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.

Deepavali is celebrated for 5 days.

In 2019 Diwali days are:

October 25th, Friday - Govatsa Dwadashi / Vasubaras / Dhantrayodashi / Dhanteras / Dhanvantari trayodashi

October 26th, Saturday - Yama deepam, hanuman puja
October 27th, Sunday - Narak chaturdhashi, Tamil Deepavali / Lakshmi pooja / Sharada Puja

October 28th Monday - Amavasya / Govardhan Puja / Bali pratipada

October 29th Tuesday - Bhaubeej / Bhaiduj / Yama dwitiya

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. 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

Diwali Festival Sweets

How to make Shankarpale - Shakkarpare

Shankarpale or shakkarpare Festival sweet recipe for Diwali or Christmas festival.


Diwali sweets recipes

How to make Kaju katli - Kaju katri - Indian cashewnut fudge

Indian Festival - dessert recipe - Quick and easy to make. Keeps for long.


How to make 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.


How to make Besan burfi - Indian dessert

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

Coconut burfi - Narial burfi - kobbari mithai

Coconut burfi is a  sweet made with freshly grated coconut. Very quick and easy, can be made at any festival time.


How to make 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.


Dalia sheera / halwa

 - Healthy breakfast recipe with broken / cracked wheat.

To make it vegan, use coconut oil / vegetable oil instead of desi ghee.

Sheera - Semolina Halwa - Sooji Halwa

- A rava / Semolina / cream of wheat dish. Breakfast / snack / sweet. Known as sajjige, kesari, sanja in Indian languages.

How to make Shrikhand - Srikhand - Hung curd dessert

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


Ghasgase payasa - khuskhus kheer - poppy seed kheer

A festive kheer / payasa recipe from Karnataka


Diwali faral - Snack and side dishes Recipes

How to make fried poha chivda

- This thick rice flakes recipe is made from thick poha / aval.

Tea time snack recipe

Diwali festival recipe


How to make Thin poha chivda - Rice flakes - aval

made from thin beaten / flattened rice flakes as a easy snack. Diwali festival snack. Keeps for 3-4 weeks.


Vegetable samosa

Vegetable samosa is usually made with potatoes and peas.

Stir fried 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 healthy snack.


Aloo poha - batata poha - Rice flakes with potato - savory breakfast dish

Batata pohe or aloo poha is a popular breakfast recipe.

It is a quick cooking recipe.


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 made with boiled potatoes and besan / chickpea flour.

Batate vada is served by itself along with chutney or stuffed in a pav/bun to make Mumbai vada pav.

Gujrati Dhokla

- Gujarati steamed dhokla - khaman dhokla.

A steamed snack made with chickpea flour.


Poori - Puri

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

Ambode - Chana dal vada -

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

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.


How to make Lemon rice - Lime rice - Chitranna - Kalasanna

Easy to make South Indian rice recipe for festivals, breakfast and when you want a one dish meal.

Sweet coconut rice - Narali bhaat

How to make Sweet coconut Rice - Maharashtrian Narali bhaat 

Sweet rice pudding recipe made on Narali Poornima day in Maharashtra, 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 Vegetable Recipes

Potato Subji - Aloo Bhaji

Potato masala subji served with Poori - Chapati - dosa

  • Avial - Kerala festival recipe

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