A festive Hindu dinner is usually vegetarian. The menu consists of a sweet, a spicy fritter complemented with a chutney, a salad, a vegetable stir fry, a main course of rice, roti and a lentil curry.
Here are some suggestions and recipes to choose from.
- Bele obbattu Recipe 1 - with whole wheat flour, lentils and jaggery/brown sugar
- Bele obbattu Recipe 2 - with all purpose flour/maida, lentils and jaggery/brown sugar
- Dates and almond obbattu (dates and almonds stuffed flat bread)
- Boondi ladoo - lentil batter deep fried into tiny drops, soaked in warm sugar syrup and hand molded into balls
- Rave unde (Semolina, sugar and coconut balls)
- Carrot halwa (carrot, milk and sugar confection)
- More sweets here
- Masala vade (Lentils and spices ground to a dough and tossed with onions and dill, then deep fried into fritters)
- Onion pakodas (Onions or vegetables dipped in a lentil batter and fried to crunchy goodness.)
- More snacks and salads here
Vegetable stir fries: