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Bring Diwali Vibes with Bright Lights, and Mouth-watering Sweets and Snacks

Bring Diwali Vibes with Bright Lights, and Mouth-watering Sweets and Snacks

The festive season of lights is beginning to brighten up the night skies. It is a festival where people put their soul above their ego, burn their false pride and commit to become better human beings.

Thus, in addition to all the fun, firecrackers and sweets surrounding the celebration of Diwali, it is an inherently philosophical festival. It symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, of good over evil and of knowledge over ignorance. On this day, diyas, candles and lamps are placed all around the house, to ‘light’ the way to knowledge and victory.

The festival brings, not only hope into our hearts but also, some of these delicious treats for our taste buds.

Gulab Jamun:
This syrupy, mouth-watering dessert, best served cold, is a delight enjoyed across the communities that celebrate. The golden fried milky doughnuts soaked in the sugary syrups are something we look forward to on the days of Diwali. Sink your teeth into a Jamun to find out what heaven tastes like.

Manoharam is a variety of Thenkuzhal, a traditional dish, common in Tamil homes during festive occasions. The crunchy scrumptious dish is deep fried with simple ingredients that include rice flour, urad dal, salt and butter. Jaggery syrup is then poured on this, making it sweet and scrumptious. Grab a plate of this as you light up your homes.

Carrot Payasam:
Carrot payasam, or carrot kheer, is a sweet creamy pudding that is usually made during Diwali and other festive occasions. This easy to make variety of traditional payasam is rice-free! If you are tracking your daily carbs but couldn’t resist a payasam, here’s your elixir.

Athirasam is Moonpie’s Indian sister. Athirasam is a deep fried South Indian dish that is made from rice and jaggery. Traditionally made around the time of Diwali, Athirasams can be served as a dish for breakfast or as an evening snack. This Diwali, enjoy your evenings celebrating the festival with a plate of athirasams and a cup of traditional South Indian filter coffee.

Sweet Somas:
A traditional delicacy to the Southern part of India, Somas are made and served during Diwali season. They look like deep fried momos but sweeter. One advantage of somas is that it can be stored for days to come and can be eaten as you please. The delicacy is made using maida and semolina for the shell, filled with fried gram, coconut, nuts and jaggery. The delicacy is native to many states in the country with the varieties in the filling. Make a few batches of this and treat yourself for days to come.

This Diwali, let us pray God for guidance and patience during the Covid-19 pandemic. Have a happy and safe Diwali. Amma South Indian Cuisine extends its heartiest Diwali greetings to all customers. We look forward to serve you with our authentic Diwali fare, and give you the taste and feel of the festival from our kitchen.