KUALA LUMPUR: Traditional Indian sweetmeats, known asÂ Laddu, which is among various delicacies served at the Deepavali celebration atÂ the HGH Convention Centre, Sentul here, seemed to be the favourite among guests.
The guests, despite coming from various racial and religious background, asÂ well as with different taste buds, like laddu.
S. Kalyanee, 59, from Bandar Baru Sentul, said she is happy to see theÂ people of various races celebrating Deepavali and enjoying the traditionalÂ Indian delicacies served at the open house.
“My Chinese and Malay friends also eat the Indian dishes. It makes us feelÂ like a big family,” she told Bernama here.
Laddu, a type of sweetmeat made of flour, sugar and ghee as the mainÂ ingredients, is the main dish served at functions organised by the IndianÂ community as it symbolises prosperity and sweetness in life.
Chan Yoong Moy, 65, also from Sentul, said she likes laddu and would notÂ miss the opportunity of attending Deepavali open houses as the sweetmeat wouldÂ be among the dishes served for guests.
Meanwhile, Faiz Ahmad, 25, from Ampang, 25, not only likes laddu, he alsoÂ knows how to make it.
“The recipe for making laddu is simple, and the ingredients are easy to get.My family often makes laddu,” he added.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and wife, Datin SeriÂ Rosmah Mansor, as well as Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, alsoÂ attended the Deepavali open house.
It is organised by the Malaysian Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.– BERNAMA