Deepavali festival - Diwali recipes
Diwali Dishes - Diwali Sweets & Savories
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.
soon as Navaratri / Dasara festival is over, house makers start to think
and plan for the Diwali festival.
Deepavali is celebrated for 6 days.
In 2018 Diwali days are:
Diwali day 1 - November 4th, Sunday - Govatsa Dwadashi / Vasubaras.
Diwali day 2 - November 5th, Monday - Dhantrayodashi / Dhanteras /
Diwali day 3 - November 6th, Tuesday - Narak chaturdhashi,
Diwali day 4 - November 7th Wednesday, Lakshmi pooja / Sharada Puja
Diwali day 5 - November 8th Thursday, Govardhan Puja / Bali pratipada
Diwali day 6 - November 9th Friday, Bhaubeej / Bhaiduj / Yama dwitiya
Colorful 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. Go to find the diwali sweets recipes here.
Here is a list of deepavali recipes on this site. We are always adding more recipes.
Deepavali - Diwali Recipes
Indian Festival - dessert recipe - Quick and easy to make. Keeps for long.
Besan laddo is made with bengal gram dal flour / chickpea flour. A must for traditional festivals such as Diwali festival.
Besan burfi - Indian dessert and festival sweet recipe made with Besan / gram flour/ chickpea flour.
Coconut burfi is a sweet made with freshly grated coconut.
Very quick and easy, can be made at any festival time.
This rich dessert is a Maharastrian / Gujarati recipe. Prepare in advance. Keep in fridge for a week and serve when you want.
Easy to make and doesn't take a long time. Can keep in fridge for 3 days. Serve hot or cold
Easy To Make Sweet with Carrots and milk. Keeps in fridge for a week.
- Indian milk based sweet
- Healthy breakfast recipe with broken / cracked wheat.
To make it vegan, use coconut oil / vegetable oil instead of desi ghee.
- A rava / Semolina / cream of wheat dish. Breakfast / snack / sweet. Known as sajjige, kesari, sanja in Indian languages.
Festival sweet - Curd/ Yogurt based dessert recipe, flavored with saffron and cardamom.
A festive kheer / payasa recipe from Karnataka
made from thin beaten / flattened rice flakes as a easy snack. Diwali festival snack. Keeps for 3-4 weeks.
Vegetable samosa is usually made with potatoes and peas.
Made with kabuli chana - garbanzo beans, prepared on festivals such as Ganesh chaturthi and distributed to the devotees as prasad, also served as a healthy snack.
Batata pohe or aloo poha is a popular breakfast recipe.
It is a quick cooking recipe.
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 is a popular snack item made with boiled potatoes.
Batate vada is served by itself along with chutney or stuffed in a pav/bun to make Mumbai vada pav.
- Gujarati steamed dhokla - khaman dhokla.
A steamed snack made with chickpea flour.
Poori is Indian fry bread, popular all over India. It is made with whole wheat flour.
This South Indian dal vada recipe is a spicy snack recipe - Festival recipe, made with split chickpeas
- 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.
- Mango rice made using sour green mango. A recipe from South India.
Lemon rice, lime rice, chitranna
Easy to make South Indian rice recipe for festivals, breakfast and when you want a one dish meal.
Sweet rice pudding recipe made on Narali Poornima day in Maharashtra, North Karnataka.
Curd Rice - End every festive meal with curd rice.
Easy to make as snack or a good accompaniment for any meal.
Potato masala subji served with Poori - Chapati - dosa
- Avial - Kerala festival recipe
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