Food is a big part of Indian culture, and so there’s a special dish for every single occasion. As a culture which loves to celebrate vibrant festivals, food plays an integral role in the celebrations. Traditional Indian festivals bring communities together, and the variety of culinary delights unites everyone. Each of these festivals are also associated with delectable signature dishes, which make these occasions even more special.
Starting off with everyone’s favorite festival, the festival of lights. Diwali is not only about the lights and fireworks. The different culinary delights make up a huge part of this festival, from sweet delicacies to savory delights. Along with some delectable sweet dishes, you can find every household serving the popular Indian appetizers such as samosas, as they open up their homes for friends and family.
The official party festival, and the festival of colors, Holi is celebrated with a burst of both colors and flavors. From sweet, cool drinks to hot, crispy, savory delights, this festival is all about food and fun. Pair your favorite mango lassi with any Chef Bombay frozen dish and enjoy the celebrations.
The biggest festival for the western part of the country, Ganesh Chaturthi season is marked by elaborate celebrations and of course, delicious culinary delights. Along with the sweet delicacies which come with every Indian festival, Ganesh Chaturthi also witnesses people opening up their homes to many guests. Culinary delicacies such as the mini vegetable samosas and vegetable pakoras become the staples during this season.
Traditional Indian festivals are not just celebrations of religious or cultural significance; they are also a feast for the senses. Each festival brings a range of diversity, which reflects in the culinary choices as well. From the drinks to the savory delights to the desserts, every single step of the culinary journey is extremely culturally important during each of these festivals, and many more.