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Diwali / Deepavali – 2015

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Deepavali celebration at our home, clicks during pooja. Let me list out the dishes and click on the name of the food for recipe link:

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Easy 30+ Diwali recipes / Simple 30+ Deepavali recipes

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Diwali / Deepavali is one of the most important festivals of India, which is commonly celebrated by most of the Indians. Diwali or Deepavali means festival of lights, Diwali signifies the victory of light over darkness. Diwali falls between mid-October and mid-November.

Diwali is celebrated in different ways all over India. In TamilNadu, Diwali is known as Deepavali – means lamp lights, it signifies the death of Narakasura at the hands of Lord Krishna. Narakasura a demon, tortured people and then Lord Krishna defeated him. Then people celebrate the Narakasura’s defeat by taking oil bath, wearing clothes, preparing variety of sweets, wearing new dress, bursting crackers and then visiting temples. They also exchange sweets with neighbors and friends.

Diwali Sweets and Snacks

Diwali Sweets and Snacks

Usually I am fond of Deepavali right from the childhood as my name “DEEPA” relates with the Festival, moreover we get three to four new dress, the first one is a traditional dress may be a silk saree or silk pavadai (long skirt) for women and silk dhoti for men, the second one is a compulsory party wear and then the others may be of what is new in store or what is hot in trend. My mom and grand ma prepares sweets and savories for almost a week time. On the deepavali night we start bursting crackers, with care and safe. Not miss this but nowadays this had become the most essential – Television Programs with lots of live shows, recently released movies and so on. Also there will at least 4 to 5 new movies of top stars getting released and we use go for the movies on the next day.

Diwali recipes in youtube / Deepavali recipes / Diwali Video recipes –

As a food blogger now, let me share few of the Diwali sweets and savories with you and also stay tuned for few more upcoming recipes…

 

Savories

Lunch Recipes:

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Paal Kozhukattai Recipe / Milk kolukattai recipe / How to make Paal Kolakattai

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Paal Kozhukattai is authentic and traditional recipe of tamilians. My grandma prepares this during my childhood, there are two versions, the first one is the rice balls steamed in cow’s milk and the second version is the rice balls steamed in coconut milk and jaggery syrup.

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This is commonly prepared at times of Vinayagar chathurthi, as an offering to God Vinayaga. I have tried out the first version, it was delicious, yummy. Let us move on to the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Rice flour – 1 ½ cups
  • Milk – ½ litre
  • Sugar – 200 gms
  • Grated coconut – ½ cup
  • Cardamom power – ½ tsp

Preparation:

  • Boil 2 cups of water, take rice flour in a wide mouth bowl.
  • Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed vessel.
  • Pour in the boiled water little by little and mix it with a spoon.
  • Continue pouring water and mixing, until it forms to a large ball.
  • Divide into small portions and roll it to small balls (half the size of lemon).
  • Now gently drop the balls one by one to the boiling milk and keep in medium flame until the rice balls are steamed.
  • Sprinkle cardamom powder and add the sugar and grated coconut when the rice balls are almost steamed.
  • Wait until the balls are well steamed and the milk reduces to half the amount.
  • Remove from fire.

Serve hot or at room temperature.

Making of Paal Kozhukattai –