Delicious Diwali Dinner Treats
The Gulab Jamun or sweet dumpling immersed in a sugar syrup flavoured with rose essence is a favourite Indian dessert. You can have it piping hot as it is, or immersed in a bowl of ice cream.
Perfect treat for a Diwali get together.
Since my childhood, I've always loved food that's cooked for festive/religious occasions (although I'm probably the last person to follow fasts and rituals). This some of the quintessential Koknastha Brahmin cuisine, made on festive occasions, weddings and pooja days. There's no ginger-garlic or garam masala, and the focus is on balancing flavours and temperature - this plate is a mix of sweet, salty, sour, bitter, warm, cool, crunchy, soft.
This is probably the only pooja my mum does every year - it's meant for us, her kids. The food sure feels like it. ❤️ My favourites: Katachi amti (the dal) and puranpoli. Burrrrrrrrp. Can't type anymore.
For god who loves varieties of sweets🐀We devotees are also his followers😜 #indianfestivefood
0 81:49 PM Aug 25, 2017
So this is how today's simple festive dinner looks like... #varanbhaat or plain toor dal tempered with green chillies and cumin with lots of lemon juice and fresh coriander, #kaayisasiveanna or coconut and mustard mixed rice, #kalachanasalad, spicy potato curry and my favorite #puranpoli ... I have already eaten more of the puranpolis today than I shall care to admit .. 😟 I absolutely love them.. so I only make them only once a year... !!! Balance is the key, no??😆 Not in the picture are papad and curd rice.. Can't wait for tomorrow... its my most favoriteesssttt God's festival in the whole world of chattis koti Devi-devatas!!!😜 #festivedinner#imadethis#simpleyetdelicious#indianfestivefood#whathappenedtomyhealthydiet