Light 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 welcomes and celebrates Deepavali with the second iteration of The Great Indian Food Festival from November 9 – Nov 23, 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: November 9 – November 23, 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.

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:


Ananda Bhavan
Gayatri Restaurant Jaggi’s
Komala Vilas
Madras New Woodlands Muthu’s Curry


Special truffle masala dosa, available only at the restaurant.
The Great Indian Food Festival official snack boxes.
Guess and understand spices used in Indian cuisine in the restaurant’s spice challenge. Travel back in time and learn about one of Singapore’s oldest Indian vegetarian restaurants. Featured promotional dishes: Slider | Appam | Bhatura
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.

For over a decade, Chef Milind Sovani has been the face of Indian cuisine in Singapore. With his impeccable culinary skills, he has earned the restaurant The Song of India one Michelin Star and placed himself as one of the most celebrated Indian chefs in the gastronomical world.




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