As we are getting ready to ring in the 73rd anniversary of Republic Day, we can't help but feel proud of all that our nation has accomplished over the years. We feel a sense of patriotism on this special holiday and wish to celebrate our country in whatever capacity we can. While we can't go out and celebrate as we used to, thanks to the pandemic, it shouldn't stop us from honouring the nation in our own small way. The go-to way for us to celebrate anything at home is to indulge in delicious food; therefore, we have shortlisted some of the most beloved Indian food combinations that you can make at home. Indulge in these delicacies while you watch the Republic Day parade!
Republic Day 2022: 5 Classic Desi Recipes For A Festive Lunch
1. Chicken biryani
Biryani is a complete meal in itself, from dinner parties to a lazy Sunday meal; it is apt to suit all occasions. Chicken biryani seems to be one of the most loved meals. While it is believed to have been introduced to India by the Mughals and is one of the most popular dishes in the Islamic culture, it has been thoroughly embraced by all across India.
2. Chole Bhature
Tangy and spicy chole served with crispy and fluffy bhature is the perfect indulgence for foodies. This Punjabi dish is a complete meal on a plate. With a host of spices such as bay leaf, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cloves, whole peppercorns, green and black cardamom, cooked together with chickpeas, the flavourful chole tie the meal together perfectly.
3. Pav Bhaji
This Maharashtrian delicacy has managed to win hearts all over the country! The spicy, masaledaar and chatpati bhaji is made from a variety of veggies like cauliflower, peas, potatoes and more. This is one dish, loved by people of all ages and cooked with different variations in different households. The soft and buttery pav dipped in bhaji just melts in your mouth.
4. Appam And Chicken Stew
While the appam and stew is a traditional breakfast favourite, it's a great option for lunch and dinner too. This is one of the many dishes in Kerala cuisine that creates a delicate, yet unique flavour profile with minimal use of ingredients and spices. The chicken stew is a creamy and rich coconut curry and appam is a thin rice pancake.
5. Sambar And Dosa
The ultimate classic South Indian combination, sambar and dosa is a beloved treat in all parts of the country! You can have sambar-dosa for breakfast, brunch, lunch or even dinner since it is easily digestible, low on calories and extremely appetising. You can choose a variety of dosas to pair with the spicy sambar.
Enjoy these classic desi combinations and appreciate the food culture of India! Do tell us in the comments section which one of these dishes is your favourite.