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Being the multicultural country that we are, Malaysia celebrates many festivals, and each festival has its own unique treats that are mostly available only at that time of the year; ketupat and lemang during Hari Raya, for example, or mooncakes during Mid Autumn.
Well, Deepavali is almost upon us, and that means we’ll be getting a bunch of snacks we don’t see much of at other times. So, if you’re visiting a Deepavali open house, be sure to keep an eye out for these 10 tasty treats!
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The ultimate Deepavali snack. Muruku comes in many shapes and sizes, but the most popular shape by far is the swirly one.
#2 Oma Podi
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Yet another Indian favourite and a close cousin to muruku, oma podi is made of a mixture of things, occasionally including nuts, and is usually spicy to the taste.
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You could say that eating kesari is like listening to your favourite love song – it’s soft, sweet, and makes you feel good.
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Bright orange and translucent, this sweet treat’s jelly-like consistency contrasts wonderfully with the cashew nut pieces within it.
#5 Nei Urundai
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With a name that literally translates to “ghee balls”, you’d think this snack would be oily, but you’d be surprised. The ball actually has a powdery texture and slightly nutty taste when you bite into it.
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Palkova is traditionally made with milk, occasionally with other ingredients like almond or pistachio added. In addition to the milky flavour, it’s incredibly sweet.
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At first glance, these may look like chocolate donuts, but they taste completely different, due to the usage of cane sugar.
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Yet another instantly recognisable sweet. Ladoo is more commonly seen in temples, but many people serve them during Deepavali as well.
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These look a bit like muruku, but that’s where the similarity ends. A fresh jalebi is usually bright orange, slightly translucent, crispy, and drips sugar syrup when bitten into. Yum!
#10 Achu Muruku
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Also known as kuih ros in Malay, achu muruku is very similar to regular muruku, besides the fact that the mould used is different, and it tastes sweet rather than savoury.
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