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Gunje/ Karanji/ Gujiya- Diwali Special

This particular snack has been on my list since a while now and finally, I could bring it on. Gunje or Gujiya as it is called in the North of India and Karanji in Maharashtra, is a peculiar and extremely special preparation in all Indian households during the festive season of Diwali. Lets check out.

Gunje/ Karanji/ Gujiya-Diwali Special

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Chocolate Walnut Brownie- Simplified

Heya Folks,

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In this recipe, I present to you a very simple version of making the famous and the dreaded chocolate Walnut Brownie. I have tried to depict this dessert in very simple steps and hope it tempts you to try it out at home. Let me know how it turned out. Have a great time!

Kalakand (Simplified)

Coming back to what you love is a privilege and I couldn’t be happier! ; On this sweet note, I thought to resume my journey with a dessert. Kalakand is a much loved Indian dessert and the creamy and milky texture just melts in the mouth. This recipe shows a very very simple process of making Kalakand; It is for people like me who can’t resist having it and wouldn’t go to a store to buy either. Let’s go!

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Link: Kalakand (Simplified!)

 

Namkeen pare/ Namakpara or Khurme

Source: Namkeen pare/ Namakpara or Khurme

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These are the salted counterparts of the Shakkarpara, with some minor differences. These go great with tea or milk and are loved by all. One of the goodies made on the occasion of Diwali, these are easy to make and great for a long-time storage.

Shakkarpare/ Diwali Special Snack

Source: Shakkarpare/ Diwali Special Snack

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Yayyy! It’s Diwali and I am super-excited to make all the goodies that go for the prashad for Diwali Puja. There are various snacks and sweets made on Diwali across the country. In my home, we primarily prepare Gunje or Gujiyas, shakkarpare, Namkeen pare or khurme, besan ke laddu and few more sweet dishes. In this recipe, I introduce Shakkarpare. The mildly sweet snack. Crispy and crunchy, great with tea, these are my personal favorite of the season!

Jalebi

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With Diwali around the corner, it seems there’s a sweetness in the air! Nothing beats the festive spirit of Diwali. I thought to begin the festivity with a simple sweet dish: Jalebi. My favorite of all. Trust me, once you have had the homemade Jalebis, you will never like the outside ones. I do not like to add any artificial food color to it, neither any essences to the sugar syrup. You are going to be loved for this simple yet yum recipe.

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Dahi Ke Kebab (Hung-curd Kebab)

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Kebabs are one thing I love and always want to  try new varieties of. The hung-curd kebabs are super tasty, nutritious and give me a restaurant-like feeling on the plate. 😛
These can also be served as a starter or a tea-time party snack with friends. I’m sure they’ll love it, too.