Rasgulla recipe Easy ras malai recipe kalakand malpua with rabdi Shahi tukda recipe Sandesh recipe sweet samosa Shrikhand microwave therattipal atta kesari  Godhumai halwa Bread halwa badam+halwa recipe beetroot halwa recipe carrot halwa corn-flour-halwa-microwave recipe ashoka halwa Kasi halwa Mango sheera paal kesari recipe Semiya kesari recipe Kesari recipe  Poha sheera Mysore pak recipe badam burfi Coconut burfi recipe Carrot burfi recipe  kesar+burfi recipe Kaju katli recipe Maida burfi recipe Boondi ladoo recipe coconut ladoo Coconut khoya rava ladoo Maa ladoo Rava ladoo recipe Nei urundai recipe Aval laddu recipe Besan ladoo recipe Atta ladoo recipe

 

Diwali snack recipes

Thenkuzhal-murukku-recipe potato murukku Kai murukku recipe Magizhampoo-thenkuzhal recipe  tapioca murukku pottu kadalai murukku puzhungal arisi murukku  cashew murukku butter murukku Onion murukku ribbon pakoda Karasev recipe kara sev omapodi recipe Mixture recipe Chivda kara boondi recipe spicy diamond cuts maida seedai recipe seepu seedai thattai recipe Thattai with peanuts Chilli bajji recipe masal vadai Chaat recipes Samosa recipe



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30 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading this, same thoughts here, those days will never come back, feeling nostalgic..

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  2. Mouth watering clicks.....

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  3. wow..Fabulous collection of diwali sweets and snacks.....

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  4. what a collection u have ? i agree with one point ... saying about dress .. omg how can i explain we too get only for diwali ! and now i am getting every month. old is gold is n't it ...

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  5. Nice post !! Surely our kids miss all those excitement and fun.

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  6. Delicious and mouth watering sweets and snacks

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  8. Awesome collections Rak's. U rock.

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  10. What a beautiful collection!!! drool worthy pictures!! very festive!!!

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  11. Hi what all i experienced in my childhood u mentioned here, my eyes shredded with tears recollecting the memories.
    Thank you raks for making me to recollect my childhood

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  12. wonderful collection raji :)

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  13. raji wht u told is the same of us too .but for me two brothers , they wont give big vedi only othai vedi ,and all the crackers will be given to me..

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  14. Wow, after reading your diwali story, I burst into tears....feeling very nostalgic...Wish those days come back again.....

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  15. I enjoyed your childhood stories, very interesting ! ! want to try all ur diwali sweets recipes...following you, visit my space if you get time.

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  16. Hats off to your sweet collection
    Each and every dish is super

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  17. Lady . . . Hats off . . . Love u for making my life so tasty . .. I really enjoy cooking stealing all ur ideas .. Hehehheeh . . . U r just wonderful . . . My hubby has started appreciating my cooking after 3 yrs of marriage . . Hehhehe . .. God bless u darling ".

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  18. Hi Raks,

    you r ROCKING

    Plzzzzzz continue the great job

    HATS OFF

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  19. Hi
    Raks u r really ROCKING
    plzz continue the great job

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  20. Hi , raks i tried out badusha, boondhi laddu, pottukadalai murukku, mysore pak ,it came out very well . iam very pleased to share my heartfelt thanks to you ...and i have a request can u pls tell me measurent for milagaipodi (one which we use for daily samayal ). this is really gonna to be useful tip for all like your other posts ..thank u

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  21. Mouth watering clicks..... :-P

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  22. You can literally open up a sweet shop!! :D :D I mean.......so many sweets!!! Yum Yum!

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  23. Superb words... Me have the same feeling.. My kid misses all those fun we used to have...

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  24. Hi
    You are very good inspiration for all of us. Have a superb blog.. I should say that you are a very good cook without any doubt and at the sametime a good writer. I was taken back to my childhood days when I read you. Felt that you and I were staying on the same street. Whatever pranks you had done for Diwali, the same we also used to do, especially for the "Paper Kuppai", For this Diwali Iam making Badam Burfi and Moong Dal Laddu and karasev, from your recipes..Have a Happy Diwali and God Bles you and your family...

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  25. Hiii.. Raks.. Awesome collections of recipes.. Thanks for such great job.. Keep going.. RAKS.. :)

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  26. Finished making sweets and savoury. If you give idea for lunch on Diwali it will be nice. Confusing what to make.

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    1. You can make something light and simple since there will be heavy sweets and snacks :) May be mixed rice variety or simple thogayal, rasam, kootu.

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    2. Thanks and wishes and congrats for the article in The Hindu

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  27. Nice Post. Wonderful ideas to make sweet dishes.

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