Festival Recipes

Sheer Khurma

Sheer Khurma is a festival vermicelli pudding recipe for Muslims on their festive season of Eid Ul – Fitr or Eid Ul-Zuha. It is a traditional delicious dessert prepared and served on the occasion of Eid.

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Singhare Ka Halwa

Singhare Ka Halwa is a festive dessert made with water chestnut flour and lots of almonds. Singhare ke atte ka halwa is a popular vrat recipe and is usually prepared during fasts like Navratri, Ekadashi or Mahashivratri. Singhade ka atta or water chestnut flour is one of the flours that may be eaten during the fasting days as per the rules of the fasts.

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Sabudana Khichdi Recipe

Sabudana Khichdi is a delicious recipe and is the ideal dish while fasting. Sabudana Khichdi is prepared during fasts like Navratri or mahashivratri or ekadashi. The dish is prepared with sago which is cooked with potatoes and crushed peanuts. This famous vrat recipe is also an easy snack.

You need to adjust the soaking time of sago as per the type of the sago pearls while making the sabudana khichdi.

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Til Ladoo

Laddoo made with til (sesame seeds) and gur (jiggery) mixed together with ghee or clarified butter call til laddoo has always been a great sweet to prepare at home. Til Laddoos is traditionally a Maharastrian sweet offered with love and ardent devotion to Lord Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi.

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Ven Pongal / Khara Pongal

Harvest has an important role to play in Indian tradition and customs. December and January are considered to be the harvest months and during this time various harvest festivals are celebrated all over India. Pongal a harvest festival is celebrated by the Tamilians for four days and the celebrations of Pongal marks a period of happiness, peace and abundance. To celebrate the occasion, various dishes are prepared.

In this blog we will share with you the recipe of Ven Pongal / Khara pongal

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Sakkarai Pongal/ Sweet Pongal

Pongal is a harvest festival that is celebrated in Tamil Nadu for a period of four days. It is a harvest festival. Pongal is one of the most popular Hindu festival and it is a kind of thanksgiving to nature. The festival is held in the month of January, which is the season when rice, sugarcane, and other cereals are harvested. On this day, sweet rice known as ‘Pongal’ is cooked and is placed where the puja is performed.

In this blog we will share the recipe of Sweet Pongal, a special sweet dish prepared by Tamilians.

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Banana Chips

Banana chips are fried slices of bananas that serve as a great snack item. With some little preparations few hours ahead, you can make these chips easily at home if you are not watching your weight. These crispy, salty and spicy chips can be either fried or even baked according to your choice.

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Lauki Ka Halwa

Lauki ka halwa recipe is a popular dessert that is made of bottle gourd, sugar and milk. Though the name may sound a bit unusual, but this delicious sweet recipe tastes really good with the use of condensed milk and generous amount of dry fruits. The beautiful aroma of ghee and cardamom makes it delicious and a hot favorite during the Navaratri festival.

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Sabudana Kheer Recipe

Sabudana is a processed food and is rich in starch, so it should be combined with something that is nutritious and cooked. It is said that Sabudana kheer recipe can neutralize high body temperature and so it makes the best summer foods. This kheer is simple and is typically eaten during fasting periods and not something to be served at parties. So, here we will share with you how to make sabudana kheer – a festive treat!

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Coconut Burfi

Coconut burfi is the easiest burfi that can be made at home without much effort. With simply few ingredients like desiccated coconut, sugar and some choice of dry fruits, you can make the sweet at home. So, celebrate Janmashtami with this recipe and make your family a big fan of coconut.

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Panjeeri

Panjeeri is an Indian sweet dish that is used as Prasad during puja celebration and it is also given to new mothers after childbirth as it helps quick recovery of health. Made from whole wheat flour, ghee, sugar and dried fruits, it is also eaten in winters to ward off cold. So try making Panjeeri recipe and serve it to the guest during Janmashtami.

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Panchamrit

In Sanskrit, Panch means five and Amrit means secret nector. Panchamrit recipe is a combination of five ingredients. Each element of this recipe has a symbolic meaning as milk stands for purity, curd represents prosperity and progeny, sugar represents sweetness, ghee stands for victory and knowledge and honey depicts unity and sweet speech. So, make this recipe at home and perform your puja and function in a traditional manner.

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Peda

Sweets not only are part of our staple fare, but they are also offered as prasad during many festivals. The Milk Peda recipe is a popular Indian sweet that is made with evaporated milk or mava. Super quick and easy to make, these pedas tastes very good and you cannot stop from having more and more. So let’s get prepared to make this recipe at home.

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Panchmewa Pag

Panchmewa pag is a dessert made of five types of dry fruits. This special burfi is offered during any puja and it can also be eaten in fasting days. The dry fruits can be selected according to your taste. So prepare Panchmewa pag at home and serve it as prasad to your guests.

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Apple and Almond Halwa

Apple and Almond Halwa is a mouth watering recipe for all those sweet lovers. This rich and tasty dessert is prepared with a delightful mixture of almonds and apple that gives it an altogether different taste. Serve it as a snack or after a meal and enjoy this yummy and healthy sweet this Janmashtami.

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Paal Payasam

The Paal Payasam recipe is a Kerala style sweet dish that is made with broken red rice, milk and sugar as basic ingredients. The homemade Pal Payasam is very simple to make but rich and tasty. So try making this recipe for your guests and they will love it for sure.

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Kalan Kerala Curry

Kalan is one of the main recipes in Onam sadhya. Made with thick coconut, curd paste and some vegetables, it is an ultimate comfort food served with steamed rice and some spicy stir fried vegetables. So get started and prepare this recipe and enjoy the feast.

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Tomato Rasam

Rasam is an easy recipe that is tasty and can be made instantly. The Kerala style tomato rasam recipe can be prepared with tomato, tamarind juice and some other spices. It is good for health and is a comforting sort of meal. It is prepared for the traditional Onam feast and is best served with steamed rice.

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Pulissery

Pulissery or Moru curry is usually served towards the end of the meal. It is an awesome curry prepared with butter milk and is very simple and easy to prepare. Served with any thoran and pappada, it has a sweet and sour taste and is loved by both kids and adults. Though you can make some variations, we will share with you Pulissery made with ripe mango or pineapple.

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Erissery

Erissery is a traditional Kerala recipe that is made during most festivals and wedding. Since Onam is about to begin within few days, we share with you a pumpkin Erissery recipe that is easy to make, but delicious to eat. The dish is flavored with coconut and some light spices and this adds to it a different flavor.

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Avial

Avial is a regular dish at any home in Kerala and it is a delightful mix of different vegetables, coconut, curd and curry leaves. The key to prepare excellent Avial is to pay attention to the visual appeal of the dish. The vegetables with contrasting colors are thinly sliced and then prepared. So try making this recipe and add a nutritious side dish to your menu.

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Sandesh

Sandesh, a popular Bengali sweet is made of chenna or cottage cheese together with sugar and gur. Found in several variations and designs, it is surprisingly easy to make even at home. But this sweetmeat doesn’t last long and has to be consumed without storing. So, enjoy this soft mouth-melting recipe from Bengal and celebrate any good news at home.

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Puran Poli

With an irresistible flavour and an enchanting aroma, Puran Poli certainly tops the charts when it comes to rejoicing a Maharashtrian festive dessert. Do you have a sweet tooth? Well, then this scrumptious, soft and super thin sweet dish is a must try for you! Follow the given recipe to make Puran Poli with utmost ease.

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Sabudana Vada Recipe

Sabudana vada is a popular recipe that comes from Maharashtra. But today the snack is commonly used by Hindu devotees to break the fast as it does not contain onions, garlic, pulses or wheat products. These crunchy vadas simply melt in the mouth leaving you crave for more.

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Paneer Kheer Recipe

Paneer kheer is a traditional Indian sweet dish that is very easy to prepare and involves minimum time. After a whole day fast, a protein rich diet is all that you need. So, add this simple dish to your plate this festive season and enjoy the delicacy.

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Gujiya Dipped in Sugar Syrup

Gujiya is a rich and delicious Indian sweet that is often made during festivities, to add more flavour to the festival. With khoya, coconut and dry fruits, this sweet certainly lets you enjoy various tastes in every single bite. So, relish these delicacies by preparing them at your home with these simple steps.

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Thandai

Thandai, a popular Indian drink, becomes all the more popular during the Holi festival. As the wonderful festival of colours is only a few days away, we help you get all the information you need when it comes to preparing this mouth-watering drink at your home. Follow these simple steps to make that amazing Thandai!

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Papdi

If you are a Papdi Chaat lover, then you would be glad to know that we are sharing a simple recipe to prepare crunchy and flavourful papdis at your home. Just keep the ingredients ready and follow the east steps to have mouth-watering papdis. Serve them as a tea time snack with friends and family, or enjoy these in your favourite chaat!

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Malpua

Malpua is just what you need to enjoy a chilly winter day. With the amazing aromas of sugar, mawa, saunf, and saffron, the dish is something every sweet lover would enjoy to the core. Prepare these rich pancakes at your home with this easy recipe from the Mother’s Zone kitchen.

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Pongal Kuzhambu

Wish you a very Happy New Year. With harvest festival celebrated all over India, it’s time to turn to delicacies. Pongal, a harvest festival is celebrated by the Tamilians and during this time they prepare a wide range of dishes specially made of rice and milk. Pongal Kuzhambu is not a sweet dish, but a side dish for pongal and is a perfect combination with milk and sweet pongal.

In this blog we will share with you the recipe of Pongal Kuzhambu and its health benefits.

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Chakkara Pongal

During the celebration of pongal, various dishes having basic ingredients as milk and rice are prepared. Chakkara pongal is an auspicious dish that is dedicated to God and is given as prasadam in many temples. For most of the festivals that are dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this wonderful dish is prepared and served. It is one of the easiest recipes that anyone can prepare easily and serve.

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Akkaravadisal Recipe

Akkaravadisal is a special sweet dish that is specially prepared by Tamil Brahmins during the time of pongal. It is usually prepared on “Koodaravalli day” and is offered as a prasadam in the temples during the puja for its unique taste.

In this blog we will discuss the traditional way of making this dish.

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Dahi Vada Recipe

A popular snack in India – Dahi Vada is a favourite of many! With a spicy and sweet taste, this snack is a must try for everyone who loves the different varieties of Indian chaat. Go through this recipe and learn how you can make this amazing snack at your home, without any difficulty!

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Navratri Special Pulao (Aloo Pulao)

During Navratri or any other religious fasting, only Samvat rice (barnyard millet) or vrat ke chawal (as commonly known as) is allowed. These are not a kind of rice variety and basically are from the millet family. Sama rice is not only tasty but also a healthy option during fasting days.

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Makhane Ki Kheer

Phool makhana are considered a delicacy and are used to prepare both snack as well as dessert recipes. Kids just love eating raw and crunchy makhana. Makhana are very light and are good for eat during days of fasting.

The taste of the dessert or kheer is enhanced with the flavour of cardamoms, kesar (saffron) and dry fruits. The kheer can be served cold or hot based on personal choice but cold one tastes more delicious.

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Stuffed Tomatoes (Bharwan Tamatar)

Tomatoes make a colourful, zesty addition to any menu. Here’s a healthy and very delicious stuffed tomato recipe perfectly apt for the religious fasts. The recipe is completely vegetarian full of nutritious ingredients to provide you energy during the vrat.

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Badam Milk Shake

Badam Milk is a soothing and wholesome drink prepared with milk, almonds and saffron, perfect for the fasts. Badam milk shake is not only delicious; but this creamy nutty flavoured milk shake is also very healthy as it adds protein in your body. This drink can be served both; hot and cold. Cold badam milk is a great summer drink whereas the hot one also makes a great winter drink! It is a perfect drink for the fasts because it provides lot of energy to keep you going during fasts.

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Kesar Lassi

Kesar lassi is a delicious, cool and soothing lassi recipe, perfect for those moments when you want to relax with a glass of cool and refreshing drink. Kesar or saffron lassi combines the goodness of dry fruit and curds making it an ideal drink.

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Kuttu Ki Puri

Kuttu Ki Puri is prepared with Buckwheat flour which is commonly known as kuttu ka atta. This dish is prepared during the fasts because many flours and cereals are not eaten during the fasts as per the rules. Kuttu atta is devoid of gluten so it cannot be kneaded with just water. To bind the flour, aloo (potato) or arbi is used to knead the atta. Adding mashed potato to the dough also makes the poori more crispy and delicious.

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Sweet Kachori Recipe

Sweet Kachori is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet dish and can be prepared at home using khoya, Maida, dry fruits and nuts. Take a look at the sweet kachori recipe and give this wonderful preparation a try the season.

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Steamed Modak Recipe

You can prepare several types of modaks at home this Ganesha Chaturthi. It originated from the land of Maharashtra and made the entire world, its fan by its taste. Modaks are specially prepared on the festival of Ganesha Chaturthi and it is the favourite food of Lord Ganesha.

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Moong Dal Modak

Moong Dal Modaks are the best when it comes to alluring Lord Ganesha this Ganesha Chaturthi. It is one of the most popular Indian sweets and a speciality of Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is the favourite food of Lord Ganesha.

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Kesar Modak

Kesar Modak is a delicious Indian preparation served as a sweet and modak happens to the star of Ganesha Chaturthi festival. They are used in many other Hindu religious and social ceremonies. Prepare Kesar Modaks from Maida, sooji and kesar at your home and please your Lord this time.

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Cottage Cheese Modaks

Modak is very much popular food in Ganesh Chaturthi. During Ganesh puja, twenty one Modaks are offering to God as Prasad. Dumpling rice flour Modak is preferred on this purpose. Traditionally steamed rice flour Modak is stuffed with cottage cheese to give the Modak a tasty and unique flavour.

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Fried Modaks

Modak is a sweet dumpling which is very much popular in Maharastra and other part of India too. It has several names in several places like in Marathi called Modak, in Gujrati named as Konkani, in Kannada it is called Modhaka, in Telugu named Kudumu and many more. Modak can be steamed or fried and the filling inside may be with different items.It has a special importance in the worship of Hindu god Ganesha.

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Gujiya

Gujia a fried sweet recipe in the shape of a dumpling filled with an aromatic nuts mixture. This is a popular sweet dish of North India particularly Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan but now made all over India as a festival sweet.

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Shrikhand

A popular Indian sweet dish made of thick yogurt, a dash of cardamom, saffron and rose essence, Shrikhand is one of the main food items in any Gujarati and/or Maharashtrian platter. This delicacy is very easy to prepare at home. Mother’s Zone shares with you a simple recipe of this dish that can help you make it without any difficulty.
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