Diwali celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. It’s one of the biggest festivals in India with lots of food, fireworks, and gift giving. For many people who celebrate Diwali, it’s also a time to reconnect with family and friends. The festive season is also celebrated with food, and there’s no better way to enjoy Diwali than by indulging in one of your favourite Indian dishes. Here are some dishes you should try this year!
- Pav Bhaji
Pav bhaji, is the quintessential dish that represents Indian cuisine. Pitted vegetables, roasted along with spices and garlic, form the base of this traditional curry. Many preparations have been created, but Pav Bhaji is usually made with fresh tomatoes, onion, fresh coriander, and spices.
- Vegetable Paneer Biryani
Biryani is one of the most popular Indian foods and it has its origin in Lucknow. It’s a dish made of layers of flavourful and aromatic ingredients, so much so that it resembles a party of ingredients when served. Try biryani with veggies and paneer and fall in love with the dish again. Sometimes, what makes a dish special is the way the right ingredients are paired with each other.
- Moong Dal Halwa
Some of you might be thinking, what is Diwali without delectable, sweet food? You’re not wrong. But we suggest you make a trip to your favourite neighbourhood grocery store and indulge in some Indian delicacies before the festival of lights. This Diwali make your favourite Indian sweet for the first time – moong dal halwa. You only need few ingredients for it such as moong dal, ghee, sugar and lots of dry fruits.
Dhokla is the go-to snacks from the Garba state “Gujrat”. They are often considered to be a simple Indian dessert, but they are much more than just that. The filling of the dumpling is made with a mix of flour, oil and water. The different textures of the dough when combined with the powdered spices, make it one of the easiest Diwali sweet and sour dish.
Samosas are among the most popular dishes of Diwali, and it’s no wonder why! The spiced pastries that are made to commemorate the victory of light over darkness can be eaten hot or cold. There’s no right or wrong way to eat a samosa as long as you love it.
- Onion Kachori
This is one of the most popular street foods in the country and it’s a unique vegetarian feast of sorts. The classic recipe consists of fried onion with seasoned potato on a pastry made of rice flour. It’s a good mixture of sweet and savoury flavours and is a delightful combination of food.
- Palak Bhajji
Palak Bhajji aka palak pakoras are the best from the snacks lot of Indian dishes. The ingredients can be combined in several ways, and no one will be disappointed! This is a very comforting dish to enjoy on a cold winter evening with a cup of tea and company of your family and friends.