Saturday, November 6, 2010

Diwali with friends

This Diwali was really special. Our friends D and K invited us over to their home for a really nice evening to celebrate Diwali together. It was a fun filled evening and the best part was savoring all the delicacies that D had prepared and presented with such style. Yes, delicious food when presented with a lot of aesthetic appeal enhances the flavours doublefold. 

There was fresh rotis baked to perfection and this together with  the most amazing palak paneer and dal makhni and I lost count of the number of rotis I consumed through the evening. 

Our friends T &  his wife V also had the chance to sample some real delicious Indian food and T even proposed that all of us should think about starting a fusion restaurant with Indian, Brazilian and German gourmet food. A very interesting concept indeed and the best part of the evening was when D and K announced that D is starting her own catering business. She would take her skills to the next level by turning it into a real profession. This sounded like music to my ears, cos everytime you host a party and when you really want some amazing and professional cooked food and you don't want to spend the whole day  in the kitchen you know whom you could consult. If you want to know more about D go check out her blog here. 

Coming back to the evening after the yummy dinner, out came the array of sweets. Yes Diwali without sweets is definitely not complete. But I never had a Diwali where I had the chance to sample such yummy home made sweets which included Jalebis, Gulab Jamuns, Ras Malais, Badam barfis shaped like apples with tiny green stalks, Carrot halwa, Murukkus and there was also Chocolate Pudding.

Like you can see food is definitely a key aspect of Indian festivals and this Diwali with D and K was proof to to this fact. Happy Diwali dear friends!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh My! What a sweet, sweet spread! (pun intended)... K.C.Das, here I come.
    P.S.: Chech, one of their outlets is just down the road from my office... :D