October 12, 2009

Happy Diwali From KO Rasoi!

happy diwali

Strolling down Belgrave Road in Leicester at Diwali time reminds me of my childhood. My friend who has lived in the city all his life tells me that when you’ve seen the lit up streets once you won’t need to see them again. But he still goes to the annual lighting show on the first night they are switched on. Something tells me he doesn’t really mean what he says about those bright and colourful lights. There’s something certainly fascinating about them lighting the way to beautiful sari shops, aroma-filled restaurants and bustling sweetmarts. I wish I could take a picture of it for you all, but as you know my photography skills aren’t quite up to scratch (yet!)

Well anyway, this post was just to wish you all a Happy Diwali! Eat lots of sweets to fill the coming year with all sorts of sweetness!

I already have…

chocolate burfi

Mmm… me likey choccy burfi! When I was little I used to eat all the chocolate off the top first!
coconut burfi
This tastes like coconut burfi to me… Pink AND yummy!!!
kaju burfi
This is DEFINETLY cashew nut burfi!
almond puff pastry sweet
Almondsss! And puff pastry! And sugar syrup! Decadent!

mohanthal

This mohanthal is ALMOST as good as my mums!

pistachio burfi

Pistachio burfi! YumYumYumYum!
all gone!
What?! All gone?!
I’ll just have to wait until next year for an excuse to stuff myself with Indian sweets! Have a great Diwali!

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11 responses to “Happy Diwali From KO Rasoi!”

  1. MaryMoh says:

    very lovely candies. They look so decadent. It's too tempting to resist. I would love one of every type.

  2. Kathy Gori says:

    OMG!! this looks amazing. If I want burfi here I have to make it myself. Ok, I guess I know what I'm going to be doing tomorrow.

  3. Sushma Mallya says:

    so many yummy sweets…looks too good…Happy diwali to you too….

  4. Chow and Chatter says:

    happy diwali girl must call my inlaws in India thanks for reminding me yummy sweets

  5. Sanjana says:

    Mary and Kathy- If they were email-able I would send you both some!

    Sushma- Hope you have a great Diwali!

    Rebecca- Hehe, good stuff! It's on the 17th Oct 😀

  6. kitchen queen says:

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  7. Kathy Gori says:

    just put a link to this page from my blog..I'm going to make my burfi now, I think.

  8. Sanjana says:

    Oh thats lovely of you Kathy 🙂 Please do let me know how your burfi go!

  9. Smita Srivastava says:

    Hi Sanjana
    Happy Diwali to u too !!
    First time here ,loved the burfi pics . The cashew nut burfi looks so yummy n colorful .

    I have a food art blog http://littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com/
    Do sneak a peek when time permits .
    – Smita

  10. Smita Srivastava says:

    Hi Sanjana
    Happy Diwali to u too !!
    First time here ,loved the burfi pics . The cashew nut burfi looks so yummy n colorful .

    I have a food art blog http://littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com/
    Do sneak a peek when time permits .
    – Smita

  11. Sanjana says:

    Thank you Smita! Do stick around 🙂 The cashew nut burfi was so good! I scoffed the lot! Hehe. I will definetly take a look at your blog! 😀

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