Me and my friend Smitha made a lot of delicacies for Deepavali. We started with Mysore Pak. My earlier attempt did not give the perfect texture but taste was good. This time the outcome was good with very nice texture and it was actually melt in the mouth kind. Ofcourse there is room for imporovement!! It took flat 35 mins for the whole process and you never realise the time because once you start cooking it all happens really fast and there it is done! Thanks Shilpa this is really hit with both our families. Click here f0r Shilpa's recipe that we followed completely with no changes.
Here is how we celebrated Deepawali
On sunday we had a chat special lunch at our place. We made Pani Puri (Puri we made from scratch, Recipe coming up soon), Masala Puri & BhelPuri (Haldiram mix). At the end of the evening we were all stuffed and went shopping. I am really glad that we went out as I got a new Eectric oven which I had always wanted since quite some time. Now that I have all the time in the world I am planning to experiment ofcourse in my Kitchlab.
On monday, Smitha and me made Shankarpali and Malpuri (Recipe coming up soon). Smitha coooked up a yummy traditional dinner for us and we had a good time cooking and laughing for the silliest reasons!
Yesterday we had a small Lakshmi Pooja at home and then we had been to my hubby's office as there was Diwali celebrations at his office. Lots of Indians attired in traditional dresses from various places had gathered at one place. There were firecrackers and food with entertainment.
This was the first time we celebrated Deepawali without our family. But we really had a good time and our friend's filled up the void of our family to a very large extent. The memories that we made, the laughs that we shared, the time that we spent will be cherished for ever. Is this not the true spirit of Deepavali?
Diwali treats that we made: