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When we speak of festive food, it is mostly about sweets. But what about other festive foods – like these Diwali savouries? Here are a few quick & easy ones.
When I think of Diwali , I see it as a vibrant, colorful festival of lights. It is one of the most important Indian festivals. Diwali literally means “rows of lights” and its origin can be traced back in history as an important harvest festival.
As with most Indian festivals, the celebration of the “Festival of Lights” is prepared through the medium of food, and comes in a variety of flavours and textures.
With Diwali coming up shortly, we would want to whip up some special, lip smacking treats for our family and friends. Any Indian festival is incomplete without having savories to accompany the traditional sweets on our dining tables – so Diwali savouries it is.
Here are a few of my favourite Diwali savouries, which are easy to prepare, simple and delicious, which have a longish shelf life – so that you can have them handy when guests arrive, and which is not very time consuming to prepare. Anyone with a very basic knowledge of cooking can prepare these Diwali savouries.
And the best part of preparing these Diwali savouries? The ease of preparation means that your kids can join you in it, and it is a great way to bond with your little ones during this festive season.
Masala Murmura is an Indian snack, spicy and slightly tangy in flavour. This can be prepared under 15 minutes and is more popular in South India. This is a great option for the health conscious ones, as well.
See the recipe here.
As the name suggests, this is slightly spicy with a tinge of sweetness packed into it, as well
This one is a popular Diwali savoury. It is delicious and is a popular option in North India. Serve it as an snack accompanied by garam chai in the evenings.
This mixture is absolutely mouth watering and can be served in the evenings. It is slightly spicy in taste.
This is a great option for those who like me, are worried about the extra calories this festive season. It is a simple and tasty option. The best part is you can store it in an airtight container which can be served when guests drop by as well.
Do let me know in your comments below, if you enjoyed preparing these… Happy Diwali!
Image source: Chivda By Kajori.p (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons, and lamps By Ramesh NG [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons, for representational purposes only.
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