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#Diwali Celebrations in Dubai (tagging dearest Lin +Azlin Bloor )

✳️Bursting of Fire Crackers
✳️Homes adorned with fairy lights
✳️Fireworks illuminated the darkest of Night
✳️No house was left out from being decorated in some parts of #Dubai
✳️People were seen in their finery very happy and totally colored in the festive spirit
✳️Fireworks swept across the night sky
✳Offcourse the buying of gold continued. Buying gold during this time signifies bringing home plenty
✳️Diwali would never be Diwali without #sweets.

Since it was so crowded and the traffic scene was chock o block I could only manage to cover this much. The performing Indian troupes and all activities in many Malls had to be missed out.







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HAPPY #Diwali beautiful people....

#gplusdiwali
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Diwali Mini Vegetarian Thali ~ Wish You All A Dazzling And Prosperous Diwali

Recipe link ~ http://mytrystwithfoodandtravel.blogspot.ae/2017/10/diwali-mini-vegetarian-thali-wish-you.html

Beautiful people how are you all celebrating Diwali this year? For me Diwali starts and ends with food. I will be preparing a vegetarian Lunch Thali. Also there will be sweets galore and a very special sweet called Zauq E Shahi which means Royal taste and is mini Gulab Jamuns served in Rabri. In the evening when a thousand Diyas (Earthen lamp with a wick dipped in oil) will illuminate my home I will join my hands in prayer and just like every Diwali, this Diwali too, I will pray for Light over Darkness, Hope over Despair, Good over Evil and Love over Hatred. Along with all this I shall repeat something in my mind which I had promised myself to do many years ago. I will once again uphold my promise of embracing every aspect of the Globe while being rooted to my Rich Indian Culture and tradition. That's what my food too shall always reflect. Global with an Indian Soul.

Any festive occasion is not complete without an elaborate meal. In most Indian homes the idea of serving every element on a single platter or thali is still preferred over a buffet meal. People still like to sit together, chat away over a meal and like to be served rather than getting up and helping themselves. But this practice is slowly changing and in Cities Buffets are definitely taking over. However in my home, the Thali still rules supreme. So this Diwali even though I was racing against time, I decided to make a mini thali for the lunch get together at my home.  It's always fun when friends come over on these festive occasions, dressed in their finery, wish each other and then over a meal their is happy chatter, all stress and mundane chronicles of life left away for those festive days. 

#happydiwali #gplusdiwali #diwali #diwalilunchmenu
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Zauq E Shahi Recipe / Mini Gulab Jamun In Rabri / Fried Khoya ( Milk Solid ) Balls In Very Thick Milk

Recipe link ~ http://mytrystwithfoodandtravel.blogspot.ae/2017/10/zauq-e-shahi-recipe-mini-gulab-jamun-in.html

Zauk E Shahi translates to Royal Taste. This dessert from the Awadhi Cuisine treasure trove combines the very popular Gulab Jamun with the quintessential Rabri.

In Zauq E Shahi the Gulab Jamuns are served in a bowl of Rabri. Rabri is MILK simmered on slow flame till it reduces to 1/4th of it's original quantity. So 40 kg Milk will yield 10 Kg Rabri. Rabri is truly decadent with the layers of the Milk fat which forms at the top of the boiling Milk and stays in the Rabri as the milk reduces. In Zauq E Shahi, the Gulab Jamuns are smaller in size and are generally stuffed with pistachios and poppy seeds. This is a very indulgent and rich dessert and so befitting to be served during festivities, weddings and other celebrations. Serving Zauq E Shahi is like serving a piece of your tradition in a bowl.

#Diwali #HappyDiwali #DiwaliSweets #Diwalidesserts

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Jaozi Halwa is made with extra dollops of ghee, a bounty of dry fruits, a fragrant and extraordinary spice Nutmeg / Jaiphal with an overdose of the finest saffron and had not only won over royal hearts 100 years ago but continue to do so even today.

Recipe link ~ http://mytrystwithfoodandtravel.blogspot.ae/2017/07/jaozi-halwa-recipe-nutmeg-halva-recipe.html

This sweet confection was first made more than 100 years ago today by a 13 year old boy Mohammed Hussain from Turkey who had come to Hyderabad in India along with his father, who was commissioned to work in the Nizam of Hyderabad's army. It is said that not only did Jaozi Halwa become a rage overnight among the people of Hyderabad, the sweet also won ever the taste buds of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad who became the biggest patron, not only naming the sweet shop after one of his son but also declaring this as the official royal sweet shop of that time. Today more than a 100 years later, Hameedi Confectionaries still continues to win the heart of their customers through their scrumptious Jaozi Halwa.
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Pesarapappu Timmanam Recipe / Andhra Style Moong Dal Phirni Recipe / Husked Split Mung Beans And Coconut Pudding Recipe

Recipe link ~ http://mytrystwithfoodandtravel.blogspot.ae/2017/07/pesarapappu-timmanam-recipe-andhra.html

Pesarapappu Timmanam is a very simple, quick sweet dish cooked with only 6 ingredients. It is tasty, flavourful and is one of those dishes which you can effortlessly prepare. Especially during any feasts, where you have a long list of dishes to put together, this sweet dish comes as a relief, as it can be rustled up in a jiffy and also for adding that yum quotient on your celebratory platter.

#Diwali #Diwalisweets #Indiansweets
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Pista Gulkand Laddu Recipe / Dairy Free, No Cook, Pistachio & Rose Petals Sweet Preserve Bites / Vegan Pistachio & Rose Petals Preserve Sweets Recipe

Recipe Link ~ http://mytrystwithfoodandtravel.blogspot.ae/2017/08/pista-gulkand-laddu-recipe-dairy-free.html

With Diwali just round the corner, if you are too busy to get into the sweet making mode, then this recipe is just for you to try. Simple, no cook, 3 ingredient laddoo, the Pista Gulkand Laddo is a moreish sweet, which literally melts in the mouth and has a total festive flavour. So trust me people, not only for a quick Diwali treat but even if you have guests arrive unannounced this laddoo is a real life saver. Try it and let me know what you think.

#diwali #diwalisweets #nocooksweets #sweets #Indiansweets #gplusdiwali
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Chettinad Cauliflower Chukka Recipe / Spicy Dry Cauliflower Curry From Chettinad

Recipe link ~ http://mytrystwithfoodandtravel.blogspot.ae/2017/10/chettinad-cauliflower-chukka-recipe.html

For my family it is inevitable to gorge on either Chicken Chettinad Or Chettinad Chicken Chukka when we eat at a restaurant serving Chettinad Cuisine. After I had managed to get hold of the Recipe of Chettinad Chicken Chukka, I started cooking the dish at home. When at lunch or dinner get togethers, the fragrant Chettinad Chicken Chukka, would get my vegetarian friends intrigued, I decided to try out with vegetables, soya chunks, cottage cheese etc., so that even they would not be left out from experiencing this moreish Culinary creation of the Chettiers  The ingredient which was unanimously loved by one and all in the famous Chettinad Chukka Masala, was Cauliflower. Now Chettinad Cauliflower Chukka is always on the menu whenever it's non vegetarian counterpart is there. Not only that Chettinad Cauliflower Chukka has won the heart of many of my fierce meat loving friends and family.

The Chettinad Cauliflower Chukka retains each and every ingredient that is used in the non vegetarian version. Only Cauliflower replaces the meat here. The result is a pure gastronomic delight. I can guarantee that this recipe results in a dish which many find it hard to believe that it is homemade as the taste is absolutely similar to that of a restaurant. So while planning for the Diwali Lunch Menu, which is a pure vegetarian menu, Chettinad Chicken Chukka had to be there. A very simple dish to cook, the melange of spices used are responsible for making this iconic curry what it is. Like I always emphasize that the best curries are a result of freshly ground spices, this one is no different.

#Diwalilunchmenu #Diwali #Diwali2017
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Beetroot Paneer Curry Recipe / Lightly Grilled Cottage Cheese In Creamy Beetroot Curry

Recipe link ~ http://mytrystwithfoodandtravel.blogspot.ae/2017/10/beetroot-paneer-curry-recipe-lightly.html

Today I am sharing with you a dish where I have used Beetroot as a main component in the gravy of the dish. Threw in pieces of lightly grilled Paneer / Cottage Cheese and believe me, apart from the gorgeous colour and the inherent benifits that it had imparted to the dish, there were no other traces of beetroot. You must try My Beetroot Paneer Curry to believe how moreish this curry is. For my Vegan Friends substitute Cottage  Cheese with Tofu or Garbanzo beans and the dish tastes as amazing. 

The deliciousness lies in the testimony that when I was planning this years Diwali Lunch Menu, Beetroot Paneer Curry had the unanimous vote from all. As you can see from the pictures here that visually it will leave your guests a happy bunch, trust me this curry has the power to make their taste buds jump with joy. A very simple dish, the Beetroot Paneer Curry takes less than 30 minutes to be rusted up and served. What's more you can prepare the Beetroot gravy in advance and grill the paneer only before serving.
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Mexican Green Rice / Arroz Verde

Recipe Link ~ http://mytrystwithfoodandtravel.blogspot.ae/2015/01/mexican-green-ricearroz-verde-lets-go.html

With #Diwali just round the corner sharing ideas for #DiwaliLunch. Try the Mexican Green Rice / Arroz Verde which is made using a bunch of varied greens. The flavours are true blue Mexican, fiery, deliciously inviting and will be loved by one and all. This very healthy rice dish can also be a kids favorite just by reducing the quantity of peppers used.

Another wonderful way to pep up your rice and make it fully loaded with flavours.


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