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Category Archives: Festive Foods

Tikhat Shev (Spicy Sev recipe)

Shev (Sev)

  Sev / Shev (Namkeen) is a crispy snack made from chickpea flour. It is mainly prepared during Diwali as a snack item. This is a spicy version, you can also make it without the red chilli powder. Sev can …

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Chirote – How to make Chirotes

Chirote - Maharashtrian Sweet

  Chirote is a popular Maharashtrian sweet made especially on Diwali. It is a fried layered pastry that which can be made in two ways. It is either dipped in cardamom flavoured sugar syrup or dusted generously with powdered sugar. …

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Diwali Special Recipes

Diwali Special Recipes

Diwali is just a few days away and I know everyone would be preparing #Diwali sweets and snacks at home.  Diwali is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Ram from exile (Vanvas). Diyas and Lanterns are lit to welcome …

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Anarsa / Anarse – How to make Anarse

Anarse Anarsa/Anarse is an authentic Maharashtrian sweet that is especially prepared during Diwali festival. Diwali seems to be incomplete without making this. It is prepared from powdered soaked rice using either sugar or jaggery. The making time is more as …

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Poha Chivda / Thin Poha Chivda – A Diwali Recipe

Poha Chivda / Thin Poha Chivda – A Diwali Recipe Diwali is round the corner and I am sure everyone would be busy preparing Diwali sweets at home Poha Chivda is a very common and popular crunchy Diwali snack in …

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Magaj (Besan Burfi)

  Magaj (Besan Burfi) Today is Ganesh Chaturthi (Vinayak Chaturthi), birthday of Lord Ganesh. This festival is celebrated for about 5, 7,10 or 21 days and on a large scale in Maharashtra. The idol of Lord Ganesh is worshipped. People …

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Mohan Thal (Gram Flour Fudge)

  Mohan Thal (Gram Flour Fudge) Mohan Thal is a Rajasthani Sweet dish that is offered to Lord Krishna. It is believed that this is the favourite sweet of Lord Krishna(or Mohan which is another name) and Thal means Thali …

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Tilgul – How to make Tilgul for Makar Sankrant

Tilgul   Tilgul is a sweet that is made in Maharashtra on Makar Sankranti, a festival which generally falls on January 14 every year. It is prepared by mixing sesame seeds and jaggery. Sesame seeds are called as Til and …

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Ukadiche Modak

Ukadiche Modak Modaks are generally prepared during Ganesh Chaturthi or Sankasthi which is a festival of Lord Ganesh. It is believed that Ganpati Bappa loves modaks and hence they offered to to him during these festivals. Ganesh Chaturthi is a …

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Chakali (Muruku)

Chakali (Muruku) — Diwali Faral Chakali as its callled in Marathi, is essentially a spicy dish made during Diwali along with other sweets.  It is an integral part of Diwali faral and is very popular. It is traditionally made from …

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