Dussehra is celebrated with great pomp and show throughout the country. While the ways of celebrating vary by state, so do the food preparations, which are an important part of the celebration. Across India, there are a plethora of delicacies made especially for Dussehra that are not only delicious but are also thought to bring good luck.
To mark this occasion, many Hindus across the country prepare delectable meals and gather with family and friends to feast after a nine-day fast. Aside from that, they burn Ravana idols to celebrate the victory of good over evil. Here are some of the dishes you should try in Dussehra.
Puran Poli is a bread filled with a sweet filling. Puran is the Marathi word for sweet stuffing, and Poli is the Marathi word for bread. It is a traditional Maharashtrian dish that is served on any festive occasion. It is one of the best dishes prepared to celebrate almost anything in Maharashtra.
The stuffing contains chana dal, which is husked and split black chickpeas, also known as Bengal gramme. The stuffing's sweet component is jaggery.
Pulao or pilaf is comfort food at its finest, suitable for any occasion. This rice and vegetable one-pot dish has spices and herbs added to give it a mild aromatic flavour. The dish goes well with raita, pickle, and roasted papad (a crisp thin Indian snack). Pulao is a common dish in many Indian households.
Sweet Dosa is similar to regular dosa, but as the name implies, it is sweeter. It is considered an auspicious food on Dussehra and is popular in the state of Karnataka. Jaggery, coconut, rice flour, and wheat flour are used to make it. Everyone can enjoy it because it is made with jaggery rather than sugar. On Dussehra, it is also served as a prasad.
Pindi Chole is one of the simplest and most delicious chickpea dishes you can make. The recipe originates in the Rawalpindi region of Punjab, Pakistan, thus the name Pindi Chole. Soft, tender white chickpeas, fragrant ginger-garlic paste, spicy chana masala powder, and tangy dry mango powder combine in this dry recipe. A delicious way to celebrate Dussehra
Paneer Kundan Kaliyan
Awadhi Cuisine's Paneer Kundan Kaliyan recipe calls for succulent pieces of paneer to be cooked in yoghurt with onions, tomatoes, and Indian spices. This Kundan Kaliya has a royal Nawabi history and is full of flavour. A few nuts and rose petals are added to the gravy as well as for garnish. People prefer it at festivals because of its sweet and spicy flavour.
Jalebi is a Gujarati speciality that is a must-have on Dussehra. Lord Ram, according to legend, used to enjoy a sweet called Shashkuli, which is now known as Jalebi. He loved this sweet so much that now people eat Jalebi to celebrate his victory over Ravana. As a result, it is a popular dessert on Dussehra.
Dussehra is India's most beloved and celebrated festival. Without food, the celebration is incomplete; the dishes listed above will help make your selection easy. Enjoy a tasty meal this Dussehra.
This post is written by Amey Mohite, Content Writer, MyTravaly
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