Delicious Diwali Dinner Dishes

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If you are planning a Diwali dinner at home it is usually a special one surrounded by relatives, friends and loved ones. And this is one such occasion when everyone wants to eat  something traditional, grand and gala.
So here are some tasty Indian dishes that are perfectly suited for all tastes and can also be impressive and sumptuous. You can either prepare them or just order from your favorite restaurant to enjoy a real traditional and delicious dinner at home.

Starters:

Chilly aloo

A spicy and sour vegetable dish that is a perfect starter with drinks. This is a Chinese cuisine inspired Indian starter that tastes really good.

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Cheese Balls

The all time favourite starter that is perfect for every party. You can make this starter as per your choice – in various flavors and style.

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Paneer Tikka

A perfect starter that is healthy and tasty. Grill it, use a tandoor or just make in in a tava it will surely win everyone heart.

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Main Course

Panner Makhani

A perfect dish that of is made with mellow cubes of paneer cooked in a rich curry of cashew  paste, tomatoes, cream , butter and some spices. A super tasty dish that goes well with paratha , zeera roti or butter naan.

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Masala Chana

A delicious and spicy Punjabi dish that is popular all across India and is made with white chickpeas. A very easy to make dish that goes well with Kulcha, bhaturaor even zeera rice.

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Malai Kofta Curry

Malai Kofta are an integral part of every celebration and no one will complain if you serve it at every gathering. The koftas melt in mouth and leave a lovely after taste. Tastes best with naan and can be made either with paneer or potato and coconut.

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Navratan Korma

A succulent Indian vegetable preparation with”nine gems”. Though many ingredients are used this is an easy to prepare dish with . Serve it with hot butter naan or roti and impress all your guests.

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Lakhnavi Aloo Dum

Delicate fried potatoes stuffed with paneer, mixed with a rich and spicy tomato and onion gravy. Great disn for a grand spread. Served best with paratha or naan.

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Matar Ka Dulma

A delicious  vegetarian recipe all the  meat-eaters will surely  love. The  green peas tempered with delicate spices and packed with masalas are just too yum to resist.

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Paneer Tikka Masala Curry

This is one dish that is delicious in every bite. Grilled panner tikkas cooked in a spicy gravy and can be served with pulao or any Indian bread.

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Dal Mussallam

Dal is a comfort food at every Indian spread and Dal Musallam is one of the simplest and yet most delicious dals for any gathering. It is prepared with  yogurt, butter and some exotic spices- the end result is a amazing  creamy texture and a mouthwatering flavour.  Can be eaten with roti or rice.

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Peas Kofta

If you want to serve something new and different try this dish that is tasty and new. Made with pea paste balls this is a real wonderful curry that tastes awesome with rice, roti or naan.

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Tahiri

A rich Indian and Pakistani rice dish that can be made in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian versions. A satiating dish with  starchy vegetables  that takes just minutes to prepare and can be eaten without a side dish. Its like biryani – enjoy with just raita or green chutney

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Kaju Motia Pulao

A rich pulao that is made with cottage cheese balls and cashew nuts. A perfectly grand pulao for a grand celebration dinner. This can be eaten with any of the above mentioned curries.

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Desserts

Pumpkin Kheer

Pumpkin Kheer or Payasam is an easy , unique and healthy dessert that originates from Hyderabad and is a very good dessert option for any celebration.

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Shahi tukda

A royal treat for your taste buds this dessert is made with grated paneer and condensed milk.

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Fruit Salad with Custard

A callsy and an all time favoured dessert option that is not too heavy after a hearty meal.

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Basundi

A rich and tasty Indian dessert that is made by thickening the milk and adding dry fruits like pistachios and almonds.

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There are many more dishes that you might love. These are just a few of the best dishes that you can choose from to make a great menu  to eat or serve  a sumptuous , grand and delicious meal this Diwali.

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