Diwali: A Full Course Dinner Menu For A Scrumptious Diwali Party

The festive season has already begun, and one of the biggest Indian festivals is just around the corner. Diwali, the festival of lights is going to be celebrated on 4th November, 2021 and we can’t be more excited. Diwali celebrates the homecoming of Lord Rama and Sita, who returned to Ayodhya after defeating king Ravana. They were welcomed with thousands of oil lamps or diyas which signified the ultimate triumph of good over evil. Markets are decked up with lights and are lined with all sorts of traditional sweets, diyas, candles and colourful lights. The annual ritual of cleaning up has begun in many homes, besides buying new clothes and gifts for near and dear ones. Nowadays, during the festivities people visit each other to extend their Diwali greetings and exchange gifts. From friends, relatives to colleagues, everyone wishes each other and celebrate the festival by having Diwali parties together too. If you are the one hosting a Diwali party at your home, we have the perfect menu for you to help.

This Diwali party dinner menu is sure to impress all your guests.

Diwali Drinks

Stir up your soul with some of the most refreshing drinks.  

1. Hot Fruit Punch

This comforting Hot Fruit Punch with flavours of orange, lemon and white grape is a perfect one to serve with the winter season just besides us. You can even experiment by adding a hint of cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg.

2. Thai Iced Tea

If you love to play with chilled drinks, this Thai Iced Tea is exactly what you need. Thai tea simmered with condensed milk and mint and topped off with ice cubes – isn’t this the perfect drink?

Snacks and Appetizers

Snacks get the party started. Besides accompanying your drinks, the snacks are the first to treat the taste buds, and so they need to be the best.

1. Dahi Kebab

The creamy goodness of Dahi kebabs is rarely disliked by anyone. Made from hung curd and cheese with a subtle crunch of onions and the kick of ginger and spices such as pepper, dahi ke kebabs are a treat when they melt in the mouth.  

2. Seekh Kebab

For the non-vegetarian lovers, there’s nothing better than biting into soft, flavourful and meaty kebabs packed with a medley of spicy flavours. Sounds scrumptious? Try it at home.

Main Course

Snacks done, now it’s time for an elaborate main course of your Diwali party and we have got your back with some of the most amazing ideas for a drool-worthy fare

1. Achari Chicken

Achar masala, packed with black onion, ginger, mustard, cumin and more tossed in with chicken makes for an irresistible treat. Pair this with rice or chapati for a wholesome treat.

2. Paneer Butter Masala

Who doesn’t like paneer chunks simmered in a creamy, buttery gravy? This paneer butter masala is a delight of creamy tomato gravy that your guests won’t be able to forget.

3. Pindi Chole

Isn’t chole a part of so many of our traditional Indian feasts? How can our Diwali party lag behind. Pair these with soft kulchas or crispy puris and watch your friends and family swooning.

4. Gosht Biryani

Doesn’t biryani spell festivity and feast with each bite? And for a non-vegetarian there’s perhaps nothing like a pot full of biryani. This gosht biryani with layers of aromatic spices and rice with mutton chunks in between is a treat to relish.  

5. Dahi Bhalle

No festival is ever complete without some chatpati chaat, and dahi bhalle is a crowd favourite. Fried lentil dumplings in thick sweetened yogurt, topped with spices and sev makes for a delightful dish.  

Diwali Desserts

Badam Kheer

Nothing like the classic kheer that screams festive indulgence. This badam kheer with milk cooked with almond paste and saffron, topped with crunchy nuts is a personal favourite across festivities.

Happy Diwali!