Deepavali festival - Diwali recipes

 Diwali Dishes - Diwali Sweets & Savories

Deepavali or Diwali recipes are an integral part of the Diwali festival celebrations. Deepawali, deepavali or Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, is one of the major festival celebrated all over India.

As soon as Navaratri / Dasara festival is over, house makers start to think and plan for the Diwali festival.

Diwali lanternsColorful Diwali Lanterns

People get busy in cleaning the house for festival, making preparations for decorating house, making toy forts and placing the toy soldiers on them etc.

Diwali greeting cards, gifts, lights, rangoli, new clothes, fireworks and the delectable recipes of Diwali, sweets and savories, all together form the celebrations of Diwali.

Families and friends get together to exchange gifts and sweets and have a good time.

Diwali recipes include sweets, snacks, drinks etc.

There are some common sweets made in all the Indian states. Each region in India has its own favorite Diwali recipes.

Here is a list of deepavali recipes on this site. We are always adding more recipes.

Deepavali - Diwali Recipes

Diwali Festival Sweets

Chiroti - chirote

- Chiroti - Chirote - Phenori - Indian flaky pastry is a festival recipe.

Kaju katli - Kaju katri - Indian cashewnut fudge

Indian Festival - dessert recipe - Made with cashew nuts, quick and easy to make and keeps for long.

Basundi - Indian milk dessert

This rich dessert is a Maharastrian / Gujarati recipe. Prepare in advance. Keep in fridge for a week and serve when you want.

Semiya payasam - vermicelli pudding - Sevai kheer

Shavige payasa, Traditional Indian sweet - dessert. Easy to make and doesn't take a long time. Can keep in fridge for 3 days. Serve hot or cold

Carrot Halwa -Gajar ka halva

Easy To Make Sweet with Carrots and milk. Keeps in fridge for a week. Even a novice can make carrot halva very easily.

Dalia sheera / halwa

 - Healthy breakfast recipe with broken / cracked wheat. Can also serve as a sweet dish.

Use coconut oil or any vegetable oil instead of desi ghee if you want to make it vegan.

Sheera - Semolina Halwa - Sooji Halwa

- A rava / Semolina / cream of wheat dish.

Easy recipe to make as breakfast, a snack or sweet.

Also known as sajjige, kesari, sanja in Indian languages.

Besan laddoo - Chickpea flour balls

Besan laddo is made with bengal gram dal flour / chickpea flour. A must for traditional festivals such as Diwali festival.

Besan burfi - Indian dessert

Besan burfi - Indian dessert and festival sweet recipe made with Besan / gram flour/ chickpea flour.

Shrikhand - Srikhand

Festival sweet - Curd/ Yogurt based dessert recipe, flavored with saffron and cardamom - Easy and simple.

Coconut Burfi - Narial ki burfi

Coconut burfi is a  sweet made with freshly grated coconut.

Very quick and easy, can be made at any festival time.

Diwali Drink Recipes

Mango Lassi - Mango smoothie

- made with mango, an Indian summer fruit and yogurt as a snack or for breakfast.

When mangoes are not in season, this can be made with mango pulp, store bought or home preserved.

Diwali Rice Recipes

Spicy Mango rice - Mavinkai chitranna

- Mango rice made using sour green mango. A recipe from South India.

Lemon rice - Lime rice - Chitranna - Kalasanna

-  Easy to make rice recipe. Usually made for festivals, breakfast and when you want a one dish meal.

Sweet coconut Rice - Narali bhaat 

- Sweet rice pudding recipe made on narali paurnima day in Maharashtra. Also in North Karnataka.

Curd Rice - End every festive meal with curd rice.

Diwali Raita Recipes

Diwali Salad Recipes

Cool Cucumber Salad

Easy to make as snack or a good accompaniment for any meal.

Diwali Snack and side dishes Recipes

Stirfried Chickpeas - Kabuli Chana sundal - Ghugri

 Made with kabuli chana - garbanzo beans, prepared on festivals such as  Ganesh chaturthi and distributed to the devotees as prasad, also served as a snack.

Dahi Vada -Dahi Bhalle

A popular yogurt based snack recipe. Good for festivals, summer season and as a party dish.

Known as thyir vade - mosaru vade in south Indian languages.

Batata vada or aloo bonda

Batata vada is a popular snack item. It is served by itself along with chutney or stuffed in a pav/bun to make vada-pav.

Fried poha chivda

- This thick rice flakes recipe is made from thick poha / aval. Keeps for weeks and easy to make and to pack and carry. It is a must for Diwali festival.

Thin poha chivda

- is made from thin beaten / flattened rice flakes as a easy snack. It is a part of festival foods such as Diwali. Keeps for 3-4 weeks.

Gujrati Dhokla

- Gujarati steamed dhokla - khaman dhokla. A chickpea flour steamed Gujarati snack.

Poori - Puri

Poori is Indian fry bread, popular all over India. It is made with whole wheat flour.

Ambode - Chana dal vada -

This South Indian dal vada recipe is a spicy snack recipe - Festival recipe, made with split chickpeas

Vegetable samosa

Vegetable samosa is usually made with potatoes and peas.

Diwali Vegetable Recipes

Potato Subji - Aloo Bhaji

Potato masala subji served with Poori - Chapati - dosa

  • Avial - Kerala festival recipe

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