Deepavali Recipes

Coconut chutney in a grey bowl, topped with dried red chillies and curry leaves

Coconut Chutney Recipe

Coconut chutney is a must-have condiment when I’m eating dosas, or thosai, as we call them in Singapore and Malaysia. Never mind the sambhar, it’s the chutney that rocks a dosa meal for me. What is Coconut Chutney? Coconut chutney is a vegan and gluten free South Asian condiment. It’s a wet, fresh chutney made …

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Chicken Biryani on a large plate with lemon slices

Chicken Biryani (perfect for Deepavali and Eid)

Chicken biryani or biryani of any kind, is always a dish for a special occasion. Layers of intoxicating aroma and flavour from the rice, the curry, aromatics and spices, it’s definitely something to be celebrated. Chicken Biryani Recipe I’m not going to lie, it does take a bit of an effort and there is a …

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fishball sambal in white bowl

Sambal Fishball (Fishballs in Red Chilli Paste)

This sambal fishball is a spicy side dish that is so easy to make and is just perfect to pep up any meal you are having. What is a Sambal? If you are from Singapore and Malaysia, or are a longtime follower of LinsFood, you’ll know this one of course. There is no direct translation …

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Kuih Makmur on a blue plate with icing sugar

Traditional Kuih Makmur (Malay Peanut Filled Eid Cookies)

Kuih Makmur are pretty little cookies filled with crushed toasted peanuts that is a must during Eid in Singapore and Malaysia (and Indonesia and Brunei). While not as iconic as Pineapple Tarts, they do still make an appearance at our other festivals too: Diwali, Christmas and Chinese New Year. What is Kuih Makmur? So let’s …

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Biskut Kacang (Peanut Cookies, aka Biskut Mazola)

Biskut Kacang (Peanut Cookies aka Biskut Mazola)

These biskut kacang, or peanut cookies, are too easy to eat! Melt in the mouth, nutty, creamy and far too addictive. Like the pineapple tarts, they make an appearance at all festive celebrations in Singapore and Malaysia. We make then for Eid and Christmas. What is Biskut Kacang? Let’s do the name, first, shall we? …

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Pineapple Tarts (Kuih Tart) on small blue plate

Homemade Pineapple Tarts Recipe (Resepi Kuih Tart)

Pineapple Tarts, to me, are the best festive cookie in the world! And I know many Singaporeans and Malaysians will agree with me on that. I have zero willpower when there is a plate of kuih tart in front of me, I can never stop at a sensible number! Originally published on LinsFood.com What does …

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