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Asoka Halwa | Thiruvaiyaru Halwa | South-Indian Moong Dal Halwa – Diwali Recipe

Asoka Halwa is South-Indian Style  Moong Dal Halwa from from the Tanjavur (Tanjore) district of Tamil Nadu. Locally, it is also known as Thiruvaiyaru Halwa after the city where it originated. Making Asoka Halwa is similar to making the North Indian Moong Dal Halwa except that it uses a bit of wheat flour to hasten the...

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A Collection of Diwali Recipes

Diwali (called Deepavali in the South) is the renowned Indian festival of lights. It is the time families and friends come together to celebrate. And where there is a celebration there is always food aplenty.

Here are a collection of Diwali recipes for sweets and savories that you could try this Diwali and enjoy with your near and dear ones.

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Maladu | Maa Laddu | Senagapappu Undalu | Pottukadalai Urundai

Every Diwali, one of the challenges for working women is how to make wonderful sweets and savouries at home to keep up with tradition while balancing work and other responsibilities. I can quite identify with this because I have seen my Mom and Aunts deal with it and am now facing the same dilemma. Just as...

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Sev Burfi or Singhar Ji Barfi – A Sindhi Sweet – Diwali Special Recipe

Singhar ji Barfi or as it is often called Sev Burfi is a very famous Sindhi sweet. I was introduced to it while I was studying for my engineering degree by my friend Bindu Kodwaney. One Diwali she took me to this wonderful place called Tharu Sweets in Bandra, Mumbai and introduced me to this wonderful, wonderful sweet one...

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Shankarpali | Shakkar Para | Sweet Maida Diamond Biscuit

Shakkar Pare (called Shankarpali in Maharashtra and Sweet Diamond Maida Biscuits in South India) are crunchy-muchies of the sweet sort that are a great favourite with Indians. Commonly made during festivals such as Diwali or Holi, these sweet treats are quite popular with young and old alike. Want more recipes for snacks? Try my recipes for Poha Chivda, Kolhapuri Bhadang, Kodubale, Chegodilu,...