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There are many festivals and each festival has some special food recipes. Good food is associated with all festive occasions.

Top 10 Indian Recipes For Diwali Festival

Indian celebrations are incomplete without sweets. These desserts are every festival’s highlights. They add colours to the festive spirit. Diwali is close by and preparation for celebrations have started. Rangolis are a part of the celebrations and they are present at the entrance of every home. A dessert table is full of Diwali sweets. In this article, we bring to you simple Diwali recipes from around the world.

In India, desserts prepared with rice like Kheer and Besan Laddoos prepared with gram flour are prepared. In this article, we give you a mix of regional, new and old sweets that will be loved by everyone.

This Diwali, we want you to celebrate with these dessert recipes.

  • Kaju Katli

     

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    These barfis are prepared with cashew nuts. Kaju katli is one of the most popular dessert of Deepawali. These home-made desserts are going to be perfect for Diwali.

  • Chocolate Gujiya

     

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    There is a change in the traditional gujiyas. These Chocolate Gujiyas are stuffed with chocolate chips.

  • Badam Barfi

     

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    You can make two desserts using same ingredients. It is filled with khoya, milk, almonds and poppy seeds.

  • Shahi Tukda

     

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    Shahi Tukda is a favourite recipe of Deepawali. It is very easy to prepare. It is made with slices of bread that are fried, decorated with nuts and soaked in milk.

  • Mohanthal

     

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    Mohanthal is a sweet that is widely prepared in Rajasthan and Gujarat. It looks like fudge and is prepared with gram flour.

  • Patishapta

     

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    This is a tasty sweet dish of Bengal. Patishapta is a pancake or crepe that is prepared with sooji, flour, milk and rice flour.

  • Mysore Pak

     

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    The origins of this Indian dessert are in Mysore palace. It is prepared by mixing gram flour, desi ghee and sugar.

  • Coconut Ladoos

     

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    This sweet recipe can be prepared for any festival. It can be prepared using dried coconut, milk and sugar.

  • Besan Ladoo

     

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    Besan Ladoo is prepared in all celebrations and festivals. These sweet balls are prepared with sugar, ghee, nuts and chickpea flour.

  • Boondi Ladoo

     

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    Boondi ladoo is a very precious prasad for the devotees. The taste and aroma of the ladoos is really the best.

10 Christmas Recipes For Dinner

Christmas is coming and it is time to try tasty recipes for dinner. And that is why we have collected 10 interesting recipes from our vast pool of recipes. We are sure you will like them.

Hors d’ Oeuvres

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Filled with the fragrance of thyme and garlic, scrumptiously creamy Camembert cheese is baked to give you Hors d’ Oeuvres.

Hors d’ Oeuvres Recipe

Fondue

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Cover the pieces of bread with warm and oozing melted cheese. Never drink water with this recipe. Try this recipe, which is the best ever, easy, simple and has correct cheese.

Fondue Recipe

Prosciutto Breadsticks

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These breadsticks serve as great appetizers. By cutting the layered dough in half, you will have tasty two-bite treats.

Prosciutto Breadsticks Recipe

Pork Loin with Cherries

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This slow cooker recipe saves time and frees cooking space in cooktop or oven.

Pork Loin with Cherries Recipe

Roast Beef with Slow Cooked Tomatoes and Garlic

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Photo Courtesy: yummly

This dish is not prepared in slow cooker. Rather it is roasted slowly, so that flavors blend and deepen. It is for all those who love garlic. The recipe gives a heavenly aroma to you kitchen.

Roast Beef with Slow Cooked Tomatoes and Garlic Recipe

Yucatan-Style Pork

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This recipe has been taken from the California Rancho cookbook. You cook it in baker’s clay. As a result, you get a very moist and flavorful meat.

Yucatan-Style Pork Recipe

Roasted Tarragon Lamb with Butter Beans

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Before roasting the lamb, rub it with a mix of garlic and tarragon mix. This will make the dish very delicious.

Roasted Tarragon Lamb with Butter Beans Recipe

Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin

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When you roast the beef over a bed of herbs, it infuses the meat with flavor and fragrance. You can serve it with spicy horseradish cream sauce and mushroom tumble.

Slow-Roasted Beef Tenderloin Recipe

Honey-Bourbon Glazed Ham

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This ham is a Southern classic showstopper. It is a hit every time I make it. The recipe is from Southern Living Heirloom Cookbook.

Honey-Bourbon Glazed Ham Recipe

Hassleback Potatoes

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They are very easy to make and go well with almost everything. It’s very different from baked potato. You can also experiment with different kind of cheese.

Hassleback Potatoes Recipe

8 Traditional Christmas Recipes

Christmas is the time to eat, drink and be merry. And that is why we have come up with some interesting traditional Christmas recipes for you.

  • Herb Crusted Roast Beef

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This recipe is really very good for Christmas. A bottom round roast works great in this recipe. The beef can be taken out of the fridge and then kept on the table for an hour so that it could reach room temperature.

Herb Crusted Roast Beef Recipe

  • Coq au Vin

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Celebrate your Christmas with this classic French dish. The recipe consists of Juicy chicken thighs, served with buttery egg noodles which are covered with rich tomato sauce, mushrooms, red wine and salt pork.

Coq au Vin Recipe

  • Buche de Noel

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Make your dessert a fantasy-land by using this Christmas recipe of French Buche de Noel. It is a rich sponge cake that is rolled in brandy and coffee flavored buttercream. It can be decorated with pine-cones, mushrooms and marzipan berries.

Buche de Noel Recipe

  • Yorkshire Pudding

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When Yorkshire pudding is combined with roast beef, it becomes a perfect meal. This recipe must be tried whenever you cook roast beef. A must have Christmas recipe.

Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

  • Roast Prime Rib of Beef with Horseradish Crust

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A holiday is incomplete without a piece of meat at the center of the table. This dish gets its flavor from the crust which is filled with horseradish, mashed garlic, thyme and rosemary.

Roast Prime Rib of Beef with Horseradish Crust Recipe

  • Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce

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Photo for representation.
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This is a traditional Italian dessert with panettone bread cubes which are soaked in rich custard. They are baked and served with sweet amaretto topping. Try this recipe this Christmas.
Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce Recipe

  • Roast Duck

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Some prepare this duck by simmering it in chicken stock and then roasting them on high heat oven. To get a juicy duck, you should prick the skin of the duck saving it from piercing. This helps in draining of the fat from the duck while it cooks.
Roast Duck Recipe

  • Homemade Cannoli

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A good tip to prepare this Christmas recipe is to not to fill the cream in the shells until you are ready to eat them. You can sprinkle powdered sugar to give a snow coating feel to the pastries!

Homemade Cannoli Recipe

10 Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make-Ahead

When preparing for Thanksgiving, make-ahead recipes are very important. Many dishes can be made a day before Thanksgiving and can be served by just reheating them. That way you can spend more time with your family and enjoy your Thanksgiving Day.

Here are some simple recipes:-

Goat Cheese Spread: This spread can be made 2 days in advance and then refrigerated.

Goat Cheese Spread

Goat Cheese Spread Recipe

Cannellini Bean, Scallion, and Prosciutto Dip: You can prepare this dish 1 day in advance and refrigerate it.

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Cannellini Bean, Scallion, and Prosciutto Dip Recipe

Lettuce, Orange and Pecan Salad: This salad can be prepared one day in advance. You can dress and toss it before serving

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Lettuce, Orange and Pecan Salad Recipe 

Cranberry Sauce: This sauce can be made before 4 days of feast. Avoid adding cilantro to it in advance. It should be added while serving. You can serve it at room temperature or chilled.

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges: You can cut and season up the sweet potatoes, 2 hours before cooking. They can be refrigerated 1 day in advance and can be reheated in oven.

Spiced Sweet Potato

Spiced Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe 

Butternut Squash Puree: This puree can be prepared and left at room temperature in advance for 2 hours. It can also be refrigerated up to 2 days before.

Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash Puree Recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake: This pie can be easily made and refrigerated and can be covered with a plastic wrap, 2 days prior to Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Sweet Potato Pie: This pie can be made and kept at room temperature with foil covering, up to one day before Thanksgiving.

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Pumpkin Bread: This bread can be prepared 1 day before Thanksgiving. It can be wrapped in plastic and kept at room temperature.

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Chocolate Silk Pie: This pie can be made 2 days in advance and can be covered with plastic and refrigerated up to 2 days prior.

Chocolate Silk Pie

Chocolate Silk Pie Recipe

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Tasty Thanksgiving Recipes

Here are some delectable Thanksgiving dinner recipes.  You can find  many more holiday recipes at Tastyfix.

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes: This is a very easy recipe for Thanksgiving. It is prepared in a slow cooker and you can save a lot of stove-top space.

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Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Recipe

Cornbread’s dressing: First make Cornbread Crumbles, then freeze the unbaked dressing mixture in freezer bags. Make sure to remove all the excess air in the bag. Store it in the refrigerator, five days before Thanksgiving.

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Cornbread’s Dressing Recipe

Apple Cider Vinaigrette: Apple Cider Vinaigrette is a vegetable salad. Store it in airtight container. Before serving, you need to shake it vigorously for blending ingredients. Also check if the quantity of salt and pepper are in right quantity.

Apple Cider

Apple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe

Parsnip and Potato Soup: Try Potato and Parsnip Soup this Thanksgiving. When it is cool, put the soup in freezer bags with zip-top. Before using, you can store it in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. You can reheat in medium-low temperature. Add salt, pepper and garnish before serving.

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Parsnip & Potato Recipe

Mashed Potatoes: Make ahead this recipe this Thanksgiving. That way you will be able to spend some extra time with your family. Store the mixture of potato in a fridge, 24 hours before serving. Bake as directed.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes Recipe

 Farmer’s Casserole: This is one of the best dish that you will ever eat. It can be served anytime. The dish can be prepared both in serving vessel or oven vessel. The cookware in which it is prepared is called casserole itself.

Farmer's Casserole

Farmer’s Casserole Recipe

Two Potato Gratin: Sweet potatoes are baked to form this casserole. This mouth-watering Gratin is a great dish for those who crave potatoes.

Two Potato Gratin

Two Potato Gratin Recipe

Cranberries and Chicken Salad: This is one of the best Salad I have eaten. The balsamic dressing gives a unique flavor to the blue cheese. This salad is similar to that of TGI Fridays pecan salad. But this is a healthier version as the chicken is not rolled in pecans.

Cranberries and Chicken Salad

Canberries & Chicken Salad Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower and Garlic Soup: The soup get its silky texture and tasty nutty flavor due to Roasted cauliflower. You can prepare the soup before Thanksgiving. You can cover and store it and serve it as a starter in a Thanksgiving meal.

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower & Garlic Soup

Onion Cheese Tart: This is a very stylish and inventive recipe of Onion Tart. It is perfect for a brunch or snack. It puffs up when baking and then settles down as it cools. The tart tastes best when served warm.

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Onion Cheese Tart Recipe

 

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