Friday, November 9, 2007

Edible diyas for Diwali... yeah...eat them!

Happy Diwali !!!!!!!

I would like to wish all my readers a very happy Deepavali…. Wishing everyone lots of happiness, joy and prosperity.
Diwali is the festival of lights, the celebration of good over evil…light over darkness. Deepavali as it is also called ....means a row of lamps. These lamps are usually made with clay and some women at home make them with ‘aata’ or roti dough.

When I saw the recipe for these edible coconut diyas, I fell in love with them and promised to make them on diwali….here is the recipe. I used orange food colour to give them that earthen clay hue.

The recipe doesn’t fill the diyas with anything, so I put in a small dollop of soft sweet khoya as symbolic ghee with a sliver of almond for the wick.

I also decorated them with ‘hundreds and thousands’ - tiny coloured sugar balls. I tried decorating them with silver vark, but it got messy....


So here's wishing all my readers all the happiness in the world.... my advise is ....make lots of sweets, share them with all your family and friends, eat them too and have a joyous time!

This is going to Vee of Past Present and Me for the wonderful event JFI special series: The festive series...

This is also going to Meeta's Monthly Mingle for Traditional Feasts.

31 comments:

Padmaja said...

Rachna!!
Those are beautiful diyas and that too edible ones!!!
Great idea and great pictures!!

Nupur said...

Just adorable!

Sia said...

they look like a real ones rachna :) very cute...
wishing u and ur loved ones a very happy diwali:)

ADT said...

Happy Diwali ! They look chooo chooo cuuute that eating them must be a crime ! :)

Asha said...

That is so cool Rachna, great idea!:))
Happy Diwali to you sweetie.

Taste of Mysore said...

Very Creative Rachna. Happy deepavali to you too.

TBC said...

Happy Diwali, Rachna.

Mishmash ! said...

I am so happy u tried it and shared it with us all, else i would have missed this brilliant idea! I love such cute ideas...and you have done a marvelous job too :) Happy Diwali!

Shn

Ashwini said...

Rachna thats so creative...it will be such a hit at parties I am sure

Siri said...

Lovely Idea Rachna,, love the diyas.. :)

Richa said...

lovely sweet!
diwali greetings to you and your family, sweetie!

Mandira said...

these look delicious Rachna, Happy Diwali to you and your family!

Namratha said...

Diyas look so pretty, what a way to celebrate Diwali...fabulous! :)

Hima said...

Those diyas are so cute rachna. Happy diwali to you too!!!

Vee said...

Those are adorable, Rachna. What a great idea! Thank you for the beautiful entry!

Wish you and yours a very Happy Diwali!

bee said...

those look super duper yummy. and very pretty. happy diwali to you, m and dev.

Cynthia said...

Happy diwali!

Roopa said...

they looks so yum and delicious very creative too!
happy deepavali racana

Latha Narasimhan said...

Yummy diyas!:) Nice idea rachana!:) Happy diwali once again!:)

musical said...

Fabulous creation, Rachna! These are perfect beauties :). Hope you and family had a wonderful Diwali :).

Love,
musical.

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Hey Rachna..happy diwali to you too...ur diya's really look very nice...
I have lived in Botswana for 3 yrs..was in Francistown...though am in India now...where are you in Botswana?

Rahin said...

thts very creative, beautiful n m sure yummy too

Meeta said...

Simply gorgeous! Great entry!

Arun Shanbhag said...

Rachna -
This is super creative!
What a great idea!
and I am sure, yummy tasting!

Wishing you 100s of diyas every day :-)
and a Wonderul New Year!

Rachel said...

Edible ones! At the first sight it looks quite realistic..good on you!!

Manisha said...

Rachna, these diyas are beautiful!

Menu Today said...

Hi Rachna,
Very creative!!!Thanks for sharing your version.

sagari said...

yummy yummy diyas

Mansi Desai said...

wow, that's a nice way to celebrate Diwali! quite a bit of creativity there:) a job well done Rachna!!

evolvingtastes said...

Gorgeous! Hope you and your family had a Happy Diwali, Rachna! I was in India for a while, and still catching up with so many things.

Vcuisine said...

They are so cute. Viji