Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fafda, jalebis and my 100th post !

The last nine days have been a big celebration in many states in India and in Gujarat, its been a really colourful one, with the nine nights of Garba for Navratri - the dancing starts around nine at night and goes on way beyond midnight. Every evening the enthusiastic dancers are out in their wonderfully colourful traditional costumes, with lots of accessories and chunky silver jewellery...

As with every other festival in India, food is of prime importance and there is special food associated with each religious occasion...In Gujarat, the Dussehra special is fafda and jalebis. On our way back home last night, we saw a lot of shops gearing up to handle the endless queues of customers for the famous fafda and jalebis...
My husband is not the sort who can ever wait for food. If we are asked to wait at any restaurant, we just drive away to the next one...But the temptation of the really hot and crisp jalebis made him go stand and wait for about 45 mins...It was so totally worth it !!

So here's what we had for our breakfast, thanks to the husband's patience with the store called Gwalia, down the road from our place...

jalebis

crisp hot jalebis, fried in ghee and dipped in sugar syrup - tastes awesome, but you will need few more hours on the treadmill after this !
raw papaya salad / chutney - shredded raw papaya with a lot of green chillies

fafda

fafda - besan / chickpea flour and some spices made into a dough, spread out with base of the palm and then deep fried

This is my 100th post !! Though I began blogging with great enthusiasm, the posts havent really been frequent, of late, so I honestly didnt think I'd make it this far...

Thank you all for reading my posts, its a great inspiration to continue blogging...

Wish you and your familes a very Happy Dussehra

13 comments:

Paaka Shaale said...

Happy Dussehra to you and your family!! The jalebis look very tempting!! Yum Yum

Shweta said...

hey..I have been a regualr follower of ur blog..too lazy to comment though...congrats on ur 100th post...thats a great feat to start with!!!...I have tried few of ur recipes as well and absolutely loved them...thanks for the blog...pls keep posting!

Sig said...

Congrats on the century Arch! Here's to many many more. Wishing you and family a happy dussehra!

notyet100 said...

happy festival,..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Happy Dusshera! Congrats on the 100th post...

Mangala Bhat said...

Congrats ! Happy Dausera!Jalebi is looking soo yummy!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Jilebis looks so yum...luv it

Cham said...

Congrats on ur milestone! Happy Dusshera to u and ur family! Jalebi for breakfast way 2 go :) I never tasted fafda that looks tasty!

Miri said...

OMG thats seriously amazing - definitely worth waiting - just like your posts! Congrats and keep writing!

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Indus said...

Congratulations! :) Mmmm, the jalebis look super yummy! What a wonderful way to celebrate! Lots of loveee.

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Nithu Bala said...

Congrats on your 100th post Dear..

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