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Winners
  • Lengcha | Langchas Recipe
    1st Prize
    Cook time 45 mins

    This is a very popular bengali sweet which is traditionally made with paneer but here I tried to make them with milk powder. They are perfect melt in mouth kind of yumminess and certainly addictive.

  • BHAKARWADI ( SNACK )
    2nd Prize
    Cook time 20 mins

    Bhakarwadi is a traditional sweet and spicy snack from Maharashtra. It is made from gram flour dough made into spirals stuffed with a mixture of coconut, poppy seeds and sesame seeds. It is then fried until it gets crispy.It can be stored for weeks and enjoyed as an evening snack.

  • Sitaphal Shahi Tukda
    3rd Prize
    Cook time 90 mins

    A rich crisp and dessert prepared with toasted /fried bread drizzled with thickened milk, flavoured with custard apple ,green cardamom powder and garnished silver leaf, slivered pistachio nuts and almonds.

  • KAMARKAT/ COCONUT JAGGERY BALLS
    Wild Card
    Cook time 30 mins

    Last minute 4 Ingredient Indian version of coconut sweet candy!

  • Chaat/Savoury Entremet
    Wild Card
    Cook time 15 mins

    Entremet is a French dessert that has several layers/components; I used the same concept to create my savoury Entremet. I served this chaat on Diwali to my guests and according to them it was a visual treat that their tastebuds relished a lot. Nobody ever imagined the chaat or the street food served in dessert style.

  • Mahim/Bombay Ice Halwa
    Wild Card
    Cook time 30 mins

    Mahim Halwa was so named because of a mithaiwala who resided in Mahim, a suburb of Mumbai. This Mithai is very popular. It's a fantastic gift to give your dear ones during any festive occasion. I decided to make this Mithai as its not available where I reside.

  • Traditional Anaarse
    Wild Card
    Cook time 20 mins

    The traditional recipe involves fermentation of jaggery with washed dried and ground rice. The resultant dough is then rolled into small balls, flattened, topped with poppy seeds and then deep fried. I have included the preparation time of 5 minutes each day to drain and change the water for the rice and the rest to redrain, dry and grind. The dough is used after fermentation of a week.

  • Slow Cooker Brown Rice Jaggery Kheer
    Wild Card
    Cook time 240 mins

    A festive kheer which has the goodness of brown rice and unrefined jaggery, and literally makes itself in the slow cooker is a winner in my book!

  • Doodh peda with dry fruit filling
    Wild Card
    Cook time 15 mins

    Pure traditional sweet doodh peda with dry fruit ladoo inside. A very easy recipe made with few ingredients, that needs only few minutes of cooking time and no expertise needed to shape.

  • Chandrakala
    Wild Card
    Cook time 30 mins

    Chandrakala is a dessert from Northern India, similar to gujja.The outer covering is made of flour and the stuffing is traditionally made using dry fruits like charoli, raisin, coconut, almonds, and cashews, along with khoa, semolina, cardamom, sugar, and pistachio.

All Entries
  • Panchamrut
    Cook time 5 mins

    A delicious and religious dish.

  • Savoury Elo Jhelo
    Cook time 20 mins

    The sweet version of this snack dipped in sugar syrup is called Champakali (after a flower) in Maharashtra and Panasa Thonalu (resembling a jack fruit pod) in Andhra Pradesh. As it looks like a bitter gourd, the savoury version is known as Namkeen Karela!

  • Mayo Sandwich
    Cook time 5 mins

    An easy to make sandwich that is so yummy and tasty.

  • Ghewar topped with Shrikhand
    Cook time 30 mins

    I have set a challenge for myself. I follow a traditional cook book Ruchira by Kamalabai Ogale. My aim is to cook through all the Marathi traditional recipes from this bookJulia and Julie esque. This one holds a special place in my heart, it was a challenge set by Late Kamalabai Ogale's daughter Ushatai,when I had a chat with her in the month of April. I promised I will work towards it and come back to her once I succeed. 6 months later, I attempted making ghewar for Vijayadashmi and succeeded. I could not wait to inform Ushatai. I got a shocking news from her grand daughter Ruchira. Ushatai was no more. She left for heavenly abode on the 12th September 2015. I was late in conveying my success with ghewar. I would like to dedicate this post to Late Ushatai.

  • Fusion Rasmalai and Shahi Tukra
    Cook time 35 mins

    This dish is a special Diwali dish that I make every year. It is a scrumptious and a lip smacking dish loved by all.

  • Cheesy Peas Kachori
    Cook time 30 mins

    Cheesy, crispy and mouthwatering Kachoris.

  • Traditional Anaarse
    Cook time 20 mins

    The traditional recipe involves fermentation of jaggery with washed dried and ground rice. The resultant dough is then rolled into small balls, flattened, topped with poppy seeds and then deep fried. I have included the preparation time of 5 minutes each day to drain and change the water for the rice and the rest to redrain, dry and grind. The dough is used after fermentation of a week.

  • Baked Badam Rotlo
    Cook time 40 mins

    This dish brings back my childhood, whenever Papa used to visit Bombay, Baked Badam & Cashew Rotlo would be the first amongst the list of things to get. Mohanlal S. Mithaiwala is the one to introduce the good old badam barfi in a baked form and i've modified the original recipe a little.

  • Honey Caramel and Nuts Bars
    Cook time 50 mins

    This is the perfect recipe to serve guests and for gifting purpose as well! Filled with the deliciousness of honey and caramel along with the richness of all the nuts!

  • Pinni
    Cook time 45 mins

    A very famous Punjabi sweet made during every festival that consists of wheat flour, dry fruits and mumma's love.

  • Custard Powder Halwa
    Cook time 10 mins

    An easy to make sweet dish with custard powder.

  • Slice of Heaven
    Cook time 15 mins

    Silky Chocolate mousse, an all time favourite dessert to enhance festive flavours.

  • Dry Fruit Poha Namkeen
    Cook time 20 mins

    Dry fruit poha namkeen is delicious and easy to make.

  • Badamgir
    Cook time 30 mins

    Saffron infused badam milk which can be enjoyed hot or cold.

  • Dates Kesari Bhaji
    Cook time 15 mins

    A bhaji with the goodness of oats and dates.

  • Ring Murukku
    Cook time 20 mins

    A traditional recipe from the state of Andhra Pradesh. Small rings that are very crispy and light, they make a great snack for Diwali or with a cup of tea.

  • Coconut Crumble Butterscotch Barfi
    Cook time 25 mins

    Diwali means my mother's coconut laddu. But nowadays we want that laddu in a smarter form, so one can try this smart recipe.

  • Grilled Starfruit with Sweet and Sour Orange Dip
    Cook time 2 mins

    A very different and nice recipe.

  • Masala Peanuts
    Cook time 5 mins

    Along with a cup of tea, masala peanuts are a very popular and favorite snack during Diwali festival.

  • Mawa Kaju Sandwich
    Cook time 15 mins

    Cashew barfi sandwiched with mawa, coconut and then flavoured with rose.

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