Diwali Recipes

Diwali or Deepavali is perhaps the most popular of all Hindu festivals, also known as the Festival of Lights, it is dedicated to the goddess Kali in Bengal and to Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, in the rest of India. As with several other festivals, Diwali is associated with one of the stories about the destruction of evil by Vishnu in one of his many manifestations. In Jainism, where the festival is also known as Mahavira Nirvana, Diwali celebrates the attainment of Moksa by Lord Mahavira. A burning lamp symbolizes the “light of knowledge” that dispels the darkness of delusion and ignorance.

Diwali is celebrated widely across the country and we have a whole list of delicious Diwali sweets and Diwali snacks from various regions.

If you are not sure which Diwali Snacks should you make for the festival this year, we have over 200 recipes for Diwali for you.

Simple Diwali Recipes

  • Motichoor Ladoo is a traditional Indian sweet made from gram flour, sugar, ghee and garnished with pistachios. This recipe is very similar to Boondi Ladoo with the major difference being …

  • Nankhatai is an Indian eggless cookie/shortbread popularly served during teatime or as an evening snack. They are also made during special occasions and festivals like Diwali. Unlike many other cookies, …

  • Chandrakala is very famous Indian sweet found in local sweet stalls prepared with maida and khoya as main ingredients. Popular during Diwali and other festivities, they can be made easily …

  • Badam Burfi is a traditional Indian sweet made from almonds and sugar. This easy to make sweet can be made at home with just a few ingredients – almonds, sugar …

  • Badam Milk is a healthy and delicious dessert. It’s made from almonds and milk, and is a great healthy alternative for those who do not prefer the modern “health drinks”. …

  • Tikha Gathiya (Teekha Gathiya) is a popular Gujarati tea time snack. Gathiya is a spicy and crunchy deep fried savoury made with gram flour, ajwain and various spices. It is …

  • Ribbon Pakoda is a popular South Indian savoury snack made during festivals like Diwali, Janmashtami, Navratri and others. It is also made during school holidays and served as a evening …

  • Karasev or Kara Sev is a South Indian savoury snack made during festivals like Diwali, Navratri, Janmashtami and is an common dish in the South Indian weddings. Crunchy, crispy and …

  • Shrikhand is a traditional Indian dessert / sweet made with hung curd during festivals and special occasions. A classic curd based dessert with saffron, cardamom and nuts, it comes in …

  • Basundi is a traditional Indian sweet made with milk and is similar to Kheer. Called as Rabri in the North, it is made with boiling the milk at low flame …

  • Jangiri is a popular Indian sweet typically made during weddings, special occasions or festivals. Jangiri is often confused with Jalebi due to how both the sweets look. Though the process …

  • Gulab Jamun is one of the most popular dessert throughout India. Often served during festivals and special occasions, they are made using khoya and flour, then shaped into small balls …

  • Kasi Halwa is a traditional South Indian halwa made with ash gourd (white pumpkin). Usually served at weddings, they are also a great dish for any and all festivities and …

  • Adhirasam is a traditional dessert / sweet popular in Tamil Nadu. Made using jaggery and rice, it has a crispy outer and soft on the inside. A popular sweet of …

  • Badusha is a very popular South Indian sweet made for festivals like Diwali, Janmashtami and special occasions. Made using plain flour, sugar, butter and ghee, it is a absolute feature …

  • Coconut Laddu is a rich, delicious and easy to make ladoo variety. Made using coconut, condensed milk and cardamom powder, it is very easy to make. Typically made during festivals …

  • Besan Ladoo is an all-time favorite ladoo variety for any special occasion. It is very easy to prepare and requires just a handful of ingredients. Made using besan (chickpea) flour, …

  • Boondi Laddu (Boondi Ladoo / Boondi Laddoo) is a popular Indian sweet prepared during most major festivals and celebrations. A staple of the South Indian celeberations, these are made during …

  • Kaju Katli is one of the most popular Indian sweets made for all types of celebrations. Be it a traditional festival or a party, you are definitely going to find …

  • Deepavali Legiyam (or Deepavali Marundhu) is a very popular and traditional part of Diwali festival consumed to prevent indigestion.  Made with various ingredients this healthy paste is normally taken on …

  • Arcot Makkan Peda is a popular dish from the Arcot district of Tamil Nadu. Similar to a Gulab Jamun, the makkan peda is a delicious dessert sweet made with khoya …