Diwali menu to celebrate with friends and family

October 24, 2022 (Last Updated: April 16, 2024)
Indian sweet doughnuts

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.

Paneer, chickpea and vegetable curry

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.

Quick and easy naan bread recipe

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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