Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sweets and snacks

Like I said in my previous post, Deepavali is not only about firecrackers sweets and snacks are part and special ingredient of the festival of lights. Every year we prepare sweets and snacks at home and distribute it to relatives and friends as a source of sharing our festival zest. Usually the sweet and snack we prepare at home was the traditional items of "Athirasam and Murukku", though both are made of rice flour Athirasam has melted Jaggery and patted rondure. I think people who follow certain customs as Nombu are bound to prepare Athirasam and Murukku but there isn't a restriction to go beyond making varied sweets and snacks.

Below is a collage of our preparation at home:
Sweet and Snack

I feel regret now why we shifted our house from the apartment, as I think how wonderful it has been then sharing the festival sweets and snacks with flat neighbours likewise they do.  Though we share with a neighbour here, I feel something missing on the festival front and it wwasn'tlively it used to be with kids running around and shouting happy Deepavali in energetic yet sweet voice. It was another wonderful scene to see kids all gather at the entrance of the apartment and enjoy bursting and sharing the firecrackers. Most of the time it’s only the kids bring the Deepavali snacks and greet us in their glorious colourful attires. 

12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

still, nice that you are keeping the traditions going.

Pooja Mittal said...

so much fummy snacks
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Rajesh said...

I love these sweet and snacks.

Destination Infinity said...

I don't like adhirasam, not sure why! But I like most other sweets. That reminds me, I should reduce eating sweets!!

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Simran said...

Murrukus are my favorite and most of the south Indian snacks :)
Festival bring us all together. You still can visit them and share your love with them. You should definitely if you're longing to ...if possible.
I love all the header pics you put up... gives a fresh look :)

my best wishes to you
simran

Betsy Adams said...

HI Jeevan, Happy Deepavali to you.... I'd enjoy that celebration --and love reading about yours. I learn so much through blogging from friends in other countries... NEAT!!!

I'm sure that any move has advantages and disadvantages... You'll just have to remember all of those friends from your past by sharing great memories...

Hugs,
Betsy

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely preparations for Diwali! Hope you enjoyed:)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Happy Deepavali Jeevan!!! These dishes look delicious!!

L. D. said...

All of them look really good to eat. It is nice to have the food traditions that help celebrate the time.

Twilight Man said...

In my country, we have multi racials living together and everyone loves Indian food & the snacks that you shared. Yummy!!!!!

Indrani said...

I love adirasam. :)

Meoww said...

Missing adhirasam and murrukku :'(

Hope you had a happy Deepavali. :)