We are starting the third week of BM#45 and as always I keep wondering how the time flies. Things are moving pretty fast, preparing for the Deepavali that falls next week. The shops are over crowding and roads even worse. I have never participated in shopping since many years. It's mostly hubby dear or Amma who does the shopping, either together or on their own.
October is always full blown shopping month for us. With twins celebrating their birthday this month, the shopping starts from week 1. When they were younger, hubby dear used to get the new dresses himself. However over the years, they have started having preferences and wouldn't wear if the dresses are not selected by themselves. So they accompany whoever goes shopping for them.
Back home, I get to hear the woes of how naughty they were at the shops. This year, surprisingly I heard none. Looks like atleast in the area of shopping my boys have become little more subdued. With Dasara, their birthday and Deepavali, it's three rounds of shopping. And they can't wait to wear all the new dresses right away. Which means we can't get all the dresses together. We are yet to do the diwali shopping for them.
While so much talks about actually going to the shops happen, on the other side I see many do online shopping with such ease. Many have resorted to online shopping, including, trust me, even undies to their formal I am not very keen on online shopping as well.
So I can enjoy the Deepavali with things that interest me better. Cooking easy and simple Deepavali Sweets and Savories.
For this week's edition, it's Festival Special and we are showcasing Deepavali special.
First in the series is a very simple, No Cook Laddo, made with Cashew Almond Powder, Milk Powder and Powdered Sugar. Making this hardly takes time and so is the time it takes to vanish as well. The one batch I made got over so fast, that hubby was shocked that my boys loved this and he didn't get to have the second helping of this laddo.
For Deepavali this year, make this easy breezy No Cook Cashew Almond Laddoo.
No Cook Cashew Almond Laddo
Sugar - 1/4 cup or to taste
Milk powder - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 2 tsp
Cardamom powder a pinch
Chopped Almonds for garnish
How to make the Laddos
Take the Cashew Almond powder along with sugar, in a mixer and pulse it couple of times to powder it fine.
Then transfer to a bowl, add in the milk powder, ghee. Mix in well with your hands. If you are adding chopped almonds, add it now. Then pinch out small balls, press well so that the laddos hold their shape.
Serve as prasadam before partaking.
This was a great hit with my boys, who normally never eat regular sweets.
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