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Prepare delicious food to treat your dear ones on Diwali

Prepare delicious food to treat your dear ones on Diwali

Diwali or ‘festival of lights’ is a grand festival, celebrated by every Indians all over the globe. Apart from wearing new clothes and decorating ones home, people send Diwali gifts to India to their loved ones to mark the festival momentous. With Diwali, just a few days away, everybody is busy in planning for the day to make it grand. For you, GiftstoIndia24x7.com, one of the most popular gifting site, has arranged a wide selection of gifts which you can send as gifts to India.

With its proficient delivery system, you can be rest assured that your gifts to India will reach the recipient on time and in good condition.And if you are planning to delight your loved ones this Diwali with delicious food, you can definitely prepare something special at home. Hence some of the delicious food recipes you can prepare this Diwali goes as follows -

Palak paratha

Prepare delicious food to treat your dear ones on Diwali


1 cup spinach
2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin seed (powder)
Pinch of turmeric powder
1 tsp ajwain (roasted)
1 green chili
1/4 cup coriander leaves (finely chopped)
Salt to taste

How to prepare palak paratha:

    Wash the palak leaves and set aside 100 gms, and cut it coarsely.
    Remove the rest and refresh in cold water.
    Wash and de-seed the green chillies. Cut roughly.
    Puree the left out palak leaves and green chillies together.
    Sieve the atta with salt and make a soft dough with palak puree, mix cut palak and water if needed.
    Cover with a moist cloth and keep aside for 30 minutes.
    Divide into 8 equal portions.
    Roll out each, spread some ghee and fold into half.
    Fold again into quarter and keep aside for 5 minutes. roll out into triangles with each side of 6 inches approximately.
    Heat up a tawa and put the paratha over it. turn it and spread some ghee round it, turn again and spread some ghee on the other side too.
    Fry till both sides are evenly cooked.
    Serve hot with chole.

Chole Recipe

Prepare delicious food to treat your dear ones on Diwali


2 onions
1 tblspn garam masala powder
2 tblspn red chili (lal mirch) powder
1/2 tsp. soda bi-carbonate
1 tblspn dry mango powder (amchur)
2 tblsp coriander- cumin powder
1 cup chick peas (kabuli chana)
3 tblsp vegetable fat (ghee)
2 tomatoes
1/2 tsp pepper powder
salt (namak) to taste
2 potatoes
for garnish
2 tomatoes
1inch ginger
2 tblsp coriander leaves (dhania patta) chopped
1 green chilli

How to make chole:

    Soak the chana for at least six hours and then drain.
    Cut the onions.
    Chop the potatoes into quarters.
    Wash and quarter two tomatoes and make slices of the remaining.
    Peel and make paste of the ginger.
    Wash and slit the green chillies.
    Mix in water and 1/2 tsp of soda bi-carbonate to the chana and stir fry in a pressure cooker till done.
    Take care the chanas do not get smashed.
    Heat up the oil in a vessel and fry the potatoes until soft. Drain.
    In the same ghee, mix in the onions and stir fry till brown.
    Mix in the dhania-jeera powder and red chilli powder and fry again.
    Mix in the boiled chanas and salt.
    After five minutes, mix in the garam masala powder, amchur powder and black pepper powder and stir fry for two minutes.
    Mix in the potatoes and tomatoes and stir fry for another two minutes.
    Garnish with cut coriander leaves, slit green chillies, slices of tomatoes and ginger pieces.

Now as you know when is Diwali, to avoid rush at the last moment, prepare for the day from now onwards.

Jhuma Published: Nov 02, 2012 | Last Updated: May 12, 2020
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