November 2, 2010

Happy Vegan Diwali

Diwali (also spelled Divali or Deepawali) is known as the festival of lights. It is an important five day festival in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism. For most Hindus and Indians, Diwali is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated with families performing traditional activities together in their homes. It is an official holiday in India, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Mauritius, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Fiji, Suriname and Guyana. In 2010 it's date is November 5th. Celebrations include: Decorating homes with lights, fireworks, distributing sweets and gifts. Observances include: Prayers, Religious rituals such as puja and prashad

A lot of these require ghee which is clarified butter; see vegan ghee.

How to Cook Pongal
Vegan Kulfi (Indian Ice Cream Recipe)
Onion Bhaji
Besan Ke Ladoo (use vegan butter/ghee)
Tofu Malai (Vegan Rasmalai - an Indian sweet)
Rawa Ladoo (use vegan butter/ghee)
Doodh Pak (use plant milk)
Kesar Kaju Burfi (chandi warak is silver foil)
Shakkarpare (use vegan butter/ghee; Saunf is fennel seeds)
Kheer (use plant milk)
Ghathia (Ajwain is carom seeds)
Lapsi (use vegan butter/ghee)
Fruit Rabri (use plant milk)
Kaju Katli
Mango Halwa (use vegan butter/ghee)
Modaks (Sweet Indian Dumplings)
Phirni (use plant milk)
Pumpkin and Apple Halwa (a Sweet Stew) (use vegan butter/ghee)
Puran Poli (use vegan butter/ghee)
Khubani Ka Meetha (Apricot Based Sweet)
Various Vegan Diwali Recipes
How to Make Rasgullas (use plant milk)
Yummy Vegan Diwali Sweets
Badusha For Diwali
Diwali Dhal
Kaju Katli

Vegan Candles:
Vegan Candles
Vegan Hemp Candles
Are Candles Vegan?
Cruelty-free Candles
Hemp Candles
How To Make Soy Candles - 100% Soy Wax
Make soy candles
Soy candle making
Videos: how to make soy Candles

Guides and Fun:
Wikipedia Diwali
Esty Diwali In Judaism: Diwali
123Greetings Diwali
Vegan Gifts
Diwali Indian Gifts Portal
How to Celebrate Diwali
Diwali for Kids!
The Holiday Spot Diwali
Diwali Festivals
Diwali - Festival of Lights Sites
Diwali 2010 : Friday, November 5
Diwali Festival

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1 comment:

Shivani Allgaier said...

Thank you for this precious recipes. I just posted an article on Diwali if you are interested