Its the festival of lights and the time you must indulge. After all India’s most loved festival Diwali is also about good food.
The first day of Deepawali is “Dhanteras” and usually the Sweet Version of Broken Wheat that is popularly known as Lapsi is prepared by sautéing it in Desi Ghee and Sugar. Some people prefer adding jaggery over sugar.
The Second day is also called Choti Diwali is associated with elimination of evil spirits and Urad Dal Pakoras are prepared and paired with the humble Kheer (Rice and Milk Pudding). Some people also prepare the Anarasa. On the Day of Deepawali, People usually prepare Sheera, Poli and Balushahi.
On the new year day, the creamy, rich and delectable Shrikhand is prepared and consumed with hot puffed up poories.
Sweets are prepared with flour, chickpeas, lentils, grains, rice and semolina. Snacks are made with an amalgamation of spices, sesame seeds, coconut, prepared into multifarious shapes and are usually deep-fried.
Here are some recipes for you to try:
- Onion Samosa courtesy Udit Maheshwari, Chef Owner, Amaltas-Indian Tapas and Bar
- Kimami Vermicelli courtesy Chef Regi Mathew, Head, Center of Excellence, MTR Foods Pvt. Ltd.
- Coconut rice with sambal and okra served with crispy onions and lime courtesy Manoj Pandey, Partner Chef, The Piano Man
- Pistachio & Anjeer Truffles courtesy Rajeshwari Kanodia, @myyummyspatula
- Kangan Gujiya courtesy Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi
Read the full story that first appeared in Deccan Chronicle dated Oct 24, 2022 here: