• Happy Diwali to all who celebrate the festival of lights!

    Diwali symbolises the triumph of light over darkness, or good over evil. The bright and colourful lamps and lights that are used to celebrate Diwali are believed to lead Lakshmi – the Hindu goddess of wealth – to peoples’ homes bringing prosperity for the year ahead.

    Diwali is a special time to celebrate with friends and family, and we’re sharing a few Indian dishes to prepare for a delicious Diwali feast.

    Paneer, chickpea and vegetable curry

    This paneer, chickpea and vegetable curry is ready in 30 minutes or less.

    If you’re not sure where to find paneer, try making it at home using our step by step guide.


    Nelene’s lamb biryani

    This authentically Indian dish is ideal for the whole family to enjoy.

    Nelene’s biryani

    Chicken biryani with cumin yoghurt

    Make this fragrant chicken biryani with cumin yoghurt for an easy yet delicious homemade biryani.

    Chicken biryani with cumin yoghurt

    Quick and easy naan bread

    You can enjoy this freshly made naan bread on its own or serve with a homemade spinach and coconut dhal.


    Tandoori chicken with roti and raita

    A deliciously spicy tandoori chicken to enjoy at home.

    Tandoori Chicken with Roti and Raita

    Sweet doughnuts

    End off your Diwali feast with homemade sweet doughnuts to enjoy with friends and family.

    Indian sweet doughnuts

    We wish all those who celebrate a happy and prosperous Diwali!

    If you make any of these recipes, tag us @foodandhomesa #cookingwithFH on Instagram. We’d love to see!

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