1. Diwali recipes you must not miss!!
Diwali, the festival of lights is all about feasting. It is that time of the year when days are spent meeting friends and relatives over snacks and sweets. During Diwali, sweets and namkeens are exchanged as a token of love and respect. The markets are flooded with sweetmeats, mithais, chocolates and namkeens of all varieties because the rule of every gathering is, no one meets anyone without goodies packed in lovely, glossy packs! On a serious note, good food is what this festival of lights is made of. Different communities have different specialties that are prepared during Diwali. For example while in North India, Pulao and Pakoras are a must during Diwali, in the hills, it is the Sweet Rice that steals the show. In Bihar and parts of UP, Daal Puri and Kheer is traditionally prepared during Diwali along with Malpua, Dahi Bara and Aloo Ghobhi and in Western India, Kadhi, Gujia and Namkeens are an integral part of the celebrations. In fact, since you don’t know how many guests will pay a visit during the festival, it is a good idea to stock up things at home so that you don’t waste time preparing food when the guests are visiting. There are a number of items you can prepare beforehand by following simple and easy recipes. In fact, some traditional recipes like Shakarpare, Gulab Jamun and Jalebi have a long shelf life. Not only will you ensure that you, your family and guests eat pure food, but you will also be appreciated for your culinary skills. Since the demand is huge during the festival, it is a good idea to prepare some food at home, including the sweets so that you can eat clean during the festival, Here are some super easy and quick Diwali recipes, that will turn you into a super chef.
2. Zarda Pulao
If you’re bored of the regular savoury pulao and want to try something new, then this is your go-to recipe as it is sweet in taste. Try this easy and interesting recipe.
Shakarpara is one snack recipe that you all remember, which were prepared on festivals and special occasions. This snack recipe is quite popular in all parts of India and is also known as ‘Shankarpali’.
Seviyan is a traditional North Indian recipe especially made during festivals. Made with vermicelli, milk, rose water and almonds, this dessert recipe is sure to be loved by people of all age groups.
Malpua Malpua is a popular North Indian recipe made during festivals and special occasions. Prepared with maida and semolina, this is a quick dessert recipe that you can make for your loved ones.
6. Nariyal Ke Laddoo
A super-delicious dessert recipe which is popular across India, Nariyal Ke Laddoo is an easy-to-make dish that you can prepare for your loved ones on special occasions and festivals.
7. Khasta Kachori
Kachori is one of the most popular street foods in North India. Khasta Kachori is one such snack recipe made with all purpose flour, loaded with various spices and chutneys. Extremely delicious and savourful, this chaat recipe is a must try.
Jalebi is a popular Indian dessert made with maida and sugar syrup. It is mostly prepared on festivals like Diwali and Holi, though you can make it as per your mood and cravings.
9. Gulab Jamun
Gulab Jamun is a quintessential Indian sweet made during special occasions and festivals.It needs some basic ingredients like khoya, milk and sugar, Gulab Jamun can be prepared easily.
Gujiya is a popular sweet dish made on festivals like Diwali, Holi, and Teej. Filled with a mixture made with khoya, almonds and green cardamom, this dessert recipe is loved by everyone
11. Dahi Papdi Chaat
A popular street food (chaat) that has its origins in North India, Dahi Papdi Chaat is a tasty and quick snack to make. The best part about chaat snacks is that in one bite you get to taste so many different flavours.