• Deepavali
  • 60 Diwali Sweets Recipes

    Browse through a vast collection of Diwali Sweets Recipes – easy to follow and screams “celebration”!

    60 Diwali Sweets Recipes | What to make for Indian festival Deepavali | Sweet recipes for diwali | Foodomania.com “Diwali” or “Deepavali” – The Indian festival of lights is round the corner and everyone in the cyber world are sharing their favorite recipes for this holiday. I’ve put together a collection of Indian desserts / sweets that are commonly prepared during Diwali. Not only are they utterly delicious, but they also make for a great present for giveaways. Sharing edible gifts is common during this festival, and so is lighting lamps and bursting firecrackers. As a foodie, the classic recipes are my favorite part of the festival! 🙂 It isn’t possible to make every single one of them in one day. But these will give you an idea of how to plan your menu and what to make for Diwali.

    If you have a family favorite recipe that you MUST have for the festival, I’d love to know in the comments down below. These days, a lot of fusion recipes are cropping up which goes to show how globalized our cuisines getting. You can stick to your traditional recipes fiercely or embrace the modern-yet-holding-up-the-traditional-significance recipes; I’ve got a huge collection for you! Go ahead, and make a sweet memory this Deepavali! 🙂

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  • Comfort Food
  • Rasmalai

    A step by step tutorial on making Rasmalai – a notorious, yet mouthwatering Indian dessert!

    Rasmalai Recipe | Homemade Rasmalai Sweet from scratch by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

    Rasmalai – a dessert that is notoriously technical and time consuming, yet loved by one and all. It is nothing but soft, curdled milk cheese cooked in sugar syrup and dunked in a deliciously sweet saffron flavored milk. What’s not to love? Well, if you see the length of the recipe, you might just say – THAT.

    But I think if you try it out a couple of times & get used to it, it will seem like a breeze! After all, Croissants take all day to make and we don’t say no to them, do we? 😉 This is a sweet treat prepared on special occassions and festivals. Although it is pretty easy to just buy Rasmalai from any Indian dessert store, I truly believe the homemade version is better – since we use the best products to actually make it. Another shortcut is to buy Rasgullas from the store and dunk them in the flavored milk for a Rasmalai!  (more…)

  • Andhra Food
  • Mysore Rasam

    The aroma of freshly ground spices in this Mysore Rasam will enchant your taste-buds like no other South Indian Rasam ever has!

    Mysore Rasam Recipe | South Indian Rasam with Arachuvitta Coconut    Wait, did I just indicate that this Rasam is the BEST rasam in the world? Yea-huh, I think I just did. Of all the flavorful broths in the South Indian cuisine, Mysore Rasam (in my opinion) is the King.

    Made with freshly ground spices and coconut in a tamarind based stock, this rasam served with hot rice and some crispy stir fried potatoes makes an awesome lunch or dinner meal. Even if you want to avoid the carb in rice, you can drink this lentil soup like broth as is… It is an instant energizer! In almost every South Indian function, you’d find this Mysore Rasam as a part of the meal.  (more…)

  • Andhra Food
  • Paal Payasam

    Smooth, creamy, delicately sweet Paal Payasam is the star of many a festival menus in India… Now you know how easy it is to make this dessert! 🙂

    Paal Payasam Recipe | Rice Kheer | South Indian Risotto Pudding Sweet 4 ingredients. That’s all you need to make this dessert.

    It is as easy as throwing all of them together in a pot and cooking them for 45 minutes until all the flavors come together to make a hearty bowl of paal payasam.

    Which brings me to the word “paal payasam“. For all my non-south-Indian friends out there, it loosely translates to “milk sweet“. But that doesn’t really give out much information about the dessert itself because off the top of my head – I could give you 10 other sweets made with milk. (Hellllooo… remember Rabdiiiii??) But it is what it is. I don’t know much about its nomenclature. But I could tell you that making this milk & rice dessert could not be easier.  (more…)