5 Classic Festive Recipes Made Easier with Instant Products

Festivals are times of joyous gatherings where friends and family come together to celebrate special occasions. Indian festivals are generally public holidays so work and studies take a backseat to spreading love and good energy. Many enticing treats are prepared with love and devotion to feast upon during festive times. There are at least 5 or more dishes prepared for every Hindu festival. This might sound like hard work for many people who cannot give this much time to festive prep.

This is where ready to eat food products and frozen vegetables come to save the day. Ready-to-eat food products are pre-made food products that are stored in special packaging so as to retain their taste and flavour. Most ready to eat items are also known as heat-and-eat products as they only need heat and no other added ingredients to cook. Frozen food like frozen vegetables, frozen prawns etc are frozen when fresh to retain their freshness. They are cleaned and chopped to reduce the effort for the users and can be safely used to make delicious items.

Not convinced? Here are 5 classic festive recipes that can be made easier with Instant Products:

Gulab Jamun

Brown sweet balls dipped in sugar syrup are one of the most beloved sweets of the Indian subcontinent. Specially made for weddings and events of great importance, a festive season is incomplete without a plateful of Gulab Jamun. Kids today also enjoy Gulab jamun with a bowl of vanilla ice cream, which is why Gula Jamun is a must-have for a festive feast. Make Gulab Jamun with ease with Aashirvaad Gulab Jamun Instant Mix, a pre-made mix of all the important ingredients required to make delicious Gulab Jamun in no time.


A delightful vegetable biryani can be made with two important ingredients: one, a pre-made biryani paste and a selection of frozen vegetables. ITC Master Chef Biryani Vegetable Cooking Paste is a fragrant biryani paste that contains an authentic and aromatic gravy which is perfect for homemade vegetarian biryani. Cook this paste and frozen vegetables together and mix this with basmati rice for a special rice item on your festive occasion.


Instead of googling recipes and fetching numerous ingredients, Halwas can be made with ease at home with the help of Kitchens of India halwa products. These instant sweets are made with the culinary knowledge and talents of Master Chefs an ITC Hotels and are exquisite to taste while being easy to prepare. Choose from Moong Dal Halwa, Nawabi Kaju Halwa and more!

Hara Bhara Kebab

Dark green savoury kebabs well known in the north make for the best appetizer on festivals. Served with green chutney and imli chutney, Hara Bhara kebabs can be made with ease at home without any cooking! ITC Master Chef Frozen snacks create Hara Bhara Kebab packs as frozen snacks that ready to be fried. Ready within minutes without extreme effort!

Paneer Butter Masala

This is a loved savoury dish consumed with a flatbread. Paneer Butter Masala is loved for its subtle flavours while being creamy and delicious in taste. Even if you don’t have the culinary experience to make such a dish, you can use Kitchens of India Paneer Butter Masala for a simple ready to eat paneer dish, ready within minutes!

Explore all of these and more ready to eat food items online at ITC Store.