10 lip-smacking main course ideas for Diwali

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10 lip-smacking main course ideas for Diwali

With the dazzling festival of lights right around the corner, it's hard to resist the temptation to throw a sumptuous Diwali dinner party. From cocktails and hearty meals, merry conversations and cheer included, we bet you want to do it all! But if you feel the strenuous task of prepping for a dinner party can be time consuming and exhausting, fret not, we have you covered with some enticing menu options all chalked out for you. Make a couple of these and watch your guests licking their fingers.

Aloo Chole Biryani

Aloo Chole Biryani is a wholesome, Punjabi dish made with potatoes, chickpeas, rice and all the Indian spices that we love. This dish is incredibly comforting and festive at the same time, making it perfect for a Diwali dinner party.

Dal Tadka

A classic that always deserves a place on your table, we don't need to sell this dish to you. But what we can say is that follow our step-by-step recipe for one of the tastier dal tadkas you've eaten.

Mutton Dum Pukht Biryani

Mutton Dum Pukht is THE perfect dinner party dish. Since Dum Pukht means cooking slowly, this dish is big on flavour and so worth the wait.

Murgh Malai Curry

On slightly more important days (like this one), richer chicken dishes rise up to the occasion. And this malai chicken sure lives up to that expectation. It has a rich texture because of the cream and is perfectly balanced with warming spices and nuts.

Mint and Vegetable Shahi Biryani

Mint and vegetable shahi biryani is perfect for your gluten-free folks. It has all the goodness of biryani and is also loaded with veggies.

Malai Kofta

We can guarantee this dish is going to be the star of the night. These soft koftas dunked in a creamy and tangy sauce can be served with butter naan or jeera rice.

Fried Aloo Pulao

This one is for all you with a low threshold for spice. Tuck into the aromas of pureed onions and ghee and deliciousness of fried potatoes with our recipe.

Chettinad Potato Roast

This potato roast may be a dry dish but it doesn't leave any stone unturned. It's got a mix of flavours and the dry roasting brings out the essential oils in the spices which otherwise would be dormant.

Paneer Masala Pulao

If you like kadhi and raita as much as we do, this is the ideal desi dish to pair them with. A pulao that doubles up as an entire meal in itself, this ones got the added oomph from soft, marinated chunks of paneers.

Shahi Paneer

This dish is made with paneer simmered in an onion-nut paste and enriched with yoghurt and mild spices that will leave your guests craving more.

Samanaz Bhot

Samanaz Bhot

Currently studying journalism, Samanaz is a writer and artist at heart. With a keen passion for transforming her thoughts into reality, she is headstrong and loves experimenting at different cafes across the city. When she’s not working, you can either find her working on a painting or binge watching The Office.

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