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Navratri and Durga Puja special recipes to try at home!

Navratri and Durga Puja special recipes to try at home!

Festive cheer is in the air! We can sense your excitement at the thought of creating wonderful sweet dishes for your family throughout the nine days of Navratri and Durga Puja. But is there a slight hesitation in you about what dishes to cook, and most importantly how to cook them? Leave your worries at the door, we have curated a special selection of festive recipes that you can easily make with Nestlé MILKMAID and a few simple staples in your pantry. Take a look and choose the ones that you want to make. Then, just get cooking and spread joy with your culinary skills.

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Gulab Jamun

The distinctive, flavoursome taste of succulent sweet Gulab Jamuns, is one that's almost impossible to beat. Just the sight of these steaming hot, syrupy balls is enough to get the biggest non-foodies to surrender to its deliciousness. This delectable Navratri sweet is on everyone's must-have list during the festive season. But is that reason enough to go ahead and try out this recipe? We believe it is! With our easy-to-follow instructions, you will be able to give all your guests a delightful surprise with a plateful of this special Navratri dessert!

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Gulab Jamun Mousse

Don't we love binging on all kinds of desserts – be it Gulab Jamun or the rich Chocolate Mousse? What if we told you that you can enjoy the flavours of both in a single dessert? Try out this Navratri dessert recipe and fall in love with its unique flavour, which is elevated by the addition of your favourite Nestlé MILKMAID. Layer the Gulab Jamun with whipped cream and melted chocolate to get transported to food heaven.

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Remember how we used to load up on the cool, juicy, cushiony balls of Rasmalai when we were little? What if you could re-create those sweet nostalgic moments with your family, that too by creating this delicacy at home? This enchanting dessert works like a charm whenever you have friends and family in the house. So finish off any festive meal in style by treating your family to delicious, homemade rasmalai! Whipping up this special Navratri dessert is just as easy as it delicious! Get ready to make of this delicious Navratri recipe!

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Mishti Doi

Indulge in the earthy flavours of Mishti Doi, a creamy yoghurt-based dessert that has its origin in the culturally-rich land of West Bengal. This three-step recipe blends hung curd with the richness of Nestlé MILKMAID to create a flavour that's hard to forget. It's particularly popular as a Durga Puja sweet – so don't forget to enjoy it then! Sprinkle a pinch of cardamom powder for a pleasant aroma..

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Inspired by the French crêpe, this Bengali sweet treat is made from rice flour, Nestlé MILKMAID, sweetened coconuts, and nuts. The stuffed pancake is a must-have on special occasions, and is relished by the young and old alike. The best part is that it can be made with simple ingredients and can be prepared quickly – so, try this Durga Puja sweet recipe now!

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Rice Kheer

There are only two kinds of people. One, those who like rice kheer and two, those who love rice kheer! Think you belong to either of these categories? If so, what’s stopping you from trying out the easiest way to make the creamiest, most delicious version of the widely loved Navratri dessert! We strongly believe that rice kheer can instantly make any meal better. So whether you're hosting a dinner party or celebrating a festival, stay rest assured that our Navratri rice kheer recipe is going to double the joy!

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Bengali Chennar Payesh

Walking into a sweet shop, it's difficult to not be enamored by the iconic Bengali desserts. It's even more difficult to have a bite of the velvety-rich sweets and not want another. If you're someone who loves Bengali sweets like we do, then this dish is surely something you should try at home! Traditionally prepared with cottage cheese and milk, Chennar Payesh is an exotic pudding that's impeccably smooth and exceptionally soothing. And did we forget to mention it's also super easy to make? So cook this Navratri dessert for your friends and family and watch their faces light up with joy!

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Besan Laddu

No festive season can be celebrated without the sweetness of the good old Besan Laddus! This Navratri dessert recipe blends in the goodness of besan with the creamy Nestlé MILKMAID for a taste that's unforgettable. Whether it’s friends or family, this sweet treat will be an instant hit, leaving them asking for more. Don't forget to add chopped nuts for that extra crunch.

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The queen of all Bengali sweets, Sandesh is a festive treat that can take your celebrations notches higher. This Durga Puja sweet recipe, created using simple ingredients like paneer, maida, powdered sugar, and Nestlé MILKMAID, is simple yet satisfying. Trust us, it will be polished off by your friends and family within minutes. What’s more, it can be made without any hassle in no time.


Moong Dal Ka Halwa

The arrival of winter calls for a rich, warm dessert that can comfort you! Tease your palate with the ever-popular Moong Dal Ka Halwa, which is made by grinding the soaked moong dal to a coarse paste. The addition of Nestlé MILKMAID to this Navratri sweet recipe helps to achieve the desired consistency, elevating its taste by notches. Garnish with chopped almonds, raisins, and pistachios, before serving hot.

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Malpua Rabri

It’s almost a sin to say no to the crispy-edged, soft-centered malpuas that are soaked in sugar syrup with a dollop of sweetened milk or rabri . If there's one sure-shot way of spreading happiness to every nook and cranny during the festive season, it is by serving a plateful of these warm, luscious malpuas. Not only do Malpuas make for a tempting addition to the celebratory feast but it's also incredibly easy to make. Creating this Navratri dessert from scratch might seem like a tedious task at first but we've worked a way around the recipe! So, add a decadent, succulent layer to the festive celebrations with our special Navratri sweet recipe!

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Coconut Laddu (Nariyal ke Laddu)

It's almost a custom to gulp down the yummy, bite-sized coconut laddus during the festivities. And we all know what happens when you have your very first coconut laddu of the season: your hand automatically reaches out for another! So when you have a place full of house guests whose gaze is fixed on those sweet balls of deliciousness, it's imperative that you make a fresh batch at home, right? But don't worry you won't be alone in this task. Our beginner-friendly recipe will guide you to make this Navratri dessert for everyone to savor and enjoy!

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Malai Laddu

The pure white color of Malai Laddus perfectly matches the purity of Navratri. These sweet treats show that even simple flavors can be very tempting. Made with MILKMAID and paneer, you can enjoy them during Navratri fasting. Each bite is like a piece of heaven. Thanks to Nestlé MILKMAID, you can easily combine the ingredients to create a creamy and sweet texture. Every bite is like savoring a special moment.

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Orange Kheer

Adding some fruity freshness to a bowl of kheer or payasam is a great way to create a festive dessert while also using making the most out of the seasonal fruits you have in your pantry. Orange kheer provides a refreshing spin to the traditional kheer! Making this Navratri recipe at home is a breeze. With our easy-to-follow recipe, you can create this citrusy delight in less than 30 mins. So go ahead and wow your guests with this special Navratri dessert!

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Sooji Laddu

Even the most premium desserts can't replace the distinctive taste of the homemade Sooji Laddu. No matter where you are, the warm, melt-in-the-mouth flavors of this Navratri sweet will always remind you of the sweet memories of home. This makes Sooji Laddu an apt welcome dessert for all those family and friends who are coming back home after a long time and is also popularly served during festivals. With our easy-to-follow recipe, you can learn to make this Navratri dessert in no time! So greet all your loved ones with a dessert that tastes like home.

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Channar Puli

This melt-in-the-mouth Durga Puja dessert is a Bengali staple that is best enjoyed during the festive season. Simple kitchen ingredients like flour, baking powder, sugar syrup, and Nestlé MILKMAID come together to create a riot of flavours on your palate. Make it in three simple steps and impress your guests in an instant! It’s the best way to sweeten any special occasion.

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Caramel Banoffee Laddu

Who doesn't love diving into the many layers of a Banoffee Pie? How about enjoying this western dessert with a twist? Combine Banoffee Pie with the good old Laddu to create a sweet treat that's like no other – trust us, it will turn out to be your favourite Navratri dessert. The goodness of Nestlé MILKMAID is sure to add a rich and creamy taste to this unique dessert.

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Til Choco Lollipops

This unique Navratri dessert combines taste and health, so that you can enjoy the festive season without any guilt. The goodness of sesame and desiccated coconut bind with the creaminess of Nestlé MILKMAID to create these delicious lollipops that are a hit with all age groups. Dip them in melted chocolate for added indulgence!

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Caramel Kheer

Need an exciting, new recipe of all-time favourite Basundi? Then add a delightful twist to this delicious, milk-based dessert! The lusciousness of caramel, combined with the aroma of exotic spices and nuts is going to make your guests go “bananas” over it! This delicious Banana Caramel Basundi is a great way to add a new flavour to your festive celebrations and is beginner-friendly as well. You can whip up this Navratri dessert using basic ingredients in a matter of 15-20 minutes. So get ready this festive season and try out this special Navratri recipe!

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Rabdi Recipe

Celebrate this Navratri with a delightful serving of Rabri. It is one of the most beloved Indian desserts and holds a special place during festivals. Nestlé MILKMAID is a key ingredient as it lends its creamy allure to the Rabdi, making it irresistibly delicious. The delicate, subtle graininess of mashed paneer further accentuates the luxurious creaminess of MILKMAID. Topped with chopped nuts, a bowl of Rabdi just makes celebrations so much more amazing.

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