Thursday, January 10, 2008

DIWALI GOAN ISTYLE....

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.



BATATA POHA

DUDHATALE (MILK POHA)

BUTTERMILK OR CURD POHA

WHITE VATANA USAL

AMBADYACHE SASAV


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'

18 comments:

Srivalli said...

wow..awesome dishes..so many!..everything looks great..thanks for sharing

Aparna said...

Correct me if I am wrong, please. Is the day of Diwali not started with something bitter? Or have I got this mixed with something else?
Will be in Goa on the 20th, not on holiday, though!
BTW, I didn't hear from you.

sowhatsnewtoday said...

i am a goan married to a mahrashtrian,and this year i decided to go all goan for diwali.So i made 5 prkarche fov.My DH isnt too crazy about poha and so i made it in little quantity,but he simply loved it.

Mahek said...

THANKS FRIENDS FOR YOUR PROMPT REPLIES...

APARNA,
In a way you are right , the bitter fruit called 'karit' is crushed and a little bit is tasted by everyone after the ovalani, and then we feast on the poha.

sowhatsnewtoday,
thats a great name, i would love to know more about you , do you have a site on goan dishes pls write to me.

vimmi said...

My husband is from goa, and we have celebrated many diwalis at my inlaws place in mumbai. My mom in law makes all the phoas u have shown. They taste lovely. and watana usal tastes so good with all the sweet pohas. She does make an additional poha with solkadi. U have really touched a chord with me. Thanks

musical said...

Such a beautiful feast and very informative post, Mahek. You have a lovely blog here!

vimmi said...

Hi Mahek,

would have loved it if u stayed closeby. love making mutton when we have company (which is quite often)

namita said...

Nice post! I love the poha for Diwali breakfast and you have described it so well! I'm sure your family enjoyed the scrumptious breakfast on Diwali day.

Cynthia said...

Oh gosh, the lady of the house is usually very busy. So many dishes to prepare.

Mahek said...

hi
vimmi,
I would love to try the poha with solkadi never heard of it thanks for visiting my blog
namita,
thanks for the compliment..
cynthia,
after a long time , how have you been

sonia said...

I have tried posting a comment but it does not seem to get posted. I loved your blog, it reminds of my days at Prabha's house the wonderful meals I ate there and the love and laughter we shared.
Will be a regular reader of your blog

Take care
Sonia

Jayashree Anil said...

Wow, stumbled upon ur blog ..... what mouthwatering dishes. I wish I was there....

Luv,
Jayashree

rebelloprincy said...

Hi Mahek,
Very nice Goan recipes. Thanks for the same. However, disappointed since I could not open the Diwali Poha recipes. Would be grateful if you could help.
Princy

yumyum said...

mu hubby is not goan but I make all these at home for Diwali. hey Mahek is that you real name? and dont we call them "phau" LOL

Gopinath Gosavi said...

Such a nice blog, wow it reminds me of Diwali

Ann said...

Wow .. never heard of this many poha items. Yogurt one looks so yummy!

dips said...

can u please give us a link to the recipes too for all the above dishes

dips said...

could u please give a link to the recipes of the above dishes