I stumbled across Indian Simmer a few months back and have been totally mesmerized by her mind blowing photographs and crisp and friendly writing and recipes. The exact date and time went unmarked, but we had started conversing beyond our blogs and the social medium.
Prerna is sweet lady, a very talented photographer and is a busy mom, with a tiny toddler at hand. And yet she finds time to blog most beautifully. She says she is “Trying to blend my two passions Food & Photography into one and simmering it all together at Indian Simmer.” Well, I have to say, her work does not just “simmer“, it also sizzles and it is gorgeous!
I was beyond surprised when Prerna generously invited me do a guest post for her blog. I am indeed delighted to contribute to her space. Prerna, thank you very much for this opportunity and honor. I love your space, and photographs and am so glad that I got connected to you.
We are celebrating the Indian festival of Holi ! Prerna asked me if I do a Holi special post. Today I have the pleasure to share a bit about this exuberant Indian festival at Prerna’s space.
Holi is the Festival of Colors and is undoubtedly the most fun filled of all the festivals in India. As the winter trails off, we move ahead to celebrate the advent of spring, on the last full moon day of the lunar month. This incredibly beautiful festival paints the soul, and spreads the love; colored powders called Gulaal (pronounced: Goolaal), create a rainbow of joy and promises against the bright blue sky and the crisp air, binding together friends and family with love and warmth, as the weather warms up and the nature takes on its own color.
As we all see it, Holi is to welcome the season of spring and of love, brimming with a palate of lovely hues.
I am presenting the recipe of the Moroccan Ghoriba at Indian Simmer. Ghoriba is not a traditional recipe for Holi, but these little hand moulded cookies are made with very familiar Indian flavors and ingredients.
Please do come join me at Indian Simmer to celebrate the festival of colors with a sweet bite from Morocco.