Light up your home with festive recipes from around India and abroad! From all kinds of mithai to party dishes that will keep your guests happy, browse our extensive selection here.
A wildly popular dessert that‘s found at any Rajasthani wedding and at sawan ki teej. It’s best had with warm milk.
If you are like me and enjoy besan in sweets, then you will love Besan ladoo. What is even better is that they're very easy to make and keep well for many days. Not that they will last that long!
Easy to make coconut laddoos. I love the way they crumble.
I love this rich, decadent, not too sweet chocolate pudding. It's the perfect snack with a cuppa chai on a Sunday afternoon. This year we're making 'pudding Rakhis'- organic, edible rose petals with a dollop of pudding inside, fringed with mint leaves. 'Rakhi' is a big festival in our family, all my cousins and uncles come home, we tie them rakhis and then have a traditional Punjabi feast.
These easy treats are great for dunking into chai on cold rainy days. The neighborhood kids decorated them in colours of the flag for a yummy and cool school project. You can change colours and patterns suitable to any festival. These make great gifts also. Happy Independence Day!
If you are intimidated by the thought of making Rasgullas at home, breathe easy! I was too, until one day I tried it and realized I was worried for no reason all these years. They are quite easy and super quick to make. Give these a try.
Here's a delicious dessert for the whole family. I've used sugar substitutes for diabetics. You can adjust the sugar according to taste.
This is a popular recipe for kheer, flavoured with cardamon and rose water. Serve warm or cold. Fresh milk, rice and nuts are considered 'satvic' foods in Ayurveda. Satvic foods help balance one's doshas (subtle energies), nourish the body, the mind and ultimately, pave the way for one's spiritual evolution.
The inspiration for this whole wheat halwa is the Sikh classic ‘karha prashad’. This low fat dish contains cardamom, raisins, and nuts. My kids love it on a cold day as an after school snack. Also served at ashtmi, towards the end of navaratri.
Shrikhand is a Maharashtrian-Gujarati sweet dish, great for festivals. It can be eaten by itself or as part of a meal. I like it with pooris.
Rakhi or 'rakshabandhan' is a pretty big deal in our family. Here I took a dollop of shrikhand and decorated it in the shape of a rakhi with anardana, organic roses and mint leaves. A really pretty dish for your rakhi thali.
Use fresh mushrooms for this dish. They add a wonderfully concentrated flavour to this fast and easy dish. Serve with creamy pasta and a tender tomato salad. Delicious!
I love Thai food and this recipe comes from a very good Thai restaurant.
This is an easy kheer to make especially if you run out of dessert and want something quickly.
Nargisi kofta is boiled eggs stuffed inside a shell of kheema. This dish is a little time consuming, but makes a fantastic party dish. Your guests will be impressed.
This is a sweet form of daliya (porridge) traditionally served during Dushehra. You can add lots of nuts, khoya and make it an outstanding dish.
Kori Rotti is a Mangalorean speciality. Kori means chicken, and rottis, in this case, are not the traditional chapattis or rotis. They are a special kind of bread, which are made of rice paste and then dried, so quite hard and crispy and are made into sheets that are then broken into pieces. These rottis, when soaked by the chicken curry, absorb it and turn quite soft. A real taste and texture sensation!
Very healthy and superb tasty kheer ,cashew nut kheer Mouth watering kheer,once you eat feel like eating again n again hmmmmmm ahhhhhhhh yammyyyyyyy
I invented this recipe just to make my son eat gujiya. Adding just a little bit of food color presents a colorful Holi snack kids can't resist picking up.
My mom used to makes this as a treat when I got good marks in tests at school.