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Jar Snacks for Diwali
Last Updated : Apr 19,2018
Jar Snacks for Diwali
Diwali is that time of the year when the whole country is dazzling with lamps, new clothes and festive events! Unlike many festivals of regional importance, this is one occasion when the whole country unites in celebration. Of course, India is an example of unity in diversity, so in this case too, there are innumerable ways in which the festival is celebrated. Some worship Goddess Lakshmi while others focus on Krishna. Some light lamps while others burst crackers. However, everybody loves to have good food during Diwali.
More than the menu on Diwali day, there is more focus on sweets and snacks prepared that week like Amrit Peda, Poha Chivda, Rice Flour Chakli, because friends and relatives love to exchange these along with small gifts as a token of their love. So, this is a brilliant occasion to show off your cooking skills too!
When deciding what Snacks and sweets to prepare, take into consideration the time you have, level of experience, how many varieties and how much of sweets and savouries you would like to share with your friends and family, and what you would like to serve at home. Balance your choice in terms of taste and appearance. For example, if you have chosen one sugary sweet, then you could make the other a dry fruit or jaggery based one. Likewise, it won’t look nice if you pack your box with 2-3 types of sev. If you have prepared one type of sev, then let the other be different in appearance – maybe Chakli or bakarwadi.
Since you cannot prepare everything on the same day, plan such that you prepare those with a longer shelf life earlier and those than need to be consumed fresh just before Diwali. Depending on the sweets and snacks that you plan to exchange with others, plan the packaging also. If you need to order decorative boxes or bags, do so in advance.
Once you plan things well, you will find that the task of preparing the snacks is much more enjoyable and leisurely. Moreover, most of our recipes are made using readily available ingredients and quick methods, so you will find them convenient. These recipes and others on our website will surely make your Diwali special...
Diwali Jar Snacks
Chaklis are an indispensable snack for the Diwali season! Not only are they ideal to accompany the sweets you share with friends and family, but they also come in handy when you want to have a quick snack with tea. Made of spiced rice flour bound by curds and butter to make a soft dough, chaklis are super-crisp deep-fried savouries, which can be easily preserved for around two weeks provided you keep them in a dry and airtight container. While you might initially find it difficult to press out the chaklis into perfect circles, it will be a breeze once you get the hang of it!
This tempting south indian version of chakli is made using rice flour enhanced with sesame seeds and cumin seeds (optional). Keep the snack handy for between-meals hunger pangs!
Leafy vegetables, especially methi, do wonders for diabetics by controlling blood sugar. Not only that, methi also does wonders to the flavour of any dish it is added to, with its unique, mildly-bitter taste and splendid aroma. Here, methi is mixed with whole wheat flour and oats to make a healthy snack, flavoured with sesame seeds and ajwain.
Curd is added to the dough to improve the texture of the Methi Crispies and also to impart a slight tanginess, which complements the bitterness of the fenugreek leaves beautifully. Make a batch of these Healthy Methi Crispies and store in a jar, to enjoy with your favourite low calorie dip
A traditional tea-time snack often made during festive occasions, Shakarpara is – much to the joy of amateurs – also very easy to make!
While there are several ways of making this mildly-sweet snack, this recipe is one of the easiest to follow.Remember to fry them over a slow flame so that the insides get properly cooked.
A melt-in-the-mouth biscuit, with the rich aroma of ghee tinged with spicy notes of cardamom, the Nankhatai is a perfect example of Indian ingenuity.
Almond and pistachio powders not only improves the flavour but also makes the Nankhatai more porous, making every bite just melt in your mouth and coat your taste buds.
Indeed, every crunchy bite of this intensely flavoured ‘cookie’ is an opportunity to retreat from mundane worries and experience real delight!
These traditional Indian cookies can be served as Evening Tea Snacks
, School Time Snacks
, at High Tea Party
and can also served to the guests on the occasion of Diwali
or New year's day.
Like green chutney and khajur imli ki chutney, Sev is also an extremely important ingredient in the preparation of chaat items like Bhel, Sev Puri, etc. In fact, if you just top boiled sprouts or grated veggies with Sev, it gives the impression of a chaat item; that is how closely it is related to the chaat family! Interestingly, this ever popular savoury is made with minimal ingredients and a simple procedure, which you can easily master with just a little bit of practice. So, here we show you how...
Pop a spoonful into your mouth and savour the crunchiness of this delectable snack! An assortment of ingredients ranging from poha and peanuts to cashews and curry leaves gives this Poha Chivda a range of textures, while a choice of spice powders gives it a nice savoury aroma and flavour. While it is perfect to have on a cold, rainy day, with a cup of chaai, this versatile snack is also light enough to enjoy on a hot summer’s day with a glass of juice, or to take along to school or office in a snack box! You can prepare a batch of this chivda and store it in an airtight container for a week to relish it as and when you wish to.
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