Diwali 2018 is just around the corner, and everyone’s looking forward to the festive cheer about to come. We are a country known for our festivals, and more than what we wear, how we celebrate, what we eat makes every festival a uniquely special occasion for us!
If you own a restaurant, then your business is about to attract a lot of foodies this coming week! In addition to decorating your restaurant with beautiful diyas, flowers and lights, it is your Diwali menu that will grab the attention of your customers.
So what can be some those Diwali special dishes you can add to your menu this season?
Let’s have a look…
Snacks or Savouries
While this one’s always been a special street food, restaurants would do well if they include Dahi Bhalla on their savoury menu this Diwali. Now, Adding a little extra flavor with raisins and green chillies, these lightly fried dumplings served, almost smothered with tamarind chutney and yogurt are definitely the season staple. And talking of Diwali staples, how can we miss out Pakoras! These deep fried vegetables, dipped in batter made from besan or chickpea flour are a relish to have, whatever the occasion, and more so when it’s around family in Diwali.
Diwali menu is never just about the main course, or even the desserts. When it’s a restaurant we’re talking about, starters hold significance. A sizzling barbeque paneer shashlik, with its soft marinated pieces of paneer, clubbed with onions, capsicum, and tomatoes, skewered on a grill, impressive right? Now give it an edge and grill it live in front of your customers, get them hypnotised with the aroma of paneer. Well that’s what we call as a Diwali dinner.
Another unusual yet delectable skewer could be crispy Rajma Kebabs, which would sure win over just about anyone, effortlessly. Or, the more usual and yet heartwarming goodness of Dahi Kebabs can never ever go wrong! Made from hung curd and cheese, accompanied with the crunchy goodness of onions, and flavored with pepper and ginger, will be a sure hit on your menu!
Now that snacks and starters are done, it’s time for the main course. The main course menu of your restaurant should be such, that people already start looking forward to your next year’s Diwali menu! You can team some fresh methi saag with soft and tender paneer, add a lot of amazing spices, in order to create the classic Methi Paneer.
Or, Pindi Chhole is another recipe that is sure to be an absolute winner, no matter when you have it. Amritsari Kulcha, a Punjabi delight is another Diwali menu food item that one and all, especially bread lovers can relish. For people who prefer rice, is the perfect main course dish. With all the finely cooked vegetables, ecstatic mix of spices, and rice coming together, it’s a simple and classic dish that everyone enjoys.
Talking of rice, an all-time favorite amongst main course dishes is, Dal Makhani with jeera rice. This is one classic dish that never fails to leave its mark. Kadhi is another favourite; and to make it a little more dramatic, you can try your hand at palak mirch kadhi that brings together the beauty of sautéed stuffed peppers and absolute lip-smacking Kadhi. This is a dish that will keep your guests guessing what hit their taste buds, but of course in a delicious way! This Diwali spread, another winner in your menu could be Bagara Baingan, a popular dish from Hyderabad that has eggplants fried in a masala curry with sesame seeds, coconut, and tamarind.
It’s Diwali, and people will be looking forward to binging on delicious desserts! Shahi Tukda, a dessert unique to the Awadh region can be a good pick.
Or you can go with the more traditional and classic Gajar ka Halwa, dish made with grated carrot and one of the Diwali favourites! Combined with sugar, water and milk before they’re cooked in ghee, this dessert looks almost royal when garnished with almonds and other chopped nuts.
A great choice for the sweet endings could be Puran Poli, a flatbread made with jaggery, cardamom and nutmeg, which is more commonly found in the south India. Also, this festive season, a soft and delectable dish of Rasmalai could be an absolute delight.
Diwali is a festival of food and fun; make sure your restaurant is a happy place where people can come and have a beautiful time with their loved ones over delectable food! If you are keeping things from this menu, we are sure your restaurant will be flooded with customers. Will all that rush, we will come rescue you with our various integrations like table management, customer management, payment modes etc.
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