Diwali /Deepavali Recipes: Sweets and Snacks

 Now that Diwali is around the corner, I am sure most of you are busy preparing delicacies for your families and friends. In this post I have put together links to sweets and snacks recipes that I have posted earlier. If you are looking for recipes then hope you find something fun and interesting:

 Sweets/Mithai

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 Snacks

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Diwali Snacks: Masala Peanuts

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Masala Peanuts is a very easy snack to make and that too with simple ingredients on hand. These can be made anytime of the year and not just during Diwali. They are crunchy, spicy and will be gone in no time. This is a great treat when it is cloudy and rainy or while watching movies, with tea and just plain snacking.

Note: Off late I have not been visiting other blogs or commenting as much as I used to earlier and the reason for that is I have forcefully reduced the amount of time I spend in front of the laptop.

Lately I have been experiencing some headaches and backaches (nothing serious) and so as a precautionary measure I plan to scale down my laptop time. At work I inevitably spend at least 8-9 hours in front of the computer in a day, so the only other option is to give up the luxury at home. I intend to continue with the 1-2 posts per week that I usually do here but with shorter content. I hope my fellow bloggers and readers will understand and continue on with their support. Thanks.

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Diwali Treats: Chivda

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You know the expression “”time flies” and it could not be true at the moment for us. Today morning as I sat around sipping my tea, I thought of the turn of events that happened to us in the past 2 months. There we were (what seemed like few days ago) in late August preparing to go to India and busy with the packing, shopping etc and then as if in a blink we are here almost at the end of October ready to welcome winter.

And before we know it, we will be bidding farewell to this year and then welcoming the New Year. Darn! Somehow I am not ready for this year to end, I wish it stays but it does not matter, does it?

The same thing applies to the plethora of festivals that came and went by. I remember waiting for the Ganapathi festival, as we would be celebrating with our family in Bangalore. The last time we celebrated it together was maybe 8-9 years ago. Anyway, now that is gone and so also Dasara. The only remaining major festival for this year is Diwali and hopefully we make the best of it.

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