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Kopra Pak | Topra Pak | Coconut Mawa Burfi

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Kopra Pak is signature sweet of Diwali festival in Gujarat. This is another version of Coconut Burfi. Kopra Pak is very famous sweet in Gujarat and made during Diwali festival. Kopra Pak made from dry coconut powder. Another key ingredient is the mawa, which helps to bind the Kopra Pak well. Finally, cardamom adds aroma which makes this sweet very exotic and delicious.



Fulwadi | Traditional Fulwadi Recipe | Famous Gujarati Snack

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Fulwadi is a traditional Gujarati snack which is the perfect blend of sour, sweet and spicy taste. In old days it is very common in Gujarati marriages and other occasions. It is made from coarse chickpea flour, yogurt, sugar and lots of spices as main ingredients. It can be eaten alone or served with a hot cup of tea/ coffee. It also goes well with masala yogurt.


Walnut Halwa | Delicious Halwa | Akhrot Halwa

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Walnuts are not only tasted great but a rich source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. That's way Walnut halwa is special and different from other halwa. This halwa is made from walnuts, little suji, milk, ghee, and sugar. Walnuts halwa is a delicious way to add extra nutrition and flavor to a meal. If you try this awesome halwa once, this will become your favorite halwa forever.



Peda | Milk Peda

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Peda is soft milk fudge which has a slightly grainy texture. The word peda is synonymous with traditional Indian milk fudge sweet. I guess peda might even be the oldest traditional sweet in India dating back to centuries. This peda made from home made fresh paneer, milk mawa powder, sugar, cardamom powder and fresh milk.



Besan Laddoo | Gram Flour Laddoo

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Besanladdoo is very famous sweet in all over India. It is made during special occasions and festivals. This awesome sweet made from besan, ghee, sugar and cardamom powder. This is very similar to Gujarati sweet Magaj. So here is an easy and quick recipe for Besan laddoo.


Kaju Katli | Cashew Burfi

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Kaju katli/Kaju Katri/ Kaju barfi is an Indian dessert made from kaju(cashew) powder and sugar syrup. It is the most famous sweet in all over India. Kaju katli is a delicious treat relished on festivals or occasions.




Apple Kheer | Healthy Kheer

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Apple Kheer is delicious, nutritious and healthy sweet dish. It is made using grated apple boiled with milk and cooked with sugar, cardamom and garnished with dry fruits. It is quick and sweetened desserts to serve well in any occasions including fast.


Wheat Laddoo | Gujarati Churma Ladoo | Churma Laddu

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Wheat Laddoo is traditional Gujarati sweet often made on festivals and religious occasions. This is also called Gujarati Churma Laddoo. This mouth watering and delicious laddoo are very similar to Rajasthani Churma. This laddoo recipe needs wheat coarse, suji, gram flour, ghee, sugar, cashew,  sakar crystal, raisin, cardamom powder and poppy seeds.


Wheat Halwa

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Wheat halwa is a popular sweet made in all over India. Wheat halwa can be made for any occasion or any day. It could be a celebration, a festival or you just want to have something sweet. It can be made with either whole wheat flour or wheat flour coarse.


Boondi Laddoo | Motichoor laddoo | Boondi Ladoo | Laddu

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Boondi Laddoo is one of the most popular desserts of all time. Boondi laddoo doesn’t need any introduction. It is most common sweet in any occasions, whether it is a celebration or festival. This very delicious sweet made from besan boondi, almonds, pistachio, cardamom powder, saffron, ghee and sugar syrup. It is also known as Motichoor Laddoo.



Farsi Puri | Crispy Puri | Diwali Snack

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Farsi puri is extremely crispy and always delicious to eat. It is made from maida, black pepper, ajwain seeds, oil and other spices. Make this today and enjoyed with a hot cup of tea or with your favorite chat dish.


Suji Halwa | Rava Halwa With Milk | Sooji Ka Halwa

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Suji halwa is very famous sweet for all kind of auspicious occasion. It is made from suji, milk, ghee, sugar and garnished with dry fruits.



Puran Poli | Dal Stuffed Sweet Paratha

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Puran Poli is a classical Marathi dish, served during auspicious occasions and festivals such as Holi, Padwa in Maharashtra. The stuffing is known as Puran and the outer cover is known as Poli. Saffron, cardamom, and nutmeg are added for additional flavor.


Coconut Burfi | Fresh Coconut Burfi

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Coconut burfi is a delicious sweet which is made from fresh coconut, sugar, and mawa (khoya).  In Gujarat, it’s called 'Topra pak'. Topra pak made from dry coconut powder instead of freshly grated coconut. Both recipes have similar taste. Today, I am sharing fresh coconut version for coconut burfi.



Bottle Gourd Halwa | Lauki Ka Halwa | Dudhi Halwa with Khoya

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Bottle gourd(Dudhi/Lauki) halwa is famous North Indian dessert. If you like sweet dishes, here is dessert which is healthy and delicious at the same time. Bottle gourd has a lot of benefits and is a rich source of fiber. It’s great for bones, skin, hair and provides nourishment to the human body. In addition, I am adding a generous amount of dry fruits which provide nice crunchy texture, taste, and health benefits.


Tikha Ganthia | Jadi Sev | Gram Flour Snack

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Tikha ganthia is simply made from gram flour and Indian spices. It’s commonly known as jadi sev or ganthiya in Gujarat.  Tikha ganthia are great Diwali snacks also taste great with a cup of tea.  Apart from the ingredients, you will need sev ganthia machine which has different plates to make various sizes of sev.  This is sold in most Indian grocery shops.


Kesar Peda | Peda | Fresh Milk Peda

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Peda are a symbol of celebration, it could be the festival, birth, marriage, or just any piece of good news. The kesar version of peda is considered to be more exotic and rich compared to plain(white) peda.  I am not using condensed milk or store bought mawa for this recipe. I made kesar peda from fresh milk and I think this made a sea of difference to the recipe. And this way you will make very tasty, soft and delicious kesar peda.


Pineapple Halwa | Annanas Sheera | Real Pineapple Halwa With Less Rava

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Pineapple Halwa is a popular Maharashtrian dessert which is known as an Ananas sheera. It is a unique sweet with a hint of tanginess and the heady aroma of saffron. Pineapple is known for its vitamins and minerals. Also, it has a very pleasant smell and rich dietary fiber. Compared to many others;  I am not adding a handful of pineapple pieces into suji halwa.  It tastes pineapple flavor suji halwa to me. I made my halwa with more pineapple and less suji. In addition, I am adding some khoya which gives richness to my halwa.


Singhara Laddoo | Fasting Laddoo | Water Chestnut Flour Laddu

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Singhara laddoo a farali dessert item made from singhara/singhade/water chestnut flour, ghee and sugar. It is easy to make and taste great.


Mawa Burfi | Milk Mawa Burfi | Milk Cake

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Mawa Burfi is one of the popular sweet for all festival, celebration, and occasions. Mawa Burfi is very easy to prepare and taste creamy, delicious. If you have khoya with you then you can make this burfi in just a few minutes.