Each and every festival brings joy and happiness. As Diwali is around the corner and Durga puja is going on, chefs across the country are curating innovative festive food recipes to make the most of this festival month. Here are some unusual festive recipes.
Rajgira Puri with Potato by Chef Ananya Banerjee
This dish is curated by Chef Ananya Banerjee. As any festival is incomplete without deep fried puris, why not make it with a twist. These puris curated by Chef Ananya are made from Rajgira or Amaranth flour, which is great when you are fasting. It is then served with potato and red pumpkin ki sabji.
Ghewar Chaat by Chef Monu Kumar
Chef Monu Kumar at The Imperial Spice has given a contemporary twist to Ghewar chaat. A combination of Refined flour, Chhena Bhalla and chutneys, Ghewar chaat is a perfect amalgamation that balances sweet and tangy flavours. Priced at Rs 249, Ghewar chaat is a sheer indulgence.
Tandoori Rasgulla by Chef Minu Kumar
It is the most unusual dessert one will find this season. Roasted Rosgulla in Tandoor is crispy, sweet and very unusual. It is a combination of marination of Sweet curd, Rabri and saffron. The Rasgulla is then Marinated and is kept aside for some time, only to Relish with Rabri after. It is priced at Rs 349.
Navratra Bowl by SodaBottleOpenerWala
SodaBottleOpenerWala, the quintessential Bombay-Irani Café and bar with all its idiosyncrasies in place, brings to you a special Navratra Bowl, to make your fasting days delicious. The concept is to eat, have millets, gluten-free healthy and delicious bowl.
The special Navratra Bowl consists of Sabudana Khichdi, Sukhi Masala Arbi, Aloo ki Sabzi, Vrat Ka Pulav, Cucumber and mint salad with Masala Makhana, Raw banana chips, and Pomegranate Raita.
Desserts by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor
The festive season is here and that calls for healthy yet delicious desserts. Chef Sanjeev Kapoor this time has curated delectable and homemade desserts such as Chana Moong Payasam, Kesar Pista Phirni, Pal Khova, Gujiya, German Chocolate Cake, and Gajar ka Halwa.
Phalahari Kheer by Ched Ashish Singh
Along with other devouring treats, you can enjoy the special Phalahari Kheer from UP at Café Delhi Heights. Citrus Delights (combination of freshly squeezed oranges and lime, perfectly balanced with brown sugar), Joyous One by One, (a salad with green apples, cucumbers and tomatoes), Aloo chat, Sabudana Khichadi, Kuttu Ki Roti, and Pina Raita (creamy yoghurt with pineapple chunks) are some of the dishes they are serving.
Chef Ashish Singh at Café Delhi Heights says, “From Sabudana Khichdi that is eaten in Maharashtra to Aloo Chaat, a speciality from Rajasthan. We are also serving Phalahari Kheer from UP along with more devouring treats.”
Chocolate Diya, Jalebi and rocket cake by Chef Uttam
These desserts in the shapes of Diya and crackers are not only unique and innovative but will also give you major festive vibes. Shivam Sehgal, owner of The Marketplace says "Diwali is best celebrated with diyas. we are doing environmental friendly Diwali with indulgence in food."