Looking for Diwali snack recipes for your house party? Here are seven fusion food ideas that will add a spark to your Diwali food bucket list.
Imagine this. It’s the school holidays. You’re counting down the days leading up to your favourite festival in the year. The air at home is filled with the scent of savouries, interspersed with the sound of hot karanjis being dunked into oil, as the next batch awaits its turn. At every interval, the fizz of fireworks can be heard in the distance. The only concern you have is if the boxes of mithai contain your personal favourites. Life is good.
While we may not be able to bring back those golden days once more, we can assure you these recipes will. If you’re away from home for the festivities and missing your mom’s magic, or even if you miss the joy of yesteryear, let these recipes light you up.
1. Aloo ki Kachori
In Indian homes, even as a myriad of snacks clamour for attention, there is one that always bags the spot — aloo (potato). It’s versatile, reminiscent of old times, and just what you need to perfect your platter.
2. Gulabi Moong Dal Samosa
With everything in the home being glammed up, why not opt for your samosa casing too to take on a new look? With a tinge of beetroot and a whole lot of healthy ingredients, these scrumptious moong dal samosas ring in the festivities like nothing else.
3. Shrikhand Doughnuts
For that cousin who says she’d like something more contemporary, here’s an idea. These shrikhand doughnuts are just the fusion snack-turned-dessert you need to serve.
4. Sutli Paneer Bombs
Yes, we urge you to be eco-friendly and not resort to modern fireworks. But we wholeheartedly encourage fireworks on a plate. You can’t go wrong with these sutli bombs, which are the ultimate party starter.
5. Apple Crisp Baked Gur Sandesh
The milk jaggery fudge gur sandesh is popular in Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal owing to the nolen gur that is procured in these areas. This unique version of jaggery is prepared from the sap of the date palm trees. So when apples enter this traditional take, we can’t help but give it a thumbs up. Not only will this dish get your guests hungry for more, it will also warm them up as the chill sets in.
6. Rasmalai Milk Boba
Instead of reaching for the phone and ordering in the traditional rasmalai, why not prepare a drink that’s a spin on the dessert? Cooling, refreshing and beautiful is how netizens are describing this popular item.
7. Masala Khichiya Papad
Who doesn’t love masala papad? Here’s a twist to the usual version that your guests can gorge on through the catching up sessions.
Edited by Padmashree Pande