Deepawali or Diwali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It's the festival of lights (deep = light and avali = a row i.e., a row of lights) that's marked by four days of celebration, which literally illumines the country with its brilliance, and dazzles all with its joy. This year Diwali falls on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.
Each of the four days in the festival of Diwali is separated by a different tradition, but what remains true and constant is the celebration of life, its enjoyment and goodness.
As there is not much to offer in the little town of Sooke in the way of Diwali and part of family travelling , celebrations for me will be to light up the house with candles and inviting the goddess of wealth Laxmi to our household.
I will also be preparing the following snacks
- Suji halwa- Semolina pudding ( dairy free)
- Besan Ladoo- Chickpea flour sweets ( gluten free)
- Namak Para- Salty fried flour squares with spices
- Masaledaar Kaju- Cashew with moorish spices
- Paneer Tikka- Indian cheese grilled with vegetables and spices
- Karanji- Deep fried dumplings filled with sweet spiced coconut
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in any of these snacks as well.