Diwali Sweets and Savory Snacks Recipe

Hello Friends,

Wish you all A Very Happy Diwali. I can’t believe its Diwali, my favorite time of the year. One can feel the happiness and festivity all around even a fortnight before Diwali. With cleaning of the complete home, lots of shopping , moms and grannies making sweets, I just can’t express my happiness, while I pen down this post.

I am sharing some traditional sweets and savory recipes for you all which are really very easy and takes no time at all. For some of you who don’t know much about Diwali, here is a little background about the festival, its history, its tradition and how it is celebrated through out India.

Diwali, or Deepawali, is India’s biggest and most important festival of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deep) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. It is also know as festival of lights. Over the centuries, Diwali has become a national festival that is enjoyed by most Indians regardless of faith. Hindus interpret the Diwali story based upon where they live:

  • In northern India they celebrate the story of King Rama’s return to Ayodhya after he defeated Ravana by lighting rows of clay lamps.
  • Southern India celebrates it as the day that Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura.
  • In western India the festival marks the day that Lord Vishnu, the Preserver (one of the main gods of the Hindu trinity) sent the demon King Bali to rule the nether world.
  • Deepavali is linked to the celebration of Lakshmi, who is venerated amongst Hindus as the goddess of wealth and prosperity.

In all interpretations, one common thread rings true—the festival marks the victory of good over evil.

Five Days of Diwali

On the first day of Diwali, which is know as Dhanteras people consider it auspicious to spring clean the home and shop for gold or kitchen utensils.

On the second day, people decorate their homes with clay lamps and create design patterns called rangoli on the floor using colored powders or sand.

The third day is the main day of the festival when families gather together for Lakshmi puja, a prayer to Goddess Lakshmi followed by mouth-watering feasts and firework festivities.

The fourth day is the first day of the new year when friends and relatives visit with gifts and best wishes for the season.

On the last day of Diwali,which is know as Bhai duj in which brothers visit their married sisters who welcome them with love and a lavish meal.

Friends I am very excited to bring for you all a compilation of Diwali sweets and savory recipes. This year Diwali is on 19th October, 2017 which is quite round the corner. So get started with the festive cooking and I am sure you won’t feel like missing any of these recipes. So lets get started:

  1. Instant Kalakand

    Instant Kalakand

  2. Multi flavored coconut ladoo (with video)

    Multi Flavored Coconut Laddu

  3. Bread Gulab Jamun

    gulab jamun

  4. Sandesh

    sandesh-sondesh

  5. Kaju Katli

    kaju-katli

  6. Kesar Peda

    kesar_peda

  7. Kalakand

    Kalakand

  8. Pineapple Halwa

    Pineapple Halwa

  9. Chocolate Nut Clusters

    chocolate-nut-clusters

  10. Chocolatey Cake Bites

    Chocolaty Cake Bites

  11. Eggless Whole Wheat cookies(with video)

    Eggless Whole Wheat Cookies

  12. Nan Khatai Cookies

    Nan Khatai Cookies 3

  13. Salted Cookies

    ajwain-cookies

  14. Instant Moong Daal Kachori

    Instant Moong Daal Kachori

  15. Whole Wheat Flour Mathari / Suhali

    Whole Wheat Flour Mathari

  16. Nimki / Namak Para

    Nimki

  17. Papdi

    papdi-1

 

Do try these recipes this Diwali and share with your friends and family.Please let me know how you like it.Enjoy !!

Please share your comments, feel free to post / email me your queries or if you need any additional details.

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36 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Being a sweet lover I feel like eating all the sweets………loved your post and Happy Diwali to you 🙂

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    1. Happy Diwali to you and your family…Thanks a lot for liking it☺

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  2. Mary Jane says:

    Loved learning about Diwali. Thank you!

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  3. Karen says:

    Happy Diwali! I love Kaju Katli and Gulab Jamun! The recipes seem fast and easy. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Happy Diwali…ya these recipes are very quick and easy..Do try them once☺

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    2. Thanks a lot for liking it☺

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  4. Wow, these look scrumptious!! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful array of sweets and savories.

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    1. Thank you so much…A very happy Diwali to you and your family☺

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  5. Thanks for sharing, Have a happy and sweet Diwali

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    1. Thanks a lot…Wish you and your family a very Happy Diwali !!

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  6. Nice collection of diwali sweets and snacks.
    Happy Diwali!

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    1. Thank you so much…A very Happy Diwali to you too !!

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  7. InspiresN says:

    Great Compilation of all yummy snacks and sweets Anshu! Have a wonderful Diwali !!

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    1. Thank you so much Nisha…Wish you and your family a very Happy Diwali..How was it !!

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      1. InspiresN says:

        It was great and hope the same with you!

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  8. Lovely collection of snacks and sweets dear. Happy Diwali to you and family. Best Wishes

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    1. Thanks a lot..A very Happy Diwali to you and your family..Sorry got late in replying !!

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      1. Please don’t apologize. Best Wishes dear.

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  9. Megala says:

    Fantastic collection of sweets & savories ! Hope you had a great time with your family in this Diwali !

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    1. Thanks a lot Megala…Ya we had a great time..It was awesome Diwali..A very Happy Diwali to you and your family..Hope You also had a great time this Diwali !!

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  10. I wish I could eat all of these but what will happen to my weight 😁😁

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    1. Thanks a lot for liking it..!!

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  11. Such an amazing collection of Sweets. Hope you had a great time with your Family.

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    1. Thank you so much…ya we had a great Diwali..thank you..wish you and your family Very Happy Diwali..☺

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  12. Sweets, sweets every where Anshu. This is the sweetest post ever hahaha, I couldn’t help myself. I want one of everything 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Margaret…I will be more than happy to share it with you !!

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  13. PS says:

    OMG!!You did cover almost everything, Looks like you had fun…

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    1. Yes, we had a great Diwali..How was urs..Hope you had great fun with your family..Thank you so much !!

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      1. PS says:

        Yes, we had fun with family and friends…

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  14. chefkreso says:

    Great collection of recipes, thank you so much for sharing, have to try some of these 😀

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    1. Thanks a lot for liking it. Please share your reviews how you like them whenever you will try any of these.

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  15. Explained so well 👌

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    1. Thank you so much !!

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