Sunday, November 11, 2007

Diwali 2007 Faral :)

It seems so nice to be here after so long to blog something.. A Very Happy Diwali to all my blogger friends(though its the last day today). I firstly thank all my friends who left some comments to my previous posts and apologize for not replying! Also for my friends who continue cooking and sharing awesome recipes and whom I cant visit though I sometimes just peek at your blogs and quickly drool our the snaps.. Life is busy with college and assignmnets and exams but not there had to be one post in Diwali, else my diwali would not have been complete! So here's my spread for this Diwali.. Time required: 2days






For non- Maharashtrians, "Faral" is the wide array of snacks that Maharashtrians prpeare for Diwali and have it everyday for breakfast and serve it to friends and visitors during Diwali. Since I started making this stuff only after coming here, I realise why my mom used to start preparation for this a week or two in advance. Recipes not inclded.. Will come in as soon as I get time .. I PROMISE!!! :)


My faral consists of:


1) Chivda: The yellow one in the center

I made one with Mamra/murmura/flaked rice as I did not get Thin Poha(flattened rice) :(


and now move up to


2) Besan Laadu: The yellow balls

This time I made it in microwave just like I did rawa ladus.. Find the non microwave recipe for besan laadu's here


and follow clockwise to


3) Shev: The brownish spirals

I didnt prepare this and chakli last year as I didnt have the chakli press.. But had to make it this time.. Very simple and oh so crispy.. recipe will follow later


4) Tikhat Shankarpale:

Not actually tikhat but salted.. Also called as namkeen i guess.. recipe will follow later


5) Chakli:

My favourite.. Made it using rice flour and not the real maharashtrian way using bhajani (this is a special mix which is used for chaklis).. Find the recipe here...


6) Karanji:

This is the naivedya that we have for the most important day of Diwali... Laxmi Pujan.. Or do I say "Euro Pujan" ;) Recipe follows *soon* as they turned out really well and I just dont wanna miss the recipe thats still on my mind by not posting it :D


7) Gode Shankarpale:

The sweet ones..This was my first trial at this using sugar syrup.. Mom usually makes it using Jaggery.. my recipe will follow later.. And mom's version too will be up sometime


Thats for today.. My Karanji recipe will be posted next.. Hope you guys are having a great Diwali with just lights and no crackers!

29 comments:

Asha said...

Welcome Aarti, miseed you girl!:)
Great looking thali. I am glad you had a Diwali too, enjoy!:)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Glad to have you back!!! Belated diwali wishes to you too... :) Will wait for the recipes

Sig said...

Welcome back Aarti, hope you had a great Diwali!

Redchillies said...

Happy Diwali to you Aarti. The spread looks lovely. We are so used to saying "Falaar" for the spread, that your usage caught me by surpise.

Richa said...

hey, nice to see ya!
faraal chan distoy, mast variety ahey! karanji laukar post karayla try kar :) me pan ladu, nan khatai ani tikhat shankarpali keli hoti :)

KayKat said...

Wow, you've been busy! Welcome back :)

Hope you had a fun Diwali!

easycrafts said...

All of them look so nice...have fun

Keshav Kulkarni said...

Aarti,

Happy Deepawali!

Faral is not just limited to Maharastrians; Kannadigas in North Karnataka also use the same word. The word is not Marati. The FARAL is probably originated from Sanskrit FALAHAR (phal and aahar) and in due course modified to FALAR. Its neither Maharastrian nor Marati; it equally belongs to Karnataka and Kannada.

Keshav

Tee said...

Aarti,
faral masta distoy! You have some patience making all this in 2 days ! :)

Srivalli said...

Great looking spread!

sagari said...

everything looks sooo yummy

Hima said...

That spread looks so tempting aarti. Will be waiting for the recipes.

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Manisha said...

You made all of my favorite faraal! I am sure the churmuryacha chivda was good even without the thin pohe! I am going to try it as variation of the regular one!

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p said...

wow Aarti..loved the modaks.. sahi zhale hote..thanks to your recipe....take care
Prachi

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Vallarie Apte said...

hey, i am from dr. kalmadi shamrao high school, how did you know that?!!!!

Harini said...

Hi Aarti,

I just discovered your blog in my search for the perfect sheera recipe - that matches my best friend's mom's sheera. Tried yours - and it had me salivating! Have already bookmarked your page. Please keep posting more 'maharashtrian' recipes. Your blog is so much fun. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! I was looking for tikhat shankarpale recipe and came across your blog. Did you ever post the recipes? I couldn't find them.

Thanks, Anita

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ARUNA said...

That's a gorgeous spread!