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Diwali DIY: Home-baked salted, scented diyas

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It’s that time f the year again – when fairy lights twinkle outside windows, and pretty diyas add light and colour to the night sky.

Here’s a quick and simple recipe to make your own diyas out of a salt, spice and white flour dough.

7th November 2015 _ Klemodhari Temple _ 10am onwardsFor more information call (312) 444-1234 or visit www.diwalifestival.com(1)

Recipe (makes a baking tray full of assorted diyas)

1 cup flour
2 tbsp salt
2 tbsp cardamon and cinnamon powder

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Knead the dough with warm water, and keep aside for 10 minutes. Then roll out or use moulds to make shapes of your choice. Leave these shapes out to dry in the sun. When they are hard and dry, bake them at your oven’s highest temperature for 10 minutes. Keep a close eye on the oven, because the smaller, flat shapes will bake faster. You can turn the big shapes over for a proper all-around bake on both sides.

When the diyas are baked, cool them down completely, and start painting them with acrylic colors of your choice!

Enjoy the Festivities!

7th November 2015 _ Klemodhari Temple _ 10am onwardsFor more information call (312) 444-1234 or visit www.diwalifestival.com


4 Responses so far.

  1. Sapana says:

    Hey Sharon, very interesting idea, My kids will enjoy it!

  2. Minty says:

    Nice ideas Sharon, really liked it.

  3. […] We also had quite a lovely time at Diwali, with the kids chipping in to paint these home-baked scented diyas. […]


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Sharon DSouza owns and writes this blog. A mother of two, she is based in Pune, and works as a content strategist. She is a coffee-lover and writer, so it is but natural that she is a regular at her writers' club which meets in a coffee shop every Sunday. She is also a home baker, and loves to travel!
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