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Last Updated : Oct 15,2018
Diwali Recipes, Diwali Food, Diwali Sweets
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.
Can you imagine Diwali without sweets, savouries, new clothes, diyas and fireworks?! More than the menu on Diwali day, there is more focus on Diwali sweets and snacks (Diwali faral recipes) prepared that week, 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! It is perhaps the sweets and snacks that are most significant because they are shared with near and dear ones, symbolic of sharing your joy with them.
Karanji that are known as ghughra in Gujarati, Gujia in Hindi can be made with various stuffing and can either be fried or baked. It is one of the popular Deepavali sweets that has a delightful crunchy yet flaky mouthfeel. Other famous Diwali sweets recipes are Nuts Khoya Ladoo, Coconut Laddoo, Kaju Katli. If you are looking for Indian sweets recipes for Diwali recipes then our Traditional Indian Mithai section is surely going to amaze you with delights from across the country like the Mawa Kesar Roll, Motichoor Ke Ladoo, Rasgulla.
From sweet shakarpara and nankhatai to namkeen chaklis, air-tight containers filled with Diwali snacks like chivda, mathri, masala puri, nimki, sev is a traditional Diwali fare seen across all Indian households. My mother makes all these savoury delights which we relish without worrying about putting on extra kilos!
When deciding what Diwali 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.
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 on our website will surely make your Diwali special.
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Kesar Peda by Tarla Dalal
Kesar Peda has a characteristic opulence about it, with the dominant flavours of saffron and cardamom lacing the intense richness of mava.
By using readymade mava we have brought down the cooking time required to make this traditional mithai. You still have to plan ahead when you want to prepare ....
Avocado Chocolate Mousse by Tarla Dalal
An indulgent chocolate-flavoured mousse prepared in an innovative way using ripened avocado as the base. Well-ripened avocado has a very luscious texture that is perfect to make a mousse.
Combined with molten dark chocolate, it gives rise to an intense Avocado Chocolate Mousse, which is just t ....
Parsley Straws by Tarla Dalal
A herby snack made of flour perked up with chopped onions, curry powder and a generous dose of aromatic parsley, these parsley straw may either be served fresh or stored in an airtight container for a few days. Make sure you serve it with a nice, tangy dip for double joy!
15 Oct 18
Mini Bhakarwadi by Tarla Dalal
Bhakarwadi is one of the most famous of Maharashtrian
snacks. It is a dry snack, which has an interesting spiral shape with alternate layers of masala and dough.
Two things are important to get the best results when making Bhakarwadi. First, the masala ....
Chocolate Almond Biscotti, Italian Chocolate Almond Biscotti by Tarla Dalal
Biscotti is a special type of Italian
almond biscuit that is baked twice to get a unique texture that is dry and crunchy.
The Italian Chocolate Almond Biscotti is an all-time favourite variant where the appeal of almonds is augmented by the charm of cocoa. ....
Rich Shortbread Biscuits, Eggless Butter Biscuits by Tarla Dalal
Seeing the soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture of shortbread biscuits, many people tend to think that it contains eggs. But, actually it does not. Plain flour, sugar and butter are all that you need to make incredible Rich Shortbread Biscuits.
The crumbly texture and pleasant light colour of thes ....
11 Oct 18
Cheese and Spring Onion Samosa by Tarla Dalal
Unlike the common samosas that are stuffed with soft, potato-based mixtures, the Cheese and Spring Onion Samosa has a totally different filling, which gives it an exciting texture and unique taste too.
The stuffing of cheese and spring onions seasoned with red chilli flakes, gives you a fabulous ....
11 Oct 18
Crispy Coconut Cookies by Tarla Dalal
Nothing can beat the rich mouth-feel and chewy delightfulness of Crispy Coconut Cookies.
The appealing aroma of baked coconut and melted butter that emanates from the oven will draw you to bite into a cookie as soon as it is out of the oven, but do control the urge and wait till it cools down, a ....
Golpapdi, Microwave Golpapdi by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Indian
sweet, made quickly and easily using the microwave oven.
The aroma and rich flavour of ghee-roasted wheat flour, sweetened with jaggery, is just too delicious to explain with words. Since it is so easy to make, you can experience it for y ....
02 Feb 17
Valor Muthia Nu Shaak, Gujarati Sabzi by Tarla Dalal
An irresistible preparation of flat green beans (valor papdi) and fenugreek dumplings, this is the next best choice when fresh vaal or papdi is not in season.
Remember to apply the salt and soda an hour before you prepare the vegetable, to ensure the fresh green colour and smooth texture of the ....
Vatana ni Kachori, Matar Kachori, Green Peas Kachori by Tarla Dalal
Making perfect kachoris is an art, and nothing short of it. The ideal cover, which is crisp and flaky but not too oily, and a soft filling, which is neither dry nor soggy, are all essential elements of the perfect kachori. Here, we present a recipe that is quite easy to follow and guaranteed to give ....
Chum Chum by Tarla Dalal
Chum chum also known as cham cham or chom chom is another Bengali
delicacy made using chenna.
These oval shaped mithai are cooked in sugar syrup and stuffed with a mixture of mawa. We have added refined flour (maida) to the prepared chenna which provides sti ....
Badam ka Sheera by Tarla Dalal
How many times have you dismissed the thought of making your favourite Indian desserts at home because they take too long to prepare? Well, where there is a will, there is a way. Next time you feel like relishing some delicious Badam ka Sheera, try this quick and easy recipe, which enables you to ma ....
22 Sep 18
Dhokla Sushi with Carrots by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves Sushi, but it is not easy to make. Sometimes we don’t have the time, sometimes we don’t get the ingredients, and sometimes we are afraid of whether we can handle the sticky rice properly.
Well, this Dhokla Sushi with Carrots is an opportunity for everybody to make and enjoy a hom ....
Moong Dal Halwa by Tarla Dalal
A classic recipe that is relished throughout Rajasthan during the winter months, as it is supposed to keep the body warm and protect it from the bitter winter cold. It is considered to be auspicious, and is often prepared during Holi, Diwali and weddings too. It takes a long time and lots of patienc ....
Walnut Barfi, Microwave Walnut Barfi by Tarla Dalal
Bored of the same old pista, badam and kaju barfis? Why not try this mouth-watering Walnut Barfi for a change?
The best part is that this tasty mithai can be prepared in a jiffy using our handy helper, the microwave oven. The milk powder helps to balance the salty flavour of the walnuts very wel ....
17 Sep 18
Coconut and Rava Ladoo ( Laddu) by Tarla Dalal
With the chewy texture of coconut, the rich flavour of roasted rava, the crunch of nuts and dried fruits, and the intense aroma of spices, this Coconut and Rava Ladoo is a mouthful of delight that nobody can resist!
Although the procedure is a little long, requiring a spot of cooking and a per ....
02 Sep 18
Bread Fritters by Tarla Dalal
Bread, soaked in curds and bound with besan, is mixed into a thick batter together with an assortment of interesting ingredients like grated carrots, coriander, and so on. When deep-fried this innovative batter transforms into an appetizing and tasty Bread Fritter that you will enjoy sinking your te ....
Atta Biscuits, Whole Wheat Sweet Biscuits, Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Time to indulge in some sweet and spicy Atta Biscuits. Resplendent with the aroma of ghee and the magic of Indian spices like nutmeg and cardamom, these Atta Biscuits are a real pleasure to bite into!
They have a rich and pleasantly sweet taste and melt-in-the-mouth texture, which is achieved by ....
08 Oct 18
Dry Fruit Barfi by Tarla Dalal
are a delight to savour, because they have a rich milky flavour and amazing melt-in-the-mouth texture.
This particular Dry Fruit Barfi recipe is all the more special, because it also includes loads of dry fruits and nuts along with delicate ....
Jada Poha Chivda, Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Jada Poha Chivda is the homemade version of an all-time favourite Maharashtrian
jar snack. With a mix of sweet, salty and nutty flavours, and a wondrous blend of textures, the Jada Poha Chivda is sure to appeal to young and old alike.
It is important to ....
Corn Croquettes by Tarla Dalal
These attractive, golden-coloured Corn Croquettes are perfect to serve at parties as they have a brilliant flavour and texture, and are handily sized too.
You will love the mild sweetness of corn, the succulent softness of cooked rice and the perky flavour of green chillies, which play out won ....
Banana Butterscotch Ice Cream by Tarla Dalal
The mellow sweetness of bananas and the tacky flavour of butterscotch seem to be a match made in heaven, as you will agree after tasting this unique ice-cream. Bananas not only impart a natural, fruity sweetness to the ice-cream, they also improve the creaminess. Together with butterscotch sauce, it ....
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