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Fort Lauderdale (U.S.A.) a Grand Diwali Party Grand Diwali Party was arranged by Curcuma Health experts, using recipes and tips from the website and Event Managers from Curcuma. Attendees were more than 200 –Lawyers, Doctors, Businessmen, people from every conceivable profession with their families. The event stared with placement of a small temple in the center of the venue with tents and Diwali electrical lights, Traditional Indian Diwali Decorations. The food was selected from Curcumahealth.com website. Recipes selected from North Indian Rasoi, Festival dishes, Indian Sweets, Fruit punches & Juices, Soups, Appetizers and Baking with Kids. The highlights for children were Fireworks and Sparklers they fried for themselves. The new delicacies tried were
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The Meno is Singapore Noodles, Vegetable Lomein, Honey Basil fried Rice, Thai ginger Tofu and Vegetable Spring Rolls with Thai Milk Tea.
Diwali – ‘The festival of Lights’- This festival is celebrated with Sweets and lights. People decorate their houses with wax-candle divas, or oil divas and small electric bulbs in strings on the Diwali Day. At the puja place traditionally Mustard oil divas are placed before the goddess Lashxmi & lord Ganesha. These Divas are light ed by every member of the family after the prayers are offered. The head of the family then distributes sweets, fruits and gifts to all the members including the workers in the house as well at the work place. The exchange of gifts for diwali actually starts a week before the diwali day.
Deepawali – ‘The festival of Lights’- Diwali is just at the corner. In India the mood of diwali is on. Everywhere, in the Markets, in the Malls decorations of Diwali are in full swing. Diwali Melas are being organized with side- walk sales of jewelry, apparels, Divas, Different Art gifts etc. The sweet shops are setting up attractive Mathais (Indian Sweets) in attractive gift baskets and decorative boxes. You too can start preparing for the festival, dig up your Festival Sweet recipes and prepare some of your favorite delicacies.
Here are some recipes for Diwali.- Sweets & Savories. Deepawali – ‘The festival of Lights’
Exotic sweet dishes of fresh Produce for Diwali:
Arbi ke Barfi: Ingredients: 8oz Arbi, peeled and grated 8oz khoya –fry to light brown in ghee 2 green cardamoms, seeded crushed 1oz coconut grated 1tbsp mixed seeds (4 types of seeds-pumpkin, Canto loupe, sunflower and watermelon) Syrup: 8oz sugar to make 3 -thread syrup, with ¼C water Ghee for stir frying (about 1tbsp ghee) Method: 1. Fry grated Arbi in a little ghee until light brown. 2. Mix the fried khoya and the arbi thoroughly. 3. Now add this khoya- arbi mixture in 3-thread syrup until thick homogeneous mixture of barfi consistency is formed. 4. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well with hands. 5. Spread the mixture on a greased tali and let it cool. When cool, cut into desired shaped pieces.
Dry Dates Halwa: Ingredients: 2lb dry dates 250gm Khoya 250gm Ghee 1lb sugar (raw sugar – Shakar) 2lb water 2-3 green cardamoms, crushed Method: 1. Soak dry dates in water for the night. When dates are swollen, deseed them and grind to paste. 2. Heat ghee in a frying pan and add the date paste in it. Cook on low heat until cooked and dry. Keep aside. 3. Fry khoya lightly on a separate pan. Keep aside. 4. Make syrup with raw sugar (Shakar) and water (2water and 1 sugar). When sugar dissolves add the fried dry date paste and the khoya. 5. Cook stirring continuously until the halwa consistency is formed. Take the cooked halwa from heat and add the crushed cardamom to it. Serve the halwa hot.
Pistachio Rolls: Makes- 6 rolls Ingredients; 100gm Paneer 4tsp milk 2tbsp powdered sugar 2tbsp roasted pistachio ½tsp cardamom powder A few drops kewra essence (optional) For decoration: Chopped nuts Silver varak Method: 1. Blend paneer, milk, sugar and cardamom powder in a grinder to form soft dough. Keep aside. 2. Grind pistachio in a grinder to a rough powder. Keep aside. 3. Shape the paneer dough into small rolls. Roll them into chopped pistachio nuts and cover in silver varak..