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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.

  • 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…

  • Paneer Jamun is a delicious modern twist to the popular Indian dessert – Gulab Jamun. Traditionally jamuns are made with khoya, but this recipe is made with paneer. Paneer Jamun…

  • Mysore Pak is an authentic and traditional South Indian sweet made during festivals like Diwali, Janmashtami and special occasions like weddings and birthdays. Often called as a “Royal Sweet” because…

  • Rajbhog is a variety of Rasgulla, but bigger in size when compared to it. Made with soft and spongy paneer balls stuffed with assorted nuts, they are blended with saffron…

  • Thattai is a popular South Indian savoury snack, native to Tamil cuisine. Crispy and deep fried, it is a versatile snack – be it tea-time, appetizer, evening snack or serving…

  • 7 Cup Burfi (or Seven Cup Cake) is a delicious and delightful Indian sweet. The name comes from the seven cups of ingredients used to make this easy sweet recipe.…

  • Pista Sandesh is a traditional Bengali sweet. Made with paneer, it is light, delicious and creamy.  India is famous for its festivals and this sweet is synonymous with all major…

  • Rava Laddu or Rava Ladoo is a simple, easy and quick to make Indian sweet made with rava (sooji), caradmoms and topped with raisins & cashew nuts. Unlike other sweets…

  • Namak Para (also known as Namak Pare or Nimki) is a crispy, crunchy snack usually served with tea. It is also a perfect delight for Diwali, Holi and other festivals…

  • Rava Kesari is a popular South Indian sweet made during special occasions and festivals. Made using rava (semolina), ghee and cashewnuts, it is soft and very easy to make. Served…