You must be excited and getting ready to celebrate this Deepawali with your friends and family. If you are done shopping for gifts and the outfits you want to wear, then let’s come to the most important part - the food. This time, instead of going on a sweets-shopping spree, try making some delectable dishes right at home. Here are some easy-to-prepare snacks
1. Besan Sooji Barfi:
Having a sweet dish is a must for Diwali and nothing can match the level of this traditional Indian sweet.
· Add some ghee (clarified butter) in a pan.
· Then add 2 parts of besan and ½ sooji in it. Roast it on a low flame and add ½ teaspoon of cardamom powder and ¾ cup of powdered sugar to it.
· Now, transfer the mixture to a greased pan and add chopped almonds to it. Either leave it outside or keep it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set. Once set, slice the besan sooji barfi into pieces and it is ready to be served.
2. Dahi Aloo Chat:
Though Diwali is the time to have a lot of sweets but room for spicy and flavourful chats is always there. So, try out this lip-smacking Indian street style Dahi aloo chat this year. It is super easy to make.
· First boil 10-12 baby potatoes or 2-3 medium to big potatoes. Then cut them into bite-sized cubes.
· Heat oil in a pan and fry the potatoes on medium heat till they are crispy on all sides.
· Put the fried potatoes in a bowl, add ½ tsp of chaat masala, cumin powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder along with ¼ teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of Lemon juice. Toss them until combined.
· Now in a serving bowl add 3-4 potato cubes and on it spread 2 tablespoons of nicely whisked yoghurt followed by 1 tablespoon each of mint and tamarind chutney.
· Garnish it with onion, pomegranate, sev and coriander leaves and the chaat is ready to be savoured.
3. Instant Dahi Bhalle:
Need one more chat in your Diwali menu but don’t have much time, then try out this instant Dahi Bhala chaat. It is not only easy to make but is quite addictive, delicious, and filling.
· To make this chat, take around 16 bread slices and cut their sides. To one side of the slice, add green chutney and on the other, spread tamarind chutney.
· Place it on a plate and add 2 tablespoons of sweetened yoghurt and 1 tablespoon of mint and tamarind chutney. You can increase or decrease the quantity as per your choice.
· Garnish it with sev, onion, coriander leaves, chaat masala and pomegranate and this sweet, spicy, tangy dish is read to enjoy.
If you have time, you can try out more sweets and chats this Diwali but do include the above three as they are super easy to make and let your taste buds relish all sorts of flavours.