The word “Diwali” or “Deepawali“ immediately springs up the images of glittering lights and the childhood memories of fireworks. Diwali is Christmas of India in all true sense.
Talk about Diwali celebrations and we can think of sweet gujiyas. Food is integral to every festival in India. This Diwali, eat to your heart’s content! Whether it’s an intimate affair or an elaborate gala, lay out an impressive spread with some of these Deepawali recipes, from things to eat and drink.
1. Gulab Jamun
One of the most popular and loved dessert in India. Best described as an Indian version of a donut immersed in a sweet syrup.
2. Kala Jamun
From the family of Gulab Jamun, a perfect black beauty with delicious core.
Much simpler and healthy Almond based sweet. Give a treat to your guests this Diwali.
Who can say no to this super soft scrumptious Rasmalai? Give it a go and bet you will lick the whole bowl away 🙂
5. Besan Ladoo
Besan Ladoo is my all time favourite. Easy to make, and loved by all. Importantly this does not include things which will hurt pocket.
For those who like fresh coconut, here is the super hit recipe for fresh coconut burfi, far simpler than it seems. Let your guests shower praises on you for your skills this Diwali.
This one does not need any introduction, Everyone loves these Kaju Katli. So why not make these this Diwali?
This gujiya has got dry fruit stuffing instead of khoya stuffing. The outer crust with a glazing of sugar syrup and filling of dry fruits.
It is an Indian sweet / mithai recipe prepared from powdered cashews and pistachios, perfect for Diwali.
The ever charming Samosa can fit in any accusation, so how we ignore it during Diwali? Make these yummy somosas at home and let your guests go gaga over it 🙂
Sweetened Coconut balls or Coconut Ladoo (नारियल के लड्डू) are easy to make and can be made on any occasion, like Deepawali, best part is these can be prepared in just 10 minutes and are super easy to make. I call these my fuss free sweet 🙂
Queen of bengal! Juicy and soft, this will make your guests drip out saliva 🙂 Let this Deepawali be memorable for you and your guests.
13. Aalo Tikki Chaat
Mix the sweets with some savoury, and serve this fresh made Aloo Tikki. No wonder a super hit with guests.
Diwali and custard apple has one similarity, both come at the same time. Enjoy this seasonal fruit during Diwali by making lip-smacking milkshake.
Simple, easy and surprisingly tasty. Best part that you can keep them preserved for long if you wish. Why not give a hamper of these Aata Ladoo to your guests this Diwali?
16. Khoya Gujiya
A fried crispy pastry stuffed with sweet filling made from khoya, powdered sugar, dry fruits and desiccated coconut.
17. Papdi Chaat
It is a popular Mumbai street-food, though hails from North India mainly Delhi. So popular it is that you can find it easily on any eatery. Papdi chaat comprises of crispy flat deep fried puris (crisply fried dough wafers) made from ‘all purpose flour’ or maida served with chilled sweetened yogurt, boiled potatoes and chickpeas/sprouts, ‘date & tamarind chutney’, ‘mint coriander chutney’, and sev topped with some dry spices.
18. Masala Shikanji
A sweet and salty lemony drink which differs from normal lemonade. It has got many health benefits as its a rich source of vitamin C thereby helps you feel refreshing, re-energised and also helps in digestion. Oh well, very handy after eating, during Diwali 🙂 to digest everything.
19. Namak Paray
A great starter to serve to your guests this Diwali. Equally loved by Kids and adults.
Enjoy the pink winter of Diwali with these seasonal carrots soaked in milk. A perfect treat for your guest this Diwali. I always say Gajar halwa is an emotion, and touches heart like nothing else.