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Festival Foods During Diwali
- The big orange round ball is called Motichoor Ladoo and is made from flour, sugar, and nuts from Maharashtra.
- Next to it on the right are Kaju Cubes, a cake-like cookie made with cashew nuts, milk, and clarified butter from the state of Punjab.
- On the top left is a Kaju Katli made with cashew nuts and condensed milk. (This one is my favorite. It tastes very similar to shortbread).
- And there is also Khajoor Barfi, a little cake made with dates and nuts.
We gathered at the home of designer James Ferreira, known for his colorful and sensual fashions that embody the culture of his native India. Here we sipped chai with his mother and family while admiring even more luxurious saris with ornate embroidery and embellishments. Amid his collection of antiques and fabrics, I was captivated by the kaleidoscope of lanterns illuminating his second floor studio. Bright colors are definitely the fashion in India.
After spending a few days celebrating Diwali, exploring the city, and Elephanta Island, I was definitely looking forward to a much needed yoga session. But it wasn’t at all what I was expecting. Check out my next post to see what yoga is like in India.
Disclosure: This trip was part of an exciting work assignment for Four Seasons Magazine where I was invited on the inaugural flight for the Around The World Four Seasons Private Jet Experience.