KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 22 – Traditional Indian sweetmeats, known as Laddu, which is among various delicacies served at the Deepavali celebration at the HGH Convention Centre, Sentul here, seemed to be the favourite among guests. The guests, despite coming from various racial and religious background, as well as with different taste buds, like laddu.
S. Kalyanee, 59, from Bandar Baru Sentul, said she is happy to see the people of various races celebrating Deepavali and enjoying the traditional Indian delicacies served at the open house. “My Chinese and Malay friends also eat the Indian dishes. It makes us feel like a big family,” she told Bernama here. Laddu, a type of sweetmeat made of flour, sugar and ghee as the main ingredients, is the main dish served at functions organised by the Indian community as it symbolises prosperity and sweetness in life.
Chan Yoong Moy, 65, also from Sentul, said she likes laddu and would not miss the opportunity of attending Deepavali open houses as the sweetmeat would be among the dishes served for guests. Meanwhile, Faiz Ahmad, 25, from Ampang, not only likes laddu, he also 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 Seri Rosmah Mansor, as well as Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, also attended the Deepavali open house. It is organised by the Malaysian Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.