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Friday, October 16, 2009



I cannot think of any other festival other than Diwali, where the spotlight is on the food. Agreed that it is supposed to be 'Festival of lights', after all the literal translation of Deepavali is 'A line of lights'. But still food has become the most important part of this festival too, as with so many others. The preparations start well in advance. The list of items made is endless if one has the time, energy & enthusiasm for it. In fact 'Faral' as these food items are collectively called, are sometimes the only dishes consumed during the odd 4-5 days. Faral for breakfast, Faral with lunch, Faral for evening snacks with Tea/Coffee, Faral again with whatever made for Dinner. At least this was what was followed at my place. The traditional Faral items are Chivda, Chakali, Sev, Ladoo, Shankar Pali, Karanji, Anarsa. Personally I like the savory snacks better than the sweet ones. Check out Anjali's Kitchen for the Diwali faral recipies :-)