Archive | October 30, 2016

Diwali 2016

“We” made Asoka (moong dal halwa), Murukku and Ribbon pakoda for this Diwali. Guess I don’t have to explain much as why the we is in quotes 😉

Friend’s family visited us for lunch. It was an elaborate veg platter and my cooking aunty cooked most of the dishes. She is of great help to me these days. We call her on weekend to cook veggies of our choice for next week. That is one less worry on week days.

Lunch menu:
Veg biriyani
Potato peas kuruma
Drumstick leaves sambar
Stuffed brinjal fry
Mushroom gravy
Spinach poriyal
Cauliflower gravy
Onion raita
Mint chutney
Masala vadai
White rice

Evening, visited Krishnan temple nearby, the only place in NJ where they allow to burst firecrackers. We had to wait in line for about 30 mins each to buy crackers  and then to have darshan. There was smoke all around and it was not a great experience. It was even hard to breathe for kids after sometime. But, can be considered as an experience for kids to burst firecrackers. There was so much crowd that we had to park car a mile away and take temple operated bus to reach the temple.