First of all I want to wish everyone a happy Diwali.
This Diwali is the first one I’ve arranged and I started 5 days ago by looking at recipes. The menu ended up being, samosa with mango chutney for starters, rajma with rice and raita for the main course and kheer for dessert. All of it was vegan and tasted so good. I was really surprised how good the kheer turned out, because normally in Indian desserts they always use a lot of dairy products. I don’t have much experience with Indian cooking but I would say I did pretty good, with help from my sister.
Because it was Diwali I wanted to wear a sari, which was also the first time I tried wearing one and I need to practice wearing it, for sure. You think it’s just a top, underskirt and a long piece of fabric wrapped around you, but there is so much technique in putting it on. My plan was to buy an Indian suit for Daniel, but the woman in the shop, where I went to buy it, was a bitch and therefore I didn’t buy anything at all. Poor Daniel, now he has to wait with getting his new suit until we will go to India again. He really wanted an Indian suit.
The reason why I wanted to celebrate Diwali and wear a sari is that I’m half Danish and half Indian. I like doing nice traditions from the different cultures I know and I’m so happy that Daniel likes it too and want to be a part of it. Next Diwali is going to be bigger, I’ll make more different types of food and decorate our home. It will be so much fun!