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 Jar Snacks for Diwali

  Last Updated : Jul 28,2018

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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

 by Tarla Dalal
chakli recipe | instant homemade chakli | rice flour chakli | Gujarati chakri | with amazing 24 pictures. Diwali is nearing and looking for a perfect savoury or jar snack to make for your guests? instant homemade chakli is definitely a go to. It is one of the most famous Indian snack and also is made in many Indian houses. Chakli is a namkeen which is made with easily available ingredients which are found in every well maintained kitchen. Rice flour chakli is also quick and easy to make. The method to make chakli might look complex but actually it is not. The process of making chakli is divided into three parts, the first is kneading the dough. For kneading dough for chakli, firstly you need to sieve the rice flour to get rid of impurities in it and add cup curds (dahi) ,butter, turmeric powder (haldi), chilli powder, asafoetida (hing), ginger- green chilli paste and sesame seeds (til). Mix and knead into a soft dough. The second step is divide and taking a portion and press it into a chakli “press” and cover it with the lid. Press out round swirls of chaklis. The final step is to deep- fry the instant homemade chakli till crisp and golden brown and drain on absorbent paper. Cool and store it in air tight container. Chaklis are an indispensable Diwali snack. Not only are they ideal to accompany the Diwali 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! You can also serve instant homemade chakli as an evening tea snack with a hot cup of Masala Chai. I don’t only make it on occasion of Diwali but I keep making it once is consumed and over as my kids love this chakli but also they take chakli for kids tiffin snack. Enjoy chakli recipe | instant homemade chakli | rice flour chakli | Gujarati chakri | detailed step by step recipe and video below.
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.
 by Tarla Dalal
sweet shakarpara recipe | Maharashtrian shankarpali | kalakala | tukdi | with 22 amazing photos. sweet shakarpara is a popular dry jar snacks made during festive occasions like Diwali and Janmashtami . Also, they make up for a great tea time snack or tiffin snack. Shakarpara and Namakpara are a famous savoury snack which you can either prepare by deep-frying or baking. These sweet biscuits are popularly known as shankarpali in Maharashtra, shakarpara in Gujarat, kalakala in Tamil Nadu, sweet tukdi in North India and teepi maida biscuits in Andhra Pradesh. There are two ways to prepare the sweet shakarpara. You can either add sugar or jaggery in the dough or sugar coat the shankarpali after frying. Here we are using the first method, for that we will be first preparing a sugar mixture. So we will start with preparing a sugar water mixture in a deep non-stick pan and pour milk, add sugar, ghee. If the quantity of ghee is less in the dough then the sweet shakarpara will turn hard instead of getting flaky and crispy. You can also use soft butter or oil as substitute but, ghee imparts a beautiful flavor. Mix well until sugar dissolves. Remove and let it cook. Further, we will prepare the dough for shakarpara. Sift whole wheat flour in a bowl, breaks down the lumps from flour, remove impurities and adds in volume to the flour by aeration. Add salt and milk sugar mixture. Knead into a firm dough. If the dough is soft then the shankarpali will get soft and not crunchy. If the dough is too soft, add more atta and if the dough is too stiff, add a tbsp or two of water and knead for a couple of minutes before you start rolling. Further, divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Take a portion and cover the other to prevent from drying. Roll out a portion. Cut them into diamonds and prick each diamond with a fork. This prevents the sweet shakarpara from puffing up. Separate them and fry in ghee till golden brown and drain on absorbent paper. Cool them completely and store sweet shakarparas in an air-tight container. A traditional tea-time snack often made during festive occasions, shankarpali is – much to the joy of amateurs – also very easy to make! Maharashtrian shankarpali is often had by Maharashtrians for breakfast by dipping theshankarpali in tea. While there are several ways of making this mildly-sweet snack, this recipe is one of the easiest to follow. Remember to fry shankarpali over a slow flame so that the insides get properly cooked. Enjoy sweet shakarpara recipe | Maharashtrian shankarpali | kalakala | tukdi | with step by step recipe photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
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. Enjoy how to make Nankhatai recipe with detailed step by step photos.
 by Tarla Dalal
sev recipes | besan sev | homemade sev | besan sev for chaats | sev for diwali | with 20 amazing images. Sev also called Besan Sev is made from a soft dough of besan (gram flour), oil and spices. The dough is then transferred into a sev press and pressed to form thin strands of sev which are then deep fried. Like green chutney and khajur imli ki chutney, Sev is also an extremely important ingredient in the preparation of chaat items like Bhel Puri, Sev Puri. The crispiness of Sev adds to the feel and distinctive taste of chaats. Sev is used as a garnish in many Indian snacks like Aloo Chaat, Poha and Hare Chane ki Chaat. 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 Homemade Sev is made with minimal ingredients and a simple procedure, which you can easily master with just a little bit of practice. Also do try other variants like of Sev like Masala Sev, Ribbon Sev, Omapodi, Aloo Bhujia and Palak Pudina Sev. So, here we show you how to make Sev recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
poha chivda | roasted poha chivda | thin poha chivda | maharashtrian poha chivda | with 14 images. Poha Chivda is made from an assortment of ingredients ranging from poha, roasted urad dal and peanuts to cashews and curry leaves. This gives poha chivda a range of textures, while a choice of spice powders gives it a nice savoury aroma and flavour. Pop a spoonful into your mouth and savour the crunchiness of this delectable thin poha chivda snack! I always prefer to make snacks at home. Store bought or street bought snacks are cooked in inferior quality oil which causes inflammation of the body. This roasted poha chivda is not deep fried and hence a lot healthier than deep fried snacks. While it is perfect to have on a cold, rainy day, with a cup of chai , this versatile poha chivda 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 thin poha chivda and store it in an airtight container for a 10 to 15 days to relish it as and when you wish to. Looking for Indian travel food dry snacks, then this maharashtrian poha chivda is a perfect choice. When making roasted poha chivda, you need to take care. Dry roast the thin beaten rice on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously. If you stir too much, the thin poha might break so, make use of a pan with handles and toast by shaking the pan. Enjoy maharashtrian poha chivda with detailed step by step photos and video below.
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Jar Snacks for Diwali
 on 21 Mar 17 07:21 PM

Love your collection of Jar Snacks for Diwali, particularly dry snacks recipes like as Nan Khatai Biscuit, Poha Chivda, Sev, Chakli which is used regularly.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Muskan, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
22 Mar 17 08:40 AM