Diwali Dhamaka – Papaya Halwa – Guest Blog Post 3
DIWALI – the festival which keeps everyone busy.. Festival of lights, fire crackers, house cleaning, new clothes, exchange of gifts and more gifts, get-together’s, diwali dinner’s, puja and not to forget food, mithai (sweets), more food and more and more sweets.. Foodies Festival for me..
Ever since our childhood we are so accustomed to invite guests for dinner parties or visit them, exchange gifts and love.. Those moments were filled with happiness, fun and made loads of memories to treasure.. But now being far away from home Diwali is not the same.. We hardly have parties or the same zest to celebrate the festival.. But yes we try our best to celebrate it by organising a couple of dinner parties, lighting up our house, sparkles for kids, puja but still there is something missing.. I am sure every person who is away from home misses the festival spirit and fun immensely which can only be felt back home..
So this year feeling nostalgic and longing to be home during the festival, I have opened my blog to my blogger friends.. I am inviting my fellow bloggers to do a guest post for Diwali.. With lot’s of gratitude I appreciate you all taking out time from your busy schedules ..In this way at least we are exchanging recipes!! Awesome recipes are the greatest gift for food enthusiast; so I am collecting mine:)
My third guest blogger is Seema Doraiswamy Sriram who owns an amazing blog : Mildly Indian do visit her blog for some amazing recipes. I have connected with Seema only via my this guest blog initiative.. I am so glad she showed interest in being a guest blogger for my Diwali Dhamaka series.. Seema is based in Malaysia and blogs some really tempting dishes which you need to visit her page to believe !!
Thank you Seema for being such a sport and connecting with me for this opportunity, and really appreciate for taking time out and creating such an creative dish for my series.. Please click here to get the step by step detailed recipe..
Few highlights from her recipe post –
- Indian festivals are incomplete without a Halwa. It is a historically interesting preparation showing a cultural span towards a number of countries in the Middle East and Europe , percolating all the way to India and its neighboring countries.
- I particularly like this one coz its not so high in the sugar ( the fruit will give out a lot of sweetness) and the color that the halwa affords is unique, it makes me feel all festive.
- you can swap the sugar for jaggery too. It will bring about a small color change towards brown though..
Thank you Seema once again for the lovely recipe and I wish you good luck ..
I am inviting bloggers who would like to be my guest on the blog .. This is how I am celebrating my Diwali this year, How about you?
Some more recipes which might be handy for your Diwali party – Potato & Strawberry Sizzler, Rice Kheer, Chocolate Mousse, Malai Ladoo and Gulgule..
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous Diwali in advance!!
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My school celebrate Diwali too as we have a lot of students of Indian heritage. I’ll share this recipe.
Thankyou very much for a lovely intro and a perfect pitch. It was a pleasure to do this session with you. Looking forward to more adventures
Thanks Seema for being such a sport and yes we will do more work together
Never tried Papaya Halwa but I bet it tastes delicious 🙂 Happy Diwali!!
Happy Diwali.. I am sure it does, I have also never tried it.. by blogger friend did this for me as a guest blog and I would be surely trying it out 👍👍
Jolly Good Recipe! I will surely try this one!
May the joy of the season also come to you and your family . It’s been my sincere pleasure learning about celebrations quite different from mine but yet so close in message and symbolism.
Happy Diwali celebrations!
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I love papaya halwa.. so much of love.. and warmth… Just awesome…
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