Lighting up your taste buds this Deepavali

The Great Indian Food Festival 2020 celebrates local businesses, and brings the festival of lights closer to home

Indian Restaurants Association Singapore (the “Organiser”) welcomes and celebrates Deepavali with the second iteration of The Great Indian Food Festival (the “Festival”) from 9th to 23rd November 2020. Supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, The Great Indian Food Festival showcases and promotes the diversity and appreciation for Indian cuisine. Incorporating elements of eat, play and learn, the Festival hopes to share joy with the community through the sharing of food and imparting of knowledge and skills. This year, the Festival brings celebration closer to home through online events and home delivery. It also places a greater spotlight on local businesses at some of the 12 partnering restaurants around Little India.

Date: 9th November to 23rd November 2020
Venue: Little India and online

Three main highlights of The Great Indian Food Festival are:

HIGHLIGHT 1 – Celebrate with Treats by Chef Milind Sovani at Home

One of the key highlights of the Festival is the official Deepavali snack boxes from Gayatri, specially curated by Chef Milind Sovani. The boxes pay tribute to the classics of Deepavali treats with a healthier modern twist handcrafted to precision.

A. The Festival Gift Box B. Deepawali Luxury Collection
3 varieties – total 9 pieces of handcrafted sweets 5 varieties of sweets – total 18 pieces of handcrafted sweets, and 3 types of savoury.
RSP: SGD28 Nett RSP: SGD 84 Nett
1. Dilkush Laddoo Roasted whole wheat flour laddoo with dry fruits and gum herb crunch.
2. Alphonso Mango & White Chocolate Barfi Chef Milind’s signature sweet treat using fresh Alphonso mangos with a twist of white chocolate.
3. Figs, Dates & Dry Fruits Barfi Sugar-free medley of super healthy figs, fresh dates and dry fruits.
(on top of item 1 to 3 in The Festival Git Box)
4. Kaju Katli India’s most iconic milk-based, toasted cashew nut sweet layered with thin slivers.
5. Macha & Pistachio Stuffed Cashew Rolls Pinwheel sweet pastry stuffed with goodness of buttery green tea and pistachios. Savoury
6. Roasted Pepper Cashew Roasted premium cashew nuts dusted with Kerala pepper.
7. Roasted Almonds Oven roasted almonds dusted with in-house masala mix.
8. Lentil Coated Masala Peanuts Crunchy peanuts tossed in secret spice blend.

Call 6294 6294 Or Whatsapp 9424 2070 to order

HIGHLIGHT 2 – Embark on a Discovery Food Trail of Local Indian Restaurants

Taste unique dishes available only during Deepavali. Enjoy promotional items and learn more about spices and the history of Little India with partnering restaurants that form The Great Indian Food Festival food trail. Highlights of some of the participating restaurants include:

Restaurant Name Highlight
Ananda Bhavan Special truffle masala dosa, available only at the restaurant.
Gayatri Restaurant The Great Indian Food Festival official snack boxes.
Jaggi’s Guess and understand spices used in Indian cuisine in the restaurant’s spice challenge.
Komala Vilas Travel back in time and learn about one of Singapore’s oldest Indian vegetarian restaurants.
Madras New Woodlands Featured promotional dishes: Slider | Appam | Bhatura
Muthu’s Curry Spicy food challenge! Featuring 3 curries with spice level from 1 to 3.

HIGHLIGHT 3 – Facebook Live Demo with Chef Milind Sovani

Tune in to Chef Milind Sovani’s Facebook Live stream where he will share tips to preparing Indian cuisine and insights into the symbolism of food during Deepavali. He will also demonstrate his celebrated recipes in this rare online opportunity.

21st November 2020, Saturday 28th November 2020, Saturday
1. Pan-seared angoli fillet with infused Kerala moily and fish head curry sauce.
2. Healthy dates and motichoor laddoo pops.
1. Healthy edamame, tahu & broccoli poriyal
2. Cracked wheat and white chocolate payasam, infused with pandan.
11.30am (SGT) 11.30am (SGT)

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