Cocos-balls from India
The meals during Succot, Feast of Tabernacles consist of many fruits and vegetables. In the Sefardic kitchen one uses also many spices. Kelepon are small cocos-balls filled with gula djawa (sugar from palmtrees). This is a sweet delicatess from the Indian kitchen for Succot. Take a small ball in one bite and there is a great sensation when one tastes this.
Succot is one of the most beautiful Feasts and by building a succa everybody can recognize this Feast. In Israel of course we enjoy seeing all over the country the succot. In the galut, outsideIsrael, we are happy to see succot for we then are glad that Jewish people keep the commandments and are an example for the people around them. Every succa points to the God of Israel.
Succot is a Feast to celebrate and be joyful. To eat delicious food & be happy in our succa with friends and family, and congregational-members. It’s good to invite people we do not really know (yet), and to tell them about the goodness of God.
Kelepon (cocos balls)
500 grams of 3 ½ cups of rice-meal