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Food Network to Premiere THE DIWALI MENU With Chef Palak Patel

Food Network to Premiere THE DIWALI MENU With Chef Palak Patel

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Food Network is readying a delicious celebration for Diwali with new series The Diwali Menu on In each episode, Chef Palak Patel invites her friends over to create a Diwali menu filled with dishes that celebrate their Indian heritage and joyful culture. Guests include Archna Becker, Megha S. Desai, PriaVanda Chouhan, Nandita Godbole and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

In episode one, Palak Patel and guest Megha Desai fry up crispy golden fritters made from a fermented chickpea, lentil and rice batter and serve them with a spicy, smooth chutney and creamy mango lassis.

Chef Archna Becker joins Palak in episode two and shares her family's recipe for a golden dessert with cardamom, saffron, almonds and raisins. When cookbook author Nandita Godbole and her daughter Viha stop by in episode three, they share a treasured recipe for delicately spiced cookies with a white chocolate topping.

In episode four, chef Patel and Dr. Sanjay Gupta can't get enough of this deep-fried street food of crispy dough filled with a spicy mixture of green peas and tuvar lilva. Then in the final episode, chef PriaVanda Chouhan and chef Palak cook a plant-based version of one of India's most-celebrated dishes.

Fans can find episodes of The Diwali Menu on, along with more recipes and options for filling your table (including Diwali sweets and desserts) and tips for hosting a feast worthy of the Festival of Lights.

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