Today's celebration to discuss is Diwali. As a matter of fact, it was just celebrated a couple weeks ago! Although this festival is celebrated in the late fall, it is one of the largest and brightest festivals celebrated (making it an important festival to include in this list). Diwali is also known as the Festival of Lights and signifies the victory of lightness over darkness. With lights shining everywhere, this festival lasts 5 days. The final night of Diwali coincides with the darkest new moon night (in the Lunisolar month of Kartika and between mid-October and mid-November of the Gregorian calendar).
Like most holidays and festivals, there are tons of traditional recipes to make during this season, so I chose a recipe that I thought would be simple for you to make and not require too many foods you may not be familiar with. It just so happens to be one of my and my husband's favorite dishes...Aloo Chaat!!!
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- 2 medium sized potatoes (aloo)
- 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
- 1 tsp chaat masala powder
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder or lal mirch powder
- 1 tsp dry mango powder/amchur
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- salt to taste
- oil for frying
- parboil the potatoes, the peel and dice
- pan fry the diced potatoes and drain on paper napkins
- toss the potatoes with all the spices, serve warm.