Sight, Sound & Taste of Diwali in Brickfields

26 10 2008

I adore everything under the category of Indian food. The sweets, the snacks, the banana leaf rice, the curry, the rotis, the chutney. Yum~ In this time of Deepavali festive mood, I just had to take a stroll along the length of Jalan Tun Sambanthan :D Brickfields is a bust of activities with the street lined up with stalls selling everything from muruku to sarees to cater for this festival.

homemade cookies

It is so refreshing to see striking colours in the form of food, clothing, greeting cards and decorations adorn the area. Hip and upbeat Bollywood music fills the air. The crowd, bargaining and walking away with new items in their hands tells you “yup, Deepavali is here”.

laddu
laddu

khoya burfi
khoya burfi

cookies

chocolate coconut bars
chocolate coconut bars

almond khoya burfi
almond khoya burfi

halwa
halwa

sweets

This stall is the Jesal Sweet House, stationed in front of their Jassal Tandoori Restaurant. It is slightly further up from the Sentral Monorail, away from the pack of bazaar stalls. Their pistachio and almond khoya burfi are simply delicious. What can I say, I’m a sucker for anything made from milk :P

cookies

Cookies

shopping

henna

There are a few makeshift henna parlours which charge RM5/hand to get this beautiful innai temporarily tattoed on your hand. The innai are usually flower motives, which I think is really cool they can make the designs look so intricate.

fritters

fritters vendor

This stall is selling vegetable fritters which taste really good! I didn’t manage to ask what they are since the seller was doing a brisk business. The fritters are crispy while spongy inside, flavoured with spices and dried chilli. They are located opposite the POS office at the junction of Jalan Berhala. This stall is permanent here, so you will find them around even after this is over.

Diwali in Brickfields

Diwali in Brickfields

claypot rice

Hehe this is kinda out of place but I just want to show his expression I managed to capture. The claypot rice stall across YMCA.

Diwali in Brickfields

Diwali in Brickfields

Diwali in Brickfields

Diwali in Brickfields

All races can experience and celebrate Diwali together :)

lights

Festival of electric lights. The aunty looks happy swinging it around.

kolam

~Happy Deepavali~

This is actually a photowalk with some photographer-kakis (learned a lot about street photography!), therefore lots of portrait pic. I tried to pick out as many food-related photos to post here :P

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11 responses

26 10 2008
The Joker

OMG SO NICE PICTURES
you are the best photographer ever
OMGOMGOMG

26 10 2008
cariso

Can give lesson on photoshooting? :)

26 10 2008
YiMay

Hey! Nice camera skills! I am trying to improve my skills too. I always dreamed of capturing this type of pictures! So raw, so beautiful, so real.

May I know what good camera do you use or can you suggest a good one?

26 10 2008
ck lam

Very colourful event nicely taken with your camera. Good to be able to see the happenings down there. Thanks for sharing.

27 10 2008
buzzingbee

wow..photowalk!! how interesting. Wish we can have such in Pg too.
It has been quite a long time since I went to Brickfields. The place is really like “India – in Malaysia”
Yea, your photos are really eye-pleasing!! Do share your tips and if I need ideas on which dslr to buy..can I throw my questions to you? :P

27 10 2008
Simon Seow

I found Indian dessert to be too sweet sometime.

27 10 2008
Lingzie

wonderful photos durianberry!! i love indian sweets too..and the post that caught my eye the most? chocolate coconut bars!! heehee

28 10 2008
J2Kfm

still rmbr the 1st time I bit into one of those coconut candy, and the sweetness was toooooo overwhelming til my teeth tingle.
hahaha ….

nice shots, btw.

28 10 2008
Big Boys Oven

i like indian dish and they are awesome and spicy wondeful, but i find the dessert can be very sweet!

31 10 2008
backstreetgluttons

good documentary styled shots !

21 08 2009
paramjot

Hi there,

I would like to introduce myself as Paramjot Singh Khalsa. I am a Marketing Manager at Chayo Café, a Vegetarian café and a Yoga studio located at 50-1 Kelana Mall Jalan SS6/14 Kelana Jaya, Selangor Malaysia.

I have been reading your article on for a while and found that your article is really helpful for public to know what is going in the city and keeping them aware of the trends. I would like to humbly invite you to come and try our meal and experience our friendly and cozy environment in which we offer a nice and healthy herbal tea which is imported from USA and Netherland. We also serve an organic Coffee such as Chayo Spice, Chayo Thai (a wonderful combination of Coffee with coconut flavor). Apart from those drinks, we also have nice smoothies, shakers and not to forget our lovely snacks.

We have a variety of nice Northern Indian Lunch and dinner set and healthy western menu.

Please feel free to come and experience our hospitality,

You are reach me at 0196886559 or 03 7806 2675

Look forward hearing from you soon

Best Regards

Paramjot singh

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