7 Must-Try Recipes Perfect For Deepavali That Give Restaurant Vibes

With its strong flavours and beautiful aromas, Indian dishes have long been a favourite, which is why there is no shortage of good restaurants not only in Little India but all across our Little Red Dot.

With the Deepavali festival just right around the corner, you may be craving some of your favourite Indian food. But why go out when you can cook your own Deepavali-inspired dishes at home! Check out these 7 recipes below:

1. Healthy butter chicken
Healthy butter chicken
Photo Credit: Women’s Weekly

You can’t talk about Indian food without butter chicken. In fact, it’s a staple on the dinner table for Deepavali. But if you’re afraid of the extra calories, this healthier version of the classic dish has all the flavours you love but without the guilt. 

 2. Fish masala curry
Fish masala curry
Photo Credit: My Singapore Food

This fish masala is a traditional recipe which has a secret ingredient to make all the difference: desiccated coconut. Make this simple recipe at home for the whole family to enjoy during Deepavali. Find the full recipe here.

3. Spicy masala chicken burger
Spicy masala chicken burger
Photo Credit: Ministry of Curry

If you want to put a little Western twist into your classic Indian fare, you can create these delicious spicy Indian-style masala chicken burgers that will have your guests wanting for more.

This recipe has all the classic ingredients of your traditional masala, including ginger, garam masala and cilantro, but you’re putting it into a burger patty!

Bonus tip: Chicken is considered a healthier alternative to your beef patty.

4. Egg masala gravy
Egg masala gravy
Photo Credit: Indian Healthy Recipes

Calling all egg lovers! You can’t enjoy Indian food without an amazing gravy, and this egg masala gravy is perfect with biryani, pulao, basmati rice and chapati. This recipe boasts an amazing aroma and offers strong flavours that everyone at your Deepavali festivities will love.

5. Lamb Rogan Josh
Lamb Rogan Josh

​​Lamb Rogan Josh is a classic Indian-style Singaporean dish that you can find in most restaurants around the country. But if you don’t want to go out during Deepavali, you can prepare this at home using the Thermos® Shuttle Chef®. This frees you up to get on with other things while your delicious meal is cooked to perfection, even if it’s a big batch for family and friends. Check out the full recipe here.

6. Thosai
Photo Credit: Singapore Local Favourites

Thosai (or Dosai) is a classic Singaporean meal eaten for breakfast or dinner. Although Jalan Kayu is a favourite spot among locals to enjoy a Thosai, you can always make it at home with this simple recipe.

7. Gulab jamun
Gulab jamun
Photo Credit: Indian Healthy Recipes

No Deepavali meal is complete without a delicious dessert, and gulab jamun is on top of that list. This simple recipe can be made using milk powder or khoya if it’s available in your area. Either way, you can try this delicious, sweet treat by following this recipe. This dessert can be easily stored in the Thermos® Food Jar.


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