I wish you all a happy and prosperous Diwali / Deepavali. Last but not the least, here comes my no garlic crispy and crunchy Karasev recipe flavored with peppercorns. Karasev is a famous snack from Tamil Nadu, and it pairs well with tea, coffee, and even rice too. Today I am going to share the no garlic version of the sevu and also how to press it traditionally with a perforated ladle.
An authentic and a traditional Deepavali recipe – Okkarai prepared with channa dal, moong dal, jaggery, and ghee. It is like the sweet version of paruppu usili without any veggies. Read through the post and you will know why I call this as sweet paruppu usili. Check out the detailed stepwise okkarai recipe here.
The next recipe that I am going to share in the Diwali recipe series is the delicious savory snack – Quinoa Murukku / Chakli. I prepared this murukku with quinoa flour and roasted gram flour. Enjoy this Diwali with the protein-rich quinoa murukku. Here comes the stepwise pictorial recipe of the quinoa murukku.
Diwali Special Sweet Recipe – A delicious Bengali Sweet Sondesh or Sandesh prepared with Ricotta cheese in the microwave with the delicate flavors of rose syrup. For the people outside India, Diwali is just another working day. Not everyone has the luxury to take off. But at the same time, we don’t want to miss the celebrations, fun and of course food. If you are looking for a quick yet delicious sweet recipe, then you are at the right place. Check out this microwave ricotta cheese Sondesh recipe that can be prepared within 15 minutes, flat.
Finally, I am posting my favorite recipe, Olan – the rich and creamy coconut milk stew with the goodness of black eyed peas/cow peas, red and white pumpkin. This olan is very mild, soothing because of the healing properties of coconut and coconut milk and of course, it is vegan and gluten free. Check out the video instructions and a detailed recipe below.
Little Millet / Samai Ammini Kozhukattai – A healthy and a delicious savory neivediyam for this Vinayakar Chaturthi, prepared with little millet dosa mix. You can prepare this vegan ammini kozhukattai in 30 minutes. Last week I posted the sweet nei appam, so this week it got to be a savory one. With Vinayakar Chaturthi coming up in two days, what’s better than this savory ammini kozhukattai? This ammini kozhukattai can be prepared any time for a healthy munch. These spicy balls are perfect for hunger pangs too.
Nei Appam / Neyyappam / Unni Appam is one of the traditional sweet recipes that we prepare for Krishna Jayanthi and Karthigai Deepam. It’s a traditional dish in both Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It’s flour-based sweet fritter deep fried in ghee, but guess what, I am going to share the non-fried version of the same. Thanks to the appe pan/ paniyara chatti. Here comes the low-cal version of the sweet delicacy Nei appam.
A vegan kheer with mango flavor, yes that’s what I am going to share today!!! I prepared this Sweet Vegan Mango Phirni with almond milk, flattened rice and of course sugar. But the flavor doesn’t stop there. I further enhanced it with with the flavors of mango, saffron, and pistachios. You know what, you can prepare this delectable Phirni under 30 minutes, and it is a perfect dessert and an offering/prasadam for any occasion. Here is the detailed step-wise pictorial recipe.
We are down to last two recipes. For Y, I am going to share Christmas cake roll recipe famous in Swiss, Belgium and other European countries. It’s the Yule Log cake or Yule log roll. Yule log is a delicious, moist vanilla cake rolled and shaped to look like a tree branch which then smothered with chocolate whipped cream frosting. This recipe is surely a feast for the eyes and mouth.
After two cakes, I am back with my yeast based bread. This time it’s the famous Czech Christmas bread called Vanocka. It’s braided sweet bread with blanched almonds and raisins. As I managed to prepare a decent challah, I thought giving it a try to the multi-layered braided Vanocka.