We stay in Mumbai but celebrate Diwali in a very traditional way as it is celebrated in Goa,
The first day of Diwali is very important for a goan , The lady of the house gets up early and after a bath prepares 5 different poha dishes each tasting different from the other.
An usal and ambada sasav is also prepared to accompany the poha.
DUDHATALE (MILK POHA)
BUTTERMILK OR CURD POHA
WHITE VATANA USAL
POHA ARRANGED ON OUR DINING TABLE
ROSATLE POHA OR COCONUT MILK POHA
KALAYLLE POHA (POHA MIXED BY HAND NOT COOKED WITH JAGGERY ,GRATED COCONUT AND GREEN CHILLIES)
poha are prepared by my mother in law , she loves to prepare all these herself and that too as early as possible , it gives her great pleasure to serve them well before all the other members of the family and up and ready for the diwali celebration and the ' OVALANI'