Emirates airline will offer special Diwali delicacies on all flights to India from Dubai for the Indian festival of lights. The special treats will be available to the airline’s passengers across all classes during the Diwali week celebrations, from October 16 to 22, 2017.
Diwali, the festival of lights, is a significant celebration among Indians across the world, and food plays an equally vital role in the festivities. The classic sweets associated with Diwali are blended with colours and flavours with traditional Indian culinary elements, like Besan ke ladoos and dry fruit burfis.
Emirates will serve Motichoor Ladoos traditionally prepared using chickpea flour, ghee, cardamom and saffron flavoured sugar syrup. The sweets will be presented in decorated boxes with special artwork and garnished with pistachio and silver leaf embellishment, representing the traditional decoration of Diwali.
The special Diwali sweets will be offered on all Indian hot meal trays in economy class. Business and first class passengers will be offered Motichoor Ladoos together with a dry fruit burfi treat – a sweet made with cashew nuts, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, raisins, dried figs and dates. The treats will be served in boxes decorated with traditional Diwali light artwork.
To keep up with regional and seasonal food trends, Emirates changes its onboard menus monthly and continually reviews its recipes. The airline develops seasonal menus for occasions such as Christmas and special meal boxes for the holy month of Ramadan.
Emirates serves locally flavoured cuisine to all the destinations it flies to. Each region has its specific ingredients or components which are selected by the culinary experts of Emirates, based on regional profiles to prepare a variety of dishes. The meals which are most popular on Indian routes are heavily flavoured with spices and aromatic herbs and this includes stews and curries to cater to the taste buds of travellers.