Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Diwali

~ Happy Diwali ~

Diwali , the festival of lights is the most joyful &
brightest of all Indian festivals. This 5 day festival
marks the triumph of good over evil & the victory
of light over dark. Sweets & savories, holy chants,
clay lamps & fireworks are an integral part of the
festival. Today is Dhanteras, this first day of the
celebration is dedicated to GoddessLaxmi,the deity
of wealth & prosperity . People light clay lamps
or Diyas and make symbolic footprints and
colorful patterns (called rangoli/ alpana/ kolams)
on the threshold to welcome the Goddess.

Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali
the Little Food Junction way !!!!

Diwali Lamps (Diya)

Cucumber & carrot slices
Diya- Cut out a crescent from a side of a cucumber slice
using a circular cookie cutter or a bottle cap .
Flame- cut out crescents from both the sides of a carrot
slice to make a drop shape flame. Assemble .

The Edible Rangoli

Make the desired pattern on a platter using tomato
sauce( fill in squeeze bottle or use a sachet ). Arrange
the sprouts /soaked /boiled lentils & veggies.

We had so much fun making this platter. I made the design
while my lil one filled it with the pulses n veggies. Will take
little more time than regular food creations but the fun little
ones will have is surely worth it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also check out previous year's Diwali Creations by
clicking on the link (click here)

Have fun !!!!!

Check out the great giveaway at the Italian visual
food blog - A Mouse on the Table. The talented author
of the blog ,Rosemary creates lovely visual treats that
u'd surely love !!!!


  1. Simply amazing ... love the diyas these are so cute.. Also love those tiny footmarks ...

  2. Lovely.. Brilliant as always!! Happy Diwali to you and your family!!!

  3. Just today surfed ur blog... interesting and innovative. i like the diyas. R the footmarks made out of chocolates? happy diwali to u & ur family...and to all the followers of ur blog.

  4. Hi Smita,

    Happy Diwali to you!!The diya looks is the rangoli...Check out the event in my blog!!:)


  5. Hi. Simply amazing Smita. Wish u and ur family a happy diwali.

  6. Diwali usual very cute

  7. as usual, cute creations..happy diwali...

  8. Very beautiful creations ... A very happy Divali to you & your family .

  9. Amazing!A very happy diwali to u and ur family!

  10. wow those are so lovely; happy Diwali

  11. They are soooooooo good. Love it totally. The peacock is terrific :)

  12. OMg...How beautiful..and so creative...Love it. My fav wd have to be the peacock though...Wishing you a happy Diwali too. First time here but will be visiting u often.

  13. What an amazing decoration. Diyas look beautiful. The entire rangoli is fabulous.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  14. Diyas are beautiful... quite lively when u look at a small image..

    Happy Diwali to u n ur lil one Smitha!

  15. The edible rangoli is simply stunning!

    Happy Diwali to you too, dear smita :-)

  16. Cute and awesome work again, loved that edible rangoli..

    Diwali wishes to u and ur family..

  17. Love yor creations,Smitha
    Happy Diwali.

  18. Wonderfull creations, as usually Smita!

  19. First time here and i loooooovvvvve your blog. I have two picky eaters and i think i will keep coming back here for ideas :-)

  20. Hi, Smita, today I am back from sick leave and doing well! Glad that I did not miss any of your posts!! These are all just delightful! The lamps anyone could do, and the bird (a peacock?) is just exquisite. It may take time, but not very hard. You have outdone yourself this time!!

  21. Hey, these are cool ideas! Happy Diwali, Smita

  22. lovely presentation dear...

    wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous Deepawali...

  23. love love the edible rangoli, I wouldn't eat that though as I don't want to spoil the beautiful peacock :) Happy Diwali to you and your family!

  24. Wow, so beautifully.....

  25. Hi Smita,
    This is Sunita from Singapore.Happy Deepavalli.I want to thank u from the core of my heart.Reason, when i was looking for a zoo/safari theme decoration on sandwich n couln't find anything simple yet beautiful for my kids' sandwich competition, suddenly i came across ur blog.You know what my kids used the pig face decoration n won the first prize.So,thanx so much n keep posting like this.

  26. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Happy Diwali to you!

  27. A very Happy Diwali to all of you too !!! Thanks for all ur lovely comments..
    Also a very warm welcome to new viewers & followers , hope u enjoyed ur visit here .

    @Sunita - Congrats ..Thats great ... I'm so happy for ur little ones , hope they had great fun making it :) :)

  28. Gorgeous!! So beautifully done. I posted a link on :)

  29. Your blog is amazing! Very inspiring!

  30. why don't you send me all ur diwali edible craft for the artsy-craftsy-November entries :)

  31. its stunning, simply stunning:)

  32. Even I making different Rangoli designs every year. This Diwali I am surely going to pick something from here. Lovely designs must say! Thanx for sharing.


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