Pakwan Recipes For This Diwali

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Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 9:25 [IST]
 
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Diwali and food go pretty much hand in hand. During the festival of lights while people are busy bursting crackers and lighting diyas, they also need a break to munch on delicious foods. Many types of foods are served during Diwali. Diwali recipes for sweets are very popular. Even snacks recipes like samosas and chaats are very popular.

But we are giving ideas to make the popular main course recipes for Diwali here. The food platter for Diwali is often referred to as 'pakwan' which means delicious and gourmet food. Famous delicacies like mutter paneer, peas kachoris and so on are specially prepared during Diwali. Here are some great picks.

Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer is a special North Indian delicacy popular across the country. It is basically a sweet and sour gravy of cottage cheese and peas with lots of garam masala.

Peas Kachori

To accompany matar paneer there has to be the famous Peas Kachoris to complete the meal. Kachoris are puris with different fillings. Can also fill them with boiled and mashed potatoes instead of peas.

Aloo Matar Ghobi

Potatoes are favourite with most Indian families irrespective of the region they come from. That is why a curry that has both potatoes and the winter's special peas is a great hit among Diwali recipes.

Soya Bean Kofta

Soya chunks are really relished by vegetarians and non vegetarians alike. Since most of us eat vegetarian food on Diwali, soya bean kofta is a great option for the dinner spread.

Panner Chole Masala

Chole is a popular dish that is made on almost all special occasions in India. On the festive occasion of Diwali, you can take this innovative chole masala by adding some grated paneer to it. And if you can manage to throw in some bhaturas, then nothing is like it!

Raddish Salad

This special raddish salad is a speciality of Uttar Pradesh. It is locally called Mooli Laccha. The raddish is grated and then mixed with some zesty spices to make an interesting salad.

Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer is a special North Indian delicacy popular across the country. It is basically a sweet and sour gravy of cottage cheese and peas with lots of garam masala.

Peas Kachori
To accompany matar paneer there has to be the famous Peas Kachoris to complete the meal. Kachoris are puris with different fillings. Can also fill them with boiled and mashed potatoes instead of peas.

Aloo Matar Ghobi

Potatoes are favourite with most Indian families irrespective of the region they come from. That is why a curry that has both potatoes and the winter's special peas is a great hit among Diwali recipes.

Soya Bean Kofta

Soya chunks are really relished by vegetarians and non vegetarians alike. Since most of us eat vegetarian food on Diwali, soya bean kofta is a great option for the dinner spread.

Panner Chole Masala

Chole is a popular dish that is made on almost all special occasions in India. On the festive occasion of Diwali, you can take this innovative chole masala by adding some grated paneer to it. And if you can manage to throw in some bhaturas, then nothing is like it!

Raddish Salad

This special raddish salad is a speciality of Uttar Pradesh. It is locally called Mooli Laccha. The raddish is grated and then mixed with some zesty spices to make an interesting salad.

Story first published:  Saturday, November 10, 2012, 11:59 [IST]
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