Diwali is here, Yay! More than the crackers, it’s time for a fun get-together with family and friends and lots of Sweets, of course. Starting with Ganesha Chaturthi and Dasara, Diwali ends the Hindu festival season in a grand scale and then sets the atmosphere later for Christmas and New year.
Deepavali (festival of lights) is when the whole of India and Indian communities abroad, is decked with bright lights, mad-shopping and colors everywhere. Ok, coming to the food part; Deepavali is also the time to gorge on sweets and tons of them!
Here is a collection of 5 types of Halwa (Halva) Recipes. These have been adapted from a Tamil magazine and collated by my sister Harini.
Find links to other Halva and Sweet Recipes for this festival at the end of this article.
Long time no see! I have been having problems with the blog with some spammer / hacker freezing things around. I finally seem to have sorted out that problem by upgrading to the latest version of wordpress.
Ok, that aside, I wanted to search for more recipes to add to the eggless cakes collection. Previously I had posted delicious eggless pineapple cake video from Manjula aunty. This time, the lady-duo from Show me the Curry have created a cake delicacy with dates and walnuts. This can make for a good tea time snack or maybe a weekend try.
Note: This video is not produced by me; I have only shared it with permission from the original authors. The video is about 8 minutes long. If you are on a slow connection, press the play button / pause and let the video load for some time.
My mom always stays away from either making or eating cakes just because of the sole reason that they contain eggs. When I found that there are ways and recipes to make cakes without eggs, I finally found a way to convince my mother to make these delicious desserts.
I had earlier posted a video for Christmas, by Hetal and Anuja, entriprising chefs from ShowmetheCurry.com where they showed you how to make an eggless chocolate cake.
Here is another of thier recipes where they show you how to make Biscuit Cakes with Chocolate and Cocoa. This is a no-bake cake, meaning you do not have to bake. This gives me enough reason and hopefully to you too, to try and make this delicious cake.
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