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Low Calorie Rogan Josh Curry

Common Diwali Dishes You Can Cook At Home

Celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs across the world, today is Diwali – otherwise known as ‘The Festival of Lights’.

In the UK, Diwali has become increasingly popular and far more mainstream. In fact, celebrations are catching up to the level of how it’s celebrated in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

Despite it’s growing popularity in and around the UK, most people outside of India are unfamiliar with the common dishes served on this occasion, such as the Rogan Josh Curry.

Here at Family Secrets, the team have researched thousands of traditional recipes served during this five-day celebration.

The kids will be pleased to know that sweets are at the very centre of Diwali celebrations. No, we’re not talking Haribos. Instead, we’re talking about Indian sweetmeats. These are known as “mithai”. These sweetmeats are a mix between a snack, dessert and confectionery. This makes them the perfect treat during and indeed after a long day of celebrating.

Amongst the sweet dishes, there are also a few savoury treats you can enjoy. Traditionally, preparing these snacks is a social activity for the women in the family. The older generations will gather with their younger relatives in the kitchen to make savoury snacks. They are made from chickpeas, rice, lentils and other varieties of flours. Once seasoned, the snacks get pummelled into different shapes. You should deep-fry before they are delivered to family and friends in boxes.

This Diwali, we have a few dishes you should try out:

  • Vegetable Pakora – As crispy Indian snack, pakora is made-up of one or two ingredients of your choosing; onions, potatoes, spinach, cauliflower or tomato. When the vegetables are combined, the cooks will dip the pakoras in batter and deep-fried. These are best served with a rich chutney or curry sauce like our low-calorie Rogan Josh curry sauce!
  • Savoury Samosas – Another Indian snack, but this one is packed with spices! Traditionally, spiced potatoes, onions, lentils, minced lamb or beef fill the samosas. Once mixed together, the bakers place the filling in a triangular pastry casing for baking. These snacks often go well with a sweet chilli dipping sauce.
  • Chole Bhature – Otherwise known as chickpea curry. This dish is healthy and filling. Perfect for a weekday dinner! Quick and easy to make. All you need to do is thicken up our low-fat Punjabi Tadka sauce in a pan for a few minutes. Then adding a tin of chickpeas. If you’re looking for a thicker consistency, mash a few of the chickpeas while cooking. Then simmer for 5 minutes. Once it’s ready, serve up with some bread or plain basmati rice.

Fancy cooking some Diwali dishes in your kitchen this week? Why not try our family sauces? Inspired by traditional recipes, Family Secret’s low-fat curry sauces bring flavoursome, filling yet quick and easy meals to the modern-day family. Choose from vegan sauces to gluten free curries!

Customers can purchase our collection of low fat curry sauces on our website, from a low calorie rogan rosh curry to a low calorie moroccan tagine sauce, take a look here.

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What Does Your Favourite Curry Say About You?

Choosing your favourite curry can be difficult – after all, there are so many to choose from. Maybe it’s the mild yet creamy Korma, or perhaps you’re more of a vindaloo fan! Whatever your favourite curry dish, we can bet it says all lot about you as a person.

In fact, it is probably able to tell us about your personality, interests and habits – not just your culinary tastes. At Family Secret, we have outlined some of the most popular curries in the UK and what they say about you! So, next time you order your favourite takeaway you will be thinking about much more than how delicious it looks…

Korma

People may look at you and think you’re plain and simple but you’re a classic after all! Meek and mild, you don’t need all the bells and whistles to make you stand out. Instead, you enjoy the simple things in life and people know what they are getting with you, it’s one of the reasons you’re so popular with everyone!

Tikka Masala

This sauce packs a bit more punch than the Korma but is still gentle enough on the tastebuds to suit most palettes, just as you are versatile and able to adapt to different situations and get on with almost everybody! A firm favourite with a little bit more flavor, you are the life and soul of most parties!

Rogan Josh

Just like the Rogan Josh’s rich flavour, you enjoy the more indulgent things in life. Full of personality but easy to get along with, you are full of character. You are bold, confident and not afraid to make a statement!

Jalfrezi

Just like this older curry recipe, you are wise and distinguished!

Not afraid to speak your mind, you are known for being a bit fiery at times but your refreshing take on things always bring plenty of flavor to a social situation!

What is your favourite curry dish? Did we get it right? Feel free to let us know on our Facebook and Twitter.

Family Secret are passionate about making good, healthy food. Taking inspiration from around the world, we have created low fat curry sauces that a packed full of flavour – an affordable alternative to supermarket sauces.

If you would like to try any of Family Secret’s healthy, vegan sauces or learn how to make a Indonesian Rendang curry – or any of our dishes, go to our online store where we offer free delivery!

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