Special Menu for Diwali party – How to pick your food menu.
Diwali food

Special Menu for Diwali party – How to pick your food menu.

India is known for its remarkable style of celebration of festivals! One such highly celebrated festival is Diwali, which celebrates the return of Lord Ram from exile after 14 years. To commemorate this, people put up lights on their windows and Diya’s outside and inside the house to brighten up their surroundings. It is known as the festival of light since the darkness (Raavan) was erased from this world and the light had returned with Lord Rama.

Diwali is that one festival where each and every person come together and celebrate this joyous occasion with happiness and love. Most of us are preparing for our Diwali parties and it is impossible to celebrate such a joyous occasion without some traditional and authentic dishes.

If you haven’t decided on your menu, go ahead steal ours since it’s a special one curated for this occasion only! We have compiled a bunch of delicious dishes that will surprise your guests!

Follow our list and impress your guests with the food.


  1. Spring rolls

In Chinese cuisine, spring rolls are savoury rolls with cabbage and other vegetable fillings inside a thinly wrapped cylindrical pastry. They are usually eaten with schezwan sauce. They are crunchy and appetising.

2. Paneer Kebab

The Diwali food should special and favourite just like a paneer kebab – a famous Indian appetizer were pieces of paneer (Indian cottages cheese) and marinated with yoghurt and spices and then grilled until charred. Tasty and yet simple, this is that one start that your guest won’t be able to forget about. They will keep coming back for more.

3. Potato Cheese Balls

Crispy and golden on the outside, soft and creamy on the inside, these delectable deep-fried Potato and Cheese Balls are everyone’s favourite. This is the perfect starter to match with your other food at the Diwali party since everyone loves cheesy starters.

4. Chinese Fritters

Chinese fritters were also known as Chinese pakoda are crispy and spiced with fried vegetable fritters. These tasty Chinese pakoras are fried and served hot with sauce or chutney. This dish will charm your guest during Diwali easily.

Chinese Fritters
Chinese fritters
Spring rolls
Spring roll
Non Veg
  1. Chicken 65

Chicken 65 is a spicy, deep-fried chicken dish that is a quick snack. The flavour of the dish is enhanced with red chillies, but the exact set of ingredients for the recipe can vary.

2. Fish steaks

Fish steak is also known as a fish cutlet, is a cut of fish that is cut perpendicular to the spine and can either include the bones or be boneless. It can be paired with a cheesy dip since it tastes really good. On Diwali, it will be easy to serve your guests since this dish is not messy.

3. Tandori prawns tikka

Tandoori Prawns are grilled shrimp skewers loaded with bold Indian flavours. They are a perfect dish for a party. Make your Diwali party a hit with these starters that are favourite for most.

4. Kheema samosa with dip

Samosa itself is loved highly in India, and with chicken in it, it is going to be impressing and top-notch for your Diwali. The dip with it will enhance the taste of the kheema itself.

Chicken 65
Chicken 65
Tandoori Prawns
Tandoori Prawn
  1. Cold Drinks like pepsi, maaza, etc.
  2. Fresh fruit juice like watermelon, mosambi,etc.

Main Course

  1. Paneer Tikka masala

Paneer Tikka masala, also known as butter paneer is a flavourful & creamy curry made with paneer, spices, onions, tomatoes, cashews and butter. It tastes better when it’s cooked in Dhaba style. Bring a mixture of taste and spices to your Diwali menu.

2. Aloo Gobi

Aloo gobi is a vegetarian dish made with potatoes, cauliflower, and Indian spices. It is yellowish in colour due to the use of turmeric and includes kalonji and curry leaves. Aloo Gobi is an authentic Indian dish that is loved by all. It is a must when it comes to deciding your Diwali menu.

3. Veg biryani with raita

This Veg Biryani is an authentic Indian vegetarian recipe packed full of your favourite rice, veggies, and spices. It is usually combined with raita which is a mixture of yoghurt with cucumber or tomato. Not everyone cooks a good veg biryani and so for a substitute, we can have burnt garlic rice for the Diwali menu.

4. Burnt Garlic Rice

Burnt Garlic Fried Rice is an Indo Chinese dish that everyone loves. Browned (burnt) garlic is tossed with rice, and colourful veggies giving tons of flavour and garlicky taste.

Paneer Butter Masala
Paneer Butter Masala
Veg Biryani
Veg Biryani
Non Veg
  1. Butter Chicken

Butter chicken is a curry of chicken cooked in spiced tomato, butter and cream sauce. It is similar to chicken tikka masala, which uses a tomato paste.

2. Dal gosht

On Diwali, people prefer eating Shahi food and daal gosht is one of them. It is a delicious, tasty dish prepared out of lamb or mutton that is cooked in a soup of a variety of lentils and seasonings. It is spicy in flavour and is usually enjoyed with roti, naan or rice.

3. Chicken/mutton biryani with raita

Biryani is a mixed rice dish originating in the Indian subcontinent. It is made with Indian spices, rice, and meat usually that of chicken, goat, lamb, prawn, fish, and sometimes, in addition, eggs or vegetables such as potatoes in certain regional varieties. Almost everyone loves eating biryani and is a must for every party or occasion.

4. Fish fry/ fish curry

Goan Fish Curry is a famous fish curry from Goa. Tender fish in a rich, aromatic tomato coconut curry, mixed with herbs and spices. It is enjoyed with rice.

5. Basmati Rice

It is a staple food in India and complements every dish possible.

Chicken curry
Chicken curry
Fish Curry
Fish Curry


  1. Cakes

Everyone loves chocolate cake at the end of their meal. It could be cut as a celebration of Diwali or just served casually.

2. Indian sweets

Indian festival is incomplete without desi Indian sweets made with desi ghee. The taste of rich ghee and the sweetness of jaggery will blow your mind.

3. Ice Cream

Ice cream is a common dessert that is loved by everyone. Indians love ice creams like cassata, kulfi or mixed fruit, etc.


Impress and serve your guests the best of traditional food on Diwali. Decide your menu in advance and start your preparations.

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