Diwali recipes, diwali sweets recipes, diwali snacks recipes
Diwali is one of the most celebrated festival of india and is called as “festival of lights“. The festival of diwali is around the corner.
In any of the households, you will find a row of lights, oil lamps, fireworks and beautiful rangoli. The ladies of the households would be busy making snacks, sweets and special dishes for the family, relatives and friends.
I know many of you might be wondering what sweets, snacks and special food you could make for the festival of diwali. I have compiled a list of sweets, snacks and main course dishes that you could make it easily for your family and friends. The recipes listed here are with stepwise pictures. Hope you all like it.
Wishing you all a very happy and safe diwali!
Diwali recipes – diwali sweets recipes
Usually special sweet dishes from halwa to barfi are made during the festival of diwali and offered to neighbors, friends and relatives. I have compiled diwali sweet recipes based on kheer/payasam, burfi, halwa, kesari, ladoo and other sweets.
Diwali recipes – kheer/payasam
vermicelli kheer/semiya payasam
A mouth-watering dessert made with roasted vermicelli, milk and nuts.
A mouthwatering indian mango dessert made with mango puree, raw rice and milk.
moong dal kheer/pasiparuppu payasam
A traditional and tasty south indian style payasam/kheer made with moong dal, jaggery and milk.
vermicelli sago kheer/javvarisi semiya payasam
A rich and droolworthy payasam made with vermicelli/semiya, sago and milk.
rice kheer/pal payasam
A drool-worthy pal payasam made with milk, rice and sugar.
A sweet and delicious dessert made with milk, sugar and grated carrots.
sago kheer/javvarisi payasam
A simple and delicious payasam/kheer made with sago, milk, sugar and nuts.
rice flakes kheer/aval payasam
A traditional and easy payasam made with jaggery, rice flakes/aval and milk.
Diwali recipes – Halwa/kesari/burfi
A rich and tasty kesari made with milk, sugar and roasted sooji/rava.
An easy, quick and delicious sweet made using all purpose flour, sugar and ghee.
poha kesari/aval kesari
A simple and mouth watering kesari made with aval/poha.
An easy, simple and mouth-watering halwa made with pineapple.
A quick and easy mouth-watering halwa made with atta/wheat.
A simple, tasty and mouth-watering sweet made with strawberry puree.
A delicious indian sweet made with fruits and served as a dessert.
A popular and easy Indian dessert made with carrots and milk.
A popular and classic indian sweet made with cashew nuts, milk and sugar.
almond halwa/badam halwa
A drool-worthy and mouth watering halwa made with almonds, sugar and ghee.
A popular and mouth-watering sheera/kesari made with semolina/sooji, mango pulp and sugar.
A popular and so delicious sweet made using mango pulp, sugar and ghee.
A simple and mouth-watering sweet made with bread pieces, sugar and milk.
A delicious and traditional indian sweet made with fresh grated coconut.
A popular and easy mouth-watering dessert made with rava/semolina, sugar and ghee.
Diwali recipes – ladoo
moong dal ladoo
A popular and easy sweet made with moong dal and powdered sugar.
A popular and rich dessert made with roasted gram flour, ghee and powdered sugar.
A traditional South Indian sweet made with roasted gram, powdered sugar and ghee.
Diwali recipes – other sweets
A sweet flat bread made with sweet lentil filling.
A popular and layered snack of malaysia and singapore.
A sweet pancake stuffed with sweet coconut and served as a snack.
carrot halwa roll
An easy-to-prepare dessert made with carrot halwa and pancake.
A rich bread pudding made with bread, milk, sugar and nuts.
A delicious and mouth-watering cookies made with dates, jam and nuts.
A traditional bengali sweet made with cottage cheese soaked in chilled sugar syrup.
A popular and lip-smacking Indian delicacy where spongy cottage cheese balls aka rasgullas are soaked in thickened and sweetened milk.
A delicious sweet rice made with jaggery and flavored with cardamom.
sweet moong dal bonda
A sweet and delicious tea time snack made with green moong dal and coconut.
A popular and rich bengali delicacy where bread slices are soaked in sweet flavored milk and topped with nuts.
A delicious, special and absolutely scrumptious usually made during the time of parties and festivals.
A popular indian dessert made from strained yogurt, cardamom and saffron.
A rich and classic south indian sweet made with rice, moong dal, jaggery, milk, and ghee.
sweet diamond cuts using wheat flour
A crispy, sweet and tasty snack made with whole wheat flour.
Dry jamun are no doubt a super fancy dessert made with khoya/mawa. Dry gulab jamun are very similar to gulab jamun except that it is not soaked in sugar syrup.
Diwali recipes – diwali snacks
During the festival of diwali, it would be too difficult to resist your favorite deep fried snacks. The recipes would be mostly deep fried snacks from murukku, pakoras, chaat etc. I have compiled some north and south indian snack recipes. Hope you all like it.
Diwali recipes – north indian diwali snacks
A flavorful and mouthwatering chaat made with fried spinach, sweetened curd, and chaat chutneys.
A crispy and easy tea time snack made with spinach leaves in less than 15 minutes.
sweet potato sesame balls
A delicious deep fried snack where mashed sweet potatoes are shaped into balls, rolled in sesame seeds, and then deep fried.
A popular mouth-watering Indian snack or fritters made with wheat flour and onions.
dahi sev puri
A popular and delicious Indian street chaat served as snack.
aloo chana chaat
A popular,mouth watering and tasty snack made with chick peas and potatoes.
dahi papdi chaat
A popular Indian street food snack made with cripsy papdis, curd, potatoes and sev.
hara bhara kabab
An easy and healthy kabab made with spinach, potatoes and paneer.
A popular mumbai street food made with buns and mixed vegetables.
dahi sev batata puri
A simple and famous Indian street food where small puris are topped with potato mixture, sweetened curd, chaat chutneys and sev.
Diwali recipes – south indian diwali snacks
A quick, crispy and easy snack that can be made in 15 minutes.
avaraikkai bhajji tastes nothing less than the onion bajji or vazhaikkai bajji/plantain bhajji.
onion bhajji is a crispy, delicious and spicy Indian snack similar to fritters.
A very tasty, crispy and delicious vazhaikkai/plantain bajji made with few spices and besan flour.
A crunchy, tasty and delicious vada made with mint leaves/pudina.
A simple and tasty snack made during diwali.
A tasty and crispy murukku served as a snack or at the time of diwali.
A crispy, popular and delicious flower-shaped murukku.
A traditional and popular snack made for krishna jayanthi.
A traditional neivedhyam dish prepared for krishna jayanthi festival.
A traditional and delicious South Indian murukku made using comb and served as a snack.
A tempting and crispy snack made with rice flour usually around krishna jayanthi and diwali.
A simple, popular and flavorful tea time snack made with channa dal or bengal gram and some spices.
Diwali recipes – diwali main course dishes
Usually, you will have many neighbors and friends at home for diwali. You might be expected to make an elaborate lunch or dinner for your love ones. I have compiled some easy and simple rice and curry recipes that you could make for the festival. Have a wonderful gathering!
asparagus peas pulao
A simple and flavorful pulao made with basmati rice, asparagus and peas.
An easy one pot indian rice cooked with milk spices and mixed vegetables. Serve with raita or spicy gravy.
An easy and tasty pulao made with few spices and corn.
An aromatic, mild and sweet colorful pulao made with basmati rice, nuts and fruits.
A popular punjabi curry made with mixed lentils such as rajma and urad dal.
A rich curry made with mixed vegetables that goes well with tiffin, rotis and pulao.
paneer butter masala
A royal, rich and creamy tomato based gravy with paneer cubes.
A lip-smacking and delicious curry made with paneer cubes and rich tomato based gravy.
A popular and creamy north indian recipe cooked using spinach puree and paneer.
A royal and tasty korma. Navratan korma goes well with hot rice, pulao, and even rotis.
A simple and mouth-watering pulao made with fried bread pieces, basmati rice and coconut milk and served with spicy gravy.
dum aloo posto
A rich, creamy and popular bengali curry made with potatoes, few cashew nuts and poppy seeds. Serve dum aloo posto with rotis or pulao.
A popular punjabi dish where paneer/indian cottage cheese is simmered in tomato cashew gravy and topped with cream. Serve with rotis or pulao.
kadai bhindi masala
A delicious semi-dry dish made with ladies finger/okra, tomatoes, bell pepper and simple spices that goes well with Indian flat breads.
A healthy and delicious protein-rich curry made with chick peas, spinach and simple spices.
A simple and delicious dish made with boiled potatoes, sliced brinjal and simple seasonings. Aloo baingan goes well with rotis and also as an accompaniment to rice.
A semi-dry indian curry made with mixed vegetables and paneer cubes and has the right blend of sweet and sour.
A healthy and delicious dry subzi made with potatoes, bhindi and simple indian spices.