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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Diwali Festival Special Recipes

Diwali Festival Special Recipes
Wishing all friends coming over to Anjali’s Kitchen a very Happy Diwali !!
Every year on the dark nights of Diwali the sound of firecrackers announces the celebration of the favorite festival of Indians. Homes are decorated, sweets are distributed by everyone and thousands of lamps are lit to create a world of fantasy. Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is by far the most glamorous and important. Enthusiastically enjoyed by people of every religion, its magical and radiant touch creates an atmosphere of joy and festivity.
Those who are intrested in making diyas for Diwali can check out my link: http://anjaliscreativity.blogspot.com/2009/10/diya-decoration.html
Here is a delectable collection of traditional Diwali Recipes to help you make this Diwali celebration more zestful!! The collection includes Recipes for Diwali. Choose and cook your favorite Diwali Recipe with love and delight your dear ones in a very special way!!

1. Diwali Faral:
The traditional Diwali Faral items are Chivda, Chakli, Sev, Ladoo, Shankar Pali, Karanji, Anarsa.
'Diwali Faral' as these food items are collectively called, are sometimes the only dishes consumed during the odd 4-5 days. Check out Anjali's Kitchen for the Diwali Faral recipes :-)
Diwali Faral: http://anjaliskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/10/diwali-faral.html
2. Besan Ladoo:
One of the sweet dishes which is like a must for the Diwali Festival especially in the Maharashtrian household are these Besan Ladoos. The term “Besan” in Hindi denotes Chickpea flour and “ladoos” are Indian way of representing sweet balls. These ladoos come under sweet category in Diwali Faral with not so many complication involved in making them. Just few guidelines and you should be good to go.
Besan Ladoo:
http://anjaliskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/08/besan-ladoo.html 3. Chakli:
Chakli is one of the most popular snacks in and it is even more popular at Diwali festival time. It has been long been the tradition at most homes to make delicious snacks such as Chakli along with some special Indian sweets for Deepavali.
http://anjaliskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/10/chakali.html 4. Lambat Bhajke Pohe Chivda:
This chivda is specially made in Diwali.
Lambat Bhajke Pohe Chivda: http://anjaliskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/10/lambat-bhajke-pohe-chivda.html 5. Karanji:
Karanji’s are flour dumplings stuffed with a sweet mixture of fresh or dry coconut and sugar and deep fried. The health conscious can bake instead of frying. Though preparation of Karanji requires little time and effort, the taste is worth all the patience. One major advantage of Karanji is that it can be stored for weeks and used as dessert as well as snacks. In case, you have still not tasted Karanji, this Diwali give it a try. Here is the recipe.

6. Pohe Chivda:
Crispy beaten rice flavored with peanut and spices make a delicious any time snack.
Pohe Chivda:
http://anjaliskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/10/pohe-chivda.html 7. Shankarpali: It is traditionally enjoyed as a treat on Diwali. It is rich in carbohydrates making it an instant source of energy. The mixture is made into dough and then mechanically cut into diamond shaped units which are deep fried in ghee or butter.
http://anjaliskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/10/shankar-pali.html 8. Thin Poha Chivda:
Crispy beaten rice flavored with peanut and spices make a delicious any time snack. We generally make this chivda many times in the year, but on Diwali it tastes more delicious than any other time. Our Diwali faral is not complete without this Chivda.
Thin Poha Chivda:
http://anjaliskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/10/thin-pohe-chivda.html 9. Rava Ladoo:
Rava Ladoo is a delectable Indian dessert.

Rava Ladoo: http://anjaliskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/10/rava-ladoo.html