Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy Diwali !!




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)







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6 comments:

Amit said...

Except the jalebis others look quite yummy... Jilebis are a bit too entangled.... u might be confused where, which starts and which one ends... its always the same with ITians.... infinite loop is the first and foremost error we try to avoid and first one we get.... nyways gr8 attempt ...

Sheetal & Rahul said...

No Dude. That is an array of Jilebis. If you want to access the single element see the pointer (aka see the new pic i have added)
Sigh! See what software does to you!!

nipitinthebud said...

Hi Sheetal
Just checking out your soup from Jacqui's NCR round up :o) Our experience of being passengers in Germany is of a white knuckle ride too - driving way to fast, talking on mobiles and tailgating to intimidate people out of the way. And they only have 2 lanes as well! Phew, was that a rant?
Anyway, enjoying settling into life back at home. cheerio, Nic @ nipitinthebud

Sheetal & Rahul said...

Nic ! Thanks for stopping by.Sometimes it's Ok to rant :) It feels better when you let it go :)

Paru ... said...

Oh My My those goodies look yummy. Luved the charrot chikki too, somethiing unique to try..

BTW thanks for dropping by Brindavans..:)

Paru

Ash said...

Mouthwatering. I admire your patience and skill levels.