After an eventful trip to Europe we got back to the states on 15th Oct. When I say eventful I really mean it. We witnessed a major car pile up on the Autobahn and could have easily been part of it if we had left to the airport about 3-5 minutes earlier. We are grateful we are back home safe and sound. Diwali was around the corner and I could not wait to get some action started in the kitchen. Diwali is probably the only time we deep fry food at home. For us diwali is the time to make traditional sweets and savouries using family recipes and share it with loved ones. Every year we try something new and this year it was going to be "besan Ladoos" and "Chakli".I also made "Jilebis" (my second attempt) and "Mango Barfi"(my brain child). The latter two would rate 5 on the scale of 10 but the first two will surely score 9 out of 10.There is always room for improvement!!
Fortunately, Laxmi Pujan was on Saturday. We spent the whole day in the kitchen making one sweet after another and it was so much fun. We called friends and family to wish and exchanged tips on the Fharal preparations. In the evening after the Laxmi Puja we shared the goodies with friends and neighbors.Later in the evening we went to our friend's house for dinner and a get-together.On Monday I packed the goodies to work and shared it with my co-workers.They enjoyed it.Overall,it was a wonderful Diwali and I hope you had a good one too.
(PS: It is a busy week.I'll post the recipes over the weekend)
We live, laugh, work and explore "life" together. We share a passion for cooking and travelling. We love to experiment with different cusines and eat healthy. Sheetal was diagnosed with Insulin resistance and most of our meals are prepared to balance the carbs with proteins. This blog is a chronicle of our recipes, travels and anything interesting that we may have explored.