The Navratri festivities just concluded with Dussehra and now that Diwali is just a few days away, it is that time of the year again when the country would be immersed in festive vibe. Diwali is the festival of lights that celebrates the homecoming of Lord Rama from fourteen years of exile. One of the most celebrated festivals across the country, Diwali is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm where people clean their houses and decorate them with lights, rangolis and clay lamps. And how can a festival of such grandeur be celebrated without some mouth-watering food to go along? Diwali is all about new clothes, pretty décor and sumptuous feast that everyone indulges in at Diwali parties where friends and family gather together to celebrate the festival.
Diwali feasting can be as indulgent as you wish it to be. People prepare all sorts of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes for get-togethers. From sumptuous chicken curries to dahi bhallas, biryanis and koftas, you name any extravagant Indian dish and you'll have it. Indian sweets and desserts are a major part of Diwali as well. Many people prepare sweets such as barfi, ladoos, kheer and halwas at home that are also offered to Goddess Laxmi during Diwali puja. The staple kaju katli is something one can never get enough of no matter how many boxes of it we get. Or the flaky soan papdi that is another popular sweet, aren't you slurping yet? If not, then we have a halwa recipe that is sure to make you drool, not just because it is everyone's favourite gajar ka halwa but also because it is completely vegan! Yes, you read that right, we've got a vegan halwa for you!
Here is a vegan gajar ka halwa recipe made quickly and easily with all things vegan. It has carrots, cardamom, date paste, cashew nut paste, raisins and almonds cooked together in fresh homemade almond milk. A delectable homemade vegan gajar ka halwa ia as good as the regular halwa, maybe better and healthier since it has no added sugar. Perfect for weight-watchers, this diet-friendly halwa can be your go-to Indian dessert this festive season since it serves the purpose of being simply delicious as well as healthy. Serve it warm, topped with almonds for the added crunch and you are good to go! Find the recipe here.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.