Memories of Diwali

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The festival of lights is upon us. Being one of the most loved festivals in the country, we speak to some chefs to share their memories of the same.

Diwali is here and it is time for lights, food, and fun. A festival that we all look forward to also is one that is all about family bonding and making memories. We speak to three Chefs across India to share what their food memories of Diwali are.

Gautam Kumar, Executive Chef, Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort

Being a foodie and a joyful child since childhood, Diwali has been my favourite festival. I have fond memories of Diwali when I was in Bhubaneswar, as I had Bengali and Odia families as neighbours.

Bhanwar Singh Rathore, Executive Chef, WelcomHeritage Cheetahgarh Resort & Spa

One such recipe that I remember from my childhood in Rajasthan is called Bina Pani Ki roti. Because it does not contain any water in its preparation, ghee is employed in the process of kneading the dough instead.

Mani Mohan Pathak, Executive Chef, Pilibhit House, Haridwar, IHCL SeleQtions

As a child, buying and lighting fireworks and crackers excited us. However, the main highlight of the festival for me was making Gharudha (mud house) with my siblings.

Read the full story that first appeared in CEIA Magazine’s Nov 2023 issue here:

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