You can’t think of Holi without gulaal, Navratri without dandiya and Diwali without lanterns – but you can’t think of any festival without the FOOD! With Diwali around the corner, we can’t stop thinking about the faral, can you? That perfect crunch of yummy fried savories is almost as exciting as the bursting of colorful sky rockets. That beautiful feeling of teeth sinking into rich sweets oozing with desi ghee lights you up enough to justify calling it the festival of lights. And that’s what makes it terribly important to ensure that you have enough to fill your plate every day of Diwali. Now you can go the traditional way and start making all the faral or urging mummy to make it a month in advance. Or you can give those hands, whoever’s they are, a rest this season and order it from these online places, which promise almost the same taste. We have summed up 5 best places to buy diwali faral online just for you. Take a look!
1.Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale
This veteran has been nailing the art of making sweets, snacks and other confectionaries since 65 years now. You just can’t go wrong with it. From their signature bhakarwadi to all Maharashtrian sweets like coconut barfi, mango burfi and dink ladu, they’ve mastered Maharashtrian flavors and ventured into the palettes of other cultures too. The perfect Diwali faral awaits you at
This veteran has been nailing the art of making sweets, snacks and other confectionaries since 65 years now. You just can’t go wrong with it. From their signature bhakarwadi to all Maharashtrian sweets like coconut barfi, mango burfi and dink ladu, they’ve mastered Maharashtrian flavors and ventured into the palettes of other cultures too. The perfect Diwali faral awaits you at chitalebandhu.
Another name in the old and famous is Panshikar foods. They have restaurants in Girgaum and Vile Parle serving the secrets of Marathi kitchens that are locked away and kept safe for festive occasions, such as masala bhaat and kurma puri. But around the time of Diwali, they get busy in crafting delightful hampers of all quantities of Diwali faral to suit your need or indulgence. So bookings need to made well in advance at panshikar lest the yummy wares are all claimed.
This entire foundation of 71 years stands on the story of a humble man who supplied sweets at the mill canteens of Mumbai and, years later, rose to the title of ‘Ladoo Samraat’ because of the huge laddoo made by his youngest son that he showcased proudly in front of his popular Worli shop. They have conquered traditional Marathi, Punjabi, Bengali and other too but Kadak Boondi Ladoo and Malvani Khaja, which speak of their humble origin, are the hot favorites. They give Diwali hampers at really reasonable rates inclusive of shipping charges. So if you feel generous enough to increase the Diwali calories of relatives and friends anywhere in the world, go to chanderkarsweets.
Established on an auspicious Datta Jayanti 60 years ago, this might not be as popular as the others but it’s no less in quality and taste than any of the Ivy League of Diwali Faral. The unique thing about them is not only do they go original with their own brand of taste, they also supply Haldiram products loved throughout the country. Do avail of their really lavish Diwali hampers full of the right kind of goodies at kulkarnibrothers.
Ever wondered what it feels like when your Diwali faral comes from saat samundar paar? This time around, you can try it out just for fun. This establishment in New Jersey promises to bring you the same flavor and fun that you share with a crowd of cousins and friends at home with new clothes and firecrackers. And the best part? Their mini pack is also too generous to be called mini. They’re generous with their craft and you can be generous as well by sending the joy of food the way of people living in different parts of the world and not expecting faral to grace their Diwali this year. Register the list of items, quantity, delivery date, address and contact number needed at [email protected] and they promise to be prompt with making the receiver happy.
Other companies like UDX Worldwide at www.udx.in and Annaparabrahma at [email protected] also help you polish off plates of kadboli, karanji, chiwda, chakali, shankarpali, anarse and mithai. Don’t forget to keep in mind those living miles away and gift them a taste of Diwali back at home. Or introduce someone to the tradition and flavor of Diwali your way. Nothing like adding a bit of light to someone’s life and sharing joy and food on this festival of lights.