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.

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A traditional sweet of Karnataka – Dharwad Peda / Kunda Peda

Dharwad Peda (1)

Dharwad or kunda peda is an Indian sweet delicacy unique to the state of Karnataka. It derives its name from the city of Dharwad in Karnataka. It is made of milk which is heated and stirred continuously with added flavors and sugar. Here goes the recipe of this caramelized beauty.

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Guest Post – Sweet Something: Cashewnut Rose Modak by Sasmita

Its time for the guest post again. Today we have with us Sasmita from First Timer Cook.  She has sent  an apt recipe of Cashew Rose Modak  which goes well with the theme of Ganesh Chaturthi. I can’t thank her enough for this wonderful recipe. When I requested bloggers for the guest post in my website , she readily agreed and sent this wonderful recipe. I like her bog and the versatile recipes she shares are amazing. Infact her recipe of Apricot Pudding Trifle is in my to-do list.


Without taking much of time here is Sasmita’s recipe of Cashew Rose Modak.

Cashew Rose Modak 1

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Kesar Mawa Modak / Amrit Modak – Ganesh Chaturthi Special

Mawa Modak 1

Ganesh Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the important Hindu festivals celebrated throughout India with a great devotion. This day is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Ganesh is the symbol of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.

The most delectable part of this delightful festival that honors the remover of obstacles, Lord Ganesha is undoubtedly, the Modak!

Made these tasty and easy Kesar mawa modaks with crunch of pistachios and cashewnut. Try these lip smacking ladoos to please Lord Ganesha!!

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