The festive season is all about spreading happiness, sharing laughter and of course, eating good food. It is that time of the year when near and dear ones get together over lunch or dinner and treat their taste buds to delightful delicacies. But if you are specifically planning a meal with your loved one, here are a few sweet, salty, spicy goodies you can prepare with ease:
1. Moong Dal Halwa:
A delicacy from Rajasthan, this halwa is a rich, fragrant and creamy pudding-like Indian dessert. A favourite during winters, moong dal halwa is prepared with split yellow moong dal and ghee. Garnished generously with saffron, this sweet dish is served hot. Oh!And its every bite literally melts in your mouth.
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2. Dal Makhani:
This is the king of all Lentil based dishes. Prepared with red kidney beans and black lentils, dal makhani is dowsed in a creamy batter of butter, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, onions and a profusion of desi spices.
3. Besan Laddoo:
Everyone loves to have a besan laddoo. This sweet is eaten on almost all auspicious occasions in the country. These laddoos are extremely easy to prepare and can be filled with almonds, pistachio, and even cashew nuts. Your loved one wouldn’t say no to this tempting dry sweet!
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4. Matar Chola:
Move over regular cholas because matar cholas are here to stay. This spicy dish gives diners a breather from the usual delicacies made during festivities. Matar cholas are easier to prepare as compared to rajmas and brown cholas. Fry a few kulche along with the main dish and you’re all set to impress her with your culinary skills.
5. Hara Bhara Kebabs:
Kebabs are succulent, aromatic, and healthy, especially if they are hara bhara kebabs! Prepared with potatoes, peas, and spinach, this appetizer can be prepared in 30 minutes flat. If you have time, make pudina chutney to complement the platter.
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Find your creative spark in the kitchen and win over your lady love’s heart through her stomach! Trust us, she’ll find you just as attractive in an apron and a chef’s cap (if not more!).