The Importance of Food In Indian Festivals

Posted On: 2021-10-22 07:39 AM

The Importance of Food In Indian Festivals

The Importance of Food In Indian Festivals


Right from Kashmir to Kanyakumari during the time of festivals there is a wide range of food items prepared across India. Globally, Indian food is well-known for various types of exotic and enticing delicacies that are served throughout the year on different occasions and festivals. Be it Chole Bature for Baisakhi, Modaks for Ganesh Chaturti, and Moong Dal Bhajiya for Navratri, food is enjoyed as part of Indian culture as Indian food includes all varieties depending on the climatic and cultural factors. Indian food has nutritious value as locally sourced ingredients are used and it is an overall healthy food. India is known for its rich culture, lavish festivals, great tourist spots and of course a lot of food. Every festival in India is celebrated for a reason and a variety of food is eaten during these times. Though there are many festivals in India with a variety of food items, let us discuss some of the famous festivals such as Sankranthi, Dussehra, and Diwali that are some of the biggest festivals celebrated across India.





Sankranthi or Pongal is a harvesting festival that is celebrated in different states throughout India in different ways. Appalu in Andhra Pradesh Till or Til Ke laddoo from Jharkhand, Ramdane Ke Laddu in Bihar, Ellu Bella a sweet mixture of jaggery and sesame seeds from Karnataka, Ghughuti from Uttarakhand, Puran Poli in Maharashtra, Makara Chaula from Odisha, Pheni and Ghevar a popular disc-shaped sweet, Gajak a sweet in Madhya Pradesh, Murukku in Tamil Nadu, Gokul Pithe, a sweet dish in Bengal, Ganne ke Ras Ki Kheer in Punjab, Xandoh in Assam, Kangsubi a sweet dish is prepared in Manipur. Many popular dishes that are prepared in entire India such as gajar ka Halwa, Suji ka Halwa, or Atte ka Halwa are prepared during Sankranthi.




Dussehra is also known as Vijayadashmi, this festival celebrates the victory of good over evil. The families get together on this day and some great and authentic food is prepared. Sweet lassi, which is made out of yogurt, water, crushed almonds, and sugar, is one of the favorite drinks in India. Carrot Halwa, Jeera Rice, Paneer Tikka Masala, and many other foods are cooked during this festival. Sweet dishes such as Jalebi in Gujarat, Kadakani in Maharashtra. While Kheer, besan ladoo, and gajar ka halwa are prepared in many parts of northern India, payasam, eriyappa, and appams are made in south India. Badam Halwa Jaggery Rasgulla, Mawa Coconut Roll, Motichoor Ladoo with Rabri are some of the most famous sweet dishes that are made throughout India during Dussehra.




Diwali, the festival of lights is celebrated globally that represents knowledge over ignorance, light over darkness, and good over evil. Diwali is well known for its many excellent sweet dishes and products. Sweet Dishes such as Mawa Kachori from Rajasthan, Gajar ka Halwa, Soan Papdi, Kaju Katli, Moong Dal Ka Halwa, Gulab Jamun in entire parts of north India, Puran Poli from Maharashtra, Anarsa a rice biscuit from Uttar Pradesh, Paramannam from Andhra Pradesh Bresi from Arunachal Pradesh, Pithas from Assam, Thekua from Bihar, Dehrori from Chattisgarh, Bebinca from Goa, Fada ni Lapsi from Gujarat, Aloo ka halwa from Haryana, Dabbroo from Himachal Pradesh, Tilkut from Jharkhand, Mysore Pak from Karnataka, Unni Appam from Kerala, Khoya jalebi from Madhya Pradesh, Modak from Maharashtra Madhurajan Thongba from Manipura, Pukhlein from Meghalaya, Chenna Poda from Odisha Phirni from Punjab, Ghwar from Rajasthan, Paal Poli from Tamil Nadu, Bal Mithai from Uttarakhand, Darbesh from West Bengal and many more are prepared during this festive time.


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