“Good food is all the sweeter when shared with good friends.” -Unknown
A simple DIY to create Diwali Mithai Boxes.
Growing up, during the weeks leading up to Diwali, I would watch my mom pack dabbas (boxes) for neighbors, family and friends. She would lovingly fill tins and trays with a mix of homemade and store-bought treats. After moving out, I decided to carry on this tradition and have been doing so ever since my first married Diwali. After having Little Mirchi, logistics made it difficult to deliver these treats throughout the week, so now we all bundle up the night before Diwali and hand deliver them all in one go. It’s become our very own Diwali tradition.
In India, Diwali is the time the halwais (confectioners) take out their most elaborate boxes, trimmed with velvet, satin and stone work, to display their colorful desserts. I’m always on the hunt for nice tins but am never able to find anything with an Indian touch. This year after searching for simple boxes and tins I realized I could decorate my own. It was so easy and they came out so beautiful, I wished I had thought of this sooner!
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Stay tuned this month as I share fun and festive recipes to help fill these boxes. Every Wednesday until Diwali, Love Laugh Mirch + Bharat Babies have teamed up to share a new recipe and printable for your little ones to color and learn how children all over the world celebrate Diwali. We look forward to celebrating this holiday season with you and your loved ones.
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