Tomorrow is Divali (some spell it Diwali) here in Trinidad and Tobago. Divali is also known as the Festival of Lights and is a very auspicious event in the Hindu calender. It signifies the victory of Light over Darkness, Good over Evil. I hope by me starting my blog and website around this auspicious time will really signify the start of something special!
This year I don't think we are allowed to light fireworks as we are under the S.O.E. but nevertheless I am sure it will be an enjoyable one, especially for those just looking out for the holiday!
My wish for you this Divali is that the light of Divali shine in your own lives and may it be filled with peace and prosperity.
I love Indian sweets, although I enjoy cooking and baking I have never attempted to make Indian sweets. I will share with you a recipe from TriniGourmet.com to make Burfi, in case you want to give it a try!
Enjoy and Shubh Divali!
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon grated ginger
4 cups full-cream powdered milk
1 cup thick or heavy cream
1. Grease a 9×9 inch glass dish
2. Combine sugar, water, and ginger in small saucepan
3. Boil for about 10 minutes, just until sugar spins a thread
4. Combine 2 cups milk with cream, mix thoroughly
5. Pour sugar syrup into milk mixture, mix well
6. Stir in the additional 2 cups of powdered milk, mixing well.
7. Push mixture into greased dish using the back of a spoon
8. Decorate with sprinkles (multicolored)
9. When almost set, cut into squares.
Makes 16 squares