November 7, 2012

100 Favourite Dussehra and Diwali/Deepavali Recipes from around the blogosphere


Now this is one post I was so eager to compile, write and publish for this year's Diwali. I just wanted to take up this mammoth task of scouring through hoards of diwali-special posts I bookmarked over the years. Some are as old as the year 2007, but I still remember them as if its yesterday, their sight lingering in my mind. Some of the posts were not written in a context of any festival per-se, but those too are just so terrific that they can made for any happy occasion.

All the recipes are written people whom I know (most of them, personally) and many others whom I follow & read their posts regularly. Its a pleasure knowing each one of them and they are such awesome people whose love for food is very much evident in the posts that they churn out for us, day-in & day-out!. If I had the time, opportunity and the energy, I would make each one of the recipes for days to come, just to satiate my taste buds which went haywire as I was compiling this list :-) Enjoy.

With gleam of diyas and the echo of the chants May loads of happiness, joy, health and wealth fill your lives. Happy Diwali!

100 Favourite  Dussehra and Diwali/Deepavali Recipes 

1. 10-minute Rasmalai (My Jhola)
2. Besan Rava Ladoo (Chef In You)
3. Paal Poli  | Pooris Soaked in Thickened Milk (Edible Garden)
4. Orange Scented Besan Milk Burfi (Escapades)
5. Sojjappalu | Kesari Stuffed Poori | Sojja Poorilu (Cooking With Siri)
6. Naaral Wadi | Coconut Fudge (One Hot Stove)
7. Paneer Payash | Chhena Kheer (Indian Cuisine)
8. Guava Fudge | Sweet Indian Halwa (Love Food Eat)
9. Mysore Pak (Monsoon Spice)
10. Jalebi (Indian Simmer)
11. Aamrakhand | Mango Sweetened Yogurt (Sunshine and Smile)
12. Borugula Laddu | Murmura Laddu | Rice Crispies (Mahanandi)
13. 2-minute Pineapple Dessert (Cooking With Siri)
14. Malai Peda | Indian Cream Fudge (Cook Republic)
15. Panasa Thonalu (Monsoon Spice)
16. Baklavanji | Baked Karanji squares (A Cook At Heart)
17. Sweet Potato Flan (Live To Eat)
18. Orange Basundi (One Hot Stove)
19. Kaju Katli (My Creative Ideas)
20. Moong Dal Halwa (Chef In You)
21. Mawa Gujiya (Sunshine and Smile)
22. Prune-Badam Phirni | Almond Rice Pudding with Prunes (Cooking With Siri)
23. Carrot Halwa, without milk (Food for 7 Stages of Life)
24. Dry Fruit Ladoo | Aantu Unde (The Yum Blog)
25. Top 10 Easy Cake Recipes (My Jhola)
26. Lychee Mango Two Layer Pudding (Live To Eat)
27. Ammini's Paal Payasam (Indian Food Rocks)
28. Badusha (Sharmis Passions)
29. Rose Petal Sandesh (Jigyasa and Pratibha -
30. Indian Eggless Custard (A Life(Time) of Cooking)
31. Cardamom & Chilli Truffles (My Diverse Kitchen)
32. Shahi Tukda | Shahi Tukra (Rak's Kitchen)
33. Eggless No-bake Blueberry Cheesecake (Cookcurry Nook)
34. Cashew Brittle (Jugalbandi)
35. Gulab Jamun (Aayi's Recipes)
36. Eggless Saffron Cookies Laced With Pistachios (Divine Taste)
37. Ariselu | Athirasallu (Cooking 4 all Seasons)
38. Flaxseed Laddoo (Archana's Kitchen)
39. Banana Custard With Crisp Wafers (Sanjeev Kapoor)
40. Karanji (The Cook's Cottage)
41. Dates and Sesame Poornam Boorelu | Sugiyan (Cooking With Siri)
42. PaalKova | Milk Sweet (Dishes From My Kitchen)
43. Double Ka Meetha | Bread Pudding with Nuts and Raisins (Cooking With Siri)
44. Petha (Flavors and Tastes)
45. Chana Dal And Lapsi Halwa (Sanjeev Kapoor)
46. Kesar di Kheer | Saffron Rice Pudding (What's for Lunch Honey)
47. Okkarai (Saffron Trail)
48. Microwave Kalakand (Tarla Dalal)
49. Cookie Crunch Mocha Custard (Sin-a-Mon)
50. Peanut & Date Energy Balls (Seven Spice)
51. Wheat Flour halwa | Aate Ka Halwa (Chatkor)
52. Hide & Seek Biscuit (Hamaree Rasoi)
53. Paneer Burfi (Yummy Food)
54. Semiya Payasam (My Kitchen Treasures)
55. Badam Puri (Sacromento Spice)
56. Kala Jamun (Chef In You)
57. Pesara Garelu | Moong Dal Vada (Cook's Hideout)
58. Apple Chips (The Purple Foodie)
59. Fruit Kesari (Cilantro Recipes)
60. Tender Coconut Pudding (Spicy Chilly)
61. Anjeer-Akhroad Kulfi | Fig-Walnut Kulfi (One Hot Stove)
62. Athirasam (Dil Se)
63. Nankhatai | Indian Spiced Cookies (Indian Simmer)
64. Moong dal Laddos (Spicy Chilly)
65. Microwave Almond Rabri (Foodies Hope)
66. Boondi Laddu (Indian Cuisine)
67. Kalkandu Sadham | Misri Bhath (Dil Se)
68. Banana Fritters (Spicy Chilly)
69. Lemony little Hearts Biscuits (Dil Se)
70. Unniyappam-Neyyappam (Edible Garden)
71. Junnu | Sweet Milk Pudding (Smitha's Spicy Flavors)
72. Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan, demystified (Cooking With Siri)
73. Aloo Pie (Smitha's Spicy Flavors)
74. Ribbon Pakoda (Cilantro Recipes)
75. Hara Bhara Paneer Pulao with Mirchi Ka Salan (Cooking With Siri)
76. Khara Biscuit | Indian Masala Biscuit (Dil Se)
77. Nagori Poori with Paneer Korma (Cooking With Siri)
78. Cheese and Onion Drop Biscuits (Cookcurry Nook)
79. Oma Podi | Plain Sev (Sharmis Passions)
80. Nellikkai Sadham/Amla/Gooseberry Rice (Cilantro Recipes)
81. Fried Chickpeas (Cooking With Siri)
82.  Pakodas (Musical's Kitchen)
83. Tomato and Coconut Rice (Divine Taste) + Achari Vegetables and Methi Dal (Eat Write Think)
84. Under 15 mins: Tofu Makhani (Cooking With Siri)
85. Not Your Everyday Yogurt Rice (Sreelu's Tasty Travels)
86. Sabudana/Sago/Tapioca Khichdi (Cooking With Siri)
87. Low Fat Samosa Cups (Sreelu's Tasty Travels)
88. Biyyam Pindi Manugupoolu | Rice Flour Chakli (Indian Cuisine)
89. South Indian Mixture Recipe | Madras Mixture / Chivda (Sharmis Passions)
90. Paneer Jalfrezi with Home-made Coconut Milk Fried Rice (Cooking With Siri)
91. Daal Poori | Deep fried Indian bread stuffed with Lentils (Food for 7 Stages of Life)
92.  Roasted Masala Cashews (Mahanandi)
93. Raw Plantain (Banana) Chips  (Cooking With Siri)
94. Microwave Savory Vegetable Pudding (Aroma)
95. Namak Pare | Savoury Crackers (Escapades)
96. Masala Pori | Phori | Puffed Rice with Chai (Spices and Aroma)
97. Stuffed Dahi Vadas (Tarla Dalal)
98. Malai Kofta (Monsoon Spice)
99. Cut Mirchi Bhajji | Double Fried Cut Chilli Fritters (Cooking With Siri)
100. Palakayalu | Fried Crispy Rice Balls (Indian Cuisine)


Today is Day 8 of my NaBloPoMo challenge. Check out all of the posts previously published here.

Did you like what you just read. then Subscribe to Cooking With Siri feed  (OR)

Enter your email address and Never miss a post..

Delivered by FeedBurner

Be the first one to know what I am going to post next by "Liking" Cooking With Siri page on Facebook and follow me on twitter.

until tomorrow,


  1. one word - OMG!

    How cool are you :) Muah! I dont think I am going to outlive the number of foods i want to make

  2. That's a great list. Thanks for adding mine too, Siri :) Advanced Diwali wishes

  3. Thank you for listing my humble effort too!
    Wish you and yours a Happy Diwali!

  4. Thank you for adding some of my recipes to your lovely long list. I do not know how many Diwalis its going to take for me to try all of these:)

  5. Thank you for including my recipe Siri :) That's a mouthwatering list.

  6. Thank you babe for everything. I can imagine your time and energy behind this work. There are more than enough to choose from.

  7. What a beautiful post Siri. Wish you a very happy Diwali

  8. 100 recipes! mindboggling! thanks for adding escapades to the list siri!

  9. Lovely collections and happy to see mine too here :) Cheers!

  10. Woww.. Wonderful collection of recipes, Siri.. Thank you so much for adding mine too :)


'Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it' ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanks for taking time to leave your feedback.

Note: Any comments with external links will not be published.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...