Diwali Tradition: 5 Must-Have Foods On The Festival Of Lights
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Diwali is not only a festival of happiness and lights but also of fragrances. And here we are talking about the aroma of deliciously flavorful food. But do you know that there is a tradition of eating specific foods each day at this five-day-long festival? So this year, know what and why to eat these particular foods on Dhanteras, Choti Diwali, Deepawali, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj. Because knowing the significance of these dishes will enhance both your taste and happiness. 

What to eat on Dhanteras? 

On Dhanteras, there's a unique tradition to feed young girls with dahi-batashe in North India. As festivals begin from the day of Dhanteras, you can even feed some spicy dahi batashe to your family and guests too. Let us also tell you that batashe is also known as golgappa. So instead of watery golgappas, you can eat dahi puri on this day.

What to eat on Chhoti Diwali? 

It is said that Pawanputra Hanuman was born on Krishna Chaturdashi of Kartik. On this day, boondi laddoos are offered in the Hanuman temple; therefore, it is a tradition to eat them as prasad. By the way, you can also make boondi laddoos at your home and offer homemade prasad to God. Here's an easy recipe for you.

What to eat on Diwali?

Makhane ki kheer is offered to Goddess Lakshmi on the day of Diwali. According to Hindu mythology, makhana is dear to Maa Lakshmi, so eating it on this day has special significance. But, do you know you can make it at home? Know the easy recipe of makhana kheer. If you've never tried this before, you must make it this year to please Goddess Lakshmi.

What to eat on Govardhan?

The festival of Govardhan is celebrated in several Indian states, and many different dishes are prepared on this day, but eating malpua is quite a tradition. Do you know why Lord Krishna is worshipped this day? Because he saved the lives of the people of Vrindavan from rain and storm by lifting the Govardhan mountain on his little finger. Since then, there's been a tradition of offering '56 Bhog' including mawa malpua with rabdi to Lord Krishna on Govardhan Puja. Here's how to make it at your home. 

What to eat on Bhai Dooj?

On the day of Bhai Dooj, all the sisters must feed their brother with rice in any form. Since it's linked to the ancient story of the Yamuna and his brother Yamraj being fed with rice. On Bhai Dooj, you can make rice in various forms such as veg pulao, aloo dum biryani etc. 

The real fun of festivals is eating good food with loved ones, and if you have already decided on your menu, you will be able to enjoy your five-day festival to the fullest. Have an incredible Diwali with friends and family.