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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.

  • Millet Laddu is variation made with millet flour and is equally delicious as the regular laddus. Laddus are a popular sweet across India and is a common feature during all…

  • Sev (Omapodi / Ompodi) is a very popular savoury snack across India made with chickpea flour, spices and then deep fried until crispy. Served as a teatime/evening snack, they also…

  • 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,…

  • Soan Papdi is a very popular Indian sweet ideal for any occasion. Available in multiple variations, the most popular ones are made by Haldirams (often called as Haldiram Soan Papdi).…

  • What can be a better remedy to the scorching summer heat than a delicious, sweet, milky and satiating kulfi! In India, various types of kulfi are popular such as Mango-Cardamom…

  • Karanji or Karjikkai | Karjikaylu | Gujiya is a sweet dish made from maida and sooji and is stuffed with coconut or dry fruits. Similar to the modak, the combinations…

  • Different kinds of halwa (a peculiar kind of Indian sweet dish prepared with nuts, sugar, milk and other ingredients) are loved everywhere in India. Suji (semolina) halwa, Gajar (carrot) halwa,…

  • Rasmalai is a popular Bengali dessert. This Bread Rasmalai is a variation of the popular dessert that can be made instantly and is yummy as the original. Suited for all…

  • Paneer Gulkhand Burfi is a delicious and easy to make sweet with paneer, condensed milk, cream and rose petals (gulkand). Perfectly suited for any festive occasion, these burfis can be…

  • Inji Legiyam is a popular recipe during Diwali. Also known as Deepavali Marunthu, it is also prepared for new mothers and is served for indigestion problems and body pain. Ginger…

  • Laddu is a very popular Indian sweet made during almost all festivals and special occasions. There are many variations of Laddu available depending on the occasion and place you are…

  • Kesari is a very popular South Indian dessert/sweet made with Rava (Sooji) for any occasion – festivals, weddings or even a weekend get-together. This variation is made using carrot and…

  • Parangikai Halwa (Pumpkin Halwa) is a very simple and delicious halwa made during special occasions and festivals like Diwali. Ingredients: Parangikai (Yellow Pumpkin) – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Sugar –…

  • Dates Payasam (or Khajur Kheer) is a delicious, healthy and one of the easiest kheer to make. Ingredients: Dates – 1 cup Milk – 2 cups Water – 1 1/2…

  • Laddoos are a popular sweet across the sub-continent during any special occasions or festivals. These laddus made with oats and nuts are a healthy variation and is easy to make.…