Thursday, October 31, 2013

Diwali Dinner Menu | Diwali Party Menu Ideas

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Diwali is nearing by and many of you would be planning to host a mega dinner party for Diwali. Planning a dinner menu is always exciting for me and I had helped in fixing the menus for many of my friends and family. Though the planning is fun , it is bit painful to execute it. I usually plan my menu 2-3 days ahead and finish off the preparation work and desserts the previous day so that I can finish off the cooking easily on the day of party. I am sharing a few menu plans with various themes - North Indian, South Indian and Continental Menu options which are suitable for Diwali party so that it would be helpful to you in easy planning!!
As Diwali is just few days away, Check out for a wide variety of options for Diwali here:

Menu 1: Theme
NORTH INDIAN LUNCH/DINNER


Appetizers/Extras: (select atleast one from each category)
snacks/chaats: Onion Pakora | Corn Dhokla | Dahi Bhalla | Canape Sev Puri
salad: Tomato-Onion salad | Assorted cut Vegetables
soup: Creamy Cauliflower Soup | Babycorn - Capsicum Soup | Palak Soup
others: deep fried spicy papads,fryums

Mains: (select atleast one from each category)
dry/semi dry curry: Aloo JeeraAloo gobi | Kadai Paneer  | Paneer Jalfrezi
pulav/rice: Jeera rice | Peas Pulav | Veg Biryani | Baby Potato Biryani
flat breads: Roti | Chapati | Naan | Poori |
Methi Poori | Batura
paneer specials: Matar Paneer | Palak paneer | Paneer Makhani | Paneer Butter Masala 
dal/kadhi: Dal fry | Dal MakhaniChole | Kadai Cholay
raita: Onion Tomato Raita  | Anardana raita | Boondi raita                                                             

Desserts:
(select at least one from each category)
dessert 1: Basundi | Carrot Phirni | Lauki Halwa | Shahi Tukda | Carrot-Beet Halwa 
dessert 2: Fruit Trifle | Fruit Salad with Custard | Mango Kulfi  or ready made I
ce cream

Menu Plan 2 : SOUTH INDIAN LUNCH/DINNER

Appetizers/Extras: (select one from each category)
pickle/powders:  Gongura | Avakaya | Amla Pickle | Andhra Gun  Powder
beverages:  Masala Butter milk | Tender Coconut special drink
sundal:  Kabuli Chana SundalChana Dal Sundal  | Sweet Corn Sundal

salad:  Moong dal Kosambari | Koshimbir
snack:  Masala VadaMaddur Vada | Dahi Vada | Sago Bonda | Raw Banana Bajji

others:  deep fried fryums,chips,papads and curd chillies

Mains: (pick one from each category)
stir fry/palya:  Alu fry | special Raw Banana fry | Spicy Potato Roast
curry:  Okra CurryDrumstick masala | Vankaya Kothimeera Karam
flat bread:  Poori | Chapati

curry for Poori/Chapati:  Mixed Veg Sagu | Mixed Veg Kurma | Cauliflower Kurma
variety rice:  Methi Pulav | Bisi Bele Bath | Vangi Bath
dal:  Andhra style Mango Dal | Tomato Dal | Methi dal
sambar: 
Pumpkin Sambar | Radish Sambar
stew/rasam:  Toor dal dumplings in Majjige Huli | Tomato Rasam | Toor dal Rasam

Steamed rice
Curd & Raitha and/or Curd Rice


Desserts: (pick one from each category)
special sweet 1: Boorelu | Bele Holige | Karikadubu | Garugu Holige                            
special sweet 2: Basundi | Gulab Jamun | Elaneer Pudding 
kheer/payasam: Moong dal KheerSemiya Kheer | Rice & Milk Pudding | Sago Kheer


Menu 3: Theme CONTINENTAL MENU

Appetizers: (select at least 1-2 varieties from each category)
chinese appetizer: Chili Tofu | Chili Paneer | Stuffed Peppers | Spring rolls
soups:  Minestrone soup |Babycorn - Capsicum Soup |  Pumpkin soup
beverages:  Aerated drinks | Mocktails | Fresh fruit juices

Mains: (select atleast 3-4 varieties using all options)

Desserts: (select atleast one from each category)


As Diwali is just few days away, Check out for a wide variety of options for Diwali here:

7 comments:

Priti S said...

great collection Prathy ....gud options to select

LG said...

A very good selection Pratibha. :)

shubha sridhar said...

Wat a chef u r I say:)

Anonymous said...

happy diwali prathibhagaru.

Sushma Madhuchandra said...

Kudos to your effort Prathibha. A very detailed menu.

Divya Shivaraman said...

great collection...

SARADA DEVI said...

WOW!WOW!!WOW!!! . REALLY A GREAT WORK AND THESIS YOU HAVE SUBMITTED WITH SO MANY IDEAS TO CELEBRATE DIWALI. THANKS FOR THE GREAT EFFORTS AND GOOD WISHES FOR HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS DIWALI

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