Diwali is the biggest Hindu festival.A time for friends and family to rejoice.Indian sweet market is at its prime during this time.Also, a time to give gifts,sweets,silver and gold.Chikki or Indian praline is an easy dessert.You can make it with sugar or jaggery .Here we make it with Bengal gram dal or chutney dal.
Use olive oil for vegan version.
Tip: Crush the brittle and add it to ice cream.It tastes divine.
Most people associate this with lonavala.In fact many people actually call it Lonavala chikki.
Til lai is associated with 'makar sankranti'.Not many know we Sindhis make all above versions during Diwali.
What is the Speciality of Lonavala?
Most people remember Mumbai Pune highway for this treat.Lonavala is mid-way stop between Pune and Mumbai.
Lonavala has an awesome sweet shops.Most buses stop there where people have a cuppa chai.You can have some snack or meals depending on the time of the day.Click pics have a pizza and even a good coffee.This place too has a song attached to it 🙂
Ae kya bolti tu..
Definitely,brings back memories to many families.
Both Lonavala and Khandala are great places for short trip in monsoons.
How to make chikki?
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