Chakli / Murukku
I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Diwali!
In India irrespective of what religion one follows, everyone gets caught up in the excitement, brightness and sweetness of Diwali. One of the most popular festivals of India, it is celebrated all over the country. It is like being in one gigantic firework with the sound of firecrackers filling your ears, the sky full of spectacular display coming from different directions and kids running about with different kinds of sparklers. Diwali is all about fun, family, firecrackers and food especially sweets. People tend to eat a lot of sweets and savory snacks. When I was a kid, moms of all my Hindu friends would set to work a week in advance making snacks and sweets for Diwali. Same would be the case at my place during Christmas? traditionally everyone exchanges these home-made sweets and snacks with each other in the spirit of the festival. One of the popular snacks this season is Chakli. The Malayalam name for it is Murukku. These light, crisp, slightly spicy, rice flour snack look like Catherine wheels and disappear in no time.
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