Homemade Candied Fruit Cubes / Tutti Frutti

During my recent visit to vegetable market bought raw papaya to make koftas . Also wanted to make Tutti frutti which is a combination of candied fruits with raw papaya .Here I have used edible colors and saffron to make it colorful .

I love tutti frutti as it is, one of my all time favorite to munch.. I use these cute jewels to adorn my cakes , biscuits , muffins and ice cream. Made these again to soak for my fruit cakes along with dates and nuts.

Here is the simple recipe to make tutti frutti or candied papaya at home.


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#pkdiwalicontest Winner Recipe- Pineapple Angoori Rasmalai by Amrita Iyer

Amrita iyer diwali recipe

Angoori Rasmalai is a delicious dessert which consists of mini Rasgullas immersed in flavoured milk like the authentic Rasmalai.Here I have added the benefits of Pineapple to the dessert giving it a fruity and refreshing taste!You can add flavours and colours according to your taste.Here are a list of combinations of flavours and colours which can be substituted!Remember whatever colour you add.it would be lightened as it combines with the milk.

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#pkdiwalicontest RunnerUp Entry – Coconut Rose Fudge

Enjoy a rich combination of coconut and rose, the quintessential Indian festive flavors with this simple fudge. Uses easily available ingredients and ideal for gifting as well. Usually during Diwali week, I am always rushing with preparations managing all the cleaning, cooking special dishes and office work so I always prefer quick and easy recipes without compromising the festive spirit. This is one such recipe and my family’s favorite.

Kaveri -Coconut rose fudge

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#pkdiwalicontest RunnerUp Entry – Cherry Chocolate Kunafa Mini Tart by Afroz Shaikh

If you are fond of middle eastern cuisine, you must be aware of this baked cheesy dessert called Kunafa, it made of shredded phyllo pastry called as Kadayif locally. And drizzled with fragrant sugar syrup. It is heavenly.You eat it once and I promise you will fall in love with it.

This dessert is just prefect for any occasion, be it a festival or your special day.

Afroz Shaikh-Cherry chocolate kunafa

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Collection of Diwali Sweets Recipe

Diwali is the festival of lights celebrated in the month of karthik. During Diwali variety of sweets and snacks are prepared to offer to God and also to distribute among friends and family.Sharing with you collection Diwali Sweet recipes.Check these tried and tested recipes in my blog.

Wishing all my readers very happy ,safe and prosperous Diwali.Happy Diwali !!


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Diwali Treat- Chocolate Milk Peda Recipe by Shikha Bafna Gupta

Diwali is round the corner and we have with us today Shikha Bafna Gupta to share one her recipe of Chocolate Milk Peda , perfect for this festive season. Shikha is a baker and mother of two daughters. Shikha turned her creativity and enthusiasm towards food three years back. Her passion and love for food is reflected through her drool-worthy food posts and photography. Here goes the recipe , try this out and do share your feedback.

Sweet Treat by Shikha

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Karva Chauth Special – Sevai Kheer / Vermicelli Paysam

Karva Chauth, one of the major  Hindu festivals, is a fasting ritual observed by all married Hindu women who seek the longevity, prosperity and well-being of their husbands. Its a very popular festival all over the country but is majorly observed by women in Northern India.During this festival, women keep fast and pray for the healthy and happy married life.

Even a festival like karva chauth which is predominantly about fasting comes with its fair share of delicious delights. Here is the nutritious recipe for Sevai Kheer or Vermicelli paysam to prepare for feast after festival ceremonies. Wishing you Happy and blessed Karva Chauth.

Sevai kheer 1

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Delicious Diwali Recipe Contest at Paarulzkitchen

Diwali is just round the corner and we invite you to dig into your treasure chest of festival recipes and share the secret of your Diwali magic. Send us your special Diwali recipe (sweet or savory )with the image of your dish, and you could be one of our many lucky winners to win Amazon gift voucher.

Your winning recipe and picture will be featured on our blog and Facebook page! 

To share your recipes use hash tag #pkdiwalicontest in the subject line to qualify for the contest.

Contest runs from 3 oct 2017 – 11 oct 2017

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Guest Post – Authentic Bengali Recipe of Dim Kosha by Amrita Iyer

Today we have with us Amrita Iyer, food blogger @ The Food Samaritan settled in the city of dreams Mumbai. Knowing her I can just say she is a brave girl and role model to most of us.

Simple, easy to follow recipes that makes cooking so easy – is how we would describe Amrita’s blog. In her blog, she shares some of the traditional recipes and she is one of the few bloggers who covers everything from the basics to the complicated.

Lets see what she has to share with you.

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Best Ever Chocolate Cake for My Sister’s Birthday!


Today is the very special day.Yes its my sister’s birthday.She’s a smart, talented, independent, successful, and still gorgeous, grown up now. I hope she cherishes every growing-up moment.

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