Diwali lampAn Indian-inspired menu will celebrate the start of Diwali, the festival of lights, Wednesday in the CAW Student Centre’s Marketplace.

Marketplace menu to mark Indian festival of lights

The Marketplace food court in the CAW Student Centre will spice things up Wednesday, November 11, serving dishes of south Asia in celebration of Diwali.

The menu at the Chef to U station will feature thali, sampler platters with diner’s choice of:

  • halal chicken tikka or beef korma for $9.99 or
  • vegetarian navratan korma for $8.99

served with naan bread, lemon-scented basmati rice, curried daal, cauliflower, raita and kheer—Indian rice pudding garnished with boondi.

In addition to its religious significance as the festival of lights for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, Diwali is considered a harvest festival.

It’s a good time to try something different, says Paolo Vasapolli, executive chef in Food Services: “I hope everyone will want to try the Indian-inspired flavours we’re serving Wednesday!”