Indian Diwali Snacks | Jar Snacks for Diwali | Hot Indian Snacks for Diwali | Traditional Indian Snacks for Diwali
Diwali is a festival of lights, diyas, mithais, snacks and celebrations with family and friends. It’s a festival which unites the whole country under one roof.
Women of the house begins its preparations 1 to 2 weeks in advance. Dry snacks like chakli, chivda, puris, sev, gathiya are very commonly made in many households. With it are accompanied a whole variety of sweets and even Indian cookies Nankhatai. It is a common practice to exchange your Diwali snacks and sweets with neighbours and relatives.
Here are all traditional dry snacks or jar snacks that you can make this Diwali to get a smile on your dear one’s face. The most fascinating things about these snacks is that you can make them in advance and enjoy them during the festive time.
Rice Flour Chakli ( Gluten Free Recipe)
Chivda Recipes for Diwali
Ah! The sight of chivda itself is tempting. With varied types of crunch by way of roasted poha, fried peanuts and fried chana dal along with cashews, the Maharashtrian poha chivda is a perfect choice for Diwali. Pop a spoonful into your mouth and savour the crunchiness of this delectable thin poha chivda snack!
Well, there is another variation of chivda using the thick variety of poha. This Jada Poha Chivda is different from the roasted poha, as this involves frying the thick poha. The remaining ingredients like peanuts, chana dal and the spices remain the same. However, this has a tempering of mustard seeds and this recipe tastes quite similar to the store-bought one, and has a fresher taste and crispier mouth-feel. Try it out!
Jada Poha Chivda, Jar Snack
Many households also make Corn Flakes Chivda. In this innovative recipe, crisp-fried corn flakes are combined with crunchy peanuts, chana dal and spice powders to make a really exciting snack, which can be stored in an air-tight container for a few days. This is one of every kids favourite.
Corn Flakes Chivda
Chakli Recipes for Diwali
The markets and the shops are flourished with the spiral shaped chaklis. You will notice that there is variation in the colour and texture in different chaklis which can vary from extremely melt in mouth options to slightly crunchy and extremely crunchy.
Baked Palak Jowar Murukku
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 made with rice flour, speckled with sesame seeds and flavoured with easily available Indian masalas.
Chakli, Instant Chakli
It is amazing and totally mind-boggling how changing just one ingredient in a recipe can give you something awesomely different! Well, in Wheat Flour Chakli 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. The dough is also kneaded after steaming the flour, which is quite unique to this jar snack.
Whole Wheat Flour Chakli Recipe, Jar Snack
If you are looking for authentic South Indian style chakli, then check out the recipe of Kai Murrukku. Made with a dough of rice and urad, this chakli like snack is shaped entirely by hand, which requires a bit of practice to master. It is often made during festivals like Janmashtami and Diwali, and tastes amazing with a cup of hot coffee.
Palak Chakli, Baked Chakli and Multi flour Chakli are some more variaitions you can try your hand at this Diwali. These will also be a good change from the usual varities of chakli made during festivals.
Multi Flour Chakli, Baked Snack Recipe
Sev and Gathiya Recipes for Diwali
The same ‘chakli press’ with a different mould of sev can be used to make a variety of sev recipes. A zesty bite that’s sure to lift your spirits, and add tonnes of excitement to a regular cup of chai is Black Pepper Lemon Sev. This is bursting with a mix of tangy and spicy flavours, which will wake up your bored taste buds.
Black Pepper Lemon Sev Recipe , Jar Snack
If you are bored of the usual chilli or ajwain flavoured savouries? Go for this tongue-tickling Palak Pudina Sev. The off-beat appearance and colour of the snack first kindle your curiosity and make you take a bite, but once you do, you just can’t stop because it’s so tasty!
Palak Pudina Sev, Jar Snack
Aloo Bhujia, also known as Potato Sev, is easily availbale in the market and relished by most of us. Here’s the secrest recipe or making it at home and surprising your guests. It has an awesome flavour, with the spiciness of garam masala and the exhilarating tang of dry mango powder.
Aloo Bhujia, Potato Sev, Jar Snack
Gujarati’s lover their Teekha Gathiya stocked up in the jars for Diwali and even without occasaions. This version of the ever-popular tea-time snack also uses a dash of chilli powder to make it a little more spicy.
Kachori Recipes for Diwali
A perfect kachori is one that is puffed up and flaky outside but hollow inside as the filling sticks to the crust. These can never be a disappointment. Khasta Kachori is very famous is Rajasthan. It is also a popular North Indian food which is topped with a variety of chutney, onions, sev and coriander before serving. As a satiating snack option this is perfect for Diwali.
Moong Dal Kachori
You can also try your hand at Corn Kachori. It is a yummy variant to the traditional dal kachori, which is sure to entice everybody, especially children. Making kachori is tedious, but the outcome will make you feel that it is worth the effort. You can semi-fry them and then completelt deep-fry when your guests arrive to greet you for Diwali.
Similar to kachori, is Ghugra from the land of Gujarat. The green pea stuffed ghugras are a delight to indulge into. Remember to fry the ghughras just before serving as they tend to get cold and soggy after a while.
Ghughra, Vatana na Ghughra, Green Peas Ghughra
Few More Indian Jar Snacks for Diwali
While the above recipes are traditional Diwali snacks made from generations to generations, we have also shared a few more innovative jar snacks for you to try and enjoy!
Cheese Straws is one amongst them, which is kids favourite. Any cheese crunchy snack is always a welcome by the kids. These twisted cheese straws are sure to lure the kids. Bake, cool and store in an air-tight container and enjoy at any time of the day.
You can make a large batch and store Moong Dal Crispies in an airtight container for around 2 weeks to be enjoyed pre and post Diwali. These 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.
Moong Dal Crispies ( Tiffin Recipe)
Phoolwadi is a Gujarti snack which is cylindrical in shape made of besan and spices. It isn’t very difficult to make. Only challenge is that you have to spend some time shaping them individually.
Hot Indian Snacks for Diwali
While dry snacks are a norm and mark of Diwali, many people also serve their guests hot snacks. Here are a few of them liven up your festive mood.
Potato Cheese Stuffed Balls
Kalmi Vada, Rajashtani Kalmi Vada
Paneer Chilli Cigars
Chilli Baby Corn, Chinese Chilli Baby Corn
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