~ 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 !!!!