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Diwali: Festival of Lights

For those of you know did not know, today is the end of the Indian holiday called Diwali! Diwali is a week-long festival of lights. Traditionally, small clay lamps are lit all around the house to ward off evil. Brightly colored flowers are arranged in festival patterns as a decoration. In addition to lighting up and decorating the house, sweets and snacks are shared between family and friends.

Although there are a variety of gluten-free choices when it comes to Indian food, some specific treats for the holidays may not be suitable. For example, in my family, we make homemade Gulab Jamun (these are comparable to soft, spongy cakes in the shape of Dunkin Donuts’ munchkins served in a sweet syrup). Another great gluten-free treat we make at home is Kalakand (a dense milk cake served in small pieces). Check out my recipe!

Comment if you would like to see some more Indian recipes on the blog.

Happy Diwali!

Anika

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