Happy Deepavali!

Wishing all you a very very prosperous and Happy Deepavali.  Be safe!

Doesn’t the Kamakshi Deepam look awesome in this snap. Love the way, the Amman is shown in the candles light 🙂

A view of the bakshanams I made at home.  Boondi laddoo, mullu murukku and aval mixture. Breakfast is usually idli and chutney on Diwali mornings.

Tata!

Updated to add – I am linking this post to  the Diwali Dhamaka hosted by the Key Bunch and Itz festival time on Emreen’s blog.

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42 Comments

  1. Titaxy said,

    November 5, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Happy Deepavali to you and your family Enjoy the festive season 🙂

  2. Sands said,

    November 5, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Lovely pictures. Happy Diwali to you and the Avial family! Boondi laddoo looks droolicious 🙂

    • Shankari said,

      November 5, 2010 at 7:03 pm

      Thanks Sands! The past couple of years, H was an unwilling guinea pig to my laddoo efforts. Only offlate I have got it near perfect 🙂

  3. November 5, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Happy Deepavali !!! Even your idlis look divine 🙂

    • Shankari said,

      November 5, 2010 at 7:04 pm

      Thank you Thank you ! H L.O.V.E.S idlis, do everytime I make it, I send a silent prayer before I start the process. If it goes bad, I have to hear about it till the next time I get it perfect 🙂

      • maidinmalaysia said,

        November 6, 2010 at 2:02 pm

        is a grinder the reason? v. curious

      • Shankari said,

        November 6, 2010 at 2:16 pm

        For the “divine” idlis or the “vile” idlis?? v.curious!!!

  4. anisnest said,

    November 6, 2010 at 1:59 am

    lovely pics… the day is not over yet… hope you read it before going to bed 🙂 happy diwali to you and your family…

    • Shankari said,

      November 6, 2010 at 1:50 pm

      Thanks so much for your wishes Ani. I did read it before going to bed 🙂

  5. Shruti said,

    November 6, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Happy Diwali 🙂 The sweets look lovely.

    • Shankari said,

      November 6, 2010 at 1:50 pm

      Thanks Shruti madam. Happy Diwali to you and your family too.

  6. Arundhati said,

    November 6, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Happy Diwali !

    Idlis, boondi laddoos, thenkuzhal and what is the other sweet – therattipaal?

  7. Arundhati said,

    November 6, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Oh sorry just read the text aval mixture. Was focussed on looking (drooling) at the pics of food earlier 🙂

    • Shankari said,

      November 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm

      Thanks! You guys sure give me a big ego boost with these lovely comments 🙂

  8. November 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    very beautiful pics… those laddoos luk delicious..;-) 😉

  9. Hema said,

    November 6, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Happy Deepavali to you all!

  10. GB said,

    November 6, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Happy Diwali Shankari, found your blog via the keybunch. Love your Kamakshi deepam!

    • Shankari said,

      November 7, 2010 at 8:30 am

      Thanks and welcome here GB. Happy Diwali to you too!

  11. rekha said,

    November 7, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Lovely clicks, Thanks for linking in Shankari…the goodies look yumm..Have a blissful Diwali.

    • Shankari said,

      November 8, 2010 at 2:21 pm

      Thanks Rekha and Welcome here! Loved all the wonderful blogs linked to your blog party.

  12. Swaram said,

    November 7, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Wishing u all a very happy Diwali 🙂
    I agree with u on Pic1:)

  13. Trish said,

    November 7, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    wowww beautiful!!
    And I am drooling all over the keyboard!! LOVEEEEEEeee the boondi laddoos and idlis..divine!!
    Can u share the boondi laddoo recipe please?

    • Shankari said,

      November 8, 2010 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks Trish! I will definitely send you the recipe, but you can also find it online. I usually refer to theyumblog for the laddoo’s. They come out awesome everysingle time.

  14. A-kay said,

    November 8, 2010 at 6:44 am

    That is one awesome spread. The deepam looks amazing, I should get the Kamakshi Deepam from India too, next time when I visit.

    • Shankari said,

      November 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm

      Thanks A-kay! I love the Kamakshi Deepam, have two in brass and one in silver.

  15. R's mom said,

    November 8, 2010 at 7:56 am

    wow…wow…wow again..you know why I am wowing right? at the bakshnams..how on earth can you girls do this!!! wishing you and everyone there a belated happy diwali…can I saw wow again 🙂

    • Shankari said,

      November 8, 2010 at 2:29 pm

      Thanks R’s mom! Try try and try agaim untill u succeed! helps to have willing guinea pigs at home too 🙂

  16. priyaiyer said,

    November 8, 2010 at 10:37 am

    lovely pics. thanks for the sneak peek 🙂
    the amman does look beautiful in that vilakku..
    last but not the least, wishing you and your family a very happy, albeit belated, festive season. hope you had fun this Diwali. 🙂

    • Shankari said,

      November 8, 2010 at 2:29 pm

      We did have fun this Diwali, thanks for your wishes Priya! For the first time in 10 years of staying here, we burst some sparklers and it was fun 🙂

  17. VV said,

    November 8, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Hi
    Nice snaps- finally seeing this. V also enjoyed the sparklers – and then he wanted to go to firecracker temple again!! after being scared that day!!
    ur bhakshanams are yummy as usual…

    • Shankari said,

      November 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm

      Oh! Glad he got over his fear. Na still does not want to go there, she is happy bursting them at home 🙂 Your bakshanams were also very yum. I should get the receipe for the burfi from you.

  18. mniamma said,

    November 9, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Boondhi laddoo looks yummy! Looks like you had a wonderful Deepavali!! Thats a good tip – candle in the kamakshi vilakku. No mess…

    • Shankari said,

      November 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm

      Thanks! Yes, this year the Deepavali was just like home and we had loads of fun. I am doing this candle thing for most of my velakku’s no mess like you rightly said!

  19. Priya said,

    November 9, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Glad to see you’ve had fun this Diwali! Lovely pics Shankari! Am drooling at the goodies …. 🙂

  20. sheeba said,

    November 10, 2010 at 8:19 am

    lovely pics:)


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