Traditional Vegetarian Recipes, Kid-friendly Recipes & Instant Pot Recipes from Indian and International Cuisines

Month: October 2016

Jack O’ Lantern Stuffed Peppers

Jack O’ Lantern Stuffed Peppers

This year, Halloween is right after Diwali and I thought I wouldn’t be able to publish this post before Halloween. I am so glad that I managed to draft the recipe and post it on Halloween. 🙂 My kids asked me to make some creepy looking food for this Halloween but for some reasons, […]

DIY Decorative Tea Light Holder/Diwali Craft

DIY Decorative Tea Light Holder/Diwali Craft

I am sharing a step by step pictorial procedure to make a beautiful DIY lotus shaped tea light holder/ Diya holder for this Diwali. I made them last year and they were loved by my many people. It is an easy to make craft but looks very beautiful.

7 Cup Burfi

7 Cup Burfi

7 Cup Burfi is a popular Indian sweet which is very easy to prepare and tastes delicious. It is known as 7 cup burfi because 7 cups of ingredients are used to prepare this dessert. We can use any size of measuring cup but all the […]

Shakkarpara/Shankarpali/Sweet Diamond Cuts – Deep Fried & Baked Versions

Shakkarpara/Shankarpali/Sweet Diamond Cuts – Deep Fried & Baked Versions

Shakkarpara is a traditional Indian sweet snack which is commonly prepared during Diwali. They are crunchy and sweet in taste and simply hard to resist. They can be made in advance and stored for a long time. It was my most favorite snack in my childhood. It […]

Carrot Halwa/Gajar Ka Halwa

Carrot Halwa/Gajar Ka Halwa

Carrot Halwa is a traditional dessert made with grated carrots, milk, nuts, ghee, mawa and sugar. It tastes divine and is loved by both kids and adults. The traditional version learnt from my MIL includes  mawa but I prefer the plain version without mawa. Kids will […]

Besan Laddu/Ladoo

Besan Laddu/Ladoo

Besan Laddoo is one of the most popular festival dessert made with roasted chick pea flour(besan). Besan laddoos can be made instantly without any prior preparation. You just need to be prepared for lot of stirring and the effort is really worth it. My MIL prepares this Laddoos […]

Thin Poha Chudwa/Chivda

Thin Poha Chudwa/Chivda

Poha Chudwa is an all time favorite evening snack. It is especially prepared during Dussehra and Diwali festivals. My mom used to prepare this and stock up all year round. We used to love munching on this snack. Now, I prepare this snack and stock up almost all year round and my kids […]

Oliga/Poornam Bobbattu/Puran Poli

Oliga/Poornam Bobbattu/Puran Poli

The first post in my  blog is my mom’s Puran Poli recipe. It is my  favorite Indian dessert. I cannot thank my mom enough for teaching me how to make this delicious sweet dish. My mom prepared this traditional sweet for all of the festivals. She used to wake up at […]