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Celebrate Dussehra with these delectable delights

Dussehra, derived from the word ‘Dasha-Hara’ refers to the defeat of the ten faced Ravana. As Lord Rama’s victory over him is celebrated on the 10th lunar day of the Hindu calendar month, this festival is also known as Vijayadashami: ‘Vijay’ meaning victory and ‘Dashami’ meaning the tenth. Undeniably, it is one of the most popular festivals of India.


Some more on this festival: 

  • According to folklore, it is believed that Dussehra is being celebrated since the 17th century in Mysore. The king there ordered the state to celebrate it with full vigour and splendour. Since that day, Mysore worships Goddess Chamundeshwari on this day.

  • Did you know that besides India, Dussehra is also celebrated in Nepal, Bangladesh and Malaysia? Malaysia observes an official holiday on this day. 

  • The festival also marks the change in agriculture crops. Farmers begin to harvest Kharif crops and post Diwali they commence harvesting Rabi crops. 

  • This festival marks the end of the summer season and commencement of winter season. 


Coming onto the festive food, there are endless choices to celebrate with. Here’s a thali with some special treats that’ll bring in all the festive flavours. Enjoy! 


Samosa Kadhi Chaat

Festivals are all about feeling special and making it enjoyable, isn’t it? So, here’s a unique recipe to begin the day with. Samosa dunked in creamy kadhi, topped with tamarind and green chutney is all things amazing! Sun kar raha nahi ja raha na? Just go ahead, it’s a festive day, so make the most of it.



Dal Makhni

The name itself is like music to the ears, hai na? After all, it is so tempting, creamy and a classic choice to suit any celebration, festivity or occasion. You can pair it with parantha, chapatti or a lovely jeera rice. This dish deserves all your attention! 



Jeera Rice

The perfect recipe to go with your dal makhni. The aroma of jeera and ghee is sure to tantalize you in every possible way. So, lay your favourite crockery, gather your loved ones and spread this full of love meal to make this day memorable.



Paneer Angara

Well if you thought the surprise is over then let me tell you, more delights are waiting to please you. Here is one, which needs no introduction – luscious, smoky and full of flavours – this dish will make you salivate at the first glance itself. Don’t miss it.



Cheesy Garlic Naan

We all turn a child at heart when it comes to cheese and if I say you’ve got your share to chance upon in its most endearing form then? I am sure you are tempted and floored already! Pair this awesome garlicky, cheesy naan with your choice of gravy or sabzi and have a ball!



Gulab Jamun Malpua

I bet each bite of this dessert will leave you longing for more, as it is the best of both worlds. Gulab jamun and malpua, a win-win situation, isn’t it? It’s in the end but leaves an everlasting impression in the most special way. 



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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.