Festivals are joyous occasions spent in traditional clothes with delicious treats shared with friends and family. Most Indian festivals comprise traditional Indian meals which include items such as fritters, sweets, flatbreads, curries, savouries and more. Hindu festivals are known to make at least 5 items or more on a festive occasion. They serve the first plate to God and only proceed to eat after puja or prayer.
In metropolitan cities, schedules are packed, and festivals slowly become tedious events for those who are short on time. This reduces overall joy and the feeling of togetherness in a family, which is the entire point of celebrating festivals. However, this can be helped with the use of ready to eat food. Instant food products like these generally take a few minutes to prepare and do not require any additional ingredients except for heat. This not only reduces cooking time but also prep time too! ITC Store features a wide variety of ready to eat products that can even help you make an entire festive meal!
Since sweets are such an integral part of festivals, let us begin with instant sweets. Products made by brands such as Kitchens of India and Aashirvaad Instant Meals can be considered perfect for festive occasions. From Moong Dal Halwa, Badam halwa, and Suji Halwa to Nawabi Kaju Halwa, you can prepare any of these delightful dishes by simply heating the product or adding hot water.
For a more popular and elaborate sweet like Gulab jamun, Aashirvaad Instant Mixes also produces a pre-made Gulab jamun mix that makes preparing the sweet dish so much easier!
Curries and Dals
No festive meal is complete without a curry or lentil dish that is perfectly cooked with rich Indian spices and boasts of comfort and festivities. Kitchens of India produces a range of exciting ready to eat savoury dishes such as Pindi Channa, Palak Paneer, Matar Paneer, Rajma Masala, Navratna Korma, Pongal, Dal Bukhara and more. Simply heat the pack or submerge it in hot water for a few minutes and your festive delight will be ready!
Unlike plain rice that is made on normal days, on festivals, devotees generally prepare special rice items made of Basmati rice. These rice items are spices and made fragrant too so that they are pleasing to both the Gods and the guests. Kitchens of India produces a few ready to eat rice items too. Veg pulao, Noormahal Biryani and Yakhni Pulao are three exquisite rice dishes that can be made within a few minutes due to their ready to eat forms. Choose anyone to impress your guests and save time efficiently.
There are several pre-made frozen snacks in the market today that are delicious and wholesome to consume. ITC Master Chef Frozen Snacks is a brand that produces delightful frozen snacks made with mindful ingredients. You can choose from a wide variety of snacks such as Punjabi Samosa, Pizza pockets, Hara Bhara Kebab, Rajmah Galouti Kebab, Vada Pops, Felafel Kebab and more for your special occasion. These frozen snacks are versatile and can be fried using any of the three methods: air frying, shallow frying and deep frying.
Use a selection of these products to perfect your festive meal without putting in too much effort. Explore more such exciting ready to eat food products online on ITC Store.