Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy Dussera...

After so many years, I am celebrating Dussera the Gujju way, with fafda and jalebi for breakfast. You have no idea how much I have missed these, and the delicious grated raw papaya chatni and fried green chillies that go with these deep-fried snacks..


Fafda, jalebi, cholafali ane papaya ni chatni

And then, my faithful two-wheeler got all the credit that's due to it on this day.


Am so used to zooming off on this, trying to drive a car seems cumbersome. After two paid driving lessons for a fortnight each, it's high time I start driving. But that would be unfair to my Activa...

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So, how did you celebrate today? Happy Dussera!

18 comments:

homecooked said...

Yum! I love fafda-jalebi breakfasts too :) My friend has a 2 wheeler and a car. She drives the car only during monsoons..the rest of the year she prefers her scooty to zip thru the traffic!

AlphaTauri said...

Yumm..all the things you get to eat. I don't like fafda so much but jalebi is always welcome.
Happy dusshera to you too.

Siddharth said...

Happy Dussera...

manjujoglekar said...

Happy Dassehra to you and yours, Gauri!

That Jalebi and fafda looks delicious! :)

Gauri Gharpure said...

@homecooked Hearing about your friend gives me the justification i was looking for :D.. Wish you had a happy Dussera!

Gauri Gharpure said...

@AlphaTauri

Fafda alone is rather bland.. i like it best with lots of papaya and green chillies.. heaven...

@Siddharth

Thanks, hope you had a great time too.. here after long, how have you been?:)

Gauri Gharpure said...

Thanks manjujoglekar.. How are you? Hope you celebrated a joyous Dasara too.. the fafda-jalebi were delicious :)

sm said...

Happy Dussera

Kamini said...

Happy Dussera!
Your feast looks absolutely mouth-watering! Alas, I had my usual toast and tea for breakfast! But hopefully I will make it up with a nice feast for Deepavali!

Kamini said...

Happy Dussera!
Your feast looks absolutely mouth-watering! Alas, I had my usual toast and tea for breakfast! But hopefully I will make it up with a nice feast for Deepavali!
I've never had fafda. Must google it to see what it is!

Indrani said...

Hey... not fair!
We get only virtual treats. ;)

Sangeetha said...

The breakfast looks yummy!

Gauri Gharpure said...

Thanks sm, Wish you and your family also had a great time on the day..

Gauri Gharpure said...

Kamini,

This is a traditional gujju way of starting the morning on Dussera day..

Fafda is a deep-fried snack made from chick-pea flour.. am afraid, people rarely make it at home.

there are longwinding queues outside farsan (sweetmeat) shops to buy these from early morning on Dussera.

btw, the Maharashtrian custom is exchange leaves of kanchan tree (Bauhinia purpurea if i am not mistaken)to symbolize blessings, wealth and health..

And i am sure your Deepavli feast will far surpass this store-bought delight we have got used to.:)

Gauri Gharpure said...

Thanks Sangeetha.. Welcome to my blog! i liked your food blog a lot..

Gauri Gharpure said...

Indrani, as i told Kamini the other day, it won't remain virtual if we happen to meet:) so is there any bloggers' meet happening sometime soon??

pinashpinash said...

Dussehra is over, but just over a week na, I trying this breakfast tomorrow... just looked up the fafda recipe :)

hitchwriter said...

Geeeeez... !!! what a pic... as much as I enjoyed the jalebi and fafda on Dusshera I still drooled !!!!

Ahmedabad is most famous for this aint it !!! Nothing beats this breakfast I tell ya !!!!!!! most most most awesome... !!!

I have always craved for a car... but now the traffic.. sigh two wheelers are a welcome relief !