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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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05 Dec 18
Rose Cookies, Achappam by Tarla Dalal
Rose Cookies are not cookies
in the real sense, but are so called because they look like dainty roses. This traditional snack is believed to be of Anglo-Indian origin, and is made commonly during
01 Dec 18
Crunchy Paneer Rolls by Tarla Dalal
Yummy inside and yummy outside, this dish is tasty through and through! The Crunchy Paneer Rolls are made with the right mix of paneer and potatoes flavoured with spice powders and pastes, and deep-fried with a batter coating. An innovative idea that adds to the crunchiness of this snack is to roll ....
Creamy Mughlai Vegetable Subzi 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 ....
28 Nov 18
Moong Dal Sheera, Quick Moong Dal Sheera by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is ambrosia for all sweet lovers, especially those fond of sheera
. This recipe is divine. It is coarse and sweet. It generally takes a long time to cook, but this recipe is made in just 20 minutes.
Layered Fruit Sandesh by Tarla Dalal
A masterpiece that combines the joy of a fruit salad with the classic appeal of a Bengali
delicacy, the Layered Fruit Sandesh is an eye-catching dessert in which layers of sweetened and spiced paneer alternate between layers of fruits like pomegranate, kiwi, appl ....
28 Nov 18
Besan Laddoo ( Mithai) by Tarla Dalal
Besan Laddoo is one of the most popular mithai in Indian cuisine
. It might be known by various names, but this delicious laddoos of spiced and sweetened besan is famous all over the country.
When making this, remember that the rich flavour of the laddoo depends ....
30 Oct 15
Dal Vada, South Indian Chana Dal Vada, Masala Vada by Tarla Dalal
You will love the exciting crispness of these delectable Dal Vadas. Made with a coarse paste of soaked chana dal perked up with onions, ginger paste and the whole traditional team of flavour enhancers, these vadas have a unique, rustic texture and warm, hearty flavour that will strike a chord with m ....
Spinach Tarts by Tarla Dalal
Here is a cheesy, creamy and chunky treat of melt-in-the-mouth homemade tarts baked with a luscious spinach-based filling.
A range of exciting ingredients ranging from tomato puree to onions and green chillies give the spinach mixture a balanced taste that combines tang, spice and crunch.
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 ....
Black Raisin Cookies by Tarla Dalal
Melt-in-the-mouth vanilla-flavoured cookies dotted with black raisins are a delight to behold and a pleasure to bite into! You are sure to enjoy the juicy tidbits that interrupt the soft yet crisp mouth-feel of each bite of this cookie.
A sprinkling of almond slivers makes the Black Raisin Coo ....
27 Nov 18
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe by Tarla Dalal
While traveling across the Punjab one comes across the one of the most delicious yet simple snack. . . The pakoda.
Pakodas can be made from nearly any vegetable be it spinach, onions, cauliflower, potatoes and even chilies by dipping them in a seasoned batter of besan and then deep-frying.
Rasgulla ( Mithai) by Tarla Dalal
The famous Bengali
sweet with its history of more than a century has crossed the boundaries of culture, caste and creed. It is relished almost everywhere in India and has been popularised abroad as well. Making rasgulla is an art and comes with practice.
23 Nov 14
Lapsi, Fada ni Lapsi, Gujarati Broken Wheat Dessert Recipe by Tarla Dalal
One of the most well-known of Gujarati desserts, Lapsi is a very appealing sweet dish of roasted and cooked broken wheat sweetened with sugar and flavoured pleasantly with cardamom powder. Roasting the broken wheat in ghee gives the Lapsi a rich brown colour, intense aroma and nice flavour. Although ....
24 Nov 18
Rasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai Recipe 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 ....
05 Nov 18
Farsi Puri by Tarla Dalal
For Gujaratis, Diwali is incomplete without Farsi Puri. This deep-fried dry snack has evergreen fanfare, and you will understand why if you just try it once. It is made with common ingredients and is easy to make, but it has a melt-in-the-mouth texture because of the addition of semolina and ghee to ....
05 Nov 18
Anjeer Halwa ( Mithai Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Richness personified, the Anjeer Halwa is a really striking dessert made of puréed figs, powdered almonds and milk powdered, cooked with ghee and a little bit of sugar to add to the natural sweetness of figs. The almonds and figs complement each other beautifully in flavour and texture, while the mi ....
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 ....
Mawa Anjeer Barfi, Khoya Anjeer Barfi by Tarla Dalal
Exotic though it sounds, and royal though it tastes, the Mawa Anjeer Barfi is really an epitome of convenience! Made with mixed nuts, dried figs and crumbled mawa, this delicacy can be prepared in minutes.
You just need to provide a few hours for the sweet to set, that’s all! So, take out the ....
Mini Onion Samosa by Tarla Dalal
These scrumptious bite-sized samosas are excitingly stuffed with onions that have been sautéed with masala powders for that really mouthwatering aroma and flavour. Sautéing the onions rids it of the raw smell and imparts a rich aroma instead. The texture also gets more enjoyable.
Mini Onion Sa ....
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 ....
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