The Hindu, Jain and Sikh Festival of Lights is celebrated once a year. The most important festival in the Indian calendar, it not only a celebration of the arrival of the New Year but marks the end of harvest time and represents a time for change and new beginnings. Diwali means 'Festival of Lights' and people light clay oil lamps, let off fireworks and feast to remind themselves of the 'inner light' and to signify the triumph of good over evil.
We've collected together some recipes for you to prepare your very own vegetarian Diwali feast.
This unleavened bread is a staple in many parts of Asia, and makes a great accompaniment to a curry.
A party snack favourite or side-dish, pakoras are easy to make and delicious dipped in chutney or raita.
Simple and flavoursome, use seasonal vegetables for this adaptable main course dish.
Dosa pancakes are a popular street food or vegetarian side dish in South India. Quick to cook, you can fill them with spiced vegetables - but they are particularly delicious with coconut chutney.
Dip this classic and moreish snack into plain yoghurt or chutney.