October: Festival- Diwali Countdown Post 1

Hello lovely people, so Diwali is a huge festival both in North and South India. So I decided that it would be interesting to write on this bright festival.

Diwali is celebrated according to the Hindu calendar between mid of October to November month. It represents the victory of good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. People light Diyas (clay lamps) and decorate their houses with them. Also it is a time of family gathering. Food and fireworks are part of this festivity.

All in all Diwali is an amazing time to be in India. This month Deepawali / Diwali falls on 30-Oct’16. If you want to know more about this beautiful 5 day long festival, make sure you click on below:

 

http://www.diwalifestival.org/diwali-festival-in-india.html

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DIWALI RECIPES:

No Diwali is complete without food and sweets! So here are some easy and simple Diwali recipes that you can try out

*Coconut Ladoo

Ingredients:

Condensed Milk- 1 can

Desiccated Coconut- 1 cup

Method:

  • In a bowl take condensed milk and mix in the desiccated coconut, so the mixture makes a fine paste
  • Take a small portion out in your hand and roll them into small balls of ladoos.
  • In a plate spread out some more desiccated coconut and roll out these balls on them to decorate
  • This can be refrigerated for only 2 days.

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*Carrot Kheer

Ingredients:

500gm Carrots grated

1 litre milk

Ghee – as required

Cashew nuts, raisins, pistachios

1/3 cup sugar

Cardamom powder ½ tsp

Condensed Milk – 1/3 cup

Method:

  • In a wide bottomed pan bring to boil milk and sugar.
  • Simmer this mixture until becomes thick. Set aside once done
  • In a separate pan heat ghee and add nuts and raisins and cook until they are golden brown, add the grated carrots to this and let this cook well
  • Remove the carrots and let is pressure cook in a cooker with milk until it becomes smooth
  • Add this carrot mix to the milk and add the cashews to it along with the cardamom powder and condensed milk.
  • Let this sit on simmer for a few minutes before
  • Suggested serving- Chilled!

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*Bread Halwa (Bread Ka Mitha)

Ingredients:

Cashews / Raisins – 1 cup

Milk- 2 cups

Bread- 5- 6 slices

Ghee- 1 cup to taste

Cardamom powder- ½ tsp

Sugar- ½ cup

Method:

-In a pan heat ghee and fry together Cashews and raising until they are golden brown.

-Once done, set this aside for garnishing

-In the same pan add the bread slices, cut into cubes, Add more ghee as required to help fry the bread pieces until they are golden brown.

-Next add Milk to the same pan and let it simmer down, Add Sugar and the fried Cashew/Raisin.

-Top it off with Cardamom powder. Serve Hot.

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That’s all folks! Let me know how these easy to do recipes turned out for you! Make sure you use #Theallthingsgurl OR #Gurlsquad so I can view your posts! Stay tuned for more from this page, make sure you have liked and followed my page.

Disclaimer: I do not own any of the photos, Sourced from Pinterest. 

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