Fasting This Diwali? We Asked A Chef For 5 Vrat-Friendly Recipes To Enjoy After Breaking It

by Mallika Khurana
Fasting This Diwali? We Asked A Chef For 5 Vrat-Friendly Recipes To Enjoy After Breaking It

The radiant glow of a thousand lamps, the resonant sound of laughter and prayers, and the exquisite scent of incense—Diwali is a celebration that awakens all our senses. It’s a time when families come together, homes are adorned with colourful rangoli, and hearts are filled with joy. And what better way to cap off the day of fasting and prayer than with a spectacular feast that combines tradition and innovation? Chef Siddharth Parab, a culinary wizard with a passion for celebrating the richness of Indian culture through food, presents an extraordinary menu to tantalise your taste buds. This Diwali, after a long day of reflection and spiritual devotion, dive into an array of exceptional recipes that will leave you utterly enchanted.

Best Recipes To Relish After Fasting This Diwali

1. Amaranth Puri With Banana Vegetables

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One of the standout dishes on this festive spread is the Amaranth Puri with Banana Vegetables, a delight for both the palate and the soul.

Amaranth Puri


  • 200 gm Amaranth flour
  • 5 gm salt
  • 100 ml water
  • 20 ml oil
  • 1 litre oil for frying


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine amaranth flour, sendha salt, water, and a bit of oil. Knead the ingredients to form a dough.
  2. Divide the dough into small balls, each weighing approximately 20 grams.
  3. Roll each dough ball into a round shape, similar to a puri.
  4. In a separate pan, heat one litre of oil until it’s hot, and then deep fry the prepared puris until they turn golden brown.

Raw Banana Vegetables

To pair with the amaranth puri, Chef Siddharth offers a tantalising raw banana vegetable dish. 


  • 2 boiled raw bananas, cut into cubes
  • 20 gm roasted, crushed peanuts
  • 2 gm cumin seeds
  • 50 ml ghee
  • 5 gm sendha salt
  • 30 gm freshly grated coconut
  • 2 fresh green chillies, chopped
  • 3 curry leaves


  1. Heat ghee in a pan. Once hot, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, and chopped green chillies. Sauté them until fragrant.
  2. Add the boiled raw banana to the pan and follow it with roasted and crushed peanuts and freshly grated coconut. Season with salt.
  3. Stir the mixture well until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Serve this delightful raw banana vegetable dish alongside the crispy amaranth puri, and you’ll have a Diwali meal that’s both delicious and satisfying.

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2. Raw Banana Kebab: A Diwali Delight With A Twist

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This innovative twist on traditional kebabs is a delightful addition to your Diwali menu.


  • 2 raw bananas
  • 30 gm cashew powder
  • 2 gm green cardamom powder
  • 5 gm sendha salt
  • 20 gm roasted chana dal powder
  • 30 gm malai (cream)
  • 10 gm beetroot paste
  • 1 gm curry leaves, fried (for garnish)


  1. Begin by boiling the raw bananas until they’re tender. Once cooked, grind them into a smooth paste.
  2. To this banana paste, add cashew powder, green cardamom powder, sendha salt, and roasted chana dal. Mix these ingredients until they form a cohesive mixture.
  3. Shape the mixture into small patties.
  4. In a pan, heat some ghee over medium heat. Place the patties in the pan and cook them until they turn a beautiful golden brown on both sides.
  5. Now, prepare the Malai. Add beetroot paste to the malai. To make the beetroot paste, boil a beetroot and blend it into a smooth paste. Mix this beetroot paste into the malai until well combined.
  6. On a serving plate, garnish with drops of the Malai mixture.
  7. Place the golden-brown patties on the side of the plate.
  8. Enhance the presentation by garnishing with fried curry leaves and some edible flowers.

These raw banana kebabs are a delicious and creative way to enjoy the flavours of Diwali. 

3. Sweet Potato Hummus: A Flavourful Diwali Recipe

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Next on the list is a delightful sweet potato hummus, a perfect blend of flavours and textures that will tickle your taste buds.


For Sweet Potato Hummus:

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 yellow sweet potato
  • 20 gm sesame seeds
  • 20 gm olive oil
  • 10 gm sendha salt

For Dry Fruit Thecha:

  • 10 gm pistachios
  • 10 gm dates
  • 10 gm green chilli
  • 10 gm almonds
  • 10 gm walnuts
  • 10 gm ghee
  • Garnish with edible flowers


  1. Begin by roasting the sweet potatoes in an oven preheated to 160°C for 25 minutes.
  2. Once the sweet potatoes are roasted, carefully remove the skin.
  3. In a blender, combine the roasted sweet potatoes, sesame seeds, olive oil, and sendha salt.
  4. If you’re preparing yellow sweet potato chips, slice them and fry them until they become crispy.

For the Dry Fruit Thecha:

  1. Mix all the dry fruits together and crush them to your desired texture.
  2. In a pan, melt ghee over medium heat. Add green chillies and sauté them until fragrant. Then, add the crushed dry fruits and mix well.
  3. To assemble:
  4. Take a plate and spread the hummus evenly.
  5. Top the hummus with the mixed dry fruit Thecha.
  6. Garnish your dish with crispy sweet potato chips and edible flowers.

Sweet Potato Hummus offers a delightful twist on traditional hummus. 

4. Piyush For Diwali Celebrations

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It is the perfect way to end your festive meal on a refreshing note.


  • 2 cups plain yoghurt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 10–15 strands of saffron soaked in 2 tablespoons of milk


  1. In a blender, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and well-mixed consistency.
  3. Pour the Piyush into serving glasses.
  4. Garnish each glass with slivers of almonds and pistachios.
  5. Serve the Piyush chilled for a refreshing and delightful treat.

Piyush is a rich and creamy yoghurt-based drink that’s flavoured with aromatic spices and saffron. It’s a perfect way to balance the flavours of your Diwali feast.

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5. Rose Lassi For A Blissful End

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These sweet sips will leave you happier than ever.


  • 200 grams of plain yoghurt
  • 15 grams of mixed dry fruits
  • 40 grams of sugar
  • Rose syrup


  1. In a blender, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.
  3. Pour the rose lassi into a glass.
  4. Garnish your rose lassi with additional dry fruits for added texture and flavour.
  5. Optionally, drizzle a bit of rose syrup on top for an extra touch of rose flavour and a delightful presentation.

Rose Lassi is a fragrant and sweetened yoghurt drink with a hint of rose flavour. It’s the perfect way to add a touch of elegance to your Diwali celebration.

These delightful recipes are simply perfect for a Diwali feast. Cheers to a happy and prosperous Diwali!

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