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.
Sweet Semolina Balls
Cashew Milk Sweet
Kai Murukku is one of the most popular South Indian snacks. A classic dish, it is traditional made for special occasions and festivals. An integral part of the “seer bakshanam” …
Dry Fruit Churva
Traditional Gujarati Sweet eaten during fasting days and also made during festivals like Diwali.
This delicious and simple desert is a great way to use up some of the dry fruits and nuts that you’re gifted during Diwali.
A favourite sweet from Maharashtra, this is made especially during Diwali.
A traditional gujarati sweet.
Paal Mithai – a combination of milk, semolina and a lot of butter/ghee
Traditional bengali sweet. Coconut cakes in syrup.
Godhumai Halwa or Wheat Halwa is a delicious sweet variety from Tamil Nadu. There are a lot of variations to this halwa depending on local flavours. Ingredients: Samba Godhumai (Wheat) …