It’s hard to resist the temptation to celebrate Diwali when there is a party with a lot of good food and drink, hearty conversation and cheer included. Whether you are really religious, understand the traditional significance or even celebrate the festival annually, here's a party menu that is going to get you in the spirit of the festival. If you haven’t been invited to a Diwali bash as yet this year, how about you host it yourself?
Diwali parties are a good reason to get together with friends and family and have a good time, and we have the menu all chalked out for you. This rich and festive meal focuses on Party Cocktails and Appetisers, with an equally enticing Main Course, should you wish to go that far. Feel free to pick and choose as many dishes from the menu below, to make yourself a party menu. You could either maximize on the snacks and drinks and have few main course dishes, or balance it all out evenly by choosing a mix of two. But whatever you choose do make sure you have dessert!
1 - Cocktails and Drinks
Kick things off with zesty, refreshing drinks like this gorgeous Red Wine Sangria, or a creamy Pina Colada. And if you want to offer something different and non-alcoholic, try this spicy-sweet Fresh Ginger Lemonade.
2 - Appetisers
It's good to keep the snacks flowing at a cocktail party. They make the perfect accompaniment to drinks and this selection covers a bit of many diverse tastes, textures and flavours - Curried Tofu Kebabs, Rajma Galouti Kebabs, a Roasted Zucchini Caprese Salad, Smoked Tandoori Paneer Tikkas, Cottage Cheese and Bread Croquettes and a Farm Fresh Vegetarian Pasta Salad.
3 - Main Course
Whether you choose to have the whole spread or just a few basic staples, choose form this spread of mains to give your guests something to complete the meal. A rich Paneer Butter Masala, Achaari Aloo Gobi and Smoked Dhaba Dal along with Jeera Rice, Puris and Palak Raita would be a perfect way to complement the snack menu.
4 - Dessert
To culminate this festive spread is a choice of Indian desserts that can be made at home with little effort. This Kesar Paneer Ki Kheer, Homemade Jalebi and Malpua with Rabri are perfect for the festive season.
You can also try out other festive treats like the Must Try Sweet And Savoury Recipes for Diwali.