Dussehra, one of the most important Hindu festivals, signifies the victory of good over evil. It is celebrated on the tenth day of Navratri, and every community and region has different styles of celebrating it. And like many festivals, during Dussehra, food plays a significant role in celebrations. Are you excited to know which delicacies you can enjoy during Dussehra 2022 with your friends and family? We bring you some treats to satisfy your appetite this Dussehra with this article.
Navratri, the religious festival for Indians worldwide, ends with Dussehra. On the tenth day of Navratri, Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashami, is celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil. Every soul is charged with spiritual fervor, and devotees celebrate this day with pure hearts, festivities, decoration, food, and spiritual enhancement.
Dussehra 2022 is on October 5. After the nine days of Navratri spent fasting and with prayers, Hindus everywhere will celebrate Vijayadashami as a gala event with dance, bhajans, pujas, and of course, a variety of delicious food.
Rituals and facts you need to know about Dussehra
Dussehra has various stories behind it. Every community celebrates this festival in different ways across the world.
North Indians celebrate Dussehra in honor of Lord Rama. They arrange or perform a musical Ramlila, which leads to the burning of large dummies of Ravana, Kumbhakaran, and Meghanad.
South Indians celebrate this festival to honor Maa Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge and arts. People clean and worship their instruments of livelihood and pray to the Goddess for wisdom and prosperity.
In Gujarat, there is a vibrant celebration of Navratri and Dussehra, including Garba, a popular dance, and a lot of food. On the tenth day, they immerse Maa Durga’s idol in water which signifies her return to Mount Kailash with Lord Shiva.
Bengali community enjoys Sindoor Khela during the Durga Puja or Durga Pujo, where women apply holy vermilion (sindoor) on each other and wear red clothes. The red color on Navratri and Dussehra signifies Maa Durga’s victory.
Just like most festivals, Dussehra 2022 will be celebrated with lights, decorations, dance, and festive delicacies that will play a major role in these celebrations.
If you are celebrating Dusshera long away from your homeland, you can definitely have guests and friends at home. Bombay Kitchen is ready with some delectable delights for Navratri celebrations and Dussehra.
Although there are no specific dishes you have to enjoy on this day, we suggest you have some special food that brings festive vibes.
Here are some get-together food ideas that include delicious appetizers. So, without further ado, let’s explore some special dishes for Dusshera 2022.
A get-together for Dusshera 2022 can be perfect, with scrumptious Vegetable Kababs served on the table for starters. These kababs are prepared with simple vegetables and spices. Serve these kababs with spicy mint chutney and sliced onions; there’s nothing quite like it.
Spinach and Cheese Samosa
Yummy Spinach and Cheese Samosa will appeal to desi and exotic food lovers. These super tasty samosas are prepared with minimal ingredients. If you are looking for snacks with authentic Indian flavors, try these samosas today!
Moong Dal Kachori
Moong Dal Kachori is a popular lip-smacking dish you can enjoy for breakfast or as a quick evening snack on this Dussehra. Moong dal kachori is a delicious snack and one of the most loved street foods. Serve these flavorful kachoris to your guests, who will keep asking for more. Ensure you bring them home from any Bombay Kitchen outlet for Dussehra 2022.
Lilva Kachori is a traditional kachori made with the stuffing of soaked toor/tuvar dal and green peas. A flavorful snack is a popular kachori variety extremely famous in Gujarat. Serve these kachoris to your guests with a dash of lemon, and they will experience the chatpata taste of the stuffing.
At Bombay Kitchen, we serve these and more such flavorful appetizers in our heat and eat section. Besides these appetizers, we also offer authentic Indian vegetarian cuisine and delicious snacks.
All you need to do is visit a nearby Bombay Kitchen outlet or a grocery store, bring these dishes home, and serve them to your guests, friends, and family.
While for Dussehra 2022, festivities and its essence remain the same, most of what matters is this festival marks a fresh new beginning for all of us.
We wish you all a Happy Dussehra!