Dosa-Sambar to Biryani-7 yummy dinner ideas to enjoy during festivals

Indian festivals are known for their rich and diverse culinary traditions. Here are seven popular Indian dinner options to enjoy during festivals.

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Mutton Rogan Josh

Mutton Rogan Josh is spicy red meat curry in which meat is simmered and cooked in zingy yoghurt-based gravy made with garlic, ginger and spices.

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Tandoori Roti with Butter Chicken

Tandoori roti is a type of Indian bread cooked in a tandoor oven, and it pairs wonderfully with butter chicken, a creamy tomato-based chicken curry. 

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Hyderabadi Biryani

Fragrant rice is cooked with soft pieces of chicken/meat infused with spices and saffron and is popular comfort food across India.

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Dosa with Coconut Chutney and Sambar

Dosa is a thin, crispy rice and lentil crepe, typically served with coconut chutney and sambar (a tangy and spicy lentil soup with vegetables). It's a South Indian favorite.

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Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken uses marinated chicken pieces in yoghurt with spices, including ginger, turmeric, cloves or garam masala.

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Malai Kofta

Malai kofta is a creamy and rich North Indian dish made with deep-fried potato and paneer balls (koftas) served in a luscious tomato-based gravy. 

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Paneer Tikka

It is a vegetarian delight made from marinated and grilled paneer cubes. It's marinated in yoghurt and spices, which give it a smoky and spicy flavour. 

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Finish your festival meal with a sweet treat like rasgulla. Rasgulla is a popular Bengali sweet made from soft, spongy cheese balls soaked in sugar syrup. It's light and refreshing.

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