Diwali the ‘festival of lights’, as well as the festival of flavors .Festival means having fun with loved ones and relishing tons of food items.
This year celebrate Diwali with lots of delicious food items and don’t forget to prepare those food items at your home. If you still haven’t rolled up your sleeves and started preparing for the festivals of lights and flavors, then here are some easy yet delicious traditional delights, which you can prepare for the festival and enjoy with your loved ones.
Samosa is a deep fried small, triangular savory pastry pockets stuffed with potatoes and peas and flavored with spices like fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander powder, garam masala and more. This delicacy makes its appearance everywhere as a street food and party snack.
Pakoras are made by pairing vegetables (onion, potato, spinach or cauliflower) with spices like mint, dill, carom seeds and garam masala, then dipping them in batter and deep-frying. You can try a healthier, non-fried version of pakoras which are more suitable to keep up your Diwali diet.
Aloo tikki literally translates to potato cutlet or potato croquette, and is a popular food in the subcontinent, as well as can be used as a ready to go snack on Diwali. It is made from boiled potatoes, peas and spices like red chili powder, garam masala and coriander powder. The potatoes are mashed, mixed with peas and spices, and then fried. Breadcrumbs are sometimes used to get a perfect crispy exterior, while arrowroot powder may be used as a binding agent.
King of sweets, roshogolla is a dessert made with chenna (milk thickened into soft dough). Soaked in sugar syrup and topped with saffron or cardamom, this decadent treat originated in eastern India and Bangalesh, but is now seen at Diwali celebrations around the world.
Gulab jamun is a sweet snack usually made with powdered milk, a little flour, baking powder and ghee. The ingredients are needed to form dough, shaped into balls, deep-fried until brown and simmered in sugar syrup.
O! La, now you are all set to celebrate this Diwali without worrying about Corona pandemic and can fulfill all your street food cravings served at home.