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Diwali recipes


Last Updated : Sep 20,2019



दीवाली - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Diwali recipes in Hindi)
દિવાળીની રેસિપિ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Diwali recipes in Gujarati)

Diwali Recipes, Diwali Sweets, Diwali Snacks, Food

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.

Kaju Katli, Kaju Katli RecipeKaju Katli, Kaju Katli Recipe

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 Diwali 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.

Whole Wheat Flour and Jaggery LadooWhole Wheat Flour and Jaggery Ladoo

Diwali Sweet Recipes

Diwali Sweet Recipes.  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.

Mawa Kesar Roll, Khoya Kesar RollMawa Kesar Roll, Khoya Kesar Roll

Diwali Snack Recipes

Diwali Snack Recipes. 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!

Poha ChivdaPoha Chivda

When deciding what Diwali snacks and Diwali 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.

Kopra PakKopra Pak

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.

Non Fried Besan Chakli, Diabetic Friendly Non Fried Besan Chakli, Diabetic Friendly

Try our other festival recipes.
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7. 91 Dassera Recipe
8. 183 Ganesh Chaturthi Recipe

Happy Cooking!


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Gil-e- Firdaus, Hyderabadi Rice Kheer
Recipe# 41438
Yesterday

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Gil-e-Firdaus is an elaborate but memorable sweet dish, which is made commonly in Hyderabad during festivals and weddings. Sago and coarsely-crushed rice are cooked in milk and perked up with a range of ingredients like bottle gourd, nuts, condensed milk and cashew paste to get a lusciously crea ....
Shakarpara
Recipe# 3864
18 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
Healthy Sheera
Recipe# 5303
18 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Satisfy your sweet tooth occasionally without compromising your health with this low fat version of an all time favourite Indian dessert. Walnuts and almonds contain MUFA and antioxidants that protect our heart from free radical damage and help to lower LDL.
Kopra Pak ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 35792
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Although very delicately-flavoured, this coconut sweet gets a rich feel thanks to the tinges of saffron and cardamom that are added. I would suggest the use of traditional coconut grater in order to attain the perfect texture of this sweet. Another key ingredient is the mava, which helps to bind the ....
Badam ka Halwa
Recipe# 3915
27 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delicacy rooted in Indian tradition, Badam Halwa is indispensable for celebrations of any kind. It is good to have on normal days too! Infact, grandmas unfailingly advice their grandchildren to have a spoonful of this wholesome halwa every morning, all through the winter. This is one delicious mor ....
Mohanthaal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 635
21 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Mohanthaal is another famous sweet from the gujarati repertoire. This sweet needs to be prepared with tact, as the one-thread sugar syrup is the foundation stone for the success of this recipe. If overdone, the dish loses its colour and taste. Also, the mava that imparts the softness to this sweet s ....
Quick Rabri, Instant Rabri, Easy Rabdi Recipe
Recipe# 2067
20 Aug 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
You will love this Quick Rabri over the original recipe that grandma taught you, because it does not require you to slog in the kitchen for hours. You can prepare it within minutes to surprise even a sudden guest! This recipe smartly thickens milk with fresh bread crumbs, to give an instant rabr ....
Rasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai Recipe
Recipe# 2011
17 Aug 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Get set to prepare the all-time favourite Bengali delight right in your own kitchen! We show you the whole process, right from curdling the milk to make fresh and succulent paneer, to making super-soft rasgullas from it, and soaking them in aromatic and spi ....
Coconut Laddoo, Coconut Ladoo
Recipe# 41962
02 Aug 19

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by Tarla Dalal
When the festival season arrives, it is time to brush up our laddoo making skills and to expand our choice of laddoos because from Ganpati to Diwali, laddoo is a favourite offering to God. And laddoos like this Coconut Laddoo are also easy to make. Immensely rich and tasty, this Coconut Laddoo h ....
Whole Wheat Flour Chakli Recipe, Jar Snack
Recipe# 42212
14 Aug 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
It is amazing and totally mind-boggling how changing just one ingredient in a recipe can give you something awesomely different! Well, here we replaced rice flour with whole wheat flour, tweaked the proportions of the other ingredients slightly to suit, and tried making chakli with the dough. ....
Dahi Kachori ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33412
10 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Dahi kachori, although rooted in the north, this filling snack has found its own place in the good old streets of mumbai! it’s a challenge to deftly bite into this king-sized snack. However well you do it, you will have a spot of chutney ooze out onto your face… be a sport, it is part of the roadsid ....
Khoya Makhana
Recipe# 2405
09 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Makhana is a wonderful ingredient, much loved by youngsters and elders alike. Its dainty appearance and unique texture makes it appealing to even kids. Khoya Makhana is an exotic preparation of makhana, with the captivating flavour of ghee. The makhanas are deep-fried in ghee and cooked in a r ....
Fafda Recipe, Gujarati Fafda, Crispy Besan Snack
Recipe# 42193
27 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Fafda is a traditional Gujarati snack, which is kind of like a test of one’s cooking skills! This crispy besan snack requires a lot of practice, and once you master the art, it shows your culinary prowess. You need to shape and loosen the dough tactfully, an ....
Chocolate Brownies , Chocolate Brownies with Eggs
Recipe# 40794
05 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who doesn’t love brownies? Warm chocolate brownies are a delight to have as such, but they get all the more irresistible when topped with ice-cream and laced with hot molten chocolate sauce. In this recipe, you will discover the secret to making intensely-flavoured Chocolate Brownies with Eggs ....
Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa
Recipe# 3608
03 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves to savour the traditional flavours of homemade mithais. If it includes a dose of good health, then it becomes all the more desirable and enjoyable, without guilt! Here is an easy way to make tasty, low-calorie gajar halwa, whi ....
Malai Kulfi
Recipe# 4005
02 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Being a frozen dairy dessert, kulfi is technically an ice-cream, but with the rich flavour and unique texture of condensed milk, it is a class apart, a genre in it ....
Besan Barfi, Indian Sweet
Recipe# 42128
02 Aug 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Richness personified yet unbelievably easy to make, the Besan Barfi is an Indian sweet that even beginners can make very quickly. The secret of this recipe’s success lies in the proportions of ingredients and the smart methods of cooking them. The use of besan ....
Kesar Peda
Recipe# 40033
02 Aug 19

 
 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 ....
Anjeer Basundi
Recipe# 8706
02 Aug 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rich enough to pamper your senses, tinged with the magic of Indian spices, the Anjeer Basundi is a dessert you will enjoy thoroughly. Chopped anjeer gives the well-cooked milk a ....
Besan Laddoo ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4896
24 Jul 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Who has not heard of Besan Laddoo? This all-time favourite Indian mithai holds a very special place in Indian cuisine, because it has withstood the test of time and geography. Although known by different names, it is popular in almost all the regions of India, and ....
Paneer Chilli Cigars
Recipe# 4768
11 Jul 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
An easy but irresistible snack, made by rolling a succulent paneer mixture into samosa patties, and deep-frying the cigar-shaped rolls. The use of chilli-garlic sauce and spring onions to flavour the stuffing gives it an unmistakable Chinese touch. The Paneer Chilli Cigars are handily sized, and loo ....
Creamy Mughlai Vegetable Subzi
Recipe# 30959
07 May 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A brilliant preparation that everyone is sure to enjoy! This effortless preparation of mixed vegetables, raisins and golden brown cashewnuts, perked up with garam masala, is a real treat for both your eyes and your senses. Capsicum adds crunch to this dry subzi, while cream gives it a luscious ....
Atta Biscuits, Whole Wheat Sweet Biscuits, Jar Snack
Recipe# 42266
06 Jul 19

 
 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 ....
Apple Rabdi,  Seb Rabri, Apple Rabadi
Recipe# 1527
06 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A fruity twist to the popular rabadi! Apple not only contributes its unique flavour to this sweet, it also helps to thicken the rabadi very quickly thereby adding to the convenience too. Apple rabadi tastes fantastic all by itself, or can be used as a topping for hot Ma ....
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Diwali
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 on 09 Nov 18 10:09 AM


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Tarla Dalal    Happy to know you liked the recipe collection. Do try the recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
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09 Nov 18 02:38 PM