Diwali is more than just a festival of lights; it’s a celebration of flavors, too! This joyous occasion brings together family and friends to share delicious dishes that reflect the rich and diverse culinary heritage of India. Whether you’re looking for traditional favorites or adventurous twists, we have some amazing recipes for you to try. Each is made with fresh, high-quality ingredients that will make this year’s Diwali feast unforgettable. Let’s get cooking!
Pickled Cucumber Achaar
Start your Diwali festivities with Pickled Cucumber Achaar, a satisfying and refreshing appetizer that will help to welcome everyone to your celebrations. This dish is made with Uno Bites™ Nano Cucumbers, which are super crunchy and sweet, making them a favorite snack for kids and adults alike. These one-bite cukes pair perfectly with the creamy dip made with Indian spices like turmeric and fenugreek seeds. You can serve this achaar as a dip with crackers or bread, or enjoy it as a salad on its own. If you’re going to a potluck this Diwali, this one’s a winner that will be gone in minutes!
Nothing says Diwali like classic Butter Chicken. This dish is a crowd-pleaser that will fill your home with mouthwatering aromas of ginger, cloves, cardamom, and other warm, traditional spices. With so many fragrant, savory spices, a pop of fresh sweetness is equally important to balance the flavors of the gravy that make this dish so special. The secret is Juno® Bites Red Grape Tomatoes, a key ingredient that amplifies the flavors of this savory meal and gives it a wow factor that will impress all your family and friends at your Diwali celebrations.
Melon and Fruit Chaat
Set the right tone for your celebrations with an explosion of topical flair in this vibrant Melon and Fruit Chaat recipe. The star is Solara® Mini Melons, which are not only delicious but also serve as natural, sustainable bowls for the fruit salad. These Tastefully Tropical® mini melons are sweet and juicy, so they’ll stand out on your Diwali menu filled with warm, savory dishes. To make the chaat, simply scoop out the flesh of the melons and chop it up with other fruits like orange, banana, and grapes. Then, toss them with some lemon juice, chaat masala, cumin, and mint leaves for a tangy dressing. Simply fill the melon shells with the fruit mixture and serve. This dish is a refreshing and healthy treat that will brighten up your Diwali table.
Lentil & Roasted Eggplant Salad
A delicious combination of protein-rich lentils and roasted eggplants makes this Lentil & Roasted Eggplant Salad a satisfying and delicious meal or side salad for this Sunday’s celebrations. Roasted Baby Eggplants from the Craft House Collection® elevate this simple salad to the next level. These eggplants, like all items in the premium collection, are crafted by generations and grown for the chef in you so that you can make restaurant-quality meals for your friends and family. Combined with Juno® Bites Red Grape Tomatoes, spinach, feta cheese, and a simple lemon dressing, this quick and easy salad is always a hit.
Lentil & Long Sweet Pepper Salad
Lentils and premium Craft House Collection® vegetables are a healthy and delicious combination that we can’t get enough of. That’s why we have another recipe that features this tasty duo, but with a different twist: Lentil & Long Sweet Pepper Salad. This time, we’re using vibrant Craft House Collection® Aurora Long Sweet Peppers, which are long, thin, and sweet with a distinct rustic flavor. They’re paired with Sangria® Medley Tomatoes, chopped Long English Cucumber, coconut, peanuts, and herbs like mint and cilantro. These fresh and colorful ingredients come together to create an experience like no other, once again showing how the right fresh ingredients can turn a simple salad into something truly memorable.
This weekend, treat your more adventurous friends and family to Strawberry Curry. This sweet and spicy twist on a classic dish is perfect for a potluck-style Diwali dinner. Hand-picked Sweet Blooms® Strawberries, a berriously delicious® treat regardless of the time of year, offer their delicate sweetness to counterbalance the spicy curry. This unique flavor combination not only adds a surprising note to your Diwali menu but also shows how your Diwali celebrations can build on traditions to create something special.
The heart of Diwali is not only in the flavors but also in the moments shared with loved ones. From the classic Butter Chicken to the innovative Strawberry Curry, each dish is an occasion to bring together family and friends around the dinner table. For more inspiration this Diwali, check out some more of our favorite Indian recipes. You can always stay up to date and get the latest recipes by signing up for our newsletter.